Summer Programs (SIP & RSP)

DRCLAS will offer two summer program formats during Summer 2022: The Summer Internship Program (SIP), which is held in-person and based in either Brazil Chile & Mexico, as well as the Remote Summer Program (RSP), which is held virtually online. Both program styles offer students the opportunity to engage with Latin America in a meaningful manner that will help shape professional skills, cultural knowledge, and language capabilities. Students that enroll are expected to maintain flexible, proactive, and positive attitudes , whether virtually or in-person. The programs enable students to build connections both within and surrounding Latin America, through its supervisor and mentorship matching, and student community building activities. 
 
Prior to applying via CARAT, students are encouraged to 1). review the drop-down menus of each program (SIPs and RSP) below, as well as 2). read about the various internship host placements at the bottom of the page (spearated by area of interest/topic).  
 
Application Deadline: PASSED

Application Information

 

SIP & RSP Program Details (see below)

SIP Brazil (in-person)

Program Overview

Harvard undergraduate and graduate students interested in structured internships with leading Brazilian startups, NGOs, institutes, and enterprises are encouraged to apply to our Summer Internship Program. This eight-week program takes advantage of our strong network of relationships, local presence and years of on-the-ground experience.

Basic Portuguese language skills are highly recommended, though not necessary to participate. If you have any questions or are interested in interning at a specific organization, city, or sector not listed below, please contact Camilla Roberts, Program Coordinator.

Program Dates

  • June 4 - July 31, 2022

Eligibility

These opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the internship. 

Internship Opportunities

Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community organizations, political, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Internship Opportunities - Brazil

Housing

All SIP Brazil participants are matched with compatible host families in order to enhance students' cultural and lingustic experiences. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically have their own bedroom, breakfast, two dinners per week, and basic ammenities, such as laundry and wifi. Participating host families usually have experience hosting international students and live in centrally located areas. Once students have confirmed participation in the program, they will be required to complete a questionnaire for matching purposes.

Program Costs & Funding

Program Costs: $3,500 (including a $100 confirmation deposit)
Fee covers includes Brazil Office support, lodging, some meals, connection to network of host families and host organizations, orientation, outings in São Paulo, and a group trip to another state. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,300-$1,900 on visa costs, yellow fever vaccine, round-trip airfare to and from São Paulo, local transportation, meals, independent travel, and other activities done outside the program.
 
Graduate students can be considered for a partial DRCLAS fee-waiver (no additional application necessary), and are encouraged to check with their school's specific Financial Aid Office about requesting supplemental loans. 
 
Please Note:
All confirmation deposits are nonrefunable. Students who cancel their participation anytime between May 1 - 27 will be charged an additional $250 fee for SIP. Students who cancel their participation anytime after May 28 will be charged the full SIP Brazil program fee. 

Questions?

Contact Camilla Roberts, Brazil Program Coordinator

SIP Chile (in-person)

Program Overview

This 8-week program is intended for Harvard undergraduate students interested in gaining professional work experience abroad, improving their Spanish language skills, and immersing themselves in a new culture.

To ensure students' smooth transition into life abroad, the DRCLAS Regional Office organizes a week-long Orientation Program and provides ongoing support throughout the summer. The program also provides bi-weekly activities, to deepen cultural understanding.

Students who participate in this innovative program will experience full linguistic, social, and cultural immersion by living with host families and working alongside Chileans in a variety of areas including economic development, education, human rights, and research. During the internship, students will be paired with a mentor who will oversee their work.

Program Dates

  • June 4 - July 31, 2022

Eligibility

The program is limited to Harvard graduate and undergraduate students with a minimum of an intermediate level of Spanish (at least two semesters of Spanish at Harvard or their equivalent).

Internship Opportunities

Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Internship Opportunities - Chile​​​​​​​

Housing

To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, Harvard students live with local host families in Chile. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically receive room and board, three meals a day, and laundry privileges. The housing coordinator is available to make the appropriate matches that include opportunities to express preferences (such as smoking/non-smoking, pets/no-pets, children/no-children). Typically, these are families who have experience hosting international students. 

Program Costs & Funding

Program Fee Costs: $4,000 (including a $100 confirmation deposit)
Fee includes orientation, lodging and 3 meals/day. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,200 on independent activities and expenses, and an additional $1,400 airfare.
 
Graduate students can be considered for a partial DRCLAS fee-waiver (no additional application necessary), and are encouraged to check with their school's specific Financial Aid Office about requesting supplemental loans. 
 
Please Note:
All confirmation deposits are nonrefunable. Students who cancel their participation anytime between May 1 - 27 will be charged an additional $250 fee for SIP. Students who cancel their participation anytime after May 28 will be charged the full SIP Chile program fee. 

Questions?

Contact Pilo Mella, South America Program Manager

SIP Mexico (in-person)

Program Overview

DRCLAS has partnered with several organizations in Mexico to provide summer internship opportunities for students. The Summer Internship Programs in Mexico are coordinated by local DRCLAS staff members from the Mexico team.

Program Dates

  • June 4 - July 31, 2022

Eligibility

These opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students with intermediate, advance, or native-like fluency in Spanish.

Internship Opportunities

Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Internship Opportunities - Mexico

Housing

All SIP Mexico participants are matched with compatible host families (based on questionnaires) in order to enhance students' cultural and lingustic experiences. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically have their own bedroom, access to laundry and kitchen, as well as basic ammenities, such as laundry and wifi. Participating host families usually have experience hosting international students and live in centrally located areas. 

Program Costs & Funding

Program Costs: $3,500 (including a $100 confirmation deposit)
Fee includes housing, DRCLAS organized outings and activities, and some group meals. The program fee does NOT include airfare. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,500 on independent activities, general expenses, and airfare. 
 
Graduate students can be considered for a partial DRCLAS fee-waiver (no additional application necessary), and are encouraged to check with their school's specific Financial Aid Office about requesting supplemental loans. 
 
Please Note:
All confirmation deposits are nonrefunable. Students who cancel their participation anytime between May 1 - 27 will be charged an additional $250 fee for SIP. Students who cancel their participation anytime after May 28 will be charged the full SIP Mexico program fee. 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Lorena Rodas, Mexico Program Coordinator

Remote Summer Program (RSP)

Program Overview

 

  • The Remote Summer Program (RSP) offers students the opportunity to engage with Latin America in a meaningful manner that will help shape professional skills, cultural knowledge, and language capabilities. Students that enroll are expected to maintain flexible, proactive, and positive attitudes towards engaging with Latin America. The program enables students to build connections both within and surrounding Latin America, through its supervisor and mentorship matching, and student community building activities.

Program Dates

  • June 6 - July 30, 2022

Eligibility

These opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students with intermediate, advance, or native-like fluency in Spanish or Portuguese. 

Internship Opportunities

  • Students will be matched with a local host organization from Latin America to carry-out a mutually beneficial, professional enrichment opportunity.

  • Students will be enabled to virtually contribute in a meaningful manner to their host organizations current needs and demands.

  • Internships will take place in the language matched with the student's skills and goals (Spanish or Portuguese, and in some cases, English).  

  • Students are expected to work part-time, Monday - Friday, for an estimated 30-35 hours a week.
    • Based on both the student's and organization's local time zones, actual hours of work may be flexible and outside of a standard 9am-5pm.

  • Students will be in regular communication with their internship supervisor.

  • Students will submit final deliverables and present on their experience to their organizations and DRCLAS. 

Program Costs & Funding

PROGRAM COSTS
  • Remote Summer Program (RSP) fee is $300 (including the confirmation deposit).
  • There is a nonrefundable $50 confirmation deposit for students who accept and confirm their placement in the program, which is deducted from the final program fee.
    • The deposit will directly cover expenses relating to cultural programming and administrative costs.
    • The deposit is charged upon confirmation of participation.
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING
  • DRCLAS will offer stipends for confirmed participants that engage in the full 8 week remote program.
    • This stipend requires that the student engages fully in all aspects of the program, for its entire duration. 
Please Note:
All confirmation deposits are nonrefunable. Students who cancel their participation anytime between May 1 - 27 will be charged an additional $75 for RSP. Students who cancel their participation anytime after May 28 will be charged the full RSP program fee. 

Questions?

Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs

Internship Host Organizations

Arts

Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades Universidad Mayor // Chile

The purpose of the Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades (CIAH) of the Universidad Mayor is to generate academic, critical and multilingual knowledge about the acts of creation, production and dissemination of the arts from a transdisciplinary and decolonial perspective. Likewise, it seeks to serve as a connection between civil society, social organizations, and universities in order to think, write and discuss artistic expressions in the Latin American historical, social and political context.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

 

 

Social Fabric: Textile art and political commitment in Chile, 20th century.
Research that converges the notions of politics and textiles by resorting to works present in the Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum and other private and public collections. 
Intern tasks include:

 

Digital access to works and documentary material associated with the subject.
Review and documentation of the material

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

 

Undergraduate final year students or graduate first or second year students

 

 

 

 

Ambulante

Availability: Remote or In person - Mexico City
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Ambulante is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting and promoting documentary films as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Founded in 2005 by actors Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Elena Fortes, and currently directed by Paulina Suárez, Ambulante seeks to strengthening documentary film culture in Mexico and Central America, in order to contribute to a more open and critical society, and facilitate access to different perspectives from around the world. Among its work schemes, Ambulante identifies and travels to spaces with limited exhibition offers and training in documentary film, in order to promote cultural exchange, promote a participatory, critical and informed attitude in the viewer and open new channels of reflection in Mexico.

1) PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Each year, Ambulante organizes an international film festival, which tours Mexico for two months with a lineup including about 130 titles from 30 countries. Currently, Ambulante is the widest-reaching documentary film festival in Mexico, and a unique exhibition space in the world. This is a noncompetitive festival that offers about 60% of its programming for free. The internship will happen during a definitive period for this years' Festival program, as part of the programming team the intern will be present during the final stages of film curatorship and the early and very much active stages of the programming process for films and various cultural activities, this process includes the selection of dates, timeslots, venues, participants, etc.

Interns will be expected to:

1.- Support for internal processes regarding project management.

2.- Cleaning and updating databases for films, filmmakers and related data.

3.-Follow up on linking processes with allies.

4.- Managing files and materials resulting from various application entries.

5.- Support with translation (Spanish to English and vice versa) of a diverse range of texts and documents.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

-The preferred majors for this internship are: Communications, Sociology, Pedagogy, Cinema, Visual Arts and Culture related majors.

-Interest and familiarity with current social issues is desired, these include: human rights defense, climate crisis, land defense, the advancement of disenfranchised communities, etc. -The intern must be familiar with the Google Drive environment.

-Previous experience with cultural projects, film festivals or film related projects is desired.

-Knowledge about the database platform Airtable is preferred but not necessary.

-Proficiency in the Spanish language is preferred but a basic grasp of the language is Ok.

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The communication department is in charge of managing all of Ambulante's communication channels, as well as the execution of various strategies to reach our public. Our team consists of a Communication Coordinator, a Communication assistant, a graphic designer, a design assistant, an editor, an editorial assistant and a social media manager.

Interns will be expected to:

- Translate content for our website

- Generate written content for our website

- Assist in the managing of content in our website

-This job can be done remotely.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Spanish required (advanced)

- Writing skills required

- Excellent grammar

- Knowledge of Wordpress platform is a plus

 

Business & Strategy

Acción Empresas // Chile

Acción Empresas

We position business sustainability as an essential business vision for the construction of a more egalitarian and sustainable society

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

TBD

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

TBD

AMCHAM // Chile

North American Commerce, Amcham, Chile is a non-profit organization that seeks to support and promote joint activities and collaborative relationships between Chile and California. It also supports the materialization of a series of agreements aimed at strengthening cooperation for the development of human capital, promoting innovation and collaboration in the areas of energy, environment, agriculture and education.

 

C230 Consultores // Mexico

C230 Consultores S.C. is a specialized public policy consultancy firm with vast experience in Mexico and Latin-America. Since 2009, C230 Consultores has executed over 200 consulting and research projects on behalf of governments, international organizations and private clients, across several countries of Latin America and Asia. C230 Consultores was originally born as the consulting branch of Fundación IDEA, one of the first public policy think tanks in the country.

