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Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Community Service|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About: Emzingo U's Global Impact Fellowship is a leadership and social impact program where students consult for nonprofits and social enterprises while undergoing an intensive leadership and personal development curriculum. Global Impact fellows in Peru will be placed into teams of 3 or 4 students to assist nonprofits and social impact startups solve a key strategic challenge, implement new programs, or conduct research. Emzingo U will assist fellows to design and oversee the development of their projects, and each team will also be paired to a project mentor with significant relevant knowledge in the field. Projects touch a wide range of topics from health to education to economic empowerment.
IIP interns will act as consultant on behalf of Emzingo U and will have the opportunity to be paired with Alternative Peru, an organization that provides responsible, authentic and off-the-beaten-path travel experiences in Lima and in Peru, while encouraging sustainable tourism for the benefit of local communities.
Intern Responsibilities (sample project from last year): The interns will help the organization focus on strategies on how to reach a different target client base, to broaden the brand’s perception. Currently, the organization caters mostly to 40+ or others with higher budgets and a strong interest in responsible tourism and would like to reach younger travelers such as backpackers or young professionals who are traveling on a lower budget but are still interested in traveling in a responsible and sustainable way. To do so, the interns will complete a marketing and benchmarking analysis within the industry and local communities. The interns will also perform a financial analysis to advise the organization on how to reduce cost and pricing, to cater to this new target audience (https://www.alternativeperu.org/)
Qualifications: Interning at this company is a good opportunity for students who are interested in how responsible tourism can empower communities and want to be part of a dynamic team. The organization seeks a highly-organized student with critical thinking, active listening skills, creative and strategic thinking, as well as a passion for sustainability and social impact. No specific academic background is required, but an experienced traveler and/or some knowledge/ experience of the tourism industry is an asset. The student must be comfortable in a culturally
(This internship is offered in collaboration with Emzingo)
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