What is the Media and Marketing internship in Peru all about?
The Media and Marketing Internship in Peru takes place in a non-profit social enterprise that works to alleviate poverty as well as conserve and revitalize cultural traditions in Peru. The organization mainly works in rural indigenous communities around Cusco. By introducing Peruvian textiles to the global marketplace, the organization has been enabling women to earn an income while continuing to live a traditional lifestyle using ancient craft techniques.
The social enterprise works with weaving cooperatives and promotes workshops for the local weavers in the rural communities. It also runs adult education programs, employs teachers for grade schools and supports building projects such as schools, weaving houses, and washroom facilities to further develop the traditional weaving communities and empower them to sustain themselves financially.
What are the benefits of interning in Media and Marketing in Peru?
- Gain hands-on experience abroad in your field of study and make yourself stand out from the ground.
- Learn about fair trade, slow fashion, conservation and community empowerment along the way.
- Experience Peruvian culture and traditions at the deepest and make new friends in the process.
Role of the Media and Marketing Intern
Media and Marketing interns in Peru may be given a variety of roles depending on experience and interests. The social enterprise needs help with a variety of tasks including research about the ancient practice of Peruvian weaving and traditional designs of Peruvian textiles. There are also opportunities for interns to coordinate, photograph and film, edit, and work on multimedia related projects. The products are sold via online stores, so interns will gain first-hand experience in photo shoots, content, online promotions, etc. Interns may also be involved with website management including creating and managing content, optimizing keywords, creating analytical reports, etc. There are also opportunities for anyone interesting in social media platforms (blogs, facebook, twitter, instagram) and creating the communication needed to attract potential buyers, find new partners, and network with like-minded communities.
What do I need to be an intern in Media and Marketing in Peru?
Experience with social media, online networking, website design and administration, photography, film, qualitative research are all assets. Some experience within one of the field is required. Previous experience in professional environments and working on social enterprise would also be an asset. Basic intermediate Spanish would be helpful. If you are interested in the research aspect of the internet, then Advanced Spanish is required. Also, the internship may require some overnight stay within the community.
You will be required to submit a CV, as well as to go through a phone interview for the vetting process before your placement is confirmed.
Travel during COVID times
The health and safety of our travelers and our local communities remain central to our plans for reopening countries and projects. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been adapting our programs and protocols to protect all those involved, and ask for everyone’s patience and collaboration as new rules are implemented in-country. For all projects, new standards of sanitation, procedures and social behaviors are in place, including new health and hygiene protocols and social distancing practices. You can read more here. Each location may be slightly different in the way they operate. In the case of Cusco projects, you will remain in a hotel for the first 3 nights of your placement before joining your host family. We encourage you to inquire to your placement advisor to learn more about your specific project as you plan for your responsible return to travel!
RECRUITING FOR EARLY 2022
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
To help a local organisation empower local women and earn a fair income from their traditional activities
Learn about the local challenges when dealing with fair trade
Where Will I Work in Peru?
Media and Marketing interns are located in Cusco, the ancient Capital of the Incas, and World Heritage UNESCO site. In the middle of the Peruvian Andes, Cusco offers a good mix of ancient history from the Incas with Spanish colonialism, while being a vibrant city.
As a media and marketing intern, you will be accommodated with a local host family. This will be a great opportunity for you to practice your Spanish, learn about the culture and traditions of the local culture. All homestay houses are comfortable with electricity, running water and indoor plumbing.
What to do in your spare time
Peru’s seventh city has a lot to offer from coffee shops, restaurants, nightlife, museums and churches. Of course, Machu Picchu is also a must-see while you are on your placement.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4+ weeks
- Cost: £1399 / $2184 for 4 weeks
£311 / $485 for each extra week
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Cusco, Peru
- Working hours: Monday – Friday 5 hours per day
- Project availability: Every Monday throughout the year
- Arrival day: Saturday
What is included
Accommodation: Single or shared room in a homestay (according to availability)
Meals: 3 meals a day
Airport: scheduled pickup and dropoff from Cusco International Airport
On the ground transportation: to/from projects included
Access to personal online Kaya Community account including:
– Pre-departure information pack
– Fundraising Guide
– How to Manage your Money Abroad
– Learning Reflection Guide
On the ground training: cultural and safety orientation and project induction
– Certificate upon completion of your internship presentation
– Supervision from qualified professional
Support: 24-hour support including emergency contact numbers from local team
Excursion Planning assistance from local staff (activity prices may be extra)
What is not included
- Visa fees
- Daily transport to the project – Walkable depending on homestay location, or cost approximately $0.25 (bus) to $1.60 (taxi) each way.
- Extra Spanish classes are available for £85/$149 for 10 hours. Please contact us for more information about booking
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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