At C230 Consultores, we are motivated by the mission of promoting the use of evidence in decisions, plans and strategies to achieve social, economic and political objectives within the public and private sectors, focusing on the design and execution of strategies that create value for the society. We pride ourselves on our expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, data collection and analysis, project management, program design, and monitoring and evaluation. Through our team of over 30 full time consultants, we build strong teams of researchers, whose academic and professional backgrounds complement each other, matching economists with strong quantitative and econometric modeling skills with political scientists and sociologists trained in qualitative methods like interviews.

In addition, C230 Consultores has an extended network of specialists that give solid support to specific projects. The solutions we propose can cover all or part of the life cycle of public policy and public and private social programs. In this way, we develop cross-cutting activities in each of these stages, such as training and workshops or the implementation of digital solutions, among others.

Some of the organizations, companies and institutions with whom C230 Consultores has collaborated are: The World Bank Group, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Asian Development Bank (ADB), The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The German Development Agency (GIZ), Nesta, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Nissan, P&G, Eli Lilly, London School of Economics (LSE), The Mexican Economy Ministry (SE), The Mexican Communication and Transportation Ministry (SCT), The Mexican Environmental and Natural Resources Ministry (SEMARNAT), Mexican State Governments such as Hidalgo’s, Chihuahua’s and Oaxaca’s and Local Governments such as The Municipality of Zapopan and the Municipality of Los Cabos, among others.

Website: http://www.c-230.com/

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The Violence Prevention and Reduction (PREVI) Activity is a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to strengthen the capacity of municipal governments and communities to effectively mitigate and resolve local crime and violence by shifting the focus away from punitive justice to preventative and proactive civic justice and policing consistent with the Government of Mexico (GOM)’s National Policing and Civic Justice Model. Through this approach, local authorities will build trust with citizens. PREVI’s three objectives are:
1. Municipal authorities, in collaboration with civil society and the private sector, use evidence-based interventions to respond to low-level crimes and community violence that reduce imprisonment and build public confidence in institutions.
2. Reduce likelihood of at-risk youth being imprisoned or on probation for crime and violence.
3. Improve coordination between civic justice courts, municipal law enforcement, and criminal justice operators through shared information and intelligence cooperation.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Enrolled in a Master program in fields related to our work (e.g. Public Policy, Public Administration, Education etc.)
- Excellent analytical skills
- Fluency level and excellent writing capabilities in Spanish.
- Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
- Experience in the design, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policies.
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for the analysis or evaluation of public policies.

Grupo Promesa // Mexico

Promesa is a social enterprise focused on implementing and developing programs that transform the environmental culture of México. We achieve that goal through strategies applied in schools, companies, homes and organizations of the country.

INTERNSHIP PROJECTS
Environmental: Develop and improve didactic activities for schools and companies online to promote environmental education and awareness.

Global business: Work with the P&L of Promesa for this year and proyections of the next 2 years.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
- Develop one project that can be applied on our network of schools and companies
- Explore different ways to spread environmental awareness on schools, enterprises and ngo's.
- Adapt our programs to this after COVID reality.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS
- Level of Spanish required: Medium
- Preferred Academic Major: Communication, Marketing or Business.
- Interests on environmental education and innovation.
- Computer skills: Advanced

HBS Latin America Research Center // Uruguay

The Latin America Research Center (LARC), which opened in 2000, is an arm of Harvard's Business School, and plays an important role in helping HBS develop and strengthen relationships with business and academic leaders throughout Latin America. The LARC was founded to satisfy strong interest on the part of the HBS faculty in this dynamic region. As a result, the LARC's work has greatly increased the volume of in-depth research and course materials that focus on business management issues specific to Latin American companies. In addition, the LARC has strengthened its relationships with important profit and not-for-profit constituencies throughout Latin America. Since its inception, the LARC has supported HBS faculty in developing over 150 research cases and projects on management and economic issues in Latin America, covering 14 countries. To further support research being carried out in this region, additional researchers and leadership staff are based in São Paulo and Mexico City. The LARC's research mission is twofold: to cooperate closely with professors at HBS in their research and course development (by writing case studies), and to work with companies all over the region to identify case studies that present significant learning opportunities.
 
Internship description:
Interns may assist in some or all aspects of the work at the Montevideo LARC office. Depending on what is going on when the interns arrive, students will participate in case writing and analytical work, desk research (e.g. company/industry/country micro and macroeconomic background research based on public data), helping pitch ideas in the discovery/development phase, and more. This is an amazing opportunity for undergraduate students to delve into fascinating management issues. You have some professional experience, preferably international, and are curious to conduct research on business and management issues in several countries and industries in Latin America. You have excellent English (and preferably Spanish or Portuguese) writing skills and you can synthesize and think analytically. You will be part of a small highly integrated research team and hence must demonstrate flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and professionalism. This intern will be a part of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Internship Program, with Harvard University, which will include a one-week orientation before the seven-week internship. The intern will work Monday through Thursday.
 
The HBS LARC internship is for Harvard College students only. It is intended to run in-person, in Uruguay (however, please select the 'SIP Chile' option on the CARAT application). Should COVID regulations prevent travel, the program will run remotely. Students applying to HBS LARC are highly encouraged to select 1-2 back-up options for summer internships with DRCLAS as well (either remote or in Brazil, Chile or Mexico), given the high competition for the LARC internship slot. 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile // Chile

The Facultad de Química y de Farmacia at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is recognized as a leading institution in education and research in the areas of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences. The Faculty’s strong record of achievements along its illustrious history is based on its excellence and commitment with the country’s development, which is reflected on its curriculum and research, as well as in its close relationship with industry and the public sector. Through innovative and flexible study programs focused on the students, the Faculty advances chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences critically and rigorously preparing the next generations of scientists. Presently it has 64 faculty members, 21 of whom are women, dedicated to teaching and research.

Internship Description

The intern will be working closely with the Communications Manager to analyze data and create reports about audience engagement with the Faculty’s website. This will include visitor acquisition, visitor behavior, and content efficiency, etc. Using this information, the intern will help with SEO. The intern will also create social media reports for the Faculty’s Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter accounts, and help with social media optimization (SMO). The intern will also complete some administrative tasks as needed.

General tasks:

  • Familiarize with the Faculty’s website and social media accounts

  • Collect and analyze website data using Google Analytics

  • Create audience engagement reports

  • Learn and apply basic SEO strategies (keyword research, link acquisition, and on-site optimization) using information from reports

  • Collect and analyze social media data and create social media reports

  • Assist in social media optimization

  • Complete administrative tasks as needed

  • Attend staff meetings Expectations and responsibilities

  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills

  •  Report progress updates and meet deadlines

  •  Conduct themselves in a professional manner

  •  Maintain the following work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm

Intern Qualifications

  • Language skills: Intermediate/advanced proficiency in Spanish
  •  Academic major: Any, as long as the intern demonstrates strong analytical and writing skills
  •  Interests: Marketing, communications, higher education, social media
  • Past work experience: Marketing and communications experience desired
  • Level of education: Undergraduate or graduate
  •  Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of Wordpress, HTML, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Analytics, and presentation software highly desired.

TISSUELABS // BRAZIL

TissueLabs

Availability: Remote or In person (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Field: Technology, Health, Research, Business, Engineering
Portuguese level: Basic Portuguese necessary

 

TissueLabs is a platform for creating organs and tissues in the lab. We offer consumables and equipment which, together, create the most advanced microenvironment for cell and tissue culture in the world. Our products allow performing state of the art research, from drug discovery to organ fabrication.

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
The position will be focused on establishing new partners, customers, and collaborators in the United States. Currently, TissueLabs has offices in Brazil and Switzerland. The students taking part in this internship will help the company to start operations in North America. An intern here will work with Business Development, Marketing, Research
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS
Experience with scientific research, marketing for scientists, and hard sciences business are a plus.

The Business Year // Mexico

The Business Year is a leading provider of economic intelligence and a publisher of annual trade and investment resources. It is a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade. We conduct hundreds of interviews a week with top decision makers in the Middle East, Latin America, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our content is available in printed reports and across an array of digital platforms.

Internship Description

Collaborate with the team in Mexico to design and implement B2B digital marketing strategies for our projects in Mexico and LATAM, while gaining in-depth knowledge of current market trends and business culture in the country. Support the team in daily tasks to produce special edition digital reports on the Mexican economy and thematic digital events that include the participation of high-level panelists.

  • Support digital marketing tasks in the project including the management of social media content, the development of lead-generation strategies, and the promotion of thematic digital events

  • Collaborate with the team to schedule and prepare meetings with leading CEOs and executives of the Mexican economy

  • Establish alliances with other companies or media platforms to strengthen digital visibility of The Business Year Mexico

Intern Qualifications

  • Minimum level of Spanish required

  • Digital marketing experience/interest a must

  • Excellent communication, presentation, networking, and negotiation skills

  • Self-starter, functioning well within a team environment while being capable of working independently

  • Interest in Mexican and Latin American economic trends

  • Experience in basic design platforms and HTML is a plus

WAVE YOUTH BUSINESS IDEAS SA DE CV // Mexico

WAVE YOUTH BUSINESS IDEAS SA DE CV is a company focused on corporate structuring aimed for family businesses and newly created businesses with a developed MVP and business models that are recurring, profitable and scalable. We create solid foundations to reach your scalability and operability objectives, by offering a comprehensive service that brings together all the areas involved under the same umbrella, facilitating the execution of the tasks of operation, administration, organization, structuring, promotion, financing, commercialization, legal, taxes and software development. Types of companies:

  1. Family businesses

  2. Traditional businesses

  3. Innovative companies with a developed MVP

Internship Description

Students will do their internship in the Trade and Investment Promotion Department, will do activities in a social loan project and will participate in the development of the pension project.

The intern will perform research at supervisor's request analysis and investment strategy in non-common assets with returns equal to or more than the stock market with AAA ratings about the expectations, and responsibilities

  • A student Self-directed and able to work without supervision

  • Ability to look for information about companies the differents sectors on the Internet and obtain information by phone

  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas *eager to learn and work with various departments in the company

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multitask

  • Cope well under pressure

Intern Qualifications

Qualities and skills:

  • Knowledge in Research, Analysis and reports

  • Accounts, fiscal, financial or Investment

  • Critical Thinking

  • Initiative

  • Collaboration

  • Time Management

  • Adaptability

  • Basic level of Spanish

Universidad Carolina//Mexico

Availability: Remote or in person
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:
We are a mission-driven private school with over 4,000 high-school and university students. Founded in 2014 in Saltillo, Coahuila, our mission is to be a platform for the development of our students, our community, and our nation. We are passionate citizens committed to education and see in it the potential to transform our country. Our vision is to build a strong community by forming citizens with the freedom and responsibility to decide and act in favor of their development and that of their community. To achieve this, we strive to create the knowledge and skills that will allow the positive development of our society in its full potential, while preserving and restoring the environment we share in our work and lives.

 

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Education)
Due to COVID-19, our students were in a virtual learning environment for 2+ years. Now that they’re returning to in-person classes, we would like to understand how we can best support them to make up for any learning gaps that could have occurred. To do so, we think that creating and applying an evaluation instrument to diagnose this and set up a plan with specific initiatives to help them, could be useful. However, we’re open to brainstorm, design, and implement other types of tools that we can institutionalize.
 
Interns will be expected to:
· Carry-out a diagnostic about the current state of the organization in terms of educational level (baseline)
· Propose quality education KPIs and how to measure them (i.e. Dashboard)
· Design processes / standards that our education coordinators can follow to ensure we’re achieving the educational outcomes we aim to
· Define set of initiatives to strengthen the quality of outcomes of our students we can implement in the short-term.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
 
· Spanish knowledge helpful
· Education and monitoring / evaluation background useful
· Intermediate Excel and Powerpoint
· Passion for improving education outcomes
 

 

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Business & Strategy)

If you’re passionate about the intersection of management or business consulting and education this internship is for you! We’re looking for an individual who can help us strengthen our financial planning and analyses, as well as marketing efforts, reporting directly to our General Director.

