Spring Internship: Social Enterprise in Guatemala

Posted by: Hiptipico Inc.

Panajachel, Departamento de Sololá, Guatemala

About Hiptipico:

Hiptipico ethical fashion brand is a carefully curated collection of authentic artisan-level products designed by the Mayan people and thoughtfully handcrafted in Guatemala.

Hiptipico’s initiative creates a sustainable avenue for local artisans to sell their unique handmade items to a larger global market. Hiptipico strives to find the highest quality items and provide them at a reasonable price for the consumer while providing a steady income for local businesses and their families. Working directly with multiple vendors, cooperatives, and families in Guatemala, Hiptipico cultivates relationships and directly provides additional revenue into the local economy.

The Hiptipico brand fosters an environment for socially responsible consumers who are seeking an alternative to mass-produced and copied designs. Every single Hiptipico item is 100% authentic and is ethically produced.

Hiptipico honors the Mayan culture, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits and empowers families and communities.

www.hiptipico.com | @hiptipico

About the Founder:

Alyssa has lived and worked alongside indigenous artisans for 5 years in rural Guatemala. Dedicated to sharing their craft, culture and history with the world, Alyssa founded Hiptipico in 2012 with the goal to give Mayan artisans a voice and global platform to sell their handmade goods.

With an M.A. in Economic Development of Latin America from Georgetown, Alyssa uses her academic background to create sustainable iniatives to further support female artisans and their families. Using social media and blogging to showcase artisans and their craft, she also manages strategy plans, business development, seasonal buying, artisan relations, evaluates impact, and oversees all other major projects.

IG: @alyssaya

Position: Spring 2017 Internship

Job Description: Hiptipico is looking for a new spring semester intern to assist with daily tasks and larger projects in Guatemala. Opportunities include: digital storytelling, photography, blog writing, fashion design, marketing, social media, journalism, business management, economics, finance, accounting, international relations, and global health.

Duration: Minimum of 3 Months (Jan – Jun)

Other than being passionate, applicant should also meet these qualifications:

Native English Speaker

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) desired

Available Minimum 3 Months

High Energy / Positive Attitude

Knowledge of Current Fashion Trends

Globally Minded

Culturally Sensitive and Aware

Skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Social Media, Google Drive

  • photography, in-design, filmmaking highly desireable

Salary: Housing + Local Stipend Based on Experience


Private Airport Pickup Included

Shared Apartment Included

Local Cell Phone Provided

Internet Provided

Experience working in one of the most beautiful places in the world

Low Cost of Living – High Quality of Life

For more information:

Web: www.hiptipico.com/pages/employment

FB: www.facebook.com/hiptipico

Email: info@hiptipico.com

IG: @hiptipico

Founder: @alyssaya

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