The HSP internship areas of opportunities are social justice, advocacy, business acumen, health, economic and ecological sustainability. Responsibilities include administrative and clerical tasks, marketing and social media, fundraising and donor relations, human resources, record keeping, and accounting.
Applicants must be students who are enrolled at least half time in undergraduate or graduate programs of an accredited educational institution. Generally, students must be interested in or pursuing a career related to the mission of the Highland Support Project or other administrative and support offices. Areas of interest include Spanish language studies, Latin America or Caribbean studies or development, social-economic issues, financial management, legal research, or agricultural and urban development issues. Applicants must be available to work at least 10 hours per week in increments of at least 2 hours, for a total minimum of 120 hours per semester. A written agreement will be developed jointly between the school and HSP describing the responsibilities of each organization and identifying the conditions under which students may receive academic credit for unpaid career-related experience. This internship will likely last 3 months; start date and weekly hours to be set by the university’s academic requirement and candidate’s schedule. Candidate will be expected to work onsite at HSP’s central office in Richmond, Virginia or in the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala depending on ability and desire to travel. Short term internships that include travel to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Eastern Arizona are possible during the month of June.