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Internship @ NGO Taxi: Learn how NGOs and Social Tourism Organizations are managed!

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NGO Taxi | Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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Published 16 days ago

March 15, 2020
30 hours a week, working hours are flexible

During this internship you will support an international team at the NGO Taxi headquarters in Peru. You will have the opportunity to work within the management of a social tourism organization, and gain insight into how such initiatives are funded, supported, and maintained in South America. To top it all off, you get to live and work in one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Peru!

This internship is focussed upon the administrative infrastructure of NGO Taxi. As a social tourism organization, we need to create and maintain a strong and extensive managerial structure in order to be able to offer our volunteers the well-researched, well-organized, and safe projects that they deserve. We also need to be able to sustain these high standards of care and organization throughout each volunteer’s project period. In fact, our organization would find it difficult to offer such a good service without a dedicated team of administrators and coordinators, which YOU can become a part of.


Intern Responsibilities

You will be working in the area of marketing and administration, which consists of a variety of tasks and always depends on current necessities.

Your tasks will be among the following examples:

  • Creation of marketing materials
  • Contribution to marketing planning
  • Maintenance and development of NGO Taxi social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Maintenance of our administrative infrastructure (document management, file organization, etc.)
  • Maybe translations of important documents
  • Participation in our promotional events (such as our movie night every Tuesday)
  • Participation in team meetings, where you will be given your tasks and, during the course of our discussions, learn more about how NGOs are run administratively
  • Running errands for Headquarters (sharing the responsibilities of cleaning, shopping, etc.)
  • Occasionally and depending upon your Spanish level, helping our Volunteer Coordinator in meetings with tour agencies, host families, and project hosts
  • Other upcoming administrative tasks

The exact tasks you will be asked to carry out will depend on the current needs and priorities of the company as determined by NGO Taxi management. The tasks stated here are therefore examples of some of the possible types of activities you will be asked to do.

Work Hours

You are required to work 30 hours a week, but you can certainly work more if desired. Work hours are flexible – you can work your daily six hours in one go or split it throughout the day, and you can work during the morning, afternoon or evening according to your preference.


Location

You will be based at the NGO Taxi headquarters, located in one of the main cities of Peru. All amenities you will need (supermarkets, pharmacies, shops, ATMs, public transport, laundries, and restaurants) are within walking distance.


Transportation

There are plenty of buses and taxis in the city, and the HQ is located close to a main bus stop. Buses charge a flat fare of S/0.80 per journey, and you can get to most of the main attractions in the city for S/4-5 in a taxi.


Accommodation and Food

For this opportunity, the standard volunteer accommodation is in a hostel (incl. breakfast). Alternatively, you can stay either in a local family homestay (2 meals per day) or in the NGO Taxi Headquarters together with other volunteers where you can make your own breakfast and have dinner together with your fellow volunteers. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. Accommodation at the HQ includes full board (breakfast/lunch/dinner). We aim to provide you with a pleasant atmosphere, and common area so that you can meet other volunteers, socialize with them and plan your weekend activities.


Prerequisites

Professional requirements: 

It is essential that you are able to work in a team as well as independently, show a great deal of commitment, and display initiative. If you deal with any public authorities on behalf of the company, please maintain professionalism and patience. Previous knowledge in the area of social tourism or administrative work is not necessary but, of course, beneficial for the organization.

Language requirements:

English language skills are a must. All of your work will be carried out in English; however, we do of course encourage you to go out and explore the city and surroundings, too in order to get the real experience of living in another country. Spanish is clearly essential for this. If you have basic, little or no Spanish knowledge, you can book additional Spanish lessons at your own cost. You can also start an online course arranged by the NGO Taxi Team prior to leaving your home country.


Additional Information and Specials

Minimum Age

18

Start dates

Any time

Length of stay

Minimum stay: 3 months, longer stays preferred.

Pricing

€ 849 – 1st month

€ 799 – 2nd month

€ 749 – 3rd month and after

What’s Included:

  • Pickup from the airport
  • Pre-arrival information pack
  • Welcome Dinner
  • FREE NGO Taxi t-shirt
  • FREE 20 hour intensive Spanish course
  • Accommodation: Hostel, Homestay or NGO Taxi HQ (Volunteer Apartment)
  • Food: Three meals a day in case you choose to stay at our HQ (surcharge applies, food is provided but you must prepare your own meals).
  • 24 hour support

What’s Excluded:

  • Daily transport (e.g. to Spanish classes)
  • After-work activities as well as food/drinks outside of the accommodation
  • International flight


Things to Bring

IT IS ESSENTIAL that you bring a laptop with you on which to do your work.

You will also be asked to download a number of computer programs with which we work. You will receive more information on this in your Pre-Arrival Pack.

During this internship you will support an international team at the NGO Taxi headquarters in Peru. You will have the opportunity to work within the management of a social tourism organization, and gain insight into how such initiatives…

Details at a glance

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Benefits

  • gain insights into the work of social and cultural grassroot projects in South America
  • learn about project management
  • learn about the process of finding, screening, and placing volunteers
  • learn about marketing
  • learn about international cooperation amongst similar organizations
  • acquire new administration skills and an understanding of marketing strategies against the background of learning about some of the typical problems existing in developing countries and how groups such as ours can help
  • gain the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your career in the social tourism industry
  • gain insights into the work of social and cultural grassroot projects in South America
  • learn about project management
  • learn about the process of finding, screening, and placing…

How to Apply

This internship can be done as a mixed form (remote and on the spot) as well as on location or from remote only. Please specify which form of internship appeals to you. CV + short cover letter required.

This internship can be done as a mixed form (remote and on the spot) as well as on location or from remote only. Please specify which form of internship appeals to you. CV + short cover…

Location

Cusco, Cusco, PE

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