Internship Positions

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CX is offering the following internship positions in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

  • 6 weeks (200 hours) minimum
  • High-Intermediate to Advanced level of Spanish (intensive study available through the Casa Xelajú combined Spanish and Internship Program)
  • Knowledge and experience in the field in which you are applying to work.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • A strong interest in working with people from a different cultures and economic classes.

Note: deadline is 6 weeks in advance of your desired starting date!

Please read though the information about our Internship Program before contacting Luciana de Leon at luciana@cx.edu.gt with further questions.


Internship project areas:

Human Rights
Human rights support, field work research, community visits, workshops.  You will be working with Delegaciòn Departamental de Derechos Humanos, Quetzaltenango, a divisiòn of El Procurador de los Derechos Humanos de Guatemala. This an autonomous  government organization helping  to solve   social conflicts in the country where the police, army, local and national groups do not agree. It also protects children who are forced to work  by the parents. This position requires some traveling to the area where the conflicts are taking place. All the transportation will be provided by the PDHG.

Proyecto La Pedrera
Proyecto La Pedrera offers work with children from 3-5pm Mondays through Thursdays helping with homework, teaching and providing internship-positions-quetzaltenango-guatemalarecreational activities.

Agriculture
Assist in the marketing of agricultural products, offer technical support, teach about horticulture, help with organic gardening, and work on development projects such as environmental protection, stoves, tanks and latrines.

Animals
Care for animals, feed, clean cages, gather eggs, help fundraiser, construct buildings, conduct community education, office work, guided tours of the centre and translations.

Art/Culture
Help facilitate art classes in rural communities, design, photography, fundraising, marketing and sales, store management and translation.

Construction
Work available for trained engineers, architects, or do hands-on construction, marketing, or fundraising.

Computer education
New. Teaching basic computer skills to children and adults at la Pedrera. Our Community Project La Pedrera computer lab has 19 computers with internet connection. You will be teaching basic to intermediate computer skills to students from elementary school to high school in the afternoon and morning. You will be making a big impact in the live of our students. They will be able to compete for a better jobs when the finish school. La Pedrera Community is a mile away from our main building.

Homestay with a local family.

Environment
Positions depend on the season; however volunteers can always work with coffee and macadamia crops. Other positions include teaching English in a rural area, working in an eco-hotel or on the eco-tourism programme, maintaining a pure water project or bamboo furniture project, assisting in the office with administration, promoting hikes, or being a volunteer guide for hikes.

Health/Medical
Help in the clinic, lab, pharmacy or reception. Work individually with patients, work on education and physical therapy with individuals of all ages and help with activities.  Volunteers with training in nursing or psychology and advanced Spanish can work directly with patients in a hospital setting.  Community Outreach – Facilitate workshops on sanitation, nutrition and other public health topics in rural areas.

Women
Support Guatemalan women with limited resources to provide additional economic income to their families. Help with workshops, training, consulting, budgeting and accounting. Organize activities with the objective of learning to live an independent life.

Youth/Children
Devise and organise fun, educational and creative activities, help organize excursions.  Help is also needed with fundraising events, publicity and grant applications.

*Please contact our Volunteer & Internship Coordinator to check on the availability of specific positions.