We believe international solidarity requires the participation of communities who are similarly impacted by the same global systems that violate human rights and threaten those working for true self-determination and justice in Guatemala, as well as their allies. Applications from people of color, Indigenous/Indigenous descent, poor/working class, women, LGBTQI people, and candidates with strong anti-racism/ally experience will be prioritized; all are encouraged to apply.
We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back in July !
If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form (found to the right), send a 1-2 page resume highlighting relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask two contacts to fill out the reference form (found to the right) prior to the deadline.
- The ability to document and analyze events and conditions in order to produce quality written reports and educational materials.
- Cultural sensitivity; excellent judgment skills; ability to work flexibly in dynamic, changing situations; resourcefulness in self-care and relational dynamics.
- A high level of verbal and written Spanish or the ability to develop it with six weeks of intensive study.
- A familiarity with the history of Central America/U.S. relations, the current situation in Guatemala, and a basic understanding of human rights/accompaniment.
- Previous experience in Latin America (especially rural areas) strongly preferred.
- Awareness of security issues, willingness to work in a situation which might involve risk, interest in individual and team analysis.
- Familiarity with or willingness to learn strategies for grassroots fundraising and education in the US.
- A minimum six month commitment.
- A U.S. passport and a strong connection to a U.S. community.
- Lodging provided at our main office in Guatemala City.
- A small monthly stipend to cover health insurance and most in-country travel expense (individual fundraising also required).
- Immersion in the Guatemalan social, cultural, political, and linguistic context.
- One week training on accompaniment and organizing in Berkeley, CA.
- Ongoing check-ins, trainings, and support from Guatemala City staff on well-being, political analysis, organizing, and professional development.
- Access to a grassroots networks of nearly four decades of NISGUA organizers and activists.
- Opportunity to work and live in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural office and living space with fellow volunteers from all over the world.
If you have additional program questions, please email gap[at]nisgua.org.