Interns will be expected to:

Carry-out a diagnostic about the current state of the organization and strategic areas of opportunity · Help coordinate and moderate strategic planning sessions with the board · Advise into how to strengthen and automate financial reports and accountability measures in the administrative department · Help strengthen financial projections taking into account future trends for education in Mexico and historical data · Propose marketing KPIs and how to measure them (i.e. Dashboard).
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
· Financial and Marketing background useful
· Advanced Excel (including modelling) and Powerpoint
· Passion for improving organizations
 

 

3) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Urban Planning)

Help us design the second stage of an unprecedented urban development project, build in alliance with Universidad Carolina and the City Government! Calzada Antonio Narro, where the 12-acres university campus is located, is a street in Saltillo’s downtown that was identified to become a statement in state-of-the-art urban development methodologies to improve the experience of students and citizens alike. In January 2022, a first stage to transform this street began. Everything from extending the sidewalks to increase walkability of the area, to a detailed design of the landscape with native trees and grasses was carried out jointly with students, university staff, neighbors, and the City Government. After the success of this first stage, we’re ready to continue further down the street. Bring your design and urban planning know-how and help us continue impacting Saltillo’s downtown!
 
Interns will be expected to:

Scope the next stage of the project through a diagnostic of the current state of the avenue with the help of our team

· Develop AutoCAD (or similar software) design for second stage of Calzada Antonio Narro taking into account best practices and city norms

·Contribute to discussions around landscaping and construction in weekly meetings

· Coordinate with students, staff, neighbors, and city officials to ensure everyone’s voice is taken into account

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

· Background in urban planning / landscaping / construction desired

· Knowledge of mapping software (i.e. AutoCAD)

· Passion for city projects

 

 

Economics, Finance, Fintech

Fundacion MC // Chile

Fundación Mc exists to transform Chile into a country where each person can forge a better present and future.

Internship Description

The intern will be working in 3 areas:

  • Evaluation of the programs and the achievement of the goals
  • Visiting the program in the fields
  • Reaserch and analitycs

Intern Qualifications

  • High analytics and focus
  • Soft skills and ability to work with diverse teams and different persons
  • Medium/high Spanish, interested in social programs
  • Computer skills are required (Excel)

HAL SmartIA // Mexico

Hal Smartia is a professional services boutique firm that identifies solutions through the intersection of qualitative and quantitative analysis in the context of the global data revolution. The goal of the firm is to accelerate the complete integration between society and digital, information and technological tools. To achieve this goal, Hal Smartia develops affordable, sustainable and useful digital platforms and products in several sectors, such as retail, finance, marketing, agriculture, energy, and mobility. The execution of our solutions considers:

  • Use of analytical tools and data exploitation

  • Automation in the production chain

  • Team with technological and innovation capabilities

  • Investments and collaboration with strategic partners

  • Integration between intra-company technology sectors

Internship Description

The intern(s) will work in one or more of the following projects:

  1. Fintech: the intern will develop a low risk trading strategy using novel statistical analysis and other techniques (i.e. artificial intelligence or econometrics) under the Mexican regulatory framework. The intern will also participate in the design of new income sources for the fintech project, which can create long term value.

  2. Mobility: the intern will develop a pricing strategy for a marketplace of inter-city transportation, performing forecasting and data analysis. In addition, he will participate in the design of indicators that are relevant for the transportation suppliers.

  3. Agriculture: the intern will work on satellite image processing of Mexican crops, using machine learning algorithms. The goal is to create a real time tool for small farmers in Mexico that provides key indicators of the evolution of the harvest.

For either of the projects, the intern task are:

  • Data Analysis

  • Application of novel statistical, econometrical, machine learning and economics techniques

  • Participate in meeting with clients and senior partners

  • Prepare research reports

Intern Qualifications

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Strong programming skills, preferably in Python, R or Java Script

  • English or Spanish

  • Preferred majors: Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Statistics or other scientific major

IPEA // Brazil

Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Institute for Applied Economic Research) - Ipea

Availability: Remote or In person - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Portuguese Level: No Portuguese Necessary, Basic Portuguese preferred
Field: Science and Technology, Innovation, Public Policies, Health technologies, Economics

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

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. 
The Center for Research on Science, Technology and Society, as part of Ipea, brings together researchers from different areas of knowledge focused on the study of the impacts of science and technology on society, especially in areas related to health, education and sustainability, and their consequences on the population’s quality of life. Our mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge about the social and economic impacts of the scientific advances and the new technologies, developing public policies capable of amplifying their positive effects on people's lives.


INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Economist, Statistician or Social Scientists interested on the effects of new technologies on society.

 

Instituto del Fondo Nacional para el Consumo de los Trabajadores // Mexico

The Instituto del Fondo Nacional para el Consumo de los Trabajadores is a financial institution within the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare whose purpose is to provide credits to formal workers of affiliated work centers, according to their debt capacity, to improve the socioeconomic conditions of the workers, thus benefiting their families.

Internship Description

The intern will work in areas related to finance, econometric analysis and modeling, and analysis of credit, commercial and collection processes.

  • Statistical analysis and econometric modeling

  • Analysis in financial matters

  • Information analysis in order to find areas of opportunity for credit, commercial and collection processes

  • Suggest improvements in the assigned tasks according to the analyzed information

Intern Qualifications

  • Statistics

  • Econometrics

  • Economy

  • Credit

  • Finance

  • Processes, etc.

Ministerio de Hacienda // Chile

The Treasury Ministry manages public resources through a modern State at the Service of the citizenry; generating conditions of stability, transparency and competitiveness in an internationally integrated economy that promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Analyze the control mechanisms and effects of fines on compliance with the tax system in different countries. Intern tasks include:

-Search for information on the different types and levels of fines by type of tax and type of non-compliance for developed and developing countries
-Compare tax evasion and compliance rates in different countries based on the taxonomy of existing fines
-Search for information and compare different mechanisms and levels of control between countries: random sampling, risk polynomials, fraction of taxpayers audited, face-to-face audits, third-party information, etc.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

-Abilities to work independently and some knowledge of economics

 

Education

ALBA Systems // Mexico

Location: Remote
 
ALBA is an education innovation startup that exists to help young learners, educators and parents explore nature as a model for learning through play. Our team has 8 years of experience designing toys and activities that help children develop the skills they need to face the world's complex challenges. We are currently building a curriculum around collaboration, adaptability, and creativity.
 
We believe that learning systems modeled on the natural world can help address today’s most pressing education challenges and tomorrow’s most complex global problems. We envision young learners that participate collaboratively, adaptively, and creatively in their communities by practicing systemic awareness and collective agency.
 

Internship Description

We are studying nature’s functional solutions at organismic, ecological and evolutionary scales to understand new ways in which we can learn collaborative, creative, and adaptive strategies from a young age. We envision a healthier system of education that lays down bottom-up approaches to solving systemic health issues. In this view, creativity, as all other 21st century skills, must be understood as a cluster of concepts and behaviors that, in context, create possibilities for greater systemic well-being. Accordingly, our curricular design is based on small modules, delivered in series, that explore the problem-solving strategies employed in the natural world through intuitive lessons and games.

Research & Design Project Description: The R&D Intern works with the core team, reporting directly to the Product Manager. The project is an excellent opportunity for someone with a K-12 education background or with a social sciences background with demonstrated interest in education. Alternatively, students fields related to education innovation, science of learning, living systems, curricular design, assessment, impact evaluation, brain mind and behavior, child development, mechanism design and/or systems thinking are welcome to the table. Tasks may include:
- Design and carry out field research on teachers’ experience using our program.
- Report findings with actionable diagnoses for quick iteration of our project
- Review, tweak and iterate our formative evaluation matrix/system/structure/rubric
- Interns with experience in impact evaluation: Design a small-scale impact assessment
- Leverage your knowledge in science of learning, design or field research to influence the way ALBA nourishes healthy learning communities and develops bottom-up strategies for systemic well-being
 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Comfortable speaking, reading and writing advanced Spanish and English.
- Demonstrated interest in education: HGSE students and undergrads writing a thesis on an education-related topics are highly encouraged to join! Experience designing impact assessment tools highly desired.
- Comfortable working collaboratively in a self-organizing team: we practice consent-based decision-making, discourage permission-seeking, celebrate dissent, prioritize transparency in power dynamics, and share ownership of our work

Centro Nacional de Evaluación para la Educación Superior (Ceneval)

Location: Remote

Ceneval is a Mexican organization with over 25 years of experience in designing and administering instruments to evaluate knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies, as well as in analyzing and transmitting their results. All our processes are standardized and follow international norms in assessment.

Internship Description

The intern will support the Research Department in analyzing data from different evaluation instruments (for example, questionnaires, admission or graduation tests) to gather information in order to generate reports that describe the instruments or its examinees. In addition, the intern will get an overview about the processes executed to design, assemble, administrate and grade a test.

  • Collaborate on the data analysis of different evaluation instruments, employing a variety of psychometric and statistical techniques

  • Make inferences about instruments and examinees

  • Give a presentation with a report of the results

  • Work from 9-6 pm

Intern Qualifications

  • Fluent Spanish

  • Psychometrics and statistical background knowledge

  • Interest in education

  • Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Virtual communication skills

CHATCLASS.AI // BRAZIL

ChatClass.ai

Field: Education, Technology, Social Entrepreneurship, Business, Engineering
Portuguese Level: No Portuguese necessary

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
ChatClass is an ed tech startup founded in NYC with the mission to democratize access to English language education in Brazil, using chat and AI technologies to enhance teachers’ work. WhatsApp highlighted ChatClass as an official case study, the only one focused on education.
ChatClass works with public schools in Brazil and Germany and has launched several projects together with the US State Department and the Brazilian embassy. The team is led by a Harvard computer scientist and HBS MBA grad with professional background at the United Nations and McKinsey in New York. ChatClass has been accelerated by Facebook and Google accelerator programs in Sao Paulo and received funding from Brazilian and Silicon Valley VCs plus a group of Harvard alumni.

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Interns can help with:
-Designing digital learning experiences with students and teachers
- Analyzing students and teachers data (depending on technical background).
- Developing tutoring and mentoring programs to inspire students and help them achieve their potential
- Training tutors and teachers to work with technology

Education for Sharing // Mexico

E4S is an international non-profit organization with the mission of forming better global citizens from childhood through the power of play. We team up with teachers and parents to develop social emotional learning skills among our children and youth through a play-reflect-act framework.

Internship Description

Help People and Talent area to strengthen our E4S Wellness program.

1. Generate a diagnostic of the current wellness program.
2. Process the information and create an improvement plan.
3. Partner with other organizations to establish collaborations to strengthen the wellness program.

Intern Qualifications

1. Interest in people development.
2. Fluency in Spanish.
3. Ability to work well independently, and within a team.
4. Must be computer literate.
5. Interest in build strong connections with people

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Elige Educar // Chile

Public-private organization that works under the wing of the Center for Public Policies of the Catholic University. We have the support and financing of the Ministry of Education and private partners who share our great cause: to work so that all children in Chile have great teachers and early childhood educators.

Vía Educación A.C. // Mexico

Vía Educación is a non-governmental, non-profit Mexican organization created in 2005 with the mission of generating opportunities for sustainable social development through the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of successful educational strategies. Via Educacion’s vision is to unleash the potential of society to transform itself through education. From the very beginning, the organization has worked very closely with schools on teachers’ professional development initiatives. It has also designed different participatory strategies and approaches aimed at increasing and developing citizenship competencies, including but not limited to participation, democratic citizenship, and inter- and intra-personal skills.

The organization’s main objective is to share knowledge and implement best practices related to quality education and social transformation as well, from an interdisciplinary and systemic perspective. It has a professional team of more than 80 collaborators in seven cities of the country, committed to equal opportunities for quality education, the development of communities and families, human rights, respect for the dignity of people and confidence in their transformation potential. The organization counts with the support of a network of national and international experts and researchers.

