Marketing and Graphic Design Tourism Internship

  • Leòn, Departamento de León, Nicaragua

For more information, please visit our website leon.quetzaltrekkers.org. To apply, please send cover letter and CV/resume to leon@quetzaltrekkers.org.

Quetzaltrekkers is a non-profit organization based in León, Nicaragua. QT offers adventurous hikes and volcano tours, and then donates 100% of the profits to four social projects that work with street kids and other at-risk youth in León. Additionally, Quetzaltrekkers funds its own scholarship program and provides funding for special projects (such as the construction of a school on Volcan Telica). León is a vibrant Latin American city with a burgeoning food scene, great cultural activities, and epic volcanic mountain range closeby.

Quetzaltrekkers is searching for a Marketing and Graphic Design Tourism Intern to join our team in León, Nicaragua. As a growing non-for-profit organization, Quetzaltrekkers offers interns the opportunity to have a real impact within a small, tightknit team. Quetzaltrekkers intends to give the Marketing and Graphic Design Intern a high level of responsibility and opportunities to self-direct projects rather than busy work. The perfect candidate will have a passion for social justice, education and hiking, as well as experience with social media, graphic design, and online marketing. The Marketing and Graphic Design Intern will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director and Director. The position is unpaid, however León is a very affordable city and Quetzaltrekkers is able to provide discounted housing, free hikes and free Spanish lessons.

Required Qualifications (necessary)

  • Fluent English (spoken and written)
  • Graphic design experience and proficiency in PhotoShop and InDesign
  • Proficiency in photography and film editing
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) experience
  • A passion for social justice, community development and education
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Gmail
  • An interest in hiking, trekking and adventure sports
  • In good physical condition and able to hike with a heavy backpack in a hot climate
  • Flexible, friendly and adventurous in nature
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and roll with the punches
  • Minimum 3 month commitment and ability to relocate to Leon, Nicaragua for the duration of the internship

Stuff we'd love to see (but not totally necessary)

  • Intermediate to Advanced Spanish
  • Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Background in writing and/or journalism
  • Experience with website management and design
  • Knowledge of Weebly and Wordpress
  • Interest in Latin America culture and history
  • Previous work in tourism and/or hospitality
  • Volunteer experience with a non-for-profit
  • Time working/living in developing countries
  • Awesome joke-telling, cooking, fun-having skills

We offer

  • Frequent opportunities for professional development
  • A fun, collaborative, multicultural work environment
  • Discounted housing in Quetzaltrekkers Volunteer House in the center of Leon
  • Free admission and food for all of our hikes
  • One free Spanish private tutoring session per week
  • Letters of recommendation following successful completion of internship
  • A life changing experience and the ability to directly impact the lives of at-risk kids in Nicaragua

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  • 1/2 cuadra oeste del Mercantíl
    1 1/2 cuadras oeste de Loro Trips
    Leòn, Departamento de León, Nicaragua
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  • Hours per week:

    40
  • Compensation:

    Unpaid

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