Intern or Volunteer

Volunteers and interns have been an integral part of our Organization. Their support has allowed us to move towards achieving our vision.

Through our Volunteers and Internship Program, we offer different learning alternatives in activities related to project management, communications, research and evaluation, translation, photography, and design.

If you do not find a volunteer/internship opportunity that fits your skills and interests, do not hesitate to submit your application indicating your area of interest and availability.

Application process:

1. Select the volunteer/internship offer you want to apply for (link) *

2. Fill out the Application Form, attach your CV and an Application Essay in which you explain how volunteering can contribute to your work or personal goals. You will find the indications to carry out the essay in the Application Form (link)

3. Once you submit your application, our team will contact you to start the selection process. This consists of email exchange to resolve doubts and concerns and two (2) telephone interviews.

Be part of our FEN Volunteer / Intern Program and join the network of young people who use their time and talent to ensure a quality basic education for the children and young people of the world!

FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions (link)

These are some of the testimonies from volunteers who were part of FEN:

After volunteering with FEN, I feel prepared to work with other education organizations and share my experience with others. Everyone here plays an important role in FEN´s work and you can always learn from their experience

Alicia FraustoUnited States

Working for an NGO with such a widespread impact in terms of education, with measurable positive output, is very inspiring and truly impressive. I helped in the areas of fundraising and public relations and was always supported by the amazing Escuela Nueva staff. Everybody was welcoming and warm. Happy times!

Sara BauchmüllerGermany

It was a privilege to work for an organization that is doing so much good in the world. The second reason was the staff. It was a pleasure working with a team of such kind and caring individuals who did so much to welcome me into the FEN team and to Bogotá!

Ben TillotsonUnited States

Volunteer / Internship Offers

The Fundación Escuela Nueva -FEN- has the following profiles open within its Volunteering and Internship Program, at its offices in Bogotá (Colombia):

Project Support

This volunteer/intern will support project-related activities, either in planning and/or execution phases.

Candidates should have good research skills and experience writing documents and templates. He or she will develop different activities to help systematize all Project management related processes.

Research Assistant

Volunteers and interns will help systematize and transcribe information, support data collection, review data protocols, seek information on available grants, etc. Volunteers and interns are required to be able to work with Excel and to have basic knowledge in statistics and statistical programs such as SPSS.

Besides, they can conduct literature reviews on relevant topics, such as rural education, citizenship education, leadership, evaluation frameworks, etc. During the interview with the Evaluation Coordinator, other research tasks can be discussed and agreed upon.

Social Media and Communications Assistant

The volunteer/intern will support FEN´s communication efforts and initiatives through various means: social media, newsletters, media outlets, among others.

As well, this person will also support content generation and the continuous update of relevant databases. This candidate should have excellent communication skills in English and Spanish and experience in social networks and their analytics tools.

Translations

The translation volunteer will translate documents pertaining to different areas, such as articles, and publications as well as reports and any other documents of FEN´s work, in English and Spanish. This person should be bilingual in English and Spanish and ideally should have experience in written translation and interpreting.

This volunteer doesn’t have a predictable schedule (i.e. timetable will depend on FEN projects) and it won’t be carried out in FEN offices.

Photography and Design

The Photography and Design volunteer will take photos of FEN projects and events. This is an opportunity for people who have abilities and knowledge of photography and design. We may also require some graphical designs and visual products. The produced material will be an important tool to help us to improve our presence in social networks and online.

This position doesn’t have a predictable schedule (i.e it depends on specific projects of the Foundation) and is not necessarily developed in the FEN offices.