Our Fair Trade artisan project, Huaywasi, is an exciting and ongoing project developed from our Women’s Empowerment program. Our seven female artisans work alongside Huaywasi staff and interns to develop new products, ensure artisans are paid fair wages, and of course, sell the products online or in person at fairs or markets in the U.S. Profits from Huaywasi filter back through the Women’s Empowerment program, with the future goal of making the women’s program 100% sustainable.
FIRST OFF, Is this placement for you?
• Do you speak at least basic to intermediate Spanish? (*We strongly prefer Fashion Design interns to have at least strong intermediate Spanish)
• Do you have experience in fashion design, business development, digital marketing, social media, or graphic design/photography?
• Are you passionate about fair wages and fair trade?
Did you answer YES to all of these questions? If so, keep reading!
A Huaywasi program placement is considered a primary placement only, meaning the intern focuses on the responsibilities required for their duration of their time with Light and Leadership, however there may be a few hours here and there to spare if the intern is interested in helping with kids or teens.*
*Please note based on availability of all Huaywasi internships, you may have the opportunity to learn more about another part of the program and/or create a hybrid role that best serves the needs of artisans, the business, and your interests at that time.
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