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.