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Advocates for Youth seeks a fluent Spanish speaker and writer to serve in the International Youth Health and Rights Division. The International Youth Health and Rights Division houses the AmbienteJoven web site (www.ambientejoven.org), a site for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (GLBTQ) youth in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean that provides sexual health information and resources. Advocates is currently recruiting a writer to develop features for the web site.

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. We provide information, training, and advocacy to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media in the U.S. and internationally.

Responsibilities of the AmbienteJoven writer include developing and finalizing four in-depth features that address current youth LGBTQ topics of interest for Latin America and the Caribbean. Each feature should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words, provide citations for any statistics used, and include links to resources and information to further inform the reader about the topic being discussed.

To apply to be the AmbienteJoven writer, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 24
  • Identify as a GLBTQ person
  • Be fluent in Spanish
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Have excellent research skills
  • Be familiar with youth GLBTQ issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Be able to work independently

Writers will receive a stipend equivalent to US $50 per completed and approved feature.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and writing sample in Spanish as well as your resume to: nicole@advocatesforyouth.org by November 12, 2012.


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