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Village Book Builder Internship


A village intern is a passionate volunteer who wants to not only CONNECT a meaningful service opportunity but wants to become part of the village. 

  • You will stay with a host family in the village who will teach you the local cultures and customs, and be your family abroad. Host families are handpicked and are usually leaders within the community.
  • You will work alongside the teachers at the Village Library to create a reading culture by visiting homes, teaching classes, helping out at the library, and working with local families.
  • You are encouraged to propose and lead your own projects. All ideas can be discussed with your intern counselor for coaching and guidance.

Itinerary Outline: 

  • Monday-Friday Teach classes at the school and library. Half the day is teaching math/English/reading skills. Half the day is teaching skills based on your major.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Days off to explore the community, country, etc. (discuss with Intern coordinator how this works and what guidelines must be followed. Must be in groups to travel)


  • $150 a week Plus airfare 
  • Included: Room and Board (3 meals a day.) Transportation in country to the project if not staying in the village. Daily/Weekly meetings with Intern coordinator Cultural training, class training
  • Not included: Airfare, Excursions, Guides, Travel insurance 



  • Internships are Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months

Applications & Deadlines:

  • Application has four easy steps  
  • Personal Information 
  • Where you want to do your internship and why 
  • Medical History 
  • Form of Deposit (can be paid later) 
  • Deadlines vary by internship visit Village Book Builder Intern page for more information. 
If you need assistance finding a program that is suitable for you, a Sharks Abroad Peer Advisor is happy to help. Schedule an appointment to get started!
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