Latin America

 

The WYA Latin America Internship Program is a 3-month volunteer opportunity for young people committed to promote the WYA mission by working with our regional staff on various projects related to either advocacy, education, or culture. Interns will report to the WYA Latin America office in Mexico City, Mexico.
 

The program focuses on three aspects: project management, training, and network building. As an intern, you can:
 

(1) Be part of an international youth organization that works for the promotion of human dignity
(2) Gain knowledge about international, regional or national policy-making that impact development
(3) Help implement WYA projects that uphold the value of each person
(4) Participate in Track A training discussions with young people from different parts of Latin America
(5) Challenge yourself and see yourself grow in your field of expertise


Summer Batch
Internship Period: July & August
Apply here

Batch 3

Internship Period: September 8, 2014 to December 12, 2014
Application Deadline: August 1, 2014 

Interns will be assigned to execute or manage projects with the guidance of WYA Latin America staff. The types of projects interns work may vary according existing interests and skills. Projects will fall under one of WYA’s three main program areas of Education, Advocacy, and Culture.

Education: WYA education programs are designed to equip interns with the tools to promote and defend the dignity of the person. A variety of educational program opportunities are offered to interns to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of human dignity through: Track A training, Film and Book list, among others.

Advocacy: WYA represents youth at the United Nations, Organization of American States, European Union, and other national government institutions by offering language proposals, sharing grassroots experiences or working with delegates to propose person-centered policies. At the regional offices, interns will get the chance to learn about the work done and how it impacts local policy and culture. 

Culture: WYA provides interns with the opportunity to experience the dignity of the human person in concrete ways. Participation in the arts and culture nurtures all dimensions of the human person – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – and in this way promotes the integral development of the individual, contributing to the authentic development of society.

Administrative Work: Interns may also be assigned administrative work at the Latin America office. They may be asked to handle database management, business correspondence, document filing, social media, among others.

Before applying, it will be helpful to browse through the website to know more about WYA and to see if our programs are the right fit for you.

Application Requirements:
1. Completed application form
2. Cover letter
3. CV
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Signed copy of WYA Charter (for new members)

Internship acceptance results will be released within one month after the internship application deadline for each batch. Incomplete application forms will not be processed. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to have an interview. Please send your application requirements to latinamerica@wya.net

 

Q: Is this opportunity for me?
If you believe that every person has dignity and you are committed to promoting this message to other people then this is for you.

Q: What kind of interns are we looking for?
Our internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity. We seek committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills. Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others.

Q: Do I have to be a WYA member in order to eligible for the internship?
Yes, you have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter here

Q: Who can apply and how many interns do you accept for each batch?
The Latin America Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the Latin America region between the ages of 16 to 30 years old. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks. We usually accept about 6 interns.

Q: Are interns required to finish the Track A Training?
Yes, interns are required to undergo the Track A Training and are expected to finish it before the end of their internship. Interns need to be knowledgeable about WYA's history and mission as they represent the organization in various activities both regional and international.

Q: Do volunteers get compensated?
This is an unpaid internship. Interns are expected to take care of their living expenses while in Mexico City.  Limited scholarships for a monthly stipend may be applied for but approval is dependent on available resources and applicant need.

Q: Can I choose my own shift and schedule?
Interns need to choose from the three internship batches that are offered each year (Batch 1, 2, 3). Accepted interns may either opt for a part-time internship (report at least 12 hours a week) or a full-time internship. 

Q: Who do I ask for my letter of references?
Recommendation letters help us assess your character when it comes to working professionally. Your letters should come from people who can attest to your skills and work experience. It can come from your professor, co-worker, team leader, coach, and organization head. It should not come from any of your family members.

Application Form