Spend Your Summer With Awamaki

Spend Your Summer With Awamaki

By Caitlin Lally, Marketing and Communications intern

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Interns are committed to Awamaki’s mission, enjoy taking initiative, have skills to contribute and are ready to learn and adapt to whatever situation may arise. Summer interns work in one of the following areas: Design, Sales, Marketing and Communications, Sustainable Tourism, or Monitoring and Evaluation.

In order to contribute to a strong sense of community and teamwork, summer interns arrive in Ollantaytambo May 27 and stay until Aug. 8, but are encouraged to stay longer if possible.

Who We Are

Awamaki is a nonprofit social enterprise working with nine women’s cooperatives of 180 indigenous women artisans in the Sacred Valley of Peru with the end goal of starting and running their own businesses. Awamaki provides skills-based education and training as well as international market connections in Sustainable Tourism and Artisan Product Sales, which empowers women to earn an income and lead their families and communities forward.

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup
  • Welcome/Farewell parties
  • Awamaki and Ollantaytambo orientation
  • 10 hours of cultural Spanish classes
  • 10 weeks room and board Program donation
  • Weaving immersion in an Awamaki cooperative
  • Optional volunteer retreat (+$100)
  • 24-hour in-country staff support
  • Administration fee
  • Program donation
Please note this does not include the cost of flights, medical insurance, return transport to the airport, or personal travel. Interns pay a total program donation of $2300 for their 10-week program ($100 additional cost per week for room and board).

To Apply

Submit our online application and send a copy of your resume to volunteer@awamaki.org with examples of past work (if applicable). Apply early for priority consideration; applications after Feb. 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Initial interview invitations will be sent by mid-February.

Still have questions, or interested in extending your stay? Find out more and the benefits of volunteering long-term at awamaki.org/volunteer or email volunteer@awamaki.org. Looking to earn college credit or in-depth preparation for this summer at Awamaki? Find out how at omprakash.org.

About Awamaki

Awamaki is a nonprofit fair trade social enterprise dedicated to connecting Andean artisan weavers with global markets. We collaborate with women artisans to support their efforts towards educational and financial independence by co-creating beautifully handcrafted knit and woven accessories using hertiage techniques.