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  • Social Media
  • Spring
  • Silverton, OR
  • 2017

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About Niños del Lago: 

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.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

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 

Benefits & Perks: 

Work remotely

Gain professional experience

This internship could lead to a paid position depending on the effectiveness of the internship

Intern Payment: 
Unpaid Internship
Internship Description of Duties: 
Overview – Niños del Lago (NdL) is seeking a highly motivated and innovated Social Media Tech to join our team remotely in Guatemala. The Social Media Tech is responsible for developing strategies and implementing tactics to expand our digital presence in support of our mission to connect people with the information they need to support the organization. They will do this by researching, designing and creating social media and digital outreach offerings. This individual will also develop and propose new and innovative ways of connecting with audiences both in the United States and Guatemala. Responsibilities – Develop new and innovative digital outreach avenues for Niños del Lago Create and implement a social media and digital outreach strategy for NdL initiatives Create innovative ways to connect with prospective donors of all ages and backgrounds Manage website content and make necessary updates regularly Compose and send out a monthly newsletter Oversee design and dissemination of all development materials: quarterly or annual appeal, Giving Tuesday materials, events, and more Maintain photo, video, and print archive Responsible for increasing awareness of our organization and all of our activities through effective, creative, and professional marketing and public relations. With the Executive Director, establish and maintain partnerships with community organizations and businesses to support our mission. Regularly update donor database and manage reporting
Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week