NGO Administration Internship Position



An NGO Administration position is available to help us recruit, manage and support our volunteers, while also helping supporting all aspects of administration for the NGO – from marketing and recruitment to fund development, house management and finance and database management. The ETIV administration position offers volunteers the highest level of responsibility and in this position, volunteers or interns will be working closely with the Director and/or the Operations Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about NGO administration and international development while working for a meaningful cause and boosting your resume and competitiveness in a tough job market.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Correspondence with prospective volunteers prior to their arrival, while also supporting and managing volunteers from the moment they arrive to the time they leave.
  • Organize taxi pickups, prepare bedrooms and welcome volunteers upon arrival
  • Lead volunteer inductions and bike tours of Itacaré
  • Organize fun cultural and recreational activities with the volunteers
  • Support community and fundraising events
  • Supervise volunteers in their projects to ensure that their volunteer experience is both challenging, rewarding and making a positive difference to the families and communities here in Itacaré
  • Help volunteers and interns stay structured, follow through on commitments and achieve their goals
  • Conduct midway and exit interviews
  • Support our marketing, recruitment, university outreach and communications work
  • Support our fundraising work and help us apply for at least one grant and/or organize at least one fundraiser event
  • Keep our volunteer database, housing calendar, projects calendar and incoming volunteer lists up to date
  • Answer emails/applications and conduct Skype meetings with prospective or incoming volunteers
  • Support house maintenance and cleaning and gardening schedules


  • Basic to intermediate Portuguese.
  • Minimum 3-month time commitment
  • Strong leadership, social and organizational skills
  • Patience, flexibility and punctuality
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs and Google drive
  • At least 25 hours per week



ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacare, Bahia. Our mission is to connect international volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil.

Low income volunteers and interns that are willing and able to dedicate at least 5 months time commitment (preferably 6) to the project may apply for a grant with the NGO to have their volunteer contribution waved. This allows low income students to receive all the benefits of interning with our NGO (including life insurance, a tour of Itacare, an induction to the NGO, training in your project, ongoing supervision and support and 24 hour emergency support) completely free of charge. However, all volunteers and interns are responsible for covering their own food, travel and accommodation expenses and everyone must pay the $67 admin fee that covers all legal documentation. ETIV do Brasil does provide a volunteer house where volunteers and interns can live at a very affordable price.

Most interns can receive university credit while interning with our NGO and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses. We can offer ongoing support and supervision and can help organize taxi pickups, local accommodations and even Capoeira or Portuguese classes. All volunteers and interns will also receive our Pre-Departure Powerpoint, and Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacare and life insurance during their internship at the NGO.

These positions are perfect for someone seeking meaningful internship experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacare is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungle, coconut trees, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

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