We look for flexible web-savvy interns, to be based in our Quito, Ecuador office. In our small team, our interns find that they gain very valuable work experience, an opportunity for their ideas to be heard and their input to make a difference. A willingness to jump in, help out and learn new things makes for the most rewarding internship experience.
The position involves a number of tasks, including the following:
Some writing of guidebook and web content
Content and Copy Editing for both printed and web content
Research and fact-checking
Website maintenance using our content management system
Creation and formatting of books using Adobe Indesign
We look for the following skills and abilities in candidates:
Proven writing talent
Desktop publishing skills, especially Adobe Indesign
Some travel experience
Intermediate level Spanish
Close attention to detail
A flexible approach
We offer this internship as a 2-month unpaid position, or as a 6-month internship with a small allowance.
To apply, please send your cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the job along with your resume and a short writing sample (no more than 500 words), to: write(at) vivatravelguides.com
"Working at V!VA wasn’t just an amazing international experience, but it was also the best thing I could have ever done for my career. I gained lifetimes of experience in editing, writing, researching and business knowledge. I had more than an internship. I had a lot of the same responsibilities as most of my coworkers. I took part in meetings. I inputted ideas. There aren’t many who can say that they spent six months in South America and helped publish books."
Tammy Portnoy, Editorial Intern, January to July 2008
"My summer at V!VA was the most unforgettable experience I have ever had. At work, I got the unparalleled chance to jump right in, from writing about the sights in Quito, editing the book and learning new online technology. I do not know of another internship where your boss gives you so much responsibility, and guides you throughout the process. Additionally, as part of the V!VA family, we weren't just coworkers – together, we were friends, travelers and adventurers. Every aspect of the internship exceeded my expectations."
Blessing Waung, Editorial Intern, Summer 2007
"Interning at V!VA was not an internship-it was a job. I was given responsibilites and projects like any full-time employee and a trust to complete tasks that allowed me to feel like I was valued. What intern gets to edit a book, work on a website redesign and actually gets listened to in editorial meetings? V!VA was a great workplace learning experiece and I was surrounded with people who were not just colleagues and mentors, but also friends."
Katie Hale, Editorial Intern, July - December 2006
To read an article about former intern Jordan Barnes´ experience with V!VA Travel Guides, click here.