Vía Educación’s mission is carried out through four main lines of action:

  1. Equal Opportunities for Quality Education - through the training of public-school teachers and headteachers, with a systemic perspective to expand life opportunities of vulnerable children.

  2. Democratic Education - promoting citizen participation, peaceful coexistence and violence prevention.

  3. Education Policy - advocating for reforms that impact the entire population, in cooperation with business leaders and committed citizens.

  4. Social Responsibility - promoting coordinated efforts among citizens, business groups and public officials in order to strengthen our communities. Via Educacion implements programs in formal and non-formal education spaces. These programs are classified as education programs and community programs.

Internship Description

There are two project where we would like to have support. DRCLAS can pick one based on students' interests.

  1. Education and Social Innovation Lab: Via Educacion is transforming its Monitoring & Evaluation area into an Education and Social Innovation Lab that will have three main goals: First, it will offer services of monitoring and evaluation to Via Educacion as well as external organizations. Secondly, it will monitor, observe and study trends and challenges in the education and citizenship participation space, in order to design initiatives that respond appropriately to the challenges of our time. Finally, Via Educacion wants to develop a repository with the latest research, policies and practices in education in Mexico and the world. The goal of this repository is to offer a space that serves to policymakers and practitioners to make decisions that are based on evidence.

  • Conduct research on the most immediate needs of students, schools, teachers, parents in a post Covid scenario

  • Create a benchmark of other social and education laboratories in Latin America and around the world

  • Develop a directory of repositories similar to the one we plan to develop (Ex: What Works Clearinghouse in the US)

  1. Communications and Development: This year, Via Educacion started conversations with organizations and schools interested in implementing some of the programs of Via Educacion in the US. As first steps, the organization opened a fund with the International Community Foundation, and has one senior volunteer in Boulder Colorado leading these conversations.

  • Develop a narrative of the organization and our programs that is clear and attractive for organizations, students, schools, teachers, and different audiences in the US

  • Identify other organizations working in the same arena in the US

  • Developing a ecosystem/stakeholders map with the stakeholders that could benefit from Via Educacion's work and that may be interested in supporting it

Intern Qualifications

  • Curious

  • Open minded

  • Interest in Latin America and Mexico

  • Open to many academic major

  • Interest in research, marketing, communication, education, non-profit management, social entrepreneurship, philosophy

This internship comes with a $400 stipend.

Camino21//Mexico

www.camino21.org

Availability: Remote or In person - Mexico City
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Camino21 is a B2B educational services platform that helps HigherEd teachers rethink and enhance their practice. We support institutions to: 1. Transform their learning experiences 2. Achieve lower dropout rates 3. Promote greater inclusion 4. Better prepare graduates for today’s and tomorrow’s world Through synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences and the use of high-impact but easy to implement pedagogical strategies and technologies, Camino21 programs and products support teachers to transform and innovate in their practice. (you can read more of our experience in this article of La ReVista: https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/lessons-from-those-who-make-learning-... )
 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
 
Our interns will work alongside our Business Design unit, in which they will contribute to polish the changes implemented in the scaling of our services and products. We follow a mix of Bill Aulet's "Disciplined Entrepreneur" and the Lean Startup framework. (the work is done both in-person and remote, synchronously and asynchronously). The second is to support the automation and product design in our next generation learning environment. We need an intern with great coding skills that will work alongside our CTO and its team.
 
Interns will be expected to:
 
The work is done both in-person and remote, synchronously and asynchronously. - If interested in experiencing the design and facilitation of our learning experiences, you could support the implementation of Camino21's current programs. - Explore best practices in teacher professional development in Higher Education - Research and strengthen Camino21's competitive landscape - Help and support the design of fundraising efforts - Translate Camino21's material and documents to English - Participate in the ideation sessions to review our business model and delivery formats - Solve use cases designed by the Business Design Unit, drafted to mimic our current challenges when deploying our programs - Collaborate in the review of Camino21's marketing strategy.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS
 
Business Designer Intern Basic Qualifications:
- 3+ years of experience in client facing role managing complex relationships (Consulting, Business Development, Account Management, including time in Higher Ed) - Experience in transforming ventures from startup to scaleup
- Demonstrated understanding of university culture, teaching, and decision-making processes
 
- Business fluency in English Preferred Qualifications:
- Business fluency in Spanish
- MBA or prior consulting experience strongly preferred
- Higher Education experience
- Experience working in Latin America Additionally we are looking for: - Passion for our mission to transform HigherEd teaching in Latam.
- Strong work ethic and exceptional commitment to deadlines, and a willingness to shift from project to project
- Strategic thinker
 
 

Universidad Carolina//Mexico

Availability: Remote or in person
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:
We are a mission-driven private school with over 4,000 high-school and university students. Founded in 2014 in Saltillo, Coahuila, our mission is to be a platform for the development of our students, our community, and our nation. We are passionate citizens committed to education and see in it the potential to transform our country. Our vision is to build a strong community by forming citizens with the freedom and responsibility to decide and act in favor of their development and that of their community. To achieve this, we strive to create the knowledge and skills that will allow the positive development of our society in its full potential, while preserving and restoring the environment we share in our work and lives.

 

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Education)
Due to COVID-19, our students were in a virtual learning environment for 2+ years. Now that they’re returning to in-person classes, we would like to understand how we can best support them to make up for any learning gaps that could have occurred. To do so, we think that creating and applying an evaluation instrument to diagnose this and set up a plan with specific initiatives to help them, could be useful. However, we’re open to brainstorm, design, and implement other types of tools that we can institutionalize.
 
Interns will be expected to:
· Carry-out a diagnostic about the current state of the organization in terms of educational level (baseline)
· Propose quality education KPIs and how to measure them (i.e. Dashboard)
· Design processes / standards that our education coordinators can follow to ensure we’re achieving the educational outcomes we aim to
· Define set of initiatives to strengthen the quality of outcomes of our students we can implement in the short-term.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
 
· Spanish knowledge helpful
· Education and monitoring / evaluation background useful
· Intermediate Excel and Powerpoint
· Passion for improving education outcomes
 

 

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Business & Strategy)

If you’re passionate about the intersection of management or business consulting and education this internship is for you! We’re looking for an individual who can help us strengthen our financial planning and analyses, as well as marketing efforts, reporting directly to our General Director.

Interns will be expected to:

Carry-out a diagnostic about the current state of the organization and strategic areas of opportunity · Help coordinate and moderate strategic planning sessions with the board · Advise into how to strengthen and automate financial reports and accountability measures in the administrative department · Help strengthen financial projections taking into account future trends for education in Mexico and historical data · Propose marketing KPIs and how to measure them (i.e. Dashboard).
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
· Financial and Marketing background useful
· Advanced Excel (including modelling) and Powerpoint
· Passion for improving organizations
 

 

3) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Urban Planning)

Help us design the second stage of an unprecedented urban development project, build in alliance with Universidad Carolina and the City Government! Calzada Antonio Narro, where the 12-acres university campus is located, is a street in Saltillo’s downtown that was identified to become a statement in state-of-the-art urban development methodologies to improve the experience of students and citizens alike. In January 2022, a first stage to transform this street began. Everything from extending the sidewalks to increase walkability of the area, to a detailed design of the landscape with native trees and grasses was carried out jointly with students, university staff, neighbors, and the City Government. After the success of this first stage, we’re ready to continue further down the street. Bring your design and urban planning know-how and help us continue impacting Saltillo’s downtown!
 
Interns will be expected to:

Scope the next stage of the project through a diagnostic of the current state of the avenue with the help of our team

· Develop AutoCAD (or similar software) design for second stage of Calzada Antonio Narro taking into account best practices and city norms

·Contribute to discussions around landscaping and construction in weekly meetings

· Coordinate with students, staff, neighbors, and city officials to ensure everyone’s voice is taken into account

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

· Background in urban planning / landscaping / construction desired

· Knowledge of mapping software (i.e. AutoCAD)

· Passion for city projects

 

 

Environmental Science

Ecosystem Modeling & Monitoring Center-Universidad Mayo // Chile

Ecosystem Modeling & Monitoring Center at Universidad Mayo conducts first-line research to understand the dynamics of complex natural ecosystems. We provide science that supports decision-making in this area, promoting resilience and the sustainable management of ecosystems. Likewise, we generate collaboration networks with research organizations in Chile and abroad that allow us to face the challenges in modeling and monitoring ecosystems at a national and international level. Website: https://cem.umayor.cl/

Internship Description

Automatic identification of Chilean mammals in camera trap images: Evaluate tools for the classification of Chilean mammal species from camera trap images

What You'll Do

  •  Identify algorithms and classification tools

  • Evaluate applicability to Chilean mammals

  • Comparison with manual classification

Intern Qualifications

  • General knowledge of Chilean Fauna

  • Knowledge of programming in R

  • Preferably, students with a vocation in Latin America

Center for Genomics, Ecology & Environment // Chile

Center for Genomics, Ecology & Environment at Universidad Mayor links genomic organization, structure and functionality with the complexity of ecological systems. We develop fundamental and applied frontier research in the area of ​​natural, genomic and environmental sciences, in order to understand the functioning of ecosystems and contribute to the appreciation of the country's natural and cultural heritage. Website: https://gema.umayor.cl/

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Biocrusts under photobiotic and climate change stress: linking criticality and the functional response of N cycling in endoliths and biological soil crusts of Chilean arid environments (Fondecyt Regular # 1170995). Intern tasks include:

- Data analysis on abundance and functional potential of microbial communities of arid and hyperarid soils. 
- If covid restriction allows traveling to Chile, field work in the Atacama desert to collect soil samples and further lab work to extract DNA.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Interdisciplinary interest to link ideas from ecology, biogeochemistry and complexity science. 
- Background in theoretical ecology and/or microbial ecology is desirable, as well as some basic understanding of statistics and familiarity with R programming environment (if now, we can teach what is needed). 
- In case of field travel, consider that some sampling sites in northern Chile are above 3,500 masl (medical check-up is advisable).

CAPSUS//Mexico

Location: Remote

Description of organization

Our mission is to promote urban sustainability and transform cities into spaces with a more inclusive and higher quality of living while having a lower environmental impact. In our projects, we propose grounded, innovative solutions that foresee a better future for coming generations. Our field of work covers sustainability issues in the energy, environmental management, and urban sectors, recognizing that sustainable development should embody continuous improvement in environmental, economic, and social terms.

Intern tasks and responsibilities:

Interns
#1: Develop Climate Action Plans Intern
#2: Sustainable Urban Planning

 

Intern #1: Virtual Provide Technical Assistance (TA) to municipal governments in preparing Municipal Climate Action Plans (CAP) and identifying financing instruments to mobilize and diversify financing for urban resilience and climate change mitigation, with the aim of transitioning towards low-carbon, climate-smart development. The Intern will work on the emission diagnosis and vulnerability analysis to address the need to reduce GHGs emissions, adapt to climate change impacts and generate broader social, environmental, and economic benefits. The intern will be responsible for supporting the (i) baseline diagnostics needed for the CAPs (GHGs inventory, business as usual (BAU) and mitigation scenarios based on current plans and actions, and the climate risk and vulnerability assessment); and (ii) developing their CAPs with all their components, including the prioritization of investments and identification of financing instruments, and involving all relevant stakeholders. The climate action plans are expected to inform urban investment programs at the local level and contribute to maximizing their mitigation and adaptation potential.

Intern #2:Virtual Work with the team in developing Growth/Shrinkage scenarios for 2 cities reflecting different public policies and urban plans for the physical, spatial, fiscal, environmental, economic and social development of the cities, through: a. Adapting urban scenario tool to the city context in collaboration with the participating municipalities and based on the data availability. b. Developing different scenarios for the next 20-30 years, examining the implications for policy making targeting areas with the greatest population influx, and uneven social, spatial, and economic development. The scenarios will include trend/business as usual scenarios, current planning scenarios, and sustainable development scenarios.

Intern qualifications:

Intern1: Environmental Engineer, Environmental policy or similar Fluent in english and spanish Experience in climate change issues Able to work virtually with own computer Intern 2: Urban Planner or similar Fluent in english Experience in urban planning Able to work virtually with own computer Experience with geographical information systems is a plus Interest in sustainable development.

