PERLA: Program for Education and Research in Latin America

Opportunities at Seattle organizations

Agros partners with rural families in Central America and Mexico who are living in poverty. Their goal is to help families develop the skills to work themselves out of generational poverty.
Amazon Partnerships
Amazon Partnerships provides stories, data, resources, and fresh perspectives to support communities' power to define their future and to contribute to the growing dialog about reforming international aid.
Amigos de las Américas inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.
Architects Without Borders-Seattle
Architects Without Borders-Seattle provides ecologically sensitive and culturally appropriate design assistance to communities in need locally and abroad.
Awamaki is a women's weaving collective that operates in the mountains of Peru.
Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands
The Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association builds bridges of friendship between Bainbridge Island in Washington State and Ometepe island in Nicaragua.
Burn Design Lab
Burn Design Lab is a cutting edge improved cookstove research institution located on Vashon Island, Washington.
Community Health International Medical Projects for Sustainability
Our mission is to cultivate sustainable public health interventions in partnership with underserved communities in developing countries through collaborative education.
Consejo provides culturally competent mental health services and substance abuse treatment to under-served, low-income Latino individuals and families throughout Washington.
Global Partnerships
Founded in 1994, Global Partnerships (GP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit impact investor whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. GP pioneers and invests in sustainable solutions that help impoverished people earn a living and improve their lives.
Global Visionaries
Global Visionaries is a youth-led organization that challenges and transforms young people into socially and environmentally conscious global leaders through leadership training and volunteer work in Guatemala.
Infectious Disease Research Institute
IDRI understands that it is not just what we know about disease, but what we do to change its course that will have the greatest impact. Their unique product-based approach to fighting infectious diseases has already yielded novel diagnostics, vaccines, and treatment strategies that are protecting and saving lives.
Latino Community Fund
The Latino Community Fund's approach is to capitalize on the Latino community's best resource, it's people, in order to identify, share and advocate for successful culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate organizations, programs and practices.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.
NPH USA, formerly Friends of the Orphans, transforms the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children with homes, healthcare and educational programs, making a positive impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. They accept both local and international volunteers, and sometimes have internships available.
One Equal Heart Foundation
One Equal Heart Foundation supports locally-led programs in Chiapas, México, that partner with Tseltal Maya indigenous communities to create healthy families, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
Para Los Niños
Para Los Niños is committed to its mission of fostering academic success for every Latino student through parent and community involvement.
Salud Juntos
Salud Juntos was born out of the needs of the clinic of La Guacamaya, which was constructed in the wake of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. In 1999, a non-profit from the state of Washington began building houses and delivering aid to the community of La Guacamaya.
Sea Mar
Sea Mar Community Health Center is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human and housing services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos.
Seattle CISPES
Founded in 1980 as part of the national CISPES network, Seattle CISPES is a grassroots organization working for social justice and human rights in El Salvador and the United States.
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) is a nonprofit training and consulting organization founded in 1992 whose mission is to serve as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to advance access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
United People PERU
United People is a development non-profit organization committed to improving the living conditions of the most disadvantaged communities in Peru.
WA Global Health Alliance
WGHA is dedicated to facilitating collaboration to create activities and partnerships in global health that wouldn't otherwise exist. WGHA creates public-private partnership opportunities and promotes global health understanding.
Witness for Peace
Witness for Peace is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization whose mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.