Summer Internship: Ethical Fashion in Guatemala

Hiptipico Inc.
  • Location
    Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Apr 05

Position description

Hiptipico is an ethical fashion brand based in Panajachel, Guatemala showcasing Maya artisans and their handmade creations. Every Hiptipico item is thoughtfully handcrafted by indigenous communities, using high-quality sustainable materials.

At Hiptipico, we want to create an outlet for socially responsible consumers who are seeking a sustainable alternative to mass-produced clothing and accessories.

We are dedicated to changing the way people shop. At Hiptipico, you know where your goods are coming from, how they are made and exactly who made them. We share with you the true story behind each item, including the artisans' history and the traditional technique used to craft every piece is our way of empowering our artisan partners and giving them a voice.

About the Founder:

Alyssa has lived and worked alongside indigenous artisans for over 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 University, Alyssa uses her academic background to create sustainable initiatives 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.

Hiptipico is looking for a new summer 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 (June - September)

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 desirable

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

Application instructions

Please send a thoughtful note and resume with the subject: Hiptipico Summer Intern

Please include your previous experience and why you are interested in this position!

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