 

Organization website link

 

Government

CEPESP - FGV // Brazil

FGV-CEPESP (Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector)

 

Availability: Remote or In-person (São Paulo, Brazil)
Field: Research, Environment, Government and Urban Planning 
Portuguese Level: No Portuguese Necessary, Basic Portuguese preferred

 

FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) is one of the most important research and teaching institutions in Brazil. The Public Sector Policy and Economy Center, CEPESP, was created in 2006 and is FGV's first multidisciplinary center. The objective of the FGV CEPESP, as well as that of FGV as a whole, is to contribute to the democratic development of the country through knowledge produced by its research. Although the focus is on Brazil, FGV CEPESP dialogues with the knowledge produced abroad, as it recognizes in the comparison with the experiences of other countries a useful way to understand national problems. 
The main research question is the relationship between politics and economics in understanding the restrictions and potential of public policies. In other words, our research aims to assess the influence exerted by institutions (in a broad sense) on public policy decisions. More specifically, the work of CEPESP/ FGV is structured in four main lines of research: Political Institutions; Public Finances; Urban Economics and Transport, and the recent line of Law, Regulation, and Public Policies  

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 
We research issues common to many political systems such as local politics, electoral brokers, political parties, and their role in federal representatives' electoral connection. We are also investigating the use of the social network as an electoral resource. 
We expect the student to help in the research described by participating in data collection, literature reviews, or both.

 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS 
Study interests: political economy, electoral politics, social networks, environment and climate change, urban policies, and public transportation. No Portuguese knowledge is necessary. 

Constitutional Lab, Diego Portales University // Chile

The Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) is a non-profit university based on Santiago, Chile. The Institute for Social Science Research (ICSO-UDP) is the Institute that coordinates all UDP’s research projects in social science. ICSO-UDP has focused on: a) promoting relevant knowledge production concerning the social realm with a comparative perspective, b) disseminating knowledge in order to improve social conditions of vulnerable communities, and c) engaging with social actors in collaborative activities in order to find creative solutions to existing problems. Specifically, several projects have focused on social inequalities (Observatory of Inequalities), institutional change (Constitutional lab), and indigenous rights in Chile. The Constitutional Lab has produced relevant research materials concerning the relevance of constitutional change. Moreover, it has particularly focused on addressing issues of enhancing democratic institutions for broad social participation, promoting social rights, and including indigenous peoples’ recognition at the constitutional level. The Constitutional Lab has also promoted direct engagement with communities through workshops, seminars, and summer schools open to all sectors of society and free of charge. After the social disruption of October 18, 2019 the Constitutional Lab has played a relevant role promoting active civic engagement, as the debate on the constitutional process become crucial.

Internship Description

Contexto is a project funded by the Ford Foundation and carried out by the Diego Portales University, in collaboration with three other Chilean non-governmental organizations, that seeks to promote participation and transparency in the Chilean Constituent process. Specifically, Contexto aims to empower citizens to actively participate in the process; promote informed and massive participation, with a particular emphasis on youth, women and indigenous peoples; generate debate based on truthful and reliable information on the process and constitutional content; and ensure the transparency of the constituent process, monitoring its different facets and stages. Activities carried out include training on the process and mechanisms of participation; production of didactic materials and simple briefs on constitutional content and debate to inform the population; the organization of national and regional debates on the process and its role in democracy-building; and an observatory to monitor public discourse, identify disinformation, and maximize transparency and access to information for the public during the process.
  • Production of a brief in English about the Chilean constituent process, citizen participation and transparency
  • Assistance in the organization of online debates and discussions on the process, liaising with US organization working on Latin America
  • Participation in team meetings and help with general project coordination

Intern Qualifications

  • Good understanding of and skills in written and spoken Spanish
  • Interest in Latin American politics

INOVA_MPRJ // BRAZIL

Inova - MPRJ

Availability: In Person, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Field: Public Policies, Technology, Health, Government, Public Policies
Portuguese Level: Basic Portuguese preferred
 
Inova_MPRJ is the government innovation lab of the Rio de Janeiro's Public Prosecutor's Office. Our purpose is to explore daring ideas, evaluating their impact before the institution decides to scale them up.  Inova_MPRJ's differential lies in the interdisciplinarity of its team and in its collaborative work method. The Lab combines data science, service design, communication campaigns, law, and impact evaluation. Inova_MPRJ designs and conducts experiments aimed at solving the challenges of MPRJ's internal and external activities. The Laboratory values the collaborative construction of experiments, working in partnership with different departments of the Public Ministry of the State of Rio de Janeiro and with external actors, whenever possible. Our projects aim to propose solutions for challenges faced by prosecutors and civil servants, with partners who bring their challenges to the Laboratory.
Inova_MPRJ has four strategic objectives: 1. Develop innovative experiments, aimed at increasing the cost-effectiveness of MPRJ's activities. 2. Prospect practices, tools, projects, and innovation opportunities in Brazil and abroad. 3. Spread a culture of learning and innovation, innovative practices and new skills. 4. Promote integration, create and foster innovation networks.
 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The interns would work on two possible projects within the laboratory, but interacting with prosecutors and other departments. 1) Bussola (compass, in English): launched in 2019, it's focused on monitoring data and intervening in public policies in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Bussola has two branches: one for monitoring the administration of public hospitals and the second for monitoring the construction of public sanitation works in the Guanabara Bay. Bussola requires some knowledge of the public policy cycle and ideally interest in data science and access to public databases. 2) Mosaico (mosaic): this project was launched in 2021 and focuses on organizational aspects of the institution. The goal is to help prosecutors in the prevention, repression, and remediation of acts of corruption and violations of fundamental rights. Through the use of data (surveys, interviews, databases), Mosaico aims to analyze prosecutor's responses and then create a more effective work design.

Interns will: Research and benchmark best practices; Support in creating social media content based on projects; Coordinate closely with project managers on daily activities; Work jointly with the project team to develop and design policies; Work with the project and the communication teams to create engagement of other public servants and prosecutors.
 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Students must be Interested in data science, communicaton or service design; Interested in working in the public sector; Intermediate knowledge of Excel; Some knowledge of the public policy cycle, preferably with experience; Proactive, doesn't mind working on his/her own; Good team player. 
Possible fields of study are: economics, data science, public policy, design, law, public administration, government. At least a basic level Portuguese is preferred.

Key words: 
Innovation, technology, service design, public policy, public law, communication, data science

Instituto Nacional Electoral // Mexico

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 the democratic development of Mexico

Internship Description

There are two projects available for the interns to choose:
1. Ranking the quality and reliability of the information of one roll record in the Electoral register Have preventive and corrective indicators that reflect the quality and reliability of the electoral roll records and the registration and update procedures. Determine and classify the variables and data to be used. Perform statistical analysis and data mining on the Big Data platform. This internship is ideal for anyone who is looking garner experience in determine and classifying different variables using millions of data to be used and support statistical analysis.  Responsib ilities include:
• Identify the sources of information.
• Perform statistical analysis.
• Identify ranges in which values move.
• The principal responsibility will be elaboration of graphic and control boards which allow executive consultation.
• The intern will receive individual tutoring and will have the opportunity to attend meetings by senior managers who will present results. 

2. Comparative studies of inclusion policies in Latin America The National Electoral Institute, is looking for a capable and enthusiastic intern wishing to conduct comparative research of the policies and actions put into practice the electoral institutions in Latin America in terms of inclusion of citizen priority attention groups, in order to be able to apply affirmative actions and good practices to implement public policies that reinforce political rights and democracy in Mexico. You will work under the mentorship of the Technical Unit for Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination. Responsibilities include:
• Assist in research, policy documents, internal research notes, public policies and initiatives carried out in other countries and institutions.
• Research and document relevant experiences for internal discussion.
• Contribute to the watch of affirmative action strategies and measures and strategic actions to promote the inclusion of citizenship and the political violence against women based on gender during the elections in Mexico.
• Help with the elaboration of the Final Report of the elaborated research, including the preparation of meetings, background research, data entry and internal reports.

 

Intern Qualifications

 

1. Ranking the quality and reliability of the information of one roll record in the Electoral register Qualities
• Current enrollment in a program of undergraduate or graduate studies.
• Capability to work with Statistical data, Database information, presentation of data information. • Interested in the electoral process.
• Interested in population data.
• Proposes creative ideas, elaboration of presentations.
Skills:
• Spanish verbal and written communication skills are required, including excellent editing skills.
• Experience in the electoral process and population data.
• Preferably knowledge Big Data, phyton, SQL Server.
• Research and analytical skills preferably.
• Mature judgment, strong integrity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are required.

2. Comparative studies of inclusion policies in Latin America Qualifications and experience
• Current enrollment in a program of undergraduate or graduate studies.
• Strong Spanish verbal and written communication skills are required, including excellent editing
Skills:
• Excellent research and analytical skills required.
• Well organized
• Demonstrated interest and commitment to human rights and political-electoral rights are required.
• Mature judgment, strong integrity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are required.
• You must have at least an intermediate level of spoken Spanish, in reading and writing / Fluency in spoken, reading and written Spanish will be essential.

Londrina City Hall // Brazil

Londrina City Hall

Availability: In-person, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
Field: Research, Environment, Government and Urban Planning 
Portuguese Level: No Portuguese Necessary

Founded by English citizens in 1934, Londrina is the second largest city in the state of Paraná and one of the four largest cities in the South of Brazil. Recognized in the past as the “International Capital for Coffee”, Londrina currently finds its main activities in both Services and Technology. Londrina City Hall is a public governmental organization that manages local public services delivered to more than 600.000 inhabitants and employs more than 10.000 public servants. Collective efforts from local government, the private sector, academia, and civil society are making Londrina a real contender to become the most innovative city in Latin America: the city has +2000IT companies, 15  higher education institutions (11 of them offering IT and technology degrees), the 1st public Artificial Intelligence Hub in Brazil, the 1st street in Latin America to test 5G  connections in public infrastructure, and an innovative environment with +400 start-ups, incubators and accelerators. 

Project Description

The Londrina City Hall is looking forward to hosting students for their Summer Project. The students will be responsible for conducting research, presenting policy suggestions, and overseeing the implementation of policies related to the priority areas defined in the MasterPlan 2040, the city's strategic policy plan for the next 18 years presented by the Mayor in December 2021 (https://www.2040.londrina.pr.gov.br/). Some of the city's priorities areas are, e.g., Innovation & Smart City Technologies, Governance & Debureaucratization, Environmental Protection, Housing & Immigration Policy, etc. With the help of the students, the City Hall aims is to develop concrete strategies and find solutions to best accomplish the goals listed in the MasterPlan 2040, using the public infrastructure to positively impact citizen's life using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), connectivity strategies, smart transportation, solar power generation, among others, always aiming at improving the quality of life of the
population and creating opportunities for better management practices in the public sector.

Some of the current projects students may join are (i) Masterplan Implementation Taskforce; (ii) Smart Streets, measuring the impact of smart traffic lights in the city center dynamics; (iii) Connectivity for all, public wi-fi, smart pole and the feasibility of extending 5G tests to other areas; (iv) Digital Government Taskforce, created to plan how to
effectively improve bureaucracy and how to use digitalization to improve the workflow; or (v) Governance and Compliance Network, to help with the creation of governance and anticorruption indicators in the local government.
 
Interns will be expected to:
- conduct research, present policy suggestions and oversee the implementation of local policies;
- Londrina City Hall expects a final report/policy brief/policy memo with actionable recommendations to improve local government, implementation or public service delivery in the area selected by the student (all recommendations will be taken into consideration by the mayor, technical teams and legislative assembly and may be
implemented)

Key Words: Local government; Public Service Delivery; Technology; Innovation;

Municipalidad de Lima // Peru

Local government that represents the neighborhood, promotes the adequate provision of local public services and the integral, sustainable and harmonious development of Lima Province. Currently, the MML is preparing its climate action plan in partnership with C40 and in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC.

