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2013 AUCC-SFD Internships with NeVo

About the Internship

Interns will work for a minimum of 90 days with Nexos Voluntarios (NeVo) on either the Community Development Project in Media Luna or the UNFPA Reproductive Health Project in Urubamba, Peru.

Position: AUCC-SFD Intern at Nexos Voluntarios

Dates: May - August 2013

Location: Media Luna, Urubamba, Peru

2013 Summer AUCC-SFD Internship Positions

The precise duties will be determined in discussion with the intern(s) and depend on the organizational needs during that period and the interest and expertise of the interns.

The Summer 2013 Internships will be within the Community Development Project with Media Luna or the UNFPA Reproductive Health Project in Urubamba, Peru.

Community Development Project with Media Luna

The Community Development Project with Media Luna promotes the integral development of the community of Media Luna to better the quality of life of its inhabitants and provide them with opportunities for self-realization. After administering an evaluation of the nine key areas of development defined by the UN (FAO) methodology, NeVo is beginning with stimulating the local economy through the design and implementation of a small experiential tourism circuit in the community. 

Interested students are encouraged to read this background information packet on the Community_Development_Project.

There will be three AUCC-SFD Internships offered with the Community Development Project in Media Luna

Tourism Intern

The tourism intern will help develop the tourism circuit, helping to design the circuit to highlight local cultural and agricultural customs and natural attractions offered by the community. Duties will include setting the prices for tours, carrying out trial tourist visits, and working to form partnerships with hotels and tourist agencies to increase the awareness of the circuit.

Institutional Development Intern, Community Development

The institutional development intern will work to organize the internal structure of the tourism circuit, organizing and training community members to take leading positions in the association. Duties will include organizing workshops on interacting with foreign tourists and businesses, developing the legal formation of the tourism circuit association, and working to form partnerships with hotels and tourist agencies to increase the awareness of the circuit.   

Marketing and Communications Intern

The marketing and communications intern will work on increasing the profile of the fledgling business, creating a web site or blog for the tourism association, and designing promotional materials to present to hotels and tourist agencies to increase the profile of the circuit.

Please note that the community development interns will work as a team, and duties will often be done in partnership with other interns. 

UNFPA Reproductive Health Program for Adolescents

The UNFPA Reproductive Health Program for Adolescents is an educationally-based initiative supported by the United Nations Population Fund that aims to promote preventative reproductive health care and promote awareness about reproductive and sexual health amongst adolescents and teenage students of Urubamba schools. Classes in local high schools aim to increase communication and knowledge regarding sexual health. The course covers topics such as self esteem, values, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, decision making and planning for the future.

Interested students are encouraged to read this background information packet on the UNFPA_Reproductive_Health_Program.

There will be two AUCC-SFD Internships offered in the UNFPA Reproductive Health Program for Adolescents.

Teaching Assistant, Reproductive Health

The teaching assistant will assist a local school teacher in the General Ollanta school teaching reproductive health to high school students. The intern's duties will include systematizing the curriculum for each of the high school grades, developing workshops on topics in reproductive health, and engaging students in talking and learning about sexual health and personal growth through interactive teaching mechanisms such as games and theatre. The teaching assistant intern will also work on adapting the General Ollanta curriculum to fit the more conservative and religious methodology of the La Salle school. 

Institutional Development Intern, Reproductive Health

The institutional development intern for reproductive health will work on researching funding opportunities for the reproductive and sexual health education programs, writing grants and developing proposals to increase the program funding. Other duties will include increasing the participation of local health centers in the program; analyzing the impact evaluation research findings from 2010; designing and implementing ways to measure further program success; and researching and highlighting areas in need of improvement.

Please note that the reproductive health interns will work as a team, and duties may often be done in partnership with other interns.