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 for our 2020 accompanier cohort. Please check back soon!
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.