Website: http://www.munlima.gob.pe/

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Depending on their profile and interests, the student can preference the following projects:

  • Environmental Sustainability

    • Working under the Climate Action Plan of Lima Province in the Sub-management of Environmental Strategy and Climate Change of the Management of Services to the City and Environmental Management

    • Provide assistance in the final stage of elaboration of the Climate Action Plan of Lima Province before its approval in March 2021. With special emphasis on the final review of the implementation phase (actions and strategic objectives).

  • Corruption Management 

    • Developing an academic proposal as a result of research on successful examples of fighting corruption within public adminsitration 

  • Social Development Management

    • The line body responsible for the promotion and improvement of the living conditions of the most vulnerable population and / or at social risk in the area of ​​its competence, the social reintegration of children and adolescents in a situation of risk, the protection and promotion of people with disabilities, older adults and families in situations of poverty and extreme poverty, the promotion and management of plans, actions and interventions in Public Health in the Cercado de Lima, of the Food Programs , as well as activities related to Marriage Acts, within the framework of current legal provisions. The specific programs in which the internship would be: - Lima Te Cuida: Territorial intervention in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. - Inclusive Lima: Comprehensive intervention to improve services, environments and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities. - Lima Infancia: Program focused on building a city that is friendly to early childhood. Promoting Early Childhood Development.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

  • High proficiency in Spanish
  • Interest in public policies, environment, social management, or corruption, as applicable
  • Interest in topics related to sustainable cities, urban management, social inclusion and human development in Latin America.
  • High social sensibility for the work in benefit of vulnerable populations problematics
  • High communication skills with different stakeholders

 

Health

Centro de Investigación en Sociedad y Salud - UM // Chile

Centro de investigación en Sociedad y Salud - Universidad Mayor 

The overarching mission of the Society and Health Research Center is to advance well-being at the individual, social, and institutional levels in a context of global demographic, epidemiological, technological, and environmental change. To pursue this mission, the goals of the center are to conduct world-class interdisciplinary research with real-world implications, train new researchers, and disseminate evidence to broad audiences.
Our research strengths are grouped into three clusters: (1) social and life-course determinants of health and aging, (2) social relationships and cohesion, (3) and institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective. To study these issues, we use mixed methods and embrace the new opportunities arising with an era of big “cells to society” data.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The project seeks to study the moderating effect of alcohol and other substances on the association between the transition to retirement and depression in older people. The focus of the study is a comparative analysis between 20 to 25 countries, which have longitudinal questionnaires about old age, retirement and health. The data will be harmonized and studied through a three-level mixed model, considering variables that change over time and variables that do not, at the individual and country level.
This project will be carried out at the Center for Research in Society and Health of the Universidad Mayor. Intern Tasks:

- Support with preliminary data analysis
- Harmonization of data between countries
- Support with literature review
- Learn to drive mixed and multilevel models
- Learn about the different questionnaires of each country

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Use of Stata and excel
- Academic Writing
- Intermediate to high written English
- Preferably from the area of ​​social sciences, epidemiology, and the like.

Tecnologico de Monterrey // Mexico

Location: In person

The Global Health Initiative – led by Tec alumni and professors –- has gathered support and enthusiasm across the public health and medical community in Mexico to formalize the first Global Health Institute (GHI) in Latin America. The Tecnológico de Monterrey (aka the Tec) is uniquely positioned to launch the first GHI because of its innovative educational approach, network and connections to the global health field, and world-wide reputation of excellence and entrepreneurship. The Tec ranks first in Mexico amongst all education institutions. In our approach to launch and design the GHI, we are using Marketing Research and Community Organizing frameworks along with a diverse array of research and implementation methodologies and projects that go from semi-structured interviews, surveys, to community organizing and design thinking.
In addition, we are also generating new and innovative research portfolio on the following areas:
1. Primary Healthcare Delivery and Financing Models
2. Non-communicable Chronic Diseases
3. Migration
4. Climate change
5. Tuberculosis eradication GHI Vision
To achieve health equity through training, research and community organizing and serve as a model for Global Health in Latin America. Individuals and communities, regardless of their geography or socioeconomic status, should have effective access to integrated and high-quality health services, a necessary condition for living a productive and healthy life.

GHI Mission The GHI aims to close gaps in health equity through a multidisciplinary approach:
• Multidisciplinary Training
1. Deliver high-quality academic programs and courses that are multidisciplinary, innovative and adapted to the needs of the student
2. Provide immersive experiences and practicums that prepare them as agents of social change to address the social determinants of health and promote equity in health.
• Social Impact Research
1. Generate new knowledge and applied practice through disruptive research and consulting in strategic areas, with emphasis on the implementation of projects and the provision of health services to people with chronic degenerative diseases.
2. Develop new technologies and health products that follow an equity approach.
3. It analyzes public health policies with a vision of systems and based on a perspective of equity and human rights.
• Strategic Partnerships
1. It carries out participation activities that promote equity in global health, through community organization and service, and public events.
2. It promotes, links and coordinates a global network of institutions working for health equity to share best practices, collaborate on large-scale projects and create a support network. Currently we are in the formation phase; the Medical School Dean as already approved the project.

Internship Description

 

Current projects (subject to change):
1. Mixed methods analysis on the impact on healthcare access by the new health reform recently issued by President AMLO (creation of INSABI. Nov, 2019)
2. Develop contents for a global health certificate at Tec de Monterrey
3. Quantitative study on the economic impact of vaccination gaps in Mexico
4. Quantitative study on the relationship between non-pharmacological interventions in the states of mexico and the burden of COVID-19
5. The influence of the Rockefeller Foundation on the political economy of the Mexican Healthcare System New research projects are expected to be developed in the coming months.
6. Proposals from students are also welcomed.

 

The duties depend on the research topic selected. But in general terms:
- Carry out qualitative and/or quantitative work, data processing, analyzing and leading process for publication submission.
- Perform qualitative and/or data analysis and writing findings.
- Coordinating diverse stakeholders interested in collaborating with the GHI A possible deliverable for a research projects it may be a first draft of a peer-reviewed paper for publication.
- The intern will be acknowledged accordingly in the authors’ list.

Intern Qualifications

  • The Global Health Research Intern must be passionate about global health and problems that transcend borders. Likewise, they should see the value of the new generations to influence the future of the country. In addition, having some basis on qualitative and quantitative methods to perform research in global public health would be desirable, however, not necessary.

  • Fluency in Spanish is required.

Population Council Mexico (PC-Mx)

The Population Council confronts critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, we work with our partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world. Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York, the Council is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization governed by an international board of trustees. In Mexico, the Population Council has worked since 1975 primarily on reproductive health issues through high-quality research, evaluation programs, and technical partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Among the issues that the Population Council addresses in Mexico are empowerment of adolescent girls, prevention of child marriage and support for married girls, education for girls, maternal and newborn health, sexual and gender-based violence and others.

Population Council website:https://www.popcouncil.org/

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The intern will be primarily providing research and communications support for PC-Mx’s VOCES-19 project. VOCES-19 is a study that arises from the need to understand the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the perception and experiences of violence among Mexican adolescents and young people, as well as on different dimensions of their lives. The goal of the project is to establish a cohort of adolescents and young adults to understand the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic on their lives. During the first round of data collection for the study, 55,692 completed the questionnaire and this success is expected to be repeated or exceeded for the second and third rounds of the study. The main objectives for these subsequent phases of the project will be the continued generation of relevant information and identification of vulnerable populations of adolescents and young adults in Mexico, and the establishment of a community of young people whose voices are heard and taken into account in the decision-making process.

Website: https://vocescontralaviolencia.org/

INTERN TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES:

• Literature review of VOCES-19 topics of interest such as interpersonal violence, sexual and reproductive healthcare, education, mental health, and others in Mexico

• data collection support and database management

• quantitative and qualitative data analysis

• manuscript development

• drafting, proofreading, and editing grant proposals, fact sheets, and other publications.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

• Demonstrated interest and experience in any of the areas related to the VOCES-19 project: public health, sociology, education, or related areas.

• Graduate students with prior research experience preferred.

• The intern must be proficient in Spanish, as all team meetings and communications are in Spanish.

•Ability to work well independently and within a team.

TISSUELABS // BRAZIL

TissueLabs

Availability: Remote or In person (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Field: Technology, Health, Research, Business, Engineering
Portuguese level: Basic Portuguese necessary

 

TissueLabs is a platform for creating organs and tissues in the lab. We offer consumables and equipment which, together, create the most advanced microenvironment for cell and tissue culture in the world. Our products allow performing state of the art research, from drug discovery to organ fabrication.

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
The position will be focused on establishing new partners, customers, and collaborators in the United States. Currently, TissueLabs has offices in Brazil and Switzerland. The students taking part in this internship will help the company to start operations in North America. An intern here will work with Business Development, Marketing, Research
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS
Experience with scientific research, marketing for scientists, and hard sciences business are a plus.

Human, Women & Gender Rights

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. // Mexico

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) supports Mexico-based migrant workers to defend and protect their rights as they move between their home communities in Mexico and their workplaces in the United States. With our binational, multilingual staff and geographic reach we have grown in response to increasing needs for its advocacy and services and seek to overcome the border as a barrier to justice.

Website: https://cdmigrante.org/

Internship Project:
The elegible intern(s) will work with our legal, outreach and communications teams in the execution of our FIFA United 2026 campaign. The campaign aims to position migrant workers rights issues as a crucial topic for the organization of the FIFA World Cup to be held in Mexico, United States and Canada. We will document current patterns of abuse and rights violations in industries and cities where the games will be held, develop know-your-rights materials for workers, work closely with local and federal authorities to improve working and recruitment conditions for migrant workers, develop a media campaign to inform the general public, and work with civil society organizations to push for protections across industries and geographies.

Internship Tasks:

- Work with the legal team to analyze rights violations by industry and geography;
- Assist with the logistics of workshops, trainings and events with stakeholders;
- Follow-up on news, events and announcements regarding workers rights, related to the World Cup and other previous sporting events;
- Conduct virtual outreach to workers to gather input for the campaign; and
- Other activities as needed.

Intern Requirements:

The elegible intern(s) must be fluent in Spanish, since all internal communications and meetings are held in Spanish (it doesn't have to be native, but students should be fluent enough to communicate with other members of the team). Law students and/or students interested in a career in public service would greatly benefit from working with an organization that provides both legal services as well as does policy advocacy work. Prior experience in labor rights and social justice is desirable.

Chiapas Enea // Mexico

Chiapas Enea is a civil association that works specifically with women from indigenous communites in the Southern zone of Mexico, in Chiapas. The organization is dedicated to strengthening. The organization is dedicated to strengthening training processes for women both in their ancestral knowledge and in new knowledge for their empowerment.

Internship Description

The intern will be working in the area of communications and publicity, consulting in both marketing and advertising strategies, as well as dissemination strategies for a better development of the association's processes.

Tasks:

  • Create a marketing and advertising partnership strategy for the work that is being developed in the association
  • Create an advisory strategy in communication and dissemination so that the association has a greater impact
  • Advise on design and advertising programs for the projects required by the association
  • Develop project-strategy for work in the area of communication and dissemination of the organization

Intern Requirements

  • A high or medium level of Spanish
  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising
  • A/V skills
  • Knowledge in broadcasting and advertising
  • Desire for approach and knowledge of Latin American cultures and especially the indigenous cultures of Latin America
  • Respect for Latin American processes in matters of cultural difference
  • Creativity 

Conectas Direitos Humanos // Brazil

Conectas Direitos Humanos

Availability: Remote or In-person in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Portuguese level: Intermediate Portuguese
 
Conectas’ mission is to enforce and promote human rights and combat inequalities to build a fair, free and democratic society from a Global South perspective. More than a non-governmental organization, we are part of a lively and global movement that continues in the fight for equal rights. Connected via a broad network of partners, spread across Brazil and around the world, we are always available, and we participate in various decision-making debates that advance the path of human rights from the Global South perspective. We work to secure and extend the rights of all, especially the most vulnerable. We propose solutions, avert setbacks, and denounce violations to create transformations.
 
