Niños del Lago is a non-profit organization that works to give Guatemalan children the support, tools and experiences they will need to care for themselves and for Guatemala’s future.
Based in Panajachel, we aim to provide hope and opportunity to vulnerable Guatemalan children through an annual educational and mentoring experience at our inspirational forest camp overlooking Lake Atitlán in the beautiful Guatemalan Highlands.
When the site is fully operational, 9–12 year old children will stay for an invigorating week each year in a safe environment. Up to 75 children each week will relax, eat well and gain valuable and positive experiences through games, creative activities and by learning to be mindful.
Niños del Lago’s camp is a special place that nurtures self-respect, self-awareness and cultural pride. It is a place where children are empowered to carry on positive traditions and learn new ways to help their communities, their country and our planet.
Required Qualifications –
Graduate student preferred with a Bachelor’s Degree or an undergraduate at junior or senior class standing with a degree sought in journalism, marketing, English, communications or related field preferred
A minimum of 2 years of experience in digital communications with focus and understanding of digital and social media outlets
A two-semester commitment (4-6 months)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -
Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite
Clear oral and written communication skills
A creative and flexible mind
A reliable self-starter who is comfortable working under deadlines, can think on their feet, and is not afraid to ask questions
Ability to identify and implement new digital outlets and strategies to reach target audiences
A flexible working style and strong work ethic are essential given the collaborative, dedicated, and creative spirit of the unit
Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
Ability, desire, and patience to work with people of varying ages, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds in a sensitive and professional manner
Gain professional experience
This internship could lead to a paid position depending on the effectiveness of the internship