Internship Opportunities

Fed up with the way things are?
Want to help people and change the world?
Want to try a healthy lifestyle that fills you with peace, happiness and energy?

If so, then we would love to work with you! We currently have projects in cooperatives, organic agriculture, neohumanist education, rural development and economic democracy. We seek passionate and socially-conscious individuals who want to direct their knowledge, skills and compassion towards something truly worthwhile — and find themselves at the same time.

Benefits: The Institute will:
House you in the beautiful Quinta Prout in Caracas.
Offer you delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals.
Facilitate your studies of the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout) with access to many resources.
Help you connect with people and projects doing economic justice and spiritual work within the larger Proutist global network.
Work in a place where your ideas count. Over time, your role in the team will evolve into one that suits you.
Support your intellectual development and contributions to scholarly work.
Support your community outreach and education efforts.
Provide the opportunity to improve your language skills in an international office setting.
Provide practical experience and a forum for improving and expanding your skill set.
Provide a working environment that is clean, fair, safe, respectful of all and free of any kind of exploitation.
Encourage your spiritual development with a library of literature as well as daily meditation and yoga classes.

Who we are looking for: We are looking for Interns who are flexible, self-motivated and ready to work as a positive team member in a collaborative environment. Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week, though we are open to adjusting your days and hours according to your schedule. Interns are also expected to participate in a few chores including meal preparation and cleaning. We seek individuals of all ages and ethnicities to join our team.

Our criteria for choosing interns are:
* Positive personality: We are especially interested in working with volunteers who have exhibited some of the following characteristics in their past endeavors: dedication, sincerity, enthusiasm, determination, self-discipline, self-motivation, cooperation, flexibility and an ability to multi-task.
* Skills, education and experience: We are seeking a wide range of people with different abilities. Please tell us how you envision your particular skill set being of use here.
* Length of stay: While the length of commitment can vary, the longer a volunteer can stay, the more effectively they can assist with our projects. Our staff invests time in training and orienting interns, so the longer you can commit to working with us, the more effective we can be in reaching our goals.
* Language skills: If you can speak Spanish well, you can do much more in Venezuela. We can assist you in your language development when you arrive, but the higher your level, the faster you can contribute to our projects.

Costs: We will provide you with either a shared or individual room and all meals at the Institute. However all interns will have to cover their own transportation to and from Caracas, pocket money, personal toiletries, and additional sightseeing outside of Caracas.

Health Care: The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela provides free health care to everyone, including basic medical, dental and vision care.

University Credit: Graduate and undergraduate students may apply. You may be eligible to receive college credit for your internship. Several advisory board members serve as university faculty members in various countries who can assist the development of a contract for intern or service-learning programs.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading “The Prout Research Institute of Venezuela Orientation Manual”. This 25-page orientation manual, updated and extensively revised in July 2013, explains the work and living situation of the Institute, and offers practical advice about life in Caracas, Venezuela.

Thank you for your interest in working with the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela. We look forward to working together to make the world better place!