Friends of the ATC announces 2022 internships in Nicaragua

Les Amis de l'ATC est un réseau de solidarité avec les Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC, ou Rural Workers Association), une organisation de lutte qui défend les travailleurs ruraux et les peuples du Nicaragua. Nous nous organisons aux niveaux local et international pour sensibiliser, renforcer la solidarité et faciliter le soutien aux luttes et aux initiatives de l'ATC et du mouvement international La Vía Campesina. Dans un esprit d'internationalisme, nous croyons à la nécessité de soutenir les luttes en cours pour la justice dans nos propres communautés et dans le monde.

The Friends of the ATC, in collaboration with the ATC, is pleased to announce an internship program for 2022 for committed students, organizers and internationalists to learn through the lens of the ATC and its base about peasant movements, life in the countryside, and revolutionary Nicaragua.

We are offering in-person and virtual internships; please read this document in full to understand the requirements and commitments of this internship. Thank you for your interest!

Intéressé à postuler pour ce stage? S'il vous plaît envoyer un courriel info.friendsatc@gmail.com pour une demande de stage aujourd'hui. Nous recevrons et examinerons les candidatures au fur et à mesure.

Internship Description

Friends of ATC internships in 2022 will be offered both virtually and in-person in Nicaragua.

Conditions minimales de stage :

  • Previous participation in Friends of ATC activity (delegation, brigade, Ben Linder Solidarity School, etc.) or previous contact with the organization; exceptions made only for special cases.
  • Engagement pour la solidarité internationale et la justice sociale
  • Engagement à travailler dans un collectif / bon esprit d'équipe 
  • Respect for the ATC’s “organicity” and commitment to follow process of organizational consultation through internship coordinator 
  • Patience & flexibilité surtout dans des contextes interculturels 
  • Stages au Nicaragua : Confort et ouverture à vivre et travailler en milieu rural 
  • Stages au Nicaragua : conversation en espagnol

NOTE: If you are interested in becoming a future intern but do not fit these requirements, please take a look at our delegation opportunities. As of March 2022, there are brigades/delegations scheduled for June 2022, July 2022, and one final delegation for late 2022.

Activités: This internship is part of a larger process of constructing and strengthening solidarity with the ATC, Nicaragua and movements for liberation through the Friends of the ATC solidarity network. We organize the internship in a few main areas: 

1.) Formación/training: Interns will  participate in the Ben Linder Solidarity School (two-hour sessions each Saturday scheduled for late July – September) unless a previous exception is made. This is a key part of the training process. 

2.) Direct contributions to Friends of the ATC projects: Each intern will carry out tasks in support of different Friends of ATC projects. As of March 2022, the tasks needed include:

Ben Linder Solidarity School support 

  • Updating application, recruitment, & review of applications
  • Prepare weekly emails of course materials
  • Coordinate volunteers for: course notes, interpretation, recordings, video processing
  • Course systematization

Interpretation – translation 

  • Simultaneous interpretation of meetings, courses, etc on zoom
  • Interpretation during in-person activities in Nicaragua
  • Translation of Friends of ATC publications, Ben Linder Solidarity School course materials

Communications 

  • Creation of informational videos that share ATC experiences in Nicaragua
  • Design social media content
  • Write articles for Friends of ATC blog
  • Give support to ongoing historic memory project
  • Create materials for fundraising campaigns

Community / farming accompaniment (in-person only)

  • Accompany farming tasks at agroecological parcels coordinated by the ATC and/or IALA

Speaking tours

  • Organize in-person or virtual speaking tours/university visits in the US

3.) In Nicaragua: For those who complete the internship in Nicaragua, we organize additional activities focused on taking in the heart and soul of the ATC and Nicaragua. This includes territorial visits to ATC federations, schools, farms, and other projects; homestays with rural families; volunteer work on family farms or in ATC schools; and other exchanges and visits to understand Nicaraguan history, context, social programs, etc. 

Accord de solidarité: Tous les stagiaires développeront un accord de solidarité avec l'équipe de coordination des stages qui détaillera les responsabilités et les engagements spécifiques.

Engagements de durée et de temps: 3 – 6 months within the May 15th – December 15th, 2022 time period 

Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis but not after September 1st, 2022 for the 2022 internship program.

Frais de stage: Les stages ne sont pas rémunérés. Nous demandons aux stagiaires basés au Nicaragua de verser un don de solidarité pour aider à couvrir les frais de stage qui seront déterminés au cas par cas.

Comment puis-je postuler? E-mail * info.friendsatc@gmail.com pour une demande de stage.