Internship Description
 
The intern will collaborate with one of Conectas’ programs: - Fighting institutional violence; - Strengthen democratic space; - Advocacy; - Strategic litigation. - defense of socio-environmental rights. Depending on the program's needs, and on the intern's interest and expertise, placement will be made in one of these three areas.
The person will research and support the program's work on one or several of the following issues: prison system, police violence, impacts of the “war on drugs,” and right to protest; migration and refugees’ rights, the defense of democratic space and participation of civil society, religious freedom; combating contemporary slavery and precarious work, impact of the extractive industry, environmental and climate racism.
Interns will work on: 
● Gathering and systematization of data related to the topics addressed in the Program;
● Research and elaboration of reports;
● Collaboration in the elaboration of documents (for internal and external use)
● participation in internal and external meetings.
 
Intern Qualidications
 
- Comitment to the defense of human rights and Conectas' values;
- Intermediary to advance level in Portuguese;
- Creativity and sense of initiative;
- Understanding of deadlines and a strategic vision aligned with results;
- Ability to work in team and on multidisciplinary themes.
 
Key words: human rights, democracy, migration, anti-racism, access to Justice, digital surveillance, environment, indigenous peoples, climate racism, slave labor

Ministerio de la Mujer y Equidad de Genero // Chile

Its mission is to create policies, plans and programs that benefit women and work to eliminate any type of gender discrimination, making Chile a more equitable country.

Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos // Chile

The Museum of Memory and Human Rights seeks to draw attention to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 and 1990. Its mission is to allow dignity for victims and their families, stimulate reflection and debate and to promote respect and tolerance in order that these events never happen again.

Internship Description

During the last months, the museum's education department has developed a program of free virtual courses for the community. In the context of the constituent process that is being developed in Chile, we have decided to generate a basic course about constitution and human rights, to apply during 2021.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with the department of education, in the design of the course project "human rights and constitution" creating inputs for course content

Intern Qualifications

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students

  • High level of spanish

  • Students related with social sciences or pedagogy

  • Experience with team work and investigation

Data Cívica A.C.//Mexico

https://datacivica.org/

Availability: Remote or In person - Mexico City
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:
Data Cívica is an organization that uses data and technology as tools for the defense of Human Rights. Our agenda focuses on fighting against gender and femicide violence; defend human rights violations and accompany the search for disappeared persons; generate memory and truth processes; transform transparency into accountability; and reduce the gap in the use of data and technologies. We seek to promote social change, promote and defend Human Rights in Mexico, as well as strengthen civil society and journalism in the country and the region. To achieve our objectives, we have followed a comprehensive strategy that includes advocacy through research, journalism, and data analysis; the development and strengthening of technological processes and tools; and the increase in capacities in the use of data and technologies.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The interns will be working on research, development, workshops and creation of projects aligned with our agenda, wich focuses on fighting against gender and femicide violence; defend human rights violations and accompany the search for disappeared persons; generate memory and truth processes; transform transparency into accountability; and reduce the gap in the use of data and technologies.There are three departments in Data Civica where interns can work: Data Analysis, Data Journalism and Technological Development.
 
Interns will be expected to:
Data Analysis: Interns will support tasks of processing, analyzing and making visualizations of data and relevant information for reports, papers and digital platforms. Data Journalism: Interns will support making research based on statistics and public data analysis for blogs or advocacy projects. Technological Development: Interns will support the creation and adaptability of technology to offer solutions that adapt to the needs of each organization, researchers or journalists.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
Profile: Social Science, Political Science, International Relations, Data Science, Economy, Communication, Journalism, Software Engineering Language skills: Spanish required Interest in Human Rights, Gender violence, transparency. Preferred academic major: Past work experience: NGO, Civil Society, preferable Undergraduate/graduate level students, Work style: Hybrid, in-person and virtual. Computer skills -Data Science: Data analysis in R, Python, Shell scripts. -Data Journalism: Data analysis in R or other package software -Technological Development: Python, DevOps, Web Developer Full-Stack, Front-end or Back-end Developer, Scrapping, UX.

 

 

Journalism

Radio Cooperativa // Chile

Radio Cooperativa

We are a means of communication with more than 80 years of experience and a serious informative commitment. National, political, soccer, cultural news, and more

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The student will join the work of a daily news program. Its mission will be to incorporate global issues into the news schedule of a radio newscast and its digital news site, through interviews, analysis, translation and adaptation of content.
The intern will be tasked with exploring new ways of distributing and analyzing content through networks. Intern tasks will include:

Search and propose global content for a daily news program.
Conduct interviews with professors, analysts and experts on topics that are part of the international news agenda and adapt those interviews to a massive local audience.
Produce and transfer content from English to Spanish.
Propose ways of distributing audio content, in radio and digital formats.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Interest in the media and its role in social life.
Interest in new forms of content distribution in the digital environment.
Interest in learning about the processes in a country like Chile, which faces a series of important public policy reforms, after years of economic stability and persistent inequality.
Management of Spanish intermediate level. The student will have opportunities to communicate in English and Spanish, and will have support in the development of content that requires greater command of the Spanish language.

Law

Conectas Direitos Humanos // Brazil

Conectas Direitos Humanos

Availability: Remote or In-person in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Portuguese level: Intermediate Portuguese
 
Conectas’ mission is to enforce and promote human rights and combat inequalities to build a fair, free and democratic society from a Global South perspective. More than a non-governmental organization, we are part of a lively and global movement that continues in the fight for equal rights. Connected via a broad network of partners, spread across Brazil and around the world, we are always available, and we participate in various decision-making debates that advance the path of human rights from the Global South perspective. We work to secure and extend the rights of all, especially the most vulnerable. We propose solutions, avert setbacks, and denounce violations to create transformations.
 
Internship Description
 
The intern will collaborate with one of Conectas’ programs: - Fighting institutional violence; - Strengthen democratic space; - Advocacy; - Strategic litigation. - defense of socio-environmental rights. Depending on the program's needs, and on the intern's interest and expertise, placement will be made in one of these three areas.
The person will research and support the program's work on one or several of the following issues: prison system, police violence, impacts of the “war on drugs,” and right to protest; migration and refugees’ rights, the defense of democratic space and participation of civil society, religious freedom; combating contemporary slavery and precarious work, impact of the extractive industry, environmental and climate racism.
Interns will work on: 
● Gathering and systematization of data related to the topics addressed in the Program;
● Research and elaboration of reports;
● Collaboration in the elaboration of documents (for internal and external use)
● participation in internal and external meetings.
 
Intern Qualidications
 
- Comitment to the defense of human rights and Conectas' values;
- Intermediary to advance level in Portuguese;
- Creativity and sense of initiative;
- Understanding of deadlines and a strategic vision aligned with results;
- Ability to work in team and on multidisciplinary themes.
 
Key words: human rights, democracy, migration, anti-racism, access to Justice, digital surveillance, environment, indigenous peoples, climate racism, slave labor

Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Católica // Chile

Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Católica

The Faculty of Law's mission is "to train professionals in the legal field and upright people who are motivated and willing to live their professional practice in a dimension of service to people and society. In addition, it will contribute to the generation of knowledge through the development of quality research open to dialogue between faith and reason, seeking to exercise leadership and influence in the national and international legal debate from an academic perspective ".

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Join a research plan on constitutional processes compared to the experience we are living in Chile.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Good understanding of written and spoken Spanish
• Majors could include social and political sciences, journalism
• Interest in Latin American politics
• Good writing style

World Justice Project // Mexico

World Justice Project works to promote criminal justice and rule of law reforms in Mexico.

Internship Description

The Criminal Justice Reform Intern (CJRI) is a research assistant position that will mainly focus on carrying out literature review research on comparative international criminal justice policies related to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in diverse countries using official and academic documents. The intern may also evaluate quantitative data derived from government statistics and large-scale surveys on the use of ADRs.

Overall Responsibilities and Expected Results:

  • Carry out literature review research from official and academic documents concerning specific criminal justice policies

Specific Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Review international academic and policy literature regarding criminal justice policies focused on measures that limit or prevent time in prison, such as bail and ADRs. The work will entail: bibliographic searching, compilation, review and synthesis, as well as written and oral communication of main findings.

  • Contribute to identification, selection and presentation of international governmental data to be included in WJP’s compilation indicators on characteristics and performance of criminal justice institutions such as police department and prosecution offices. Expected routine activities

  • Deliver weekly notes on the reviewed literature.

  • Participate in WJP meetings (virtual/electronic/phone): internal general and ad hoc, with government officials and independent experts.

Intern Qualifications

  • Major in a field related to public policy or criminal justice institutions. At least three semesters completed.

  • Excellent reading, strong oral and proficient writing skills.

  • Ability to read and communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred.

International Relations

Instituto de Investigación Ciencias Sociales Universidad Diego Portales // Chile

Social Impact

America Solidaria // Peru

América Solidaria works based on the main needs of children and young people on the continent. They promote a network of volunteers working together with the communities to overcome child poverty in America. 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Project 1: Improving Students' Life Skills:
• Deliver workshops for students on life skills through the methodology of “learning-by-doing,” with a component where the participant share lessons with their family and friends.
• Help students develop life plans in coordination with long-term volunteers

Project 2: Promoting Leadership-Oriented Pedagogical Practice
• Deliver workshops for teachers on personal leadership and teaching to promote leadership through the methodology of “learning-by-doing”.
• Help carry out team-building and strategic planning exercises in coordination with long-term volunteers.

Project 3: Strengthening Leadership Practices for Staff and Management
• Deliver motivational and leadership-building exercises to all staff at the different schools.
• Model exercises and strategies for reconnecting with students and their interests Teacher Training and Team Building (1 volunteer, Spanish Required)
• Assist with workshops and activities for teachers to model new methods of increasing their own motivation and energy levels

Project 4: Engage family members in exercises Support for Children’s Activities
• Assist with preparing games and exercises for children with special needs
 
Project 5: Work with the long-term volunteers on evaluating the success of activities and exercises Translation Spanish-English
• Translate internal and communications documents into students' native languages
 
Project 6: Production of an English-language institutional brochure for América Solidaria Peru Communications and Social Media
• Manage social networks from content production to the analysis of the interaction with the target audiences of América Solidaria Peru
• Visits to field projects to record photographic, audio-visual records and testimonies
• Produce graphic and audiovisual materials to use in campaigns to be published in the different channels of communication with the different audiences of América Solidaria Peru
• Evaluation of the call for professional volunteers, recommendations to improve the outreach campaign
 
Project 7: Production of a manual of best practices for América Solidaria Peru Fundraising Support
• Support in the production of América Solidaria Perú Marathon to raise money for projects
• Support in the production of América Solidaria gala to raise money for the execution of projects.
 
Project 8: Performing arts:
In the creation and development of recreational and artistic programs with children and adolescents from different parts of the country.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred concentrations: psychology, education, sociology, business, communications, graphic design, anything art related
Interest in working with children of all ages, working in a social environment, teaching, languages, multicultural understanding.

Passionate about learning about the Peruvian culture

 

Ashoka // Mexico

Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new paradigms to build a "world in which we are all changemakers."

Internship Description 

Project 1:  
Activating Social Ecosystems in Central America and the Caribbean Project of the Social Ecosystems Department in Ashoka Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In this project we are looking to map out the current social ecosystem and identify key partners that aligned to Ashoka's vision to create a world in which "Everyones a Changemaker".

- Snowball Mapping with current partners and social entrepreneurs to indentify the current ecosystem of the region

- Identify funding projects to promote social entrepreneurship and Ashoka's vision locally

- Online research of local social entrepreneurs

- Create a visual map of the changemaking hotspots in the region

Project 2: 
Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world." Ashoka also has a global community of committed leaders (called the Ashoka Support Network) who share, support, and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision, while unleashing their own potential as changemakers.

