Social Impact Storytelling Internship

Hours per week







Social Impact Storytelling interns will be responsible for creating engaging and thought-provoking videos about Runa Foundation’s work in the Ecuadorian Amazon; highlighting the farmers we work with, the significance of guayusa to the Kichwa culture, and dynamic Amazon Rainforest. Working directly with our Communications Manager and Regional Programs Director, this intern will help to expand upon our brand awareness through our online social media awareness.

Intern activities include: preparing, editing, updating and composing online material such as graphics, photos, audio/video clips, etc. that highlight stories from farmers and reforestation projects. We'd also love an intern to create a video (or several short ones) which highlights the Foundation, what we do and how we help local communities. Runa Foundation also wants to create a video that highlights the results from our most recent project - a best practices manual for guayusa production. 


This internship is geared towards recent graduates, undergraduate, and graduate students majoring in communications, film, international affairs, environmental science, sustainable agriculture, agroforestry, policy, business, or a related field. Proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred. Experience in Latin America and/or working in a rural setting is a plus.

To Apply - Please send the following directly to our Program Manager at

1. Resume

2. Letter of intent (including which project you are applying for, what date range you would like to intern, and why you think you are a great candidate)

3. Two references (email addresses are OK)

Dates: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Dates are flexible throughout the year. Internships are 8-12 weeks (longer possible with visa fees)


8 weeks room and program fees………..$1600

10 weeks room and program fees............$2000

Additional weeks………………………....$200/week

Optional Homestay fee...........................$60/week

(Homestay fee is paid directly to family to cover all meals and lodging)

*Program fees includes in-depth predeparture and orientation training, living accommodations in our fully-equipped and beautiful shared intern house (this includes electricity, drinking water, wifi, basic cleaning/laundry services), 24/7 emergency support, and project costs.

**Travel expenses and food are not included.  

***If you are interested in collaborating with us or have any questions about the internship program please send an email directly to