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Internship Opportunities

WindAid Institute is offering internships in 2017! Internships are competitive positions available for all to apply. Specific internship opportunities are outlined below, please browse through the available positions, and click on the position title to apply.

Fundraising and Communications Officer!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru, who will direct and organize all fundraising and marketing activities.
Core activities will be creating, updating and/or delivering the fundraising strategy, key documents such as the annual report, and marketing material; researching and applying for grants, awards and contracts; and leading others in fundraising, communications (including social media), and marketing activities.
Principal goals will be to ensure funding is from a diverse range of sources and meets the requirements of the organisation to deliver its projects; and our communications reach a wide range of current and potential supporters, so they know who WindAid Institute is and want to support us.

Requirements

• Demonstrated experience in strategy, communications and project management
• High standard of written English (two short writing examples must be submitted upon application)
• Volunteer experience
• Self-Driven and enthusiastic

Dates

The position is available immediately with a minimum three month commitment, six preferred.

Preferred Skills

• Spanish
• Experience with publishing tools
• Proficiency in Google Drive, including: docs & sheets

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.

Social Media and Communications Assistant!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru who will lead our social media outreach as part of our Communications team. Core activity will be creating and delivering frequent content on multiple social media platforms to publicly showcase our activities, tell our supporters what we are doing, and reach out to new supporters. The Social Media and Communications Assistant will work closely with the Fundraising and Communications department (including marketing) and videographer colleagues. Other activities will including helping design and deliver key marketing materials such as flyers and emails. Principal goals will be to: grow the WindAid Institute image, and increase our supporter network.

Requirements

• Demonstrated projects in communications and social media - at least one completed cross-platform social media project (promotion for a club, fundraising event, informing a member base about major changes, etc…)
• Proficiency on: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn
• A good eye for design and visual presentation
• Volunteer experience
• Self-Driven and enthusiastic
• High standard of written English

Dates

The position is available immediately with a minimum three month commitment, six preferred.

Preferred Skills

• Spanish
• Comfort with publishing tools and Photoshop
• Proficiency in other social media platforms (including instagram) and Google Drive programs
• Proficiency in: Google Analytics, & WordPress

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.

Visual Media Officer - Film and Photo!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru who can help to create, manage, and optimize WindAid Institute’s social image. We would like to better showcase the work we do through professional videos for e.g. crowdfunding events, marketing campaigns for potential volunteers. Your job will include building a photo archive and creating and editing video, which you will then work with marketing and communications colleagues to post and promote. Principal goals will be to: ensure we put out consistent high quality visuals to promote WindAid.

Requirements

• Good level of experience of filming and video editing - submit at least two examples of video work upon application
• Experience in photography and photo editing
• Excellent eye for visual design and presentation
• Volunteer experience
• Self-Driven and enthusiastic

Dates

The position is available from August 2016 with a minimum three month commitment, six preferred.

Preferred Skills

• Spanish

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.

Education Officer!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru who can develop our training.
We provide education:

  • to schools in the area around our installations
  • to communities receiving the turbines
  • to volunteers that come from all over the world as part of their academic qualifications
  • to Peruvian technicians in community test centres (future requirement)

We need assistance with developing all of these educational elements.
In particular, we are looking to have our volunteer package recognised as an accredited course by international academic institutions. You will explore the accreditation requirements in the US and UK initially, then internationally. Working closely with the Board Education Officer, workshop and field engineers, you will create a course program that meets those requirements to attract volunteers and ensure their hard work counts as a credit in their college course.
Principal goals will be that WindAid’s volunteer program is an accredited course and is a well rounded educational experience, and community test centre technician training is thorough, practical and consistent.

Requirements

• Experience in designing education courses and programs
• Understanding of how college and university courses operate including the credits systems
• Volunteer experience
• Self-Driven and enthusiastic

Dates

The position is available from January 2017 with a twelve month commitment..

Preferred Skills

• Spanish
• Experience in educational establishments in the US and worldwide

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.

Community Impacts Officer!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru who can help us understand the impacts on communities of receiving small scale wind power. The Community Impacts Officer will expand upon the anecdotal evidence of the impact our work has by undertaking full impact assessments on the communities in which we work. Your job will be to gather evidence of benefits to demonstrate our impact and to improve how we work with communities where necessary. This includes spending time in the communities before, during and after the installations, talk to them about their experiences, and document feedback using best practice. Principle goals will be to produce high quality, impartial impact assessments, and make recommendations for improvements to future work

Requirements

• An understanding of the principles of data gathering and data analysis
• Experience preparing reports
• Volunteer Experience
• Self-Driven, enthusiasm and curiosity
• Intermediate level of Spanish

Dates

The position is available from March 2017 with a three month commitment.

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.

Research & Design Engineer!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru and integrate into the R&D team. You will be focused on tackling research project(s) to improve the dependability and performance of the wind turbine.

Requirements

• Electrical, mechanical, or other related engineering experience
• Demonstrated research projects (two white papers must be submitted with application)
• Volunteer Experience
• Self-Driven & Energetic
• Proven communication capabilities, including good writing and timeliness

Dates

Position Filled!!

Preferred Skills

• Spanish
• Renewable energy knowledge
• Knowledge of wind turbines
• Proficiency in Google Drive, including: docs & sheets

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.

Shop Engineer & Volunteer Coordinator!

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to come to Peru and integrate into the WindAid team as a volunteer coordinator. Your job will include being available to coordinate volunteers while in Peru, most especially during the building of wind turbines in the shop. You will be principally teaching how to build the wind turbines, and the safe use of equipment.

Requirements

• Electrical, mechanical, or other related engineering experience
• WindAid Institute volunteer experience
• Hands-on teaching experience
• Self-Driven & Energetic

Dates

The position is available starting April 2017 minimum of six months.

Preferred Skills

• Spanish
• Renewable energy knowledge
• Knowledge of wind turbines
• Proficiency in Google Drive, including: docs & sheets

Benefits

• Integration into projects while in Peru, including visiting communities and participating at installations.
• Housing while in Peru.
• Three meals a day, all work days.