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Intern, Princeton in Latin America (PiLA): Job Description

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA), now in its sixteenth year of service, matches nonprofit organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean with recent college graduates to serve as Fellows, improving the quality of life and enhancing socioeconomic opportunities in the region. Through this partnership, organizations benefit greatly from the talents, knowledge and ingenuity that our Fellows bring to each position. In turn, Fellows hone leadership and professional skills with the hope that they come to constitute a globalized citizenship dedicated to a participatory and inclusive civil society. PiLA is a 501(c)(3) organization with offices on the Princeton University campus. PiLA has an annual operating budget of $340,000. 

POSITION: PiLA seeks up to three interns to enhance our program and its services in the following areas: Communications, Documentation, and Development. Interns are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. Internships are unpaid, but provide the intern with a valuable professional development opportunity. The weekly time commitment is 10-15 hours/ week, to include a one-hour biweekly check-in with the Program Officer and all interns. The internship will take place in the PiLA office space on Princeton University campus, with some limited telecommuting possibilities.

PURPOSE: PiLA’s interns expand in important ways our ability to support the significant work of partners and fellows while developing organizational capacity in key areas. Interns in turn also will gain important insights into the realities of non-profit and service work in the United States and Latin America, make useful contributions to that work, and further develop their own areas of expertise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current college student or college graduate with an interest and experience in international relations, international development, nonprofit management, Latin American Studies, or other similar field related to our work and the work of our partners.
  • Strong English writing skills.
  • High level of proficiency in Spanish and/ or Portuguese is preferred for all three positions, but is essential for the Documentation intern.
  • Strong Internet research and communications skills; comfortable with a range of computer software and applications.
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail, flexible, and able to work independently and as part of a team.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

The Communications intern will manage our Instagram and Facebook presence, keeping track of posts by fellows and partners and engaging in relevant conversations in social media in order to increase PiLA’s visibility in those sectors. This intern will also send out periodic messages and updates to our email list, help to maintain our website, assist with outreach at local campuses and around the country (remotely), and carry out other tasks as assigned.

The Documentation intern will manage our collection and organization of necessary documentation from fellows and partners, and will assist in updating existing documents and developing new ones as necessary. These will include surveys and forms related to Monitoring and Evaluation. The intern will translate relevant documents into Spanish and Portuguese and carry out other tasks as assigned.

The Development intern will enhance PiLA’s fundraising capacity by researching grant and other funding opportunities and their requirements and working with staff and other members of the PiLA community to apply for relevant opportunities. The intern will work with staff and others to brainstorm and spearhead novel approaches to economic growth and sustainability, assist fellows in managing individual crowdfunding pages, and carry out other tasks as assigned.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references, one preferably professional, to pila@princeton.edu. In the accompanying email, please detail your availability for the fall semester. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with fall semester positions to begin in September 2018. Please direct all inquiries to Sarah Town, Program Officer, at pila@princeton.edu or 609-258-9200.