Self-sustainable Schools Internships in Paraguay

Hours per week

40 hours per week




Km 46 Transchaco



An internship with Fundación Paraguaya offers an unique opportunity to gain professional experience in financially self-sustainable agriculture school and spend time living and working in Paraguay!


Our Self-sustainable Schools Program is an educational model that undertakes a different path in the struggle to eliminate poverty. We provide academic, vocational, and entrepreneurial secondary education to the sons and daughters of poor farmers so that they can become their own "rural entrepreneurs".

The program uses the "Learn by Doing, Selling, and Earning" methodology, in other words, the curriculum is based on theory classes complemented by hands on field practice. And since the students run and operate the school as part of their business skills education, the school is financially self-sufficient, requiring no additional funding from the government or donor funds. This innovative educational model is therefore based on entrepreneurship and can be replicated all over the world.

More information on the Program:


Self-sustainable Schools internship opportunities:

Interns may choose to work in one or more related internships depending on their time available and particular interests. They will be supervised by the Self-sustainable Schools Manager, and will be working with other staff members and/or interns who are carrying out similar projects.

Internships available relate to:

Teaching Assistant

Interns would assist students in subjects such as, English, developing business plans, and carry out technical assistance in various productive units of the Schools.

Research Educational Material

The intern will search, investigate, and digitize educational material regarding agriculture, hotel, and tourism for the Virtual Educational Platform. Facilitate educational communication between the Self-sustainable Schools by publishing written and audiovisual documents for the use of teachers and students.

Monitoring of Ex -Students

The intern will support the tracking of the ex-students of the Self-sustainable Schools Program and the new tracking platform.

Computing Assistant

The Self-sustainable Schools’ have a computer lab however many of the students have no experience of using a computer. The intern would assist by giving classes and workshops on the basic use of computers by developing touch typing and spreadsheets such as Excel as well as other ICTs skills.

Adolescence Wellbeing

The students live on campus and require support to ensure their socio-emotional wellbeing. The intern would develop and carry out workshops on topics such as mindfulness, self-image, relationships, bullying, alcohol, drugs, violence, how to plan the future and also develop new clubs in the schools.


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How To Apply

The applicants must send a completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website, together with their resume and a photocopy of their passport. We will study the applications and schedule Skype calls with candidates considered for the next stage. At the end of the process, the applicants will be informed whether they have been accepted.