Internship posted by: Fundación Runa
Posted on: January 9, 2013
We believe in the power of bringing together people who dare to challenge the status quo: international interns who are passionate about making a difference and local leaders who can envision a better future for their families and their communities. The result is lives that are changed and communities that are transformed.
This project combines the strength of several partners as Andean Collection is embarking on an exciting new initiative with artisans in the Amazon in collaboration with the Runa Foundation and funding from the German Development Foundation.
For this unique interning position, we are looking for a self-motivated and driven individual who is passionate about the empowerment of local people. Interns in this area will learn in-depth about the management of a social enterprise, with the unique opportunity to work under both Fundación Runa and Andean Collection. Time and duties will be split between the two organizations, allowing the intern to gain a full breadth of knowledge and experience whilst being key in the development of a new area.
Andean Collection Background
Andean Collection is a New York-based brand of sustainable accessories, designed collaboratively by New York designers and indigenous artisans of Ecuador. Andean Collection's on trend accessories have been sold in over 2,000 locations worldwide, including specialty stores such as Anthropologie and DKNY, and are frequently mentioned in top fashion publications around the globe.
To learn more about Runa Foundation, please visit http://www.fundacionruna.org/index.html or watch their videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qaSc_YCjS5o
Communication with Indigenous Artisans
Production Amazonia Line
The tuition for being a intern is $200 a week. Included in this tuition is:
A room in the community of Archidona is provided for this position, which is at a convenient distance from the artisan villages and right next to the Runa Foundation offices.
Additionally, the intern will need about $50 a week for food. Ample low cost restaurants and markets are available within walking distance from the room in Archidona and interns frequently cook meals to limit food costs.
Application Process: Please send the following directly to Carolyn Engel firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. A simple resume 2. Letter of intent (including which project you are applying for and why you want to intern) 3. Two references (email addresses are OK) If you are interested in working with us or have any questions about the internship program, please send an email directly email@example.com. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Interns may come whenever they are available.