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Manna Project International
Program Directors

Leadership. Service. Adventure. 

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5, 7 or 13 Month International Volunteer Positions

There are 5 primary roles for Program Directors:

  • Developing and running community programs
  • Managing organizational operations
  • Building relationships
  • Raising awareness
  • Hosting short-term volunteers & training incoming Program Directors

Program Length


Next Application Deadline


(priority given to
13-month applicants) 


July 15, 2015-
August 15, 2016


April 5, 2015



January 5-August 15, 2016

April 5, 2015
May 15, 2015*



July 15-December 15, 2015

April 5, 2015


Manna Project International’s Program Directors (PDs) live and work on site in Nicaragua and Ecuador for 5-13 months with a team of other Program Directors. These teams of recent college graduates and young professionals work alongside community leaders to address each community’s specific needs. Program Directors utilize their education, passions, and interests to develop and sustain existing programs and to establish new projects. Our program is designed to create impactful, on-the-ground results while equipping our volunteers with the leadership development skills they need to continue their work in international development and/or within the greater non-profit sector after their service with MPI.

*Contingent upon space availability

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Download the Program Director Application Handbook

Questions or concerns? Contact us at (615) 290-5746 or apply@mannaproject.org.

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