México, ¿Cómo Vamos?

    México, ¿Cómo Vamos? is an independent, non-profit organization made up by a diverse group of academics and specialists in the fields of economics and public policy whose objective is to generate research to aid in the evaluation of the country's performance. The idea is to monitor the progress of certain key macroeconomic indicators to understand the way our economy is moving in regard to a set of goals determined by our group of experts. Its objective is to promote our country's sustainable and accelerated economic growth. Futhermore, the organization seeks to communicate economic...

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    Educación para Compartir

    Educación para Compartir is an international organization with 13 years of experience working with more than 1 million people in seven countries across the Americas (United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Panama, and Argentina). Their mission is to form better global citizens by teaching civic education through the use of games and sports. 

    Internship Descriptions

    Project 1: Global Expansion

    Conceptualize the roadmap for Educación para Compartir's transition from a local nonprofit to...

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    Instituto RIA

    Undergraduate and Graduate Student Opportunity 

    Instituto RIA is a Mexican-based organization that undertakes high quality research, highlighting and proposing innovations in order to advocate for public policies within a social justice framework. Human rights, access to justice, and drug policies, stand at the center of the analysis, proposals and advocacy work we do, opening dialogue and forums for debate, publishing evidence-based research, and catalysing innovative initiatives in Latin America at the international level. We see drug control...

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    Mexicanos Primero

    Mexicanos Primero is a citizen organization that defends and promotes the right to learn from children and young people through the impact on educational policy. They believe that education is the means to guide Mexico towards inclusion and justice.

    Internship Description

    The interns would be working with the research team, who have developed expertise on education policy on both the national and state levels as well as a deep understanding of the complexities of the Mexican education system. The interns would be in charge of conducting...

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    National Electoral Institute

    The National Electoral Institute (NEI) is the autonomous public institution responsible for organizing democratic elections, guaranteeing the exercise of the political-electoral rights of citizens and promoting democratic development in Mexico.

    Intern Responsibilities

    • Organize elections

      • A strategic objective is to comply with one of the main purposes of the new electoral system: standardize the standards with which electoral processes are organized and thus guaranteeing the exercise of the political...

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    Associação Centro de Estudos de Liderança Pública

    Associação Centro de Estudos de Liderança Pública (CLP) is a nonprofit dedicated to the improvement of public leadership and advocacy for strategic issues in Brazil. By preparing and empowering public leaders to promote change of behavior and to implement effective and ethical public policies, CLP aims to contribute to the strengthening of democratic institutions and the demise of populism in Brazil. We want to build the next generation of transformational leaders in Brazil by supporting the efforts of the Centro de Liderança Publica, a Brazilian social organization that has trained...

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    Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector

    Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector (CEPESP/FGV) was created in 2006. CEPESP gathers professors, students, and researchers from both the Business and Economics Schools at FGV. The primary research question is the role performed by political and economic variables on explaining public policies. In other words, the researchers aim at appraising the influence exerted by institutions (in a broad sense) on public policies' decision-making. The work carried out by CEPESP is...

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    Our entity works with Public Policies for the inclusion of black and other impoverished youth in universities and the job market. It is regarded as one of the most combative entities in this purpose.

    Portuguese Level

    Advanced Portuguese preferred, Intermediary Portuguese possible

    Internship Description

    We are currently launching a new program for which we want to pay special attention to and would welcome Harvard candidates who are engaged in a purpose like ours:
    EDUCAFROtech - a project that consists of...

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    Fundação Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    The purpose of the foundation is twofold: foster public debate and the production and dissemination of knowledge about the challenges of development and democracy in Brazil, in its relations with the world. Besides that, it preserves and makes available to the public the archives of Ruth and Fernando Henrique Cardoso and other public figures linked to the couple, in order to contribute to the research and dissemination of knowledge about Brazilian history. To achieve its objectives, the foundation organizes exhibitions, educational events, cross-disciplinary debates, studies and...

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    Inova Lab MPRJ

    Inova MPRJ is the government innovation lab of the Rio de Janeiro's Public Prosecutor's Office. Our purpose is to explore daring ideas and experiment with new practices to build an organization ahead of its time. To address sustainable public solutions, we work mixing different and complementary tools, such as data science, design thinking, storytelling and evidence-based public policies.

    Portuguese Level

    No Portuguese necessary

    Internship Description

    We have opportunities to work with public policy research,...

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    Instituto Banese

    Founded in 2009, the Banese Institute is an association with the purpose of acting as a social transformation agent to society. Seeking to be recognized as a source of knowledge, inspiration and promoter of artistic and cultural expressions, the Banese Institute continues to establish itself in the segment in which it operates, based on transparency and commitment to the interests of Sergipe society. The Institute develops socio-cultural events and initiatives, either through its own projects, and as well as financially supporting projects of institutions aimed at social assistance,...

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    Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada

    The Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) is a public research institution that provides technical support to the federal government with regard to public policies: fiscal, social and economic. The division offering the position is responsible for studying Science, technology and innovation as well as several public policies on this matter.

    Portuguese Level

    No Portuguese necessary


    Repú is a non-profit, nonpartisan, and non-corporate association that relies on data and analysis to invest in qualification, recognition, and network-building for excellent people working within the Brazilian public sector. Our goal is to build capacity and increase effectivity of public services in Brazil.


    Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) is an independent, non-profit organization that produces knowledge and offers recommendations to build public policies. We promote policies to achieve a more developed, equitable Argentina, with equal opportunities and solid and effective public institutions. We want a fair, democratic, and inclusive society, in which all people can develop freely. 


    Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales es una institución académica privada, sin fines de lucro, creada el 15 de junio de 1978 para estimular el estudio y debate de los problemas internacionales desde un enfoque nacional, analizar los aspectos políticos, económicos, culturales y sociales de las relaciones internacionales y ofrecer su tribuna a figuras representativas, del país y del extranjero, teniendo como objetivo final la consolidación de la paz y el desarrollo de los...

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    Fundación Directorio Legislativo

    Fundación Directorio Legislativo - Somos una organización apartidaria e independiente que desde hace 10 años promueve la constitución de espacios autónomos, flexibles, democráticos e independientes, a través del diálogo con diversos actores del sector público, privado, académico y de la sociedad civil. El punto de partida de nuestro trabajo surge del reconocimiento y valoración de la pluralidad política y social de América Latina. 

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    CIEPLAN es un centro de estudios de reconocida influencia en la discusión y generación de conocimiento económico y en el diseño de políticas públicas en Chile y América Latina. Funciona como una organización privada sin fines de lucro con expertos del más alto nivel y una red de investigadores a nivel nacional e internacional.

    Sus áreas de investigación se organizan principalmente en torno al...

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    Comisión Nacional de Productividad

    The CNP's mission is to advise the President of the Republic in all matters aimed at increasing long-term economic growth and the well-being of citizens through the generation of productivity gains. The National Productivity Commission is a consultative institution, independent, autonomous and with a permanent challenge: to increase productivity to improve people's lives and well-being. Read more about Comisión Nacional de Productividad