I have learned quite a lot already about life in Guatemala, about the running of a small business especially under the rather humble conditions prevalent in a developing country and I even got the chance to get to know a couple of other development organizations. As a student of International Development, it has been tremendously useful to me to gain first-hand experience in these areas, and it has afforded me important insights for my future research.

- Jennifer Pollex, Guatemala

Program Details

The Flex Social Innovator program is available throughout the year. With a minimum duration of six weeks, this volunteer program is designed for recent graduates and young professionals looking for on-the-ground international development experience outside of our traditional summer programs. Applicants can elect to work in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic as a part of our grassroots development team.

After an intensive orientation, volunteers are placed in satellite sites where they work with Social Entrepreneur Corps leadership on specific projects and initiatives. They learn how to launch, support and expand the successful economic development and education ventures begun by Social Entrepreneur Corps. Projects are selected based on the volunteers’ areas of interest and critical needs identified by the local SEC team.

Length: 6 weeks minimum

Cost: $1,700 (6 weeks)

Additional: $200 per extra week

Countries: All

Dates: Sept 1 - April 1


  • Intern where you are truly needed and valued. You will participate in projects deemed critical to the success of our ongoing operations.
  • Improve your language abilities by living with a local homestay family and taking intensive language classes
  • Gain experience carrying out independent, self-directed projects with a diverse set of local stakeholders
  • Take advantage of your local surroundings to learn, travel and explore during your free time
Apply Now

Flex Blog Entries

The Work is Never Done

July 6th, 2015|Comments Off on The Work is Never Done

I was an intern in the Dominican Republic for three and a half months. And throughout my time spent in […]

Day in the Life: Sales Campaign.

March 24th, 2014|0 Comments

In my six weeks of volunteering for Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom) up to today, I have had a terrific and most […]

Past Projects

Text Message PublicityJennifer Pollex
Jennifer created a system to follow up with clients who need replaceable filter parts and solar lamp repairs through SMS text messages
Social Media GuideMackenzie Weber
Mackenzie created a guide for the organization on how to maximize social media presence to spread our work and message.
'Cartapacio Existoso' Presentation Folder
'Cartapacio Existoso' Presentation FolderHei-Yue Pang
Hei-Yue created a standardized presentation folder for MicroConsignment coordinators to use when demonstrating their work to leaders and organizations