Design and Production Intern at Peruvian Social Enterprise

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by Awamaki



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Calle del Horno 618



Join our intern team! Check out our flyer here for more information.


Awamaki creates lasting impact in the Andean mountains of Peru by helping rural women’s associations launch successful small businesses that create authentic, high-quality textiles and knits. Awamaki invests in women’s skills, connects them to global markets and supports their leadership so they can increase their income and transform their communities.

Comprised of a Peruvian Asociación Civil and a U.S. 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, Awamaki consists of three main projects: Fair Trade artisan cooperatives, sustainable tourism operations, and rural community education. Though a non-profit, Awamaki uses market strategies to accomplish its philanthropic goals of increasing women’s opportunities for income and leadership.


If you’re looking for an international opportunity to utilize your skills while also empowering women in rural communities, Awamaki could be the place for you.

Our interns play an essential role, 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 nonprofit management.

As a Design and Production Intern, you would be expected to:

  • Work directly with project coordinators to brainstorm, create, and market unique products made with indigenous textiles.
  • Create trend boards, client profilings, and new product designs for items such as purses, book bags, clutches, coin purses, and knit accessories.
  • Blog about your experiences working with the cooperatives, visiting the local indigenous communities, and designing fashion forward products.
  • Work side-by-side with members of our sewing, knitting, spinning, and weaving associations to produce final samples of garments and accessories that highlight the woven textile and craft traditions native to the Sacred Valley.
  • Compose tech packs in both Spanish and English, while also assembling sample products.
  • Work a minimum of 6 – 9 hours per week at Awamaki's fair trade store in Ollantaytambo.


An ideal candidate for this position would possess the following qualities:

  • Have significant experience working in design and production
  • Spanish and English proficiency strongly preferred

Fee Required


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


  1. For more information about Awamaki and our programs, visit or our Facebook page at For any questions about volunteering, please email
  2. Apply directly here and send resume. For design, send a portfolio with samples of work to the above email.
  3. Upon receiving your application and resume, we will contact you to arrange an interview via Skype with the relevant Program Coordinator(s).

For more information about Awamaki programs and volunteer fees, visit or our Facebook page at For any questions about volunteering, please email

We look forward to your application and thank you for your interest in economically and socially empowering Andean women in Peru!