Internship posted by: Awamaki
Posted on: February 13, 2013
Awamaki is a Peruvian and a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote community development in Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru. Awamaki works to provide the skills, training, and access to market necessary for women and rural families to earn an income to lift themselves out of poverty. Our programs include fair trade women's crafts cooperatives, sustainable tourism and community education. For more information, see http://awamaki.org/about/.
Interning or volunteering with Awamaki is a valuable experience for anyone interested in a career in international development or social enterprise. We rely on volunteers' fresh ideas and skillset to constantly improve and expand our programs, and in return, we give our volunteers a high level of autonomy and responsibility over their individual projects. Because of this, volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 12 week and are highly encouraged to stay longer.
General requirements for Interning with Awamaki:
The Awamaki Internship Program
All Awamaki volunteers and interns have the opportunity to take on intensive projects and program development work during their placement. The internship program provides an additional framework for professional development while serving with Awamaki. Each intern recieves a Program Advisor who provides regular one-on-one meetings with the intern, creates measurable outcomes for the intern's project work, and provides evaluation and feedback throughout the placement. Interns may also request more specialized job descriptions for their placements that clearly outline their roles and responsibilities. We are flexile in accomodating any grant or fellowship program requirements.
Awamaki is seeking a Community Education Intern
The Education Program provides volunteers with opportunities to engage in hands-on teaching and other projects that answer the needs identified by the local community and Awamaki's cooperatives. Education volunteers have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with students while equipping them with skills for success. You will get to know local Ollantinos, learn about their way of life, and exchange viewpoints from your respective cultures.
Most education volunteers are responsible for teaching English and computer classes to local people from Ollantaytambo who want to improve their career opportunities in the local tourism industry. Our language classes use participatory learning techniques to equip students with language skills that they can put directly into practice in their jobs and everyday lives. Volunteers with other skills and interests can get involved in a variety of ways, such as offering other classes to the community or to Awamaki's women's cooperatives on topics that volunteers are passionate about, teaching at the local Yachay Wasi preschool, supporting research for our women's cooperatives, and providing cultural education for other volunteers.
Education volunteers have a full schedule, which usually includes teaching 3 or more regular classes, performing lesson planning and curriculum development, collaborating with the Education Program Coordinator, and developing independent projects. Although shorter term opportunities may be available, volunteers who wish to act as lead English teachers must commit to a minimum of 12 weeks in order to complete at least one full English semester.
Community Education Intern Responsibilities and Potential Projects:
Teaching English and Computer Classes:
Teach classes to our women's cooperatives
Support Needs Assessment Research for our Women's Cooperatives
Teach Children at the Yachay Wasi Preschool
Support Cultural Education For Volunteers and Service Travelers
Requirements for working with Awamaki Education
The current Awamaki volunteer fee for 3-month and 6-month volunteers is a one-time payment made prior to arrival of $1,392. Because Awamaki is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States, most of this ($820) is considered a donation and is tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law.
As recognition of the value and importance of long-term volunteers, $700 is refunded upon completion of 6 months as an Awamaki volunteer.
The volunteer fee includes the following costs:
For any questions about volunteering, please email: email@example.com. Check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/awamaki or our website at www.awamaki.org for more information about Awamaki and all of our programs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link to our online application form. Please also prepare a copy of your CV to submit as part of the application form. Upon receipt of your application form and your CV we will contact you to arrange an informal Skype interview with the Sustainable Tourism Coordinator in order to answer any further questions you might have.