[Remote] NGO Management Intern

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founded in 2013
EcoSwell
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Coordinator | Michael
Coordinator | Michael
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High­lights

Enhance your CV and gain professional experience managing sustainable projects in an international development NGO, having a real and positive impact on vulnerable communities.
Work alongside experienced & passionate people from a range of disciplines.
Learn about the endangered local wildlife and dry forest of northern Peru and be a vital part of initiatives to protect it.
Learn from our educational webinars given by our Directors on topics including but not limited to: international development, NGO/social enterprise creation and management, marketing and outreach.
Learn how to run a sustainable development NGO operating in the northern town of Lobitos, whilst improving the local environment and quality of life of residents. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

EcoSwell is a surfing-inspired 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. We currently operate in Lobitos, a Peruvian coastal northern town and surfing hotspot, which has seen an increase in uncontrolled tourism over the last 15 years. As a result of the town’s lack of infrastructure, lack of communication between stakeholders and lack of integrated development programs, this tourism is giving rise to various environmental, social and economic risks to the town’s long-term sustainability and wellbeing. Our vision is to make Lobitos a success story of coastal sustainability, where a respectful tourism industry can co-exist with the local community and the industries found within Lobitos. 

We are looking for people passionate about sustainable development to support us in the day to day management of the organisation.

Typical day

Daily activities will vary depending on our current projects but volunteer interns will be able to get involved in a variety of tasks and development initiatives. The online activities for this project may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Feasibility studies 
  • Research into new sustainability solutions 
  • Data monitoring and/or analysis 
  • Report and/or grant/fund writing 

In addition, you'll be able to take part in webinars and the following online educational seminars, given by our Directors: 
 
  • NGO/Social enterprise creation and management 
  • Outreach and Business Development 
  • Marketing (digital and promotional) 
  • Sustainability perspectives from a local "on the ground" development organisation 
  • International environmental and social sustainability standards 

Current projects include: 
 
  • Project Wilipipe - Tide and swell charts for the local fishermen

This project involves creating and distributing tide and swell charts for the local fishermen each week. These charts provide them with vital, scientific data which improves their productivity and economic wellbeing.

  • Finances

An important aspect of managing a non-profit organisation is finance. As an NGO management volunteer intern, you will be supporting accounting processes, work with spreadsheets and financial performance metrics and reports.

  • Social Media/Website

As a rapidly growing organisation, we are always expanding current projects and creating new ones whilst running community events. There’s a lot going on at EcoSwell every week and we need help documenting it all! You will be supporting by sorting through photos and making videos of all the ongoing activities as content for our social media platforms and website.

  • Project monitoring, data analysis and evaluation

Many of our ongoing projects require monitoring and evaluation of the project’s progress for current and future sponsors. NGO management interns can get involved in designing surveys in the local community, analysing data and report writing.

  • Project maintenance

NGO management volunteer interns are also needed to support other volunteer interns and staff in the maintenance of our reforestation sites, permaculture garden, dry toilet units and more. This gives you a great opportunity to learn about and apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of aspects of sustainable development.


Free-time activities


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 (fluently) or Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
Open to all but particularly those interested in: Environmental Science, Engineering, Geography, Business/Marketing, International Development, Medicine and Conservation. at University level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This volunteer internship is open to all disciplines, but is most suited for those interested in or have experience in data analysis, research and sustainable development. Undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs and/or professionals are all welcome. However, we do ask for:

- Knowledge of Spanish if carrying out qualitative data collection (surveys/interviews etc).
- Experience/motivation to work as part of a team.
- Open mind, positive attitude and will to learn!
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 EcoSwell

You can volunteer between 2 weeks and 14 weeks. Please note that for our online program we require a financial contribution, as can be seen above. 

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 upon with EcoSwell during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Captain FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport (TYL) in Talara. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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 Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This research internship is available all year round and you can join us any time. However, we do ask that you join us for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to have enough time to conduct sufficient research, make an impact and get the most out of the experience. 

As this is an online internship, you will be able to volunteer remotely using a laptop, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world. 

Due to the situation with COVID-19, we are offering these online volunteer internships, in addition to our in-person positions, at a reduced financial contribution.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 14 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$771
3 weeks
$1,137
4 weeks
$1,517
5 weeks
$1,846
7 weeks
$2,584
9 weeks
$3,177
14 weeks (max. stay)
$4,717
Average fees
$361 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. EcoSwell 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 EcoSwell during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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[Remote] NGO Management Intern

Learn how to run a sustainable development NGO operating in the northern town of Lobitos, whilst improving the local environment and quality of life of residents.

$361/week

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