EcoSwell is a surfing-inspired and multiple award winning sustainable development non-profit (NGO) driving the development of poor Peruvian coastal communities through a path of sustainability. We develop environmental, educational, infrastructure and socio-economic projects working hand in hand with local communities and international interns.
The benefits of taking part in this volunteer internship are:
- Enhance your CV and gain professional hands-on experience managing sustainable projects in an international development NGO, having a real positive impact on a vulnerable community.
- Learn from our educational seminars given by our Directors on topics including but not limited to: international development, NGO/social enterprise creation and management, marketing and outreach, research techniques and more.
- Work alongside experienced & passionate people from a range of disciplines & backgrounds.
As a Marketing & Communications Intern at EcoSwell, you will be given ownership of the organisation’s outreach projects, working alongside Directors and other interns to promote EcoSwell’s development initiatives. The daily activities and tasks may vary depending on current projects. These may include but are not limited to:
- Social media content creation
As organisations seek to expand their presence online, keeping up our involvement on social media is important to promote our many programs. As a Marketing and Communications Intern, you will gather the needed content for exciting, engaging social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Coordination and communication with all other intern teams is necessary to ensure accurate representation from all areas of EcoSwell. This role also includes the applications for and management of various online fundraising platforms.
- Photography and videography
Having enticing graphical elements for all aspects of EcoSwell communications is important to engage previous, current, and future interns, donors, and partners. In this intern role, you will help in capturing these photos through involvement in community events, planting days, organised photoshoots for partners, and many more photo opportunities. You should also be able to properly use our wildlife camera in order to capture the great biodiversity of the Lobitos area. This is a great opportunity to utilise and develop keen creative skills.
- Coordination of the design of promotional material for EcoSwell and its partners
Having many partnerships and projects ongoing at EcoSwell, it is important to keep all promotional material organised and prepared for implementation. This involves communication between the EcoSwell directors and partners to ensure accuracy. In addition, you will design merchandise material for EcoSwell and its partners. A key eye for details and creativity is important.
- Communication with the EcoSwell team at home and abroad
Up-to-date communication with EcoSwell’s supporters, both in Lobitos and around the world, is essential to the growth of our organisation. You will play a role in EcoSwell’s engagement with the Lobitos community, organising and promoting workshops and other in-person community events. Yet you will also take part in the communication with EcoSwell’s current and potential global donors. This may include the creation of newsletters and the orchestration of webinars, global calls, and online fundraising events.
You can take part in this position through our online program as well as a discounted financial contribution. The online activities for this project may include (but are not limited to):
In addition, you’ll be able to take part in the following online educational seminars, given by our Directors:
This volunteer internship is open to all disciplines, but is most suited for those interested in and/or have academic or professional experience in communications, advertisement, marketing, and sustainable development. Undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs and/or professionals are all welcome. However, we do ask for:
However, the most important thing is that you have an open mind, a positive attitude and willingness to learn!
In-person Financial contribution
We require a financial contribution from volunteer interns. Bank transfer costs are included as well as the one off donation. Please bear in mind that there is a minimum of a 2 week stay at EcoSwell and maximum can be up to 6 months or more!
Two weeks (price per week $490) = $980
Three weeks (price per week $482) = $1,446
Four weeks (price per week $482) = $1,928
Five weeks (price per week $469) = $2,345
Six weeks (price per week $469) = $2,814
Eight weeks (price per week $469) = $3,752
12 weeks (price per week $448) = $5,376
Online Placement Financial contribution
The financial contribution required from volunteer interns for our online position is 33% less than that of our in person placement - please see details below.
Two weeks (price per week $335) = $670
Three weeks (price per week $330) = $989
Four weeks (price per week $330) = $1,319
Five weeks (price per week $321) = $1,605
Six weeks (price per week $321) = $1,926
Eight weeks (price per week $321) = $2,568
12 weeks (price per week $307) = $3,684
Since we have limited volunteer/intern spaces, if you have been accepted we will need you to secure your placement by depositing a non-refundable 30% of your placement’s total financial contribution within 1 week of being accepted. Full payment will be required 4 weeks prior to your arrival the latest. Any refund of the 70% of the full payment (minus all transaction costs) will only be available if cancellation is confirmed before more than 30 days of confirmed arrival date. No refunds of any kind will be available within 30 days of confirmed arrival date.
EcoSwell is a surfing-inspired and multiple award winning sustainable development non-profit (NGO) driving the development of poor Peruvian coastal communities through a path of sustainability. We develop environmental, educational…