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Artisanal Women's Cooperative Program Facilitator


Internship posted by: Awamaki

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Internship description


Interested in revitalizing the Andean traditions of weaving and making a difference in the lives of Andean women? Volunteer as an intern with Awamaki and support women's business cooperatives in the Sacred Valley of Peru!

Volunteers and interns play an essential role at Awamaki, as their work makes an enormous difference in our programs and in the lives of our women. Interns have the opportunity to gain essential experience in business administration, fair trade, social enterprise, ethical sourcing and design, marketing & communications, and non-profit management.

Working with the Women's Artisan Cooperative Program, you can expect to:

  • Support meetings, capacity-building workshops, orders and production with the cooperatives and staff.
  • Assist with inventory, orders and shipping for international sales
  • Help evaluate program impact through interviews, surveys, information analysis and research.
  • Help tell the women's stories through interviews and visits, using blog posts, reports for donors and social media content.
  • Research on topics ranging from poverty in the Andes,to marketing strategies, to the work of other organizations in our field.
  • Compile lookbooks, brochures and other materials to promote the artisans's work.
  • Work a minimum of 6 – 9 hours per week at Awamaki's fair trade store in Ollantaytambo.

Homestays, language lessons, and cultural activities are available for volunteers and interns. Depending on the length of stay, interns pay a fee that covers homestay, orientation, activities and language lessons if applicable. Interns who stay longer than six months get most of their fee back, except that which covers the cost of their orientation and homestay.

Company Overview:

Located in the scenic Inca town and tourist destination of Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru, Awamaki is a Peruvian and U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that women's economic empowerment and community development through fair trade artisan cooperatives, sustainable tourism operations, and local community education.

How to apply

For more information about Awamaki and our programs, visit or our Facebook page at For any questions about volunteering or to request an application form, please email Upon receiving your application and resume, we will contact you to arrange an interview via Skype with the relevant Program Coordinator(s).

Thanks so much for your interest in Awamaki. We look forward to hearing from you!