Join Our Team
Careers and internships at Friendship Bridge are a chance to be part of an innovative team dedicated to creating opportunities that empower women and eliminate poverty, a team that doesn’t back down from a good challenge. Our work isn’t done until poverty is done.
We come from different backgrounds – finance, the corporate world, the arts, and education. You’re a good fit for our team if you’re passionate, creative, and love both the big picture and the small details. We’re driven by our core values: empowerment, respect, solidarity, participation, quality, and integrity, and are looking for team members who want to live and breathe those values alongside us.
Just like we’re committed to creating opportunities that empower the thousands of women we serve in Guatemala, we’re also committed to our own 150 employees. Many of our employees are from the same areas where our clients live and speak their same indigenous languages. Our staff composition reflects our clients’ identities: 66% are female, 71% are indigenous, and 10% are former clients.
Employee benefits include paid time off, sick leave, health insurance, flex spending accounts, retirement compensation, and continuous learning. We value collaboration and diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.
Career Opportunities — Colorado
Major Gift Officer – The Major Gift Officer (MGO) is a dynamic ambassador of the organization who works closely with the CEO, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to expand funding for the organization. The MGO will be an inspirational leader with the skill, vision and drive to take this successful organization to the next level in major donor development. Click here to view the full job description.
Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper – Friendship Bridge is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper to be based in Lakewood, Colorado, USA. This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) and reports to the Office Manager. This position is responsible for answering phones, greeting visitors, performing the monthly payables and receivables and banking reconciliations, and assisting the Development Team with supporter mailings, thank you letters and the donor database. Click here to view the full job description.
Career Opportunities — Guatemala
No current positions are available.
Artisan Market Access Program – Design & Production Internship* (Panajachel, Guatemala) – Friendship Bridge’s Artisan Market Access Program provides artisans with trainings designed to ready them to access new markets – in particular, the global market. This internship works closely with the Artisan Team to develop new products to sell through Friendship Circles, Wholesale Clients and online Tipica Marketplace. Click here to view the full description of the position. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Artisan Market Access Program – Trainings and Sales Internship* (Panajachel, Guatemala) – Friendship Bridge’s Artisan Market Access Program provides artisans with trainings designed to ready them to access new markets – in particular, the global market. This internship works closely with the Artisan Team in Guatemala and USA to facilitate orders for wholesale buyers, and support client trainings. Click here to view the full description of the position. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Social Media* (Lakewood, CO, can be virtual) – Assist with implementation of social media plan and overall marketing strategy. Click here to view the full description.
Story Collector and Field Blogger* (Panajachel, Guatemala) – Fluent in Spanish? Assist in the collection of client stories and photos for Kiva funded loans and provide content based upon field experience for Friendship Bridge blog. Click here to view the full description of the position. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Photography* (CO or Guatemala) – Donate your talents as a photographer while experiencing up-close how our clients live in Guatemala. We have an ongoing need for client stills, photo-journalism, and portraiture. We pay for travel within the country while you are in the field visiting our clients’ homes. We also pay for basic health insurance. You would be responsible for room and board while you are there, though we are able to make recommendations for both safe and cost-saving options. Airfare to and from the country is your responsibility as well. If this sounds good to you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that all internships are unpaid, but we are able to comply with universities to offer internships for credit.
Office Work (Lakewood, CO) — If you live in the Denver metro area, sign up to join our Lakewood volunteer team. We typically need help during the work day with mailings and events.
Circle Membership (CO or anywhere!) – Don’t live in Denver? Consider starting or joining a Friendship Circle in your area. Friendship Circles are groups of volunteers who support Friendship Bridge’s mission by hosting social gatherings, organizing fundraising efforts, and spreading the word with friends and family in their local communities.
Translation (CO or anywhere!) – Our translation needs are sporadic, but typically we need translations every couple of months. Projects vary from single-page graphs to 20-page reports, and go back and forth from English to Spanish. If you’re native Spanish, we also have need of expert translation from English to Spanish. Join our team!