Internships and Practicums

We are receiving applications from eligible individuals

The Ciudad Refugio Internships and Practicums program provides students from ministries, bible schools and professional universities opportunity to practice their field of study in a controlled, supervised environment. Due to the diverse nature of the populations served by the foundation students have a unique opportunity to work hands on with populations that would be otherwise difficult to have direct access to.

This program is designed for both local and international students interested in working with programs serving amongst vulnerable populations. Interested individuals should have previous volunteer experience and a basic level of Spanish is required.

Internship opportunities range from 6 months to 2 years. Interested individuals may send a cover letter, resume and a pastoral letter of recommendation to the foundation as the first step in the process.

Professional practicums range from 6 months to 1 year. Qualifying professions include (but are not limited to): social work, psychology, business administration, teaching, culinary, accounting. A cover letter from the participating university, resume and letter of recommendation from an involved professor may be sent to the foundation as the first step in the process.

Internship benefits

Hands-on exposure

Gain valuable, hands-on experience working with a variety of vulnerable populations.

Real-life situations

Build relationships and seek to impact individuals in real-life situations and contexts.

Inner-city environment

Live and serve in an inner-city, urban context.

Experience the internationally renown innovation of Medellin.

Our facility is completely wiped down daily to maintain a clean enviroment

Immersion experience

Be 100% immersed in Colombian culture and the Ciudad Refugio ministry context.

Multi-cultural experience

Serve on a diverse, multicultural team with individuals from Colombia, Germany, the United States and other countries.

Ideal student candidates

Ciudad Refugio seeks individuals interested in serving as general volunteers to learn or develop field-specific or practical skills in a diverse, cross-cultural environment working with high need populations.

In addition, we look for professional students interested in practicing the following fields in a controlled, supervised environment.

Social worker
Business administration

Intern Application