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Internship Opportunities

CEMPROC welcomes applications for internships; as a small nonprofit organization, we certainly can use help! As a small organization with a targeted mission, however, we also have rather specific needs, and in order to enhance the partnership experience for both the intern and us, we ask that applicants review the position description below, which includes requirements and potential responsibilities. Click here to view a sample list of past projects and tasks that have been carried out by CEMPROC interns in Ecuador.

Position Description
Program Intern
Reports directly to: Director for Ecuador

In this full-time unpaid position, lasting approx. 3 months (duration set by mutual agreement), the intern will assist with the operations and programs of CEMPROC in Ecuador; the internís responsibilities will be based on what the priorities are at the given time, but a representative list of responsibilities may include:
  • Assist with publicity of CEMPROC and its programs, including the creation of printed materials, electronic outreach, and media outreach
  • Perform research duties as directed by the Director for Ecuador in support of CEMPROC research projects, drafting papers or articles, conducting interviews, distributing surveys, or other needed tasks
  • Identify a research topic related to conflict resolution issues in Ecuador and design and implement a project to study this issue. Write an analytical paper which may be published in print and/or on the CEMPROC web site
  • Assist with logistics, preparation, and instruction of CEMPROC conflict resolution courses for various adult audiences
  • Lead or assist with CEMPROC programs for children under the supervision of the Director for Ecuador
  • Assist with developing new programs and educational materials, as well as with the planning and budgeting of these programs
  • Provide translation for special programs, and assist with written translations of educational material, proposals, correspondence, or other documents as needed
  • Develop grant project proposals, research appropriate funding sources (including foundations, government, INGOs, individuals, and others), and in consultation with the Director for Ecuador and the International Executive Director, prepare these proposals for submission and follow up afterward
  • Share in any general organizational, administrative, or office tasks as needed and as delegated by the Director for Ecuador
  • Perform other program and administrative functions as needed and as assigned by the Director for Ecuador

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant subject (Peace/Conflict Resolution, International Development, Education, Administration, etc.)
  • Conversant in spoken and written Spanish (nearly all work will be done in Spanish, and some translation will be required)
  • Interest in conflict resolution issues, international development, and/or education; field experience preferred
  • Willingness to travel and to do fieldwork if needed
  • Good writing skills
  • Proven self-initiative, cross-cultural sensitivity and competence, and diplomacy
  • Sound administrative abilities, computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and e-mail at a minimum), and ability to present information effectively to varied groups; marketing, design, and/or web design skills are a plus
  • Strong sense of integrity and shared passion for CEMPROCís vision of reducing destructive conflict and creating peacemakers through community-level training and services
Job training opportunities may be available.

In order to apply for an unpaid internship working with CEMPROC in Ecuador, please send a current resume or CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in working with us and how your experiences and education have prepared you to be able to carry out the type of responsibilities described above. Please also include a short writing sample and the name and contact information for two people who can serve as references, attesting to your skills, qualifications, and character (no family members please). All of this should be sent together by e-mail to cemproc@gmail.com with 'CEMPROC Internship Application' in the subject line.