Marketing and Communications Intern

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founded in 2010
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High­lights

Break free from your classroom routine and gain hands-on experience in marketing and communications.
Bring in your own ideas and take on real responsibilities.
Promote long-term conservation in a country with a record of extreme habitat loss.
Experience the open and laid-back Paraguayan culture.
Make lifelong friends from all over the world!
Gain hands-on experience with communications and social media marketing, while directly contributing to long-term conservation of highly threatened habitats! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About Para La Tierra:

Fundación Para La Tierra is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of fragile habitats in Paraguay. Our vision is to change the course of Paraguayan environmentalism by inspiring people to appreciate the value of nature. We are working together with the Paraguayan government, local community members, national and international NGOs, and national and international volunteers and interns to protect Paraguay’s unique environment.

Para La Tierra achieves this mission through three primary programs: Scientific Research, Community Engagement, and Environmental Education.

About the Marketing and Communications Internship:

Para La Tierra is searching for enthusiastic interns to join our team in Paraguay for 2 to 6 months. You’ll learn how to effectively communicate about conservation and scientific projects to a broad national and international audience, and how to run recruitment and outreach initiatives. At the same time, you’ll be able to bring in your own ideas for marketing and recruitment campaigns, and can take on your own responsibilities.

The position includes tasks such as:

  • Attending PLT events and joining in on daily fieldwork to create high-quality content for social media and promotional material.

  • Creating and posting online content throughout social media accounts.

  • Developing and distributing promotional materials.

  • Assisting with production of quarterly newsletter.

  • Assisting in organising and implementing promotional events.

  • Contacting universities for potential partnerships and encouraging the establishment of partnership agreements with international institutions.

  • Presenting own innovative ideas.

This position is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience within marketing, communications and recruitment along with an insight into the management of NGOs and grass-root organisations. Your main tasks are flexible and can be adapted to your interests and needs. You will work together with our Marketing and Communications Officer and receive ongoing support and guidance throughout your placement whilst learning and practising new skills.

Join our dynamic international team and contribute directly to the conservation of threatened habitats in Paraguay!

Typical day

Daily activities will vary depending on your interests and the organisation's needs. You will always be supported and guided by our Marketing and Communications Officer. A typical day for a Marketing and Communications intern might look like this:

  • 06:00: Wake up and prepare yourself some coffee, tea, porridge or bread with the utensils provided by us.
  • 07:00: Head out to the field to help a research intern prepare stories for their #InternTakeover.
  • 11:00: Return to the house and write a compelling story about what's been going on in Pilar for our latest newsletter.
  • 12:30: Enjoy a delicious lunch, prepared by our amazing Paraguayan cooks Rocio & Delia.
  • 13:30: Time for siesta! Get some sun or take a nap in the cool dorm.
  • 14:30: Prepare some TikToks - Go through the photos and videos you captured in the previous week and come up with creative ideas how to make new, engaging content.
  • 16:00: Meet with our Marketing and Communications Officer to barinstorm ideas for an outreach strategy.
  • 19:00: It's dinner time! Have a look at what Rocio & Delia have prepared for us today.
  • 20:00: Enjoy you free time with the other interns: Head to the local plaza with frequent cultural events and local musicians, have a drink at one of the nearby bars or go stargazing at the beautiful riverside.

Free-time activities

The quaint city of Pilar is the capital of Ñeembucú, tucked away in a quiet corner of Paraguay. The 'City of Birds' doesn't get its name from nothing, you will be able to spot a multitude of bird species when strolling through the streets. And it's also home to a myriad of other animals: The black-and-gold howler monkeys call the backyards their homes, toads roam the streets after sunrise, and you will just have to keep your eyes open to spot a neotropical otter at the river site.

But of course not only wildlife calls Pilar its home, the lovely Pilarenses are a laid-back and friendly community, that will warmly welcome you into their little paradise. The lively plaza of Pilar, only three blocks from PLT, offers the great opportunity to directly jump into Paraguayan culture: meeting point to most Pilarenses, you will be able to watch one of the many cultural performances that are organised regularly at night or join the locals in drinking a refreshing Tereré. Another two blocks from our home, the rivers Río Paraguay and the Arroyo Ñeembucú that encircle Pilar offer multiple free time activities: The newly built Costanera along the Río Paraguay invites you to watch breathtaking sunsets over Argentina or join the Pilarenses in their evening walks and runs. Along the Arroyo Ñeembucú you can find a variety of nice little beaches to soak up the sun and jump in the cool water, a definite must during the hot summer months! With the regular ferries across the Río Paraguay, Argentina is only a 30-min boat ride away and weekend trips to Resistencia or Corrientes a fun adventure. Regular buses to Asunción and Encarnacion offer opportunities to spend some time in bigger cities or to travel to one of the 7 Natural World Wonders, the Iguazú Falls at the intersection of Paraguay, Argentina and Brasil.

Concert/
Music
Museum/
Opera
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Para La Tierra
Para La Tierra charges interns to cover costs of room and board. The price includes all living costs during their stay with us and a personal pick-up upon arriving. Interns receive three meals a day, unlimited coffee, tea, yerba mate and diluting juice, as well as a bed in shared accommodation with hot showers and access to WiFi. It also includes organized activities & trips for our interns such as barbeques, game nights, beach trips and much more.
The fee further covers the use of PLT’s equipment, transportation to field sites, administrative costs associated with the stay, and a small contribution to Para La Tierra's conservation and education projects.
Weekly basis pro rata payments are accepted in special cases. There is a 25% discount for South American nationals.
Accommodation
Interns will stay in our Centro IDEAL, with dorms between 2 - 7 interns and volunteers. All rooms have closet space, electricity outlets, and WIFI (reaches most places in the house). Rooms offer either an en-suite bathroom or bathrooms across the corridor with hot-water showers.
Our lovely cleaning ladies provide basic cleaning services and fresh bed linen once a week. They will also do your laundry on three laundry days a week for 20.000 Guaraní per bag (~$3)
Centro IDEAL offers a big lounge area with a pool table and a private bar, run by our staff, as well as a backyard where we have meals together and where you can soak up some sun.
Smaller shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are within 300 m walking distance. Bigger shops and more restaurants can be reached by a 15-min walk or a 5 min-bike ride.
For an extra 20% you can book a private room.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
We offer three varied meals a day at 7 days a week. Interns can prepare their own breakfast with utensils provided which include oats, fruits, bread, jam, dulce de leche, coffee, tee, milk, and eggs for Sundays. Lunch and dinner are prepared by our two cooks Delia and Rocio and consist of a mix of Paraguayan and international food. They will cater to most dietary requirements, so don't hesitate to ask!
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) in Asuncion. We assist you to find cheap flights to Paraguay.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Paraguay provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Paraguay you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Paraguay.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The application period is rolling and there are no start or end dates, so the trip can be organised to suit the person. Interns must be available to stay for a minimum of two months.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
$2,750
9 weeks
$3,000
10 weeks
$3,250
11 weeks
$3,500
12 weeks
$3,892
15 weeks
$4,499
23 weeks
$6,498
50 weeks (max. stay)
$13,245
Average fees
$304 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Para La Tierra will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Para La Tierra during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Marketing and Communications Intern

Gain hands-on experience with communications and social media marketing, while directly contributing to long-term conservation of highly threatened habitats!

$304/week

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