World Youth Alliance (WYA) - Latin America 2022 Internship

Deadline: August 27, 2022

Program Starts: September 27, 2022

Program Ends: December 21, 2022

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Location(s)

  • Mexico
México D.F.

Overview

The World Youth Alliance is a global coalition of young people promoting the dignity of the person and building solidarity among developed and developing nations. Working with World Youth Alliance Latin America as an intern provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in development and advocacy work.

Details

The World Youth Alliance Regional Internship Program is an opportunity for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of World Youth Alliance to contribute practically to its regional and international projects and to study more closely the ideas which have formed the organization. The program focuses on three aspects: project management, training, and network building. As an intern, you can:

  • Gain relevant skills and professional training in developing projects rooted in our advocacy;
  • Gain a network of like-minded and passionate individuals, as well as grow your network of professional contacts from different fields and industries;
  • Gain practical and theoretical knowledge about international, regional, and national policy-making;
  • Practice how to effectively communicate and articulate these ideas to different communities through various mediums;
  • Learn more about human dignity and how this relates to global topics and current issues such as human rights, economic and social development, health, and many others;

...and ultimately, work with a clear and firm sense of purpose.

Internship Types

Project Management Intern

Interns under this category will gain first-hand training and know-how in managing WYALA Programs under our work in Advocacy, Education, and Culture. Program Development Interns will be mentored by WYALA staff in the planning and implementation of the region’s programs such as the Certified Training Program, Human Dignity Curriculum, FEMM, as well as other cultural projects. Each intern batch will also be given the opportunity to pitch and implement their own project for the organization.

If accepted for this category, interns will be asked to choose a focus area (specialization): a) Advocacy & Education, b) Operations, or c) Marketing & Communications.

Marketing, Design and Social Media Intern

Interns under this category will gain first-hand experience in producing effective communication materials through various mediums. Interns will work with the WYALA regional staff and the global Multimedia Manager in handling digital design, video production, photo and video documentation, and other similar work.

Application

There is a standard application process for the WYA Regional Internship Program. Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about the organization and to see if our programs are the right fit for you.

IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed regional application form
  2. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Only if you are a new member: Your signed copy of the WYA charter

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within three weeks of the internship application deadline only if your application is complete. If your application satisfies the criteria for selection, someone from our internship committee will contact you to arrange an interview.

Regional Application Forms

Each region has its own application form. Please select your region below to download your application form.

NOTES:

  • WYA is not responsible for assisting with or issuing visas for accepted applicants. WYA can only send an invitation letter as proof of acceptance into the internship program.
  • Some regional internships provide accommodation. If you require accommodation, please inquire with the regional staff during the interview step of the application.
  • Visa and transportation fees will be at the applicant’s expense.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are the World Youth Alliance

Our mission begins with the fundamental notion that the person possesses inherent and inviolable dignity-- an idea that can be understood and acknowledged by people of all cultural and ideological backgrounds. WYA envisions a world in which human dignity is the foundation for policy and program implementation.

This world understands that progress entails a commitment to person-centered solutions, and sees the human person not as an object to be discarded at will, but a being with infinite potential for excellence.
At the heart of our work, we acknowledge: (1) the inherent dignity of every person, (2) the importance of the family as the basic unit of society, and (3) the need for holistic development.

Now present in six regions around the world, WYA is an international non-government organization composed of young people committed to promoting the dignity of the human person and building solidarity among youth from all nations. We now have over one million members in over 160 countries through affiliated organizations. Membership is free and open to youth aged 10 to 30 who believe in our advocacy and sign the WYA Charter.

Opportunity is About


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:


Description of Ideal Candidate

  • Program Development Interns are expected to possess admirable project management skills and strong communication/public speaking skills, among other skills necessary to get programs up and running. Applicants with relevant experience in event management, and marketing; with high awareness of social issues; and with a heart for the person, are highly valued. If you possess these qualities and have a strong interest in our advocacy, then this internship is for you.
  • Marketing Interns are expected to possess extensive knowledge and relevant experience in effective visual communication, graphic design, and branding. Previous experience in web development and/or video production are highly valued. Apart from the application requirements, design intern applicants are required to submit and present a portfolio of their best works.

Dates

Deadline: August 27, 2022

Program starts:

September 27, 2022

Program ends:

December 21, 2022

Program Starts: September 27, 2022

Program Ends: December 21, 2022


Cost/funding for participants

Our interns and volunteers do not receive monetary compensation from the organization.

What’s in it for you?

  • Introductory Training - Undergo WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP) and learn about human rights philosophy and the dignity of the person.
  • Project Management - Work on projects suited to your interests and strengths under the supervision of WYA staff.
  • Network Building - Attend different events and meet new contacts as you represent WYA in various occasions.
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