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Internship Position

Host Organization

Brief Position Outline

Economic Development Intern

SERJUS

Determine the strengths and weaknesses of community projects in Maya Mam communities, with the support of SERJUS. The intern will be responsible for designing a study (using monitoring & evaluation tools) in order to evaluate the community projects with which SERJUS works. 4 month minimum, 6 months preferred; intermediate/ advanced Spanish required.

Scholarship & Education Coordinator

Pop Wuj

Coordinate the Scholarship and Education project funded and administered by a local Guatemalan asociación. It involves contact with scholarship families by conducting in-home interviews and arranging community meetings. 5 months minimum; Intermediate/ Advanced Spanish required.

Assistant Coordinator of Medical Projects

Pop Wuj

Coordinate and support the Medical Projects, which include a medical clinic in Xela, mobile clinics in surrounding rural communities, a nutrition program, and community health workers. 5 months minimum; Intermediate/ Advanced Spanish required.

Women’s Health Education Intern

Primeros Pasos Run meetings and workshops, create education materials, help with program evaluation and encourage participation in this community health initiative designed to educate and empower Guatemalan women. 6 months minimum; advanced Spanish required.
Children`s Education & Curriculum Development Intern

Primeros Pasos

Work in our Healthy Schools Program. She/he will assist the program director in planning and executing the program. 3 month minimum. Advanced Spanish required.

Grant Writing Intern

Primeros Pasos

Responsible not only for grant writing and creating materials to be used for future grants but also for training other members of staff in grant writing.        2 month minimum. Intermediate - Advanced Spanish required.

Pharmacy Intern

Primeros Pasos

Responsible  for daily pharmacy operations and for improving them and training staff on how best to run the pharmacy. Additionally, responsible for helping to research ways of receiving low-cost medication to stock the pharmacy. 3 month minimum. Intermediate - Advanced Spanish required.

Social Media and Communications Intern

Primeros Pasos

Improve the communications, promotional materials, and social media presence of this community health organization. 3 month minimum; basic Spanish required.

Grant Writer/Researcher

Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano / HSP

Strengthen the organizational development of this association of Mayan women to further their activities that both empower women in rural communities and preserve their traditional cultures. 6 month minimum; intermediate/advanced Spanish required.

Mayan Textiles Outreach Intern

Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano / HSP

Through outreach and marketing for a project that provides income to over 90 women and their families through the production and sale of quality woven goods. 6 month minimum; intermediate/advanced Spanish required.
Teacher/Tutor Nuevos Horizontes Provide educational support and group classes to support the children and adolescents living at a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence. 3 months minimum; intermediate Spanish required.
Journalism Intern (Human Rights/ Development) EntreMundosRevista  Support with the editor throughout the process of creating and editing the EntreMundos human rights and development magazine. 4 months minimum; advanced Spanish and English required.

Communications and PR Intern

EntreMundos

Assist with all aspects of promotion of the projects on EntreMundos, including Capacity Building, Volunteering and Magazine. Includes social media, photography and research. 2 months minimum: Intermediate Spanish required.

Projects Coordinator

Pop Wuj

Assist with coordination of varied projects– a stove-building project, an open medical clinic, a daycare and family support center, and a scholarship program3 months minimum; intermediate Spanish required.

Environmental Projects Coordinator

Pop Wuj

Coordinate the environmentally-focused projects– stove building, reforestation, a greenhouse, and recycling. 3 months minimum;intermediate Spanish required.
Family Support Centre Coordinator Pop Wuj Coordinate activities and educational support for an afterschool program that serves approximately 40 children, ages 1 to 17, and their mothers3 months minimum;intermediate Spanish required.

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