IIP Placements in Ecuador
World Food Programme
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Active in Ecuador since 1964, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has proven expertise in supporting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations (indigenous people, afro-Ecuadorians, refugees, women and children), managing emergencies, empowering women, protecting the environment and developing national and local systems and capacities in food assistance programmes. IIP candidates with interests in international relations, communication, political science and languages are encouraged to apply. Skills in writing, editing and translating would be an asset. An advanced level of Spanish is required. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
IIP interns will work on one of the following two projects:
- Visibility: The IIP intern will write/edit/translate articles/life stories for the web and other media on the basis of interviews or already collected material and two-page documents describing ongoing projects for resource mobilization purposes. Select photos to go with document. Research for blogs/media that would be interested in publishing such pieces, in Ecuador and abroad, as well as, news/articles/stories published on WFP in Ecuadorian media, including web pages. In addition, the IIP intern will translate/edit documents destined to the public, donors or potential donors and assist in organization/production of visibility events.
- Knowledge Management: The IIP intern will translate/summarize studies or evaluations into two-page documents for information and resource mobilization purposes, as well as, other internal documents. In addition, the IIP intern will assist in production/editing of publications.