Throughout our history, we have worked in solidarity withthe Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and the broader Salvadoransocial justice movement to counter oppressive, US-backed policies of theSalvadoran right.
As a national organization, we have eight chapters aroundthe country, all of which host interns. You are also welcome to apply to work in our national office inWashington, DC. For those who have more experience with Central America solidarity work, we also offer a position in our officein San Salvador. Please check out the three different positiondescriptions posted below for specific information about eachopportunity.
The actual work that interns do depends on where they arelocated, as well as their developmental goals. There are many possibilities:written translation, solidarity projects, fundraising, writing or layout forour quarterly newsletter for example. In every office, interns gain practicalorganizing skills, a solid understanding of socio-economic and political issues in El Salvador,both current and an historical understanding of global economic trends, as wellas strategies to change the political/economic situation here in the US, aconnection to the Latin American solidarity movement within the US, workexperience and college credits!
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
First, spend some time perusing our website to understand more about what wedo. Then pick the option below that seems most appropriate for you.
Qualifications for each position depend on the specific office where you would like to work. Check out the position descriptions below for more information.
CISPES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER:
People of color, women, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenderand gender non-conforming people, and persons with disabilities are encouragedto apply.
WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
Main responsibility: Written English to Spanish translation – translate weekly or monthly updates on the critical situation in El Salvador so that we can circulate them more widely, particularly to Salvadorans living in the U.S.
The rest depends on what you are interested in. There are many possibilities: union solidarity project, fundraising, writing or layout for our quarterly newsletter, media work, webmaster, etc.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
The only requirement is strong written translation from English to Spanish.
Other skills are a plus but not required: Spanish to English written translation skills; comfortable in spoken Spanish; web design knowledge; familiarity with Quark Express, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Photoshop; strong writing skills; experience in fundraising and outreach to media and/or to unions a plus.
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample English-Spanish written translation. (If you don’t have a sample, you can go to our website www.cispes.org and translate one of our updates from English to Spanish.)
Contact: Lisa Fuller (program director)
firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 204,
check out the website: www.cispes.org
Hours are flexible – you make your schedule. Preferably between 5-15 hours a week.
Minimum 4 month commitment, preferably longer term.
No stipend available, but you can get school credit and excellent organizing and non-profit experience, which will help you get a step forward in the long run.
People of color, women, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.