Fellows Program:

The Fellows Program was developed in 2009 in an effort to respond to the desire of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) to develop a community of scholars that contributes to the Foundations’ growing body of research on matters of international concern that directly impact the Dominican Republic. The Fellows Program provides opportunities for M.S., M.A and Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to sustainable development.

Kalu Yala:

Kalu Yala Internships, S.A. is an unpaid, full-time internship program designed to bring students and young professionals from around the world to Panama. Internships are conducted in one of three locations: Panama City, San Miguel, or in a remote 7,000-acre vally in the Panimanian highlands. Kalu Yala offers seven internship programs: Agriculture, Animal Science, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Community Outreach, Digital Development, and Outdoor Recreation.

Manna Project International:

The Manna Project International (MPI) Summer Intern Program gives volunteers experience working with a non-profit and serving an underprivleged population. The program integrates the volunteers into the daily functions of MPI Program Directors as they assist in planning classes and instructing lessons. Volunteers will get a snapshot of MPI’s longterm goals in action, seeing how their trip contributes to the greater pictures of community development.


blueEnergy’s Internship Program is designed for individuals and groups interested in gaining hands-on implementation experience in at least one of the following program areas: water, energy, and community development. Individual work plans are developed by blueEnergy’s Nicaraguan project managers so that each intern has the opportunity to work on a project and develop skills within his/her area of interest.

The Hartford:

Communication internships program with the Vice President of Marketing

Department of Children and Families:

Graduate Internship, 18 hours/week to work on special projects for individuals working towards a Masters degree in Journalism, Communications or Public Relations. Intern would report to Mr. Kleeblatt who reports directly to the Commissioner and is in constant contact with the news media.

ASPIRA of Connecticut:

Fosters education and positive leadership development of youth.

The Hispanic Health Council:

Provides research, outreach and advocacy issues relating to Latino mental and physical health.

Latinos/as Contra SIDA, Inc.:

A comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization serving Latino patients in the Hartford area.

The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration:

Brings issues affecting the quality of lie of all Puerto Ricans to the attention of key policymakers and legislators in Washington.

State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission:

A part of the legislative branch advocating for the advancement of the Latino and Puerto Rican community.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center:

Interns needed to act as intermediaries between clinic and patients by assisting with forms, translating, answering questions.

Univision New England:

Field placement with Univision New England, the region’s first full-power provider of Spanish language programming. Interns will be involved in all aspects of production, including videography, sounds, production assistant on remote productions, editing, logging videotapes, translations and other duties.




For additional information contact El Instituto’s main office at 860-486-5508.