Intern Job Description



REPORTS TO: Emma Le Du, Executive Director

TIME FRAME: Sept 2018 to March 2019

OFFICE HOURS: 8h a week – 4h on site at a fixed agreed upon time.


TINFA empowers teachers to bring 21st century skills to children in underserved areas of developing countries.

TINFA’s values are :

·      The inherent worth and dignity of every human being

·      Do not harm, which starts with coming as a guest. All intervention should strengthen the existing web of the community. From our point of view, it is better to do nothing than to disempower the constructive communities that will last long after our intervention.

·      Technology is a tool, to serve the people who use it. It is not an end by itself.

·      We don’t know (all) the answers, but we are willing to learn and experiment .


TINFA is an independent, small nonprofit organization, run by its governing board, executive director and team of volunteers, including student interns. TINFA’s headquarter is in Seattle, with school partners currently in Guatemala.



Intern duties may include research on topics relevant to grant proposals, local programs, presentations, articles and other communications; grant writing and research; event planning; website and social media development and upkeep; and other day-to-day functions of a small non-profit. Interns may receive academic credit for their internship based on approval from their university.

The ideal intern will have clear internship goals and be comfortable with a high degree of independence. Interns should have an interest in education, technology, international development work, or non-profit management. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish is not required, though helpful.




Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to coordinate multiple projects and discern priorities among competing interests; flexibility and adaptability to changing needs; proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member.

Video editing experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a variety of people: teachers, students, donors, board members, and create respectful and valued added relationships.

Basic knowledge of Spanish

Basic Research experience

Demonstrated commitment to TINFA’s mission



Bachelor’s degree

Fluency in Spanish

Grant research, writing and reporting experience

2 years experience writing blogs



1. Please fill out an internship application. You will be notified if there are internship openings.

2. If an internship placement is available, applicants will be asked to send a resumé and statement of interest to

3. Applicants will be invited for a phone or in-person interview.

4. At the end of the internship, interns will meet with the Executive Director and/or Board member to evaluate their experience and complete an Intern Evaluation Form.

For more information, email us at (please put “Student Internship” in the subject line).