Closing Date : 2019-06-01
Duty Station : San Salvador, El Salvador
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Organization: Cristosal
Country: El Salvador
Closing date: 01 Jun 2019

POSITION40 hours/week for one year

LOCATIONSan Salvador, El Salvador

COMPENSATION$600/month, international health insurance

START DATEAugust 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINEApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATIONCristosal is a human rights organization working to advance human rights in Central America through rights-based research, learning, and programming. We come alongside victims of violence to provide protection when they need it most, repair the lingering effects of human rights violations, and build human rights environments to create conditions where peace is possible.

Cristosal is helping to make history on a number of fronts, from modeling victim protection programs to leading the prosecution of one of the largest unprosecuted war crimes in the world (the 1981 El Mozote massacre). The human rights issues we work on both historic and current have direct ties to immigration issues in North America.

Learn more about who we are and what we do at


A recent graduate in journalism or communication, with a special interest in Central America and/or human rights. The ideal candidate is bilingual in English and Spanish. This internship it's exclusive for native english speakers.


The communication intern will join the Cristosal communication team in San Salvador to prepare written, visual, and multimedia content to advance Cristosal s organizational objectives in North America. The intern can expect to spend approximately one day a week at events, communities, or the sites of Cristosal projects in El Salvador, as well as occasional trips to Honduras and/or Guatemala. The intern is supervised by the Communication Coordinator and works closely with the Communication Assistant and the North American Education Intern in San Salvador. The intern also collaborates with the Board of Directors and the Resource Development Coordinator in North America.

The communication intern can expect to gain hands-on experience and skills related to non-profit communication and content creation in a multicultural environment, especially as they relate to human rights issues in Central America.


Coordinate with staff in Cristosal s four program areas to plan, research, and create written, visual, and multimedia stories for a North American audience. Content will focus on issues and themes related to:

o Forced internal displacement

o Transitional justice

o Human rights

Write and distribute press releases and news articles relevant to Cristosal s work and human rights issues in Central America.

Translate relevant content and news from Spanish.

Cultivate relationships with North American journalists, news outlets, and influential content-creators (on Instagram, YouTube, podcasts, etc.); position themes relevant to Cristosal s work in these outlets and platforms

Maintain the English-language website using Squarespace.

Create and send the monthly newsletter using MailChimp.

Manage English-language content on social media platforms, including:

o Facebook (Cristosal)

o Twitter (@Cristosal)

o Instagram (@fundacionCristosal)


Bachelor s degree or equivalent in journalism or communication

Deep commitment to human rights and Cristosal s mission

Strong written and verbal communication skills

o Excellent written English

o Conversational Spanish

Drive to work independently to accomplish goals

Desire to collaborate with different kinds of people

Ability to work efficiently in a frequently-changing environment

Commitment to organizational security standards, especially in regard to vulnerable groups

Organization skills

Willingness to live, work, and grow in an intercultural environment

Competency in Microsoft Office, the Google Suite, and Adobe products


Experience in media relations

Photography skills

Video skills

Spanish fluency

Experience translating English to Spanish

How to apply:

Cover letter


English writing sample

Spanish-to-English translation sample (optional)

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