Internships 2017-06-12T03:36:24+00:00

Pursuing a career in international affairs, Latin American studies, non-profit management, or education?

Design an internship that meets your needs and helps you achieve your educational, personal & professional goals!  Our internships provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain hands-on experience, either on-site in Bocas del Toro or by working remotely, while pursuing your professional goals and giving back to a community in need.  As a small non-profit organization, we rely on volunteers and interns to help us lead our classes, design and implement new programs, and operate as efficiently and effectively as possible in order to have the greatest impact possible in the communities we serve.  To discuss internship opportunities, please email Emily Talentino, Director of Development, at

If you work for a college or university and are interested in partnering with Give & Surf, please email us as at to discuss this opportunity.  Our internship program has worked with Princeton University, University of California at San Diego, University of San Diego, Georgetown University, and Salisbury University, Cal State Long Beach, St Michael’s University,  University of Arkansas, Ryder University, Clemson University, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Santa Clara University, University of Georgia, University of North Texas, UPENN, and University of Minnesota.

2017-2018 Internships

Specific areas of focus for our on-site internships include:  international affairs/relations, Latin American studies, non-profit management, teaching/education, Spanish language & culture, and community development.  For our remote internships:  marketing, grant writing, fundraising, and non-profit management.  All internships are unpaid.  Time commitment varies based on the student’s availability, university requirements, and internship selected; typical past internships have ranged from 3 to 6 months for 10-30 hours per week.  Limited internships are available each semester, so please apply early;
applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


2017-2018 INTERNSHIPS (pdf)

3 pointer for the WIN! Complimentary hoop by @anniieflanigan #giveandsurfShaka 🤙 Love ❤️ with Volunteer @motaymiller! #shakaforlife #giveandsurfShow and tell with Henri in Bahia Roja! He chose a Panama pride song to celebrate today being Bocas Day! #felizdiadebocas #giveandsurfPlease take a literal 5 seconds to help us win up to $10,000 by voting for Emilie Street's, @emjstreet, #MyGivingStory entitled Gap Year volunteer Shane @shane.br0wn showing the kids from Bahia Roja how it’s done! Shane spent his first month getting his TEFL certificate and then led our ESL programs in Bahia Roja and Bahia Honda for the rest of his stay! Thanks for everything Shane we hope to see you back in Panama some day! 
#panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksEducation with Give & Surf also includes introducing our students to healthy foods and table manners as our little ones develop their fine motor skills! 🍴#giveandsurf 🍴Adalberto landing the big 🐟 with the Flanigan Family yesterday! 
On behalf of the whole Give & Surf team we wish you, @anniieflanigan, the most amazing start to this next chapter of your life. Thank you for the laughs, good times, and support of education for all those you met in 🇵🇦! #giveandsurf✈️ high thanks to recent gap year volunteer Shane aka @shane.br0wn! Two 👍🏼's up for this awesome edit showing the beauty of Panama and our programs! #giveandsurfDeveloping fine motor skills, such as handling small objects, is a way for children to practice using their hands and fingers, which in turn builds the strength and coordination critical for writing skills. “When you're a preschooler or toddler, your attention comes out in a different way,” Pizzolongo. 
Ian, making the most of this motor skills activity! #giveandsurfPlaygrounding around in Bahia Honda on a Wednesday! #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeCurrent Volunteer Annie aka @anniieflanigan brought her spearing skills to Bocas and is showing the boys, Eddie Jones, @party_over_here7, and Tom Pelgrum, @bastimentosalive. how to get it done Stuart, Florida style! 🐟🐟 #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeMileidi aka the classroom DIVA! 
She love her dolls, laughing, and snacks! #giveandsurf

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