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Advocacy and Communications

Without their effective advocacy and communications area, Paz y Esperanza would be a largely unknown and isolated faith-based human rights organization in Latin America. 

At the regional offices of Paz y Esperanza, the advocacy and communications work areas are often bustling with activity and overflowing with newspaper clippings, video clips, and photos.  For the advocacy and communications area, Andemos is looking for innovative and passionate individuals who desire to put their creativity and gifts toward the cause of justice for the most vulnerable.  Could that be you?  If communication, in all its forms, is your passion, join together with one of Paz y Esperanza’s regional teams of advocacy and communications professionals as you use your gifts to empower victims of injustice by helping them to find and use their voice.    

Volunteer Profile

  • Studies in communications, sociology, or related fields
  • Knowledge of and experience in journalism
  • Knowledge of and experience in photography, videography, and digital reports
  • Creative and proactive
  • Ability to relate and communicate well with others.
  • Interested in advocacy campaigns on themes of justice
  • Willingness to travel
  • Interested in teaching people how to use communication for the promotion of human rights
  • Ability to show discretion in information that is shared
  • Intermediate-Advanced Spanish required.

General Activities

  • Creating and editing press releases
  • Staying up to date on media released on the radio, TV, and newspapers related to the work of Paz y Esperanza
  • Supporting workshops, trainings, forums, and institutional events through taking photos, preparing materials, attending, etc.
  • Helping to plan and implement advocacy, awareness, and prevention campaigns
  • Making videos and presentations to share about the work of Paz y Esperanza in conferences, social networks, the internet, etc.
  • Conducting interviews with those whom Paz y Esperanza serves to be used in annual reports, life story projects, campaigns, etc.

* The actual job description and actions to be undertaken vary from site to site.  For more information on a specific project, contact us!

Ryan’s Story 

“I was an intern with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission team of the Paz y Esperanza office in Moyobamba in 2004. As a college student, I had become interested in human rights and the search for collective reconciliation in post-conflict contexts of Latin America. I learned from my Paz y Esperanza colleagues how to conduct strategic planning, develop an advocacy campaign, create public awareness and generally support human rights for victims of the civil conflict of 1980-2000. Professionally, my internship prepared me for advocacy and cross-cultural work in the US. On a personal level, I was inspired by my coworkers who had dedicated their lives to serving others and living faithfully as Christians in contexts of injustice and disparity.”

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Available Internship Sites:  [Apurimac, Peru] [Casa de Buen Trato Hovde, Peru] [Guayaquil, Ecuador] [Huánuco, Peru] [National Office (Lima), Peru] [San Martin, Peru]
Start Date: January, May-August
Commitment Length: 3-12 months
Cost:  $750-950*/monthly (depending on the placement)
*Cost does not include flights, visas and injections.  What do you get for your money?

Application Deadline:  3 months before anticipated arrival date