Culture & Experience Panama City, Panama City


The Global Intern - Social Responsibility will be responsible for supporting and catalyzing Selina’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy at the location with a global lens. Selina’s strategy works to engage, amplify and collaborate with already existing community groups working to create long-term socio-economic and environmental impact. The GI ensures that Selina’s commitment of 2% of staff time, location spaces and leveraging of networks are activated to create a more just and sustainable communities.

The GI main programing responsibility is the execution implementation success of the Selina Gives Back Hospitality program - a practical and theoretical job training program which trains local community members in hospitality industry skills.  The long-term mission of this program is to reduce unemployment in the communities in which we are located. As a GI - this person will be responsible for supporting scaling of this program to the region in which they are assigned.

GI must be a passionate advocate for positive change, have the ability to work with different people and sectors, and have an infectious commitment for social responsibility.

  • Leads and implements Selina’s flagship CSR program - Selina Gives Back Hospitality Program which aims to reduce unemployment by training local residents in hospitality industry skills (4x year in location)
  • Supports General Manager and public relations department in managing key strategic relationships and any real or perceived risks
  • Maps community needs and creates a responsive strategy to local problems with a focus on collaborative solutions
  • Creates activities and long-term partnerships with key community stakeholders
  • Ensures location staff complete their quarterly commitment of 2% of time to Selina CSR initiatives
  • Spearheads programming in the location that focuses on solutions and education to local socio-economic and environmental issues
  • Works closely with the global csr team to build and implement capacity-building trainings and team building
  • Creates and manages community relationships with local and international NGOs, local government and private-sector collaborators to amplify community efforts
  • Time allocation: Program planning, coordination and implementation (50%), Staff engagement/culture (25%), Relationship development/risk management and other duties as assigned (25%)
  • Other duties as assigned dependent on location needs/resources
  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Sustainable Tourism and Hotel Management, Sustainable and Community Development, Environmental Management, Social Education, Sociology, Psychology, Social Justice, or other related field.
  • Or 2+ years working with a non-profit, charity or public/private entity that had a community engagement component.
  • English and local language fluency (written & verbal)
  • 3+ months living and working in the community where Selina is located
  • 3+ months experience as a volunteer or intern in a community program
  • Experience with Google suite tools (gmail, google calendar, etc)
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Creative
  • Detail oriented
  • Can work independently & set priorities
  • Vision oriented
  • Ability to network and negotiate
  • Avid self-learner
  • Experience in group facilitation/ education
  • Experience with conflict mediation
  • Experience with Community Organizing
  • Event production
  • Program coordinating