Internship & Management Roles

Leadership Experience via Management and Internship Opportunities

IN-COUNTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

If you’re able to stay for at least 6 months and would like to gain leadership experience, let's talk about HCA's coordinator and intern positions. For those who can stay for 12 months, consider applying as a Program Manager or Development Manager. These positions fill up fast so plan in advance if you’re interested.

MANAGERS

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In-Country Program Manager

Housing and stipend is provided! - Each year Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 12-month Program Manager to help coordinate the operations of the in-country projects.

  • Program Manager Description

    The Program Manager is actively involved in planning, implementing, and sustaining our programs. Each year Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 12-month Program Manager to help coordinate the operations of the in-country educational enrichment and healthy living projects.
    The Program Manager welcomes, orients, schedules, trains, supervises, and is an on-site resource for the international volunteers who staff our programs. The Program Manager is essential to maintaining Honduras Child Alliance’s reputation and credibility within the local community.
    In partnership with the full Leadership Team (Honduran and international staff), the Program Manager organizes and facilitates weekly planning meetings of all participants. Coordinating with the HCA directors, the Program Manager helps facilitate supplemental programming such as dental teams, workgroups, and activities to support local partners. In addition to working in the HCA classrooms, the Program Manager also has opportunities to develop special projects based on their skills and the needs of the community.
    The Program Manager receives a private room & bath in the Beach House and a stipend of 1200 HNL each week (about $50 USD). There is also assistance toward two visa runs at $200 USD each. The Program Manager also receives a fabulous letter of recommendation and our ongoing gratitude!

  • Program Manager Requirements

    The ideal candidate is able to spend a full year in Honduras, has at least an intermediate ability in Spanish and some level of teaching, social work, international development, public health and/or supervisory experience. Most important is a passion to reach and inspire the children in our community.
    ● Age 22+● Intermediate ability to speak Spanish● Previous international travel experience● Previous leadership / manager experience

  • To Apply as Program Manager

    Please send your letter of interest and resume to gro.ecnailladlihcsarudnoh%40eve

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In-Country Development Manager

Housing and stipend is provided! - Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 12-month Development Manager to be actively involved in social media, crowd-funding, volunteer recruiting, grant-writing, and growing funding relationships and other supports to sustain the HCA programs.

  • Development Manager Description

    In coordination with the Honduras Child Alliance directors, the in-country Development Manager is actively involved in building relationships that grow funding and other supports to sustain the HCA programs. The primary responsibility of the Development Manager is to raise money and so this role will provide hands-on experience using a CRM / database to cultivate donors, creating engaging funding appeals, compiling concise and well-researched grants, soliciting in-kind donations, along with ongoing outreach.
    The Development Manager is an essential member of the in-country Leadership Team and coordinates the planning and implementation of short-term fundraising campaigns and crowdfunding that engages the in-country volunteers.
    In addition to working in the HCA classrooms, the Development Manager has opportunities to collaborate on creating special projects based on their skills and the needs of the community. The Development Manager also helps host supplemental programming such as visiting dental teams and workgroups and supports the growth of these important relationships.
    The Development Manager is an on-site resource and role model for the international volunteers who staff our programs. The Development Manager is essential to maintaining Honduras Child Alliance’s reputation and credibility within the local community.
    The Development Manager receives housing and wifi, and a stipend of 750 HNL each week (about $35 USD). With a 12-month commitment, there is also assistance toward two visa runs at $200 USD each. The Development Manager also receives a fabulous letter of recommendation and our ongoing gratitude!

  • Development Manager Requirements

    ● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.● Intermediate ability to speak Spanish. (Note that you will not need to write in Spanish.) ● Some experience managing fundraising and social media. ● Interest in building grant-writing abilities.● Comfort working in a supervisory role.● Creative problem solver.● Honest and open-minded. ● Ready to work hard and laugh often!

  • To Apply as Development Manager

    Please send your letter of interest and resume to gro.ecnailladlihcsarudnoh%40eve

INTERNSHIPS

Interns receive a 50% reduction in housing costs.

To apply for an internship role, complete a volunteer application, and note your interest in the comments section.

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Healthy Snacks Ambassador - Nutrition Coordinator

Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 6-12 month nutrition intern to help coordinate all aspects of our Healthy Snack program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as this is an ongoing position at HCA. A 6-month (preferably longer) commitment is requested.

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    Food insecurity is a big problem in our community and the goal of the Healthy Snacks program is to provide a protein-filled snack to each child who attends our free classes. 
    A professional nutritionist provides appropriate recipes. that are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. A secondary goal reflected by the recipes is to model locally available healthy options and incorporate as many local ingredients as possible into our snacks.
    The nutrition intern:● Purchases ingredients at local markets on a weekly basis.● Organizes the snack prep schedule.● Trains volunteers, facilitadores, and community members in the preparation of recipes.● Conducts likability surveys with the kids when new recipes are introduced.● Collects nutrition-related data in a spreadsheet.● Leads a nutrition-related lesson and activity once weekly for the PEP+ classes.
    An intermediate level of Spanish is preferred but not required.
    The nutrition intern receives discounted housing and should plan on staying from 6-12 months. 

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Social Media Specialist

The social media specialist helps promote HCA internationally via social media, newsletters, volunteer postings, soliciting reviews, and assisting with fundraising.

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    Via our online presence, HCA reaches out to attract an ongoing supply of incoming volunteers, financial donors, and like-minded organizations to partner with. The social media specialist maintains an active and ongoing stream of updates and promotional materials to facilitate these connections.
    The social media specialist:
    ● Coordinates social media, newsletters, and other online outreach. ● Schedules volunteers to help!● Welcomes and trains new volunteers to appropriately post on social media. ● As a member of the Leadership Team, actively participates in weekly meetings of all staff.● Regularly collaborates with Development Manager on fundraising appeals.
    This role requires:● Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written● Some experience managing social media. ● Comfort working in a supervisory role.
    At least an advanced beginner level of Spanish is preferred but not required.
    The social media specialist receives discounted housing and should plan on staying from 6-12 months. 

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Tech Wizard

Understanding how to use a computer is an essential skill. It helps our students access educational and employment opportunities that they otherwise would not be qualified for. Honduras Child Alliance seeks a 'tech wizard' who can help keep our 15 laptops up to date, virus-free, and loaded with the games and activities that correspond to the curriculum.

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    Teaching computer science classes to teens is also a possibility within this role.

    The "tech wizard" receives discounted housing and should plan on staying from 6-12 months. 

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Work-Exchange (4 hours per week)

For volunteers staying at least 3 months, it is sometimes possible to take on additional tasks as a work-exchange that will lower your housing costs by 50%. Tasks are designed to help you build new skills but will generally be things like collating our Facebook and google-photos albums, updating volunteer postings, making flyers, and hands-on helping to keep things organized at the volunteer houses or running errands. To apply, complete a regular volunteer application and note in the comments that you wish to talk about a potential work-exchange.