Mariposas = Cabarete's newest interns!

A microproject by The Mariposa DR Foundation


Creating the Mariposa internship program will provide our Mariposas with potential mentors, employment opportunities and ideas for future careers!
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In a community where few people graduate from 8th grade, let alone high school, many of our Mariposas do not personally know role models in the professional fields that they are interested in pursuing. The Mariposa Internship program will partner some of our older Mariposa girls with local business owners and professionals. The girls will be introduced to professionals who correlate with their own interests.


Funds raised for the Mariposa Internship program will cover transportation costs, as well as appropriate business attire for the Mariposa interns. This particular project will not only allow the girls to see how achievable their goals are, it will also introduce them to lifelong mentors.

Long-Term Impact

Investing in the education, health and empowerment of a girl today means that she will have the tools to make smart choices that will better the lives of her children in the future. Internships and exposure to different types of career and educational options, open doors our Mariposas may have not otherwise knew existed.


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Organization Information

The Mariposa DR Foundation

Location: Ithaca, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Jessica Lawson
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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