Equitable Origin (EO) is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the U.S. that supports companies, communities, and Indigenous Peoples in ensuring responsible natural resource development. Since its founding in Ecuador in 2009, EO has worked with Indigenous Peoples, the private sector, other non-governmental organizations, and governments to develop best practices and promote a rights-based approach to sustainable development throughout the Americas.
We seek to strengthen Indigenous Peoples’ rights to self-determine the course of their own development. In collaboration with Indigenous organizations and other partners, we created the world’s first multistakeholder, independent, voluntary standards system for the energy sector, recognizing Indigenous Peoples as key rights-holders. We designed a tool for monitoring Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes in projects that affect Indigenous Peoples’ land, rights, and resources. And we developed the Center for Strengthening Indigenous Rights (CEFO Indígena), an online platform to share information with and among Indigenous Peoples.
Equitable Origin is active throughout North and South America, with staff in Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
About the Role
Job Title: Latin America Intern
Hours: Part-time, 20-30 hours per week
Location: Ecuador (remote), with occasional fieldwork
Reports to: Program Manager - Latin America
The Latin America Intern will have the opportunity to support engaging our donors, decision-makers, and local communities through the creation and implementation of impactful programming. In this role, you will:
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Support the creation and distribution of weekly field reports and monthly operational reports
- Assist with ongoing material development, editing, and updating of project documents
- Support relationship-building with local communities, donors, and other stakeholders
- Assist with document development for communications, review, copy-editing, and formatting
- Provide general administrative support by taking meeting minutes, follow-up on tasks, and other administrative duties as assigned
- Support fundraising strategies and grant writing.
- Additional duties as assigned
- Strong interests in human rights, indigenous and local communities, community development, and climate change.
- Proficiency in English written/spoken
- Proficiency in Spanish written/spoken
- Ability to operate well in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
- Ability to work collaboratively with others in a remote work environment
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner across cultures
- Ability to independently plan, organize, and follow through on all projects
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be flexible
- Advanced knowledge of Google Suite and virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, Google Meets).
- Generous monthly stipend
- Participate in the organization's monthly staff calls, and team meetings
- Letters of recommendation for interns who successfully complete the internship
- Diverse, exciting, and impactful work, including some field work in Indigenous Territories.
- Being part of a dynamic and experienced international team passionate about responsible business, human rights, and social change.
- Flexible working hours and the possibility to work remotely.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated university student to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality who is passionate about our mission.
Please complete this application. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2024.
We believe the diversity of our team is our strength. We encourage and will consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to age, disability status, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.