Please find the ASN brochure here: https://www.ashoka.org/sites/default/files/2019-12/ASN%20Global%20Brochu... For more information, please visit https://www.ashoka.org/en-us/program/ashoka-support-network

We are looking for a proactive person that would like to support the global team leading the coordination and integration of the staff members that work directly with the Ashoka Support Network in Ashoka. The objective is to interchange best practises among Ashoka colleagues on how to engage and grow the network of business leaders (Ashoka Support Network) worldwide. Among your tasks:

- Support the global ASN Team in their daily work

- Design new engagement paths for ASNs

- Update lists of ASNs in Salesforce

- Create documents incl. powerpoint

- Research of events where potential ASNs could be recruited

Intern Qualifications

- Fluent Spanish required

- Interest in Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Social Ecosystems and Systems Thinking

- Interest in understanding social ecosystems in the region

- This opportunity is focused in Social Studies based students but is open to other academic majors that are interested.

- We are looking for disciplined, and detail oriented individuals that passionate to learn and are active participant in proposing new ideas.

- Diligent.

- Creative

- Proactive

- Likes to promote new ideas and initiatives

Center for Economics and Social Policy (CEAS) // Chile

The goal of the Center for Economics and Social Policy (CEAS) at the Universidad Mayor is to accomplish rigorous, relevant, and innovative research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment focusing on pressing matters such as inequality, economic development, and social well-being. Website: https://ceas.umayor.cl/

Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social COES // Chile

The organization is the Technological Society and Human Future Center of the Universidad Mayor. The research project is led by Carolina Stefoni and academics from other universities and cities work.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The intern must work on a research project on Venezuelan migration in Chile and Latin America. It is a project in which more than 10 researchers from different universities participate (researchers, master's and doctoral thesis and research assistants) and its objective is to analyze the trajectories and routes of Venezuelan migration in the southern region and the development of the migratory industry . It is a project funded by the national research system (FONDECYT)

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of the language: average understanding of Spanish.

Fundación 99 // Chile

Fundación 99. We live in a highly segregated society where our family name, gender, race or birthplace defines a good part of our fate. Inequality gaps are not only significant, but have become extremely polarized, thus increasing the concentration of wealth and social tension. In a world reaching historic levels of development, there is still 800 million people who live with less than 2 dollars a day, 175 million children who do not have access to early education (UNICEF, 2019), and at the pace we are going, we lack 99 years to level the field between women and men in political, social and economic matters (WEF, 2020). This is not about some people winning while many others suffer. We all lose with inequality.  A highly inequal structure prevents social cohesion, increases tension among individuals, makes societies burst and makes sustainable development impossible to build. We believe the best way to achieve sustainable social development is by reducing inequality and we do this by intervening from three specific areas: education, public spaces and infrastructure and local economic development in developing countries. We coordinate these three areas horizontally with gender equity, inclusion and community engagement. In order to do it we focus on the most vulnerable population, particularly in rural areas, where 46% of the world population live today (WB, 2020). 
For us, it is not about the good and the bad, nor that some are the problem and the rest just need a solution. We think both the problem and the solution are part of an indivisible phenomenon to which we all belong and must work collaboratively as a society, so that the 1% concentrating approximately 26% of the world’s wealth understand their responsibility with the remaining 99%. That is how Fundación 99 was born; because we can all build a better society if we have the chance to develop with the qualities and tools we have, however, despite we all have the skills, we do not have the same opportunities.
www.fundacion99.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwRMcAuz19Y

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Fundación 99 is a non-profit organization based in Chile. We are focus in reducing inequality gaps in 3 areas: education, public spaces and infrastructure and local economic development.The intern will be working close to the executive director in the strategic development area. The intern will take leadership in the following products:

Product 1 (20%): Mapping different donors / funding that might be aligned with our goals and describe potential opportunities. In order to set expectations: the delivery can be an Excel with the list of the donors/funds, time, strategic areas, scope.

Product 2: (30%): Review and feedback to our covid strategic plan for 2020 in terms of education.

Product 3 (40%): Elaboration of local economic development plan.

Product 3 (10%): Review (not translate) our English website

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

1. Language skills: Fluent in Spanish and English
2. Social interests in gender issues, education, local economic development, urbanism and rural areas.
3. Social commitment, non-profit expertise
4. Familiar with social investment, corporate social responsibility.
5. Collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.

Grupo Promesa // Mexico

Promesa is a social enterprise focused on developing programs dedicated to transform the environmental culture of Mexico. We achieve this goal through different strategies applied on companies, schools and NGO's.

Internship Description

Environmental: Develop and improve didactic activities for schools and companies online to promote environmental education and awareness.

Global business: Work with the P&L of Promesa for this year and proyections of the next 2 years. IT: Program and make improvements to the online platform of Promesa.

  • Develop one project that can be applied on our network of schools and companies

  • Explore different ways to spread environmental awareness on schools, enterprises and ngo's.

  • Adapt our programs to this after COVID reality

Intern Qualifications

  • Intermediate level of Spanish

  • Passionate about environmental education and awareness

  • Promote positive change

  • Undergraduate or graduate level students

  • Preferrably past experience on environmental field

  • Experience on coding (only for the IT internship)

Makesense // Mexico

Since the beginning of the pandemic we adapted all our formats to virtual events and programs. The intern will be working remotely on two main projects we designed for our online community of citizens, social entrepreneurs and organizations:
1). Makesense TV, online platform for our community to share knowledge and connect around social and environmental issue
2). Re_action, online guided volunteering program to engage citizens to design solutions to the negative consequences of COVID for the most vulnerable populations in Mexico and the region.
Additionally, in Makesense we value curiosity, so the intern can be involved in any other program(s) we will be running during their internship if they wish to.

Internship Responsibiliities:
- Content curation on makesense TV
- Follow-up of speakers and participants in both programs
- Community management and development for both programs
- Support in virtual facilitation for both programs
- Support in partnerships development for both programs

Intern Qualifications: 
- Proactive
- Interested in social and environmental innovation
- Experience using social media and digital platforms
- Intermediate level of Spanish

Tierra // Mexico

Tierra is a data analysis platform that focuses on mapping crime and violence in Latin America. By helping companies, government, and regular citizens navigate and make more informed decisions about risk, we are trying to help make the world a safer place.

Internship Description

The intern will be working with Tierra's data science team on the development and testing of a machine learning model to predict crime counts in the state of Mexico.

  • Using a published whitepaper as a reference (and with guidance from the Tierra data science team), attempt to replicate results by developing and testing a machine learning model to predict crime counts in the state of Mexico

  • Daily check-ins with the Tierra data science team to discuss progress, obstacles, etc.

Intern Qualifications

  • Required: Proficiency and interest in statistical modeling and machine learning

  • Required: Proficiency in Python

  • Required: Own a computer that runs either macOS or Ubuntu and have a strong internet connection

  • Required: Be based in the United States or Mexico and be comfortable with remote work

  • Preferable: Working proficiency in Spanish preferable but not required

  • Preferable: Final year undergraduate or graduate student

World Justice Project // Mexico

World Justice Project works to promote criminal justice and rule of law reforms in Mexico.

Internship Description

The Criminal Justice Reform Intern (CJRI) is a research assistant position that will mainly focus on carrying out literature review research on comparative international criminal justice policies related to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in diverse countries using official and academic documents. The intern may also evaluate quantitative data derived from government statistics and large-scale surveys on the use of ADRs.

Overall Responsibilities and Expected Results:

  • Carry out literature review research from official and academic documents concerning specific criminal justice policies

Specific Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Review international academic and policy literature regarding criminal justice policies focused on measures that limit or prevent time in prison, such as bail and ADRs. The work will entail: bibliographic searching, compilation, review and synthesis, as well as written and oral communication of main findings.

  • Contribute to identification, selection and presentation of international governmental data to be included in WJP’s compilation indicators on characteristics and performance of criminal justice institutions such as police department and prosecution offices. Expected routine activities

  • Deliver weekly notes on the reviewed literature.

  • Participate in WJP meetings (virtual/electronic/phone): internal general and ad hoc, with government officials and independent experts.

Intern Qualifications

  • Major in a field related to public policy or criminal justice institutions. At least three semesters completed.

  • Excellent reading, strong oral and proficient writing skills.

  • Ability to read and communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Sustainability

A3E Consultora Eléctrica // Chile

Solar energy and panels: Popular electro-mobility powered by solar energy.

 

Corporación Amigos de los Parques de la Patagonia // Chile

Amigos de los Parques is a network of people united around the conviction that National Parks are a development option and the soundest conservation strategy for long-term protection of our ecosystem. Parks conserve the biodiversity and landscapes of Chile, are a source of national pride and prosperity, and provide settings for recreation, spiritual renovation and scientific research, stimulating economic dynamism in the areas around them. National Parks connect us to the vitality of the natural world, and their beauty speaks to the plenitude of life, motivating us to reflect upon the harmony between ecology and society. Amigos de los Parques is a network that emerges out of a desire to nurture and build the public value of National Parks and foster the role of civil society in their protection. We believe that a more robust national park system is our best option to conserve our natural heritage, guarantee access to this public good and significantly contribute to the economic development of neighboring communities through conservation-related tourism.

Internship Description

Public Policy. Environmental Philanthropy. The challenges conservation in Chile face include a precarious national budget for park administration and management, tax barriers to philanthropic contributions, and a complex institutional framework. The current regressive and burdensome Chilean tax law is a strong disincentive for environmental philanthropy. Taxes are applied to those who want to make a donation, and there are no tax benefits to encourage charitable giving. On 2019, Amigos de los Parques, with a group of more than 40 NGO’s created the Environmental Philanthropy Network with the aim to magnify the public value of national parks and foster the role of civil society in their protection. Through the support of Weeden Foundation, the Network has achieved its firsts steps and “Advocacy for Environmental Philanthropy Regulations: new challenges” aims to consolidate the Network to conduct technical, legal and political work to establish mechanisms to foster individual donations; allow donors to monitor and manage their donated funds; and communicate the importance and purpose of environmental philanthropy.

What You'll Do

  • Comparative analysis of legal frameworks of incentives for environmental donations, main aspects of different philanthropic cultures. Associated cost or loss of Chile as it does not have an environmental donation law

Intern Qualifications

  • Ideal training in one of these three areas: law, administration and business or public policy

  • Ability to analyze and review data compared 

  • Preferable use of Spanish language

  • Closeness to the international conservation agenda

Benefits/Perks

Being part of an organization that is leading the critical change in expanding conservation, activism and defense of Chile's natural heritage.

Escuela de Construcción en Tierra ECoT // Chile

Escuela de Construcción en Tierra ECoT

It is a non profit organization dedicated to earthen construction and heritage that involves constructive and non material heritage as a part of the Chilean memory, culture and identity.

www.ecot.cl

https://www.facebook.com/ecot.cl

https://www.instagram.com/ecot.chile/

https://vimeo.com/ecotchile

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The inter will be involve in the department of communication, adapting non digital material about Chilean earthen construction and heritage, for the virtual dissemination of them. Intern tasks include:

- Recompilation of information about Chilean earthen construction and heritage.

- Organizing the information

- Proposing different ways and means of virtual dissemination for different expected audience.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

A good level of Spanish is required, with some approach to architecture, construction or arts, with some experience in manage virtual platforms such as instagram, facebook and some experience in edition softwares such as InDesign and Photoshop. Initiative, proactive capacity and autonomy are required.

Ladera Sur // Chile

Chile's main communication medium on nature and the environment, where it works together with a multidisciplinary group of professionals, NGOs, institutions and companies. Our purpose is to inform, educate and inspire people to provide them with the necessary tools that allow them to make informed decisions and opinions on these issues. We believe that in this way we can make people change factors and thus contribute to the care of our planet.
More information at www.laderasur.com and @laderasur on social media 

Ladera Sur is a platform about: nature, environment, landscape, science, outdoor life, travel and more. Our purpose is to bring nature closer to people. Here you will find useful and entertaining content, as well as products and services. 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The internship would take place in the Commercial Area where marketing and sales projects are developed. We need someone to do an analysis of the communication distribution channels that the media has and look for possible improvement strategies (eg: each of the social networks, web platform, database, etc). Also an analysis "out", investigating references from similar media in the rest of the world and investigating new areas of content and business. Intern tasks include:

It will depend on the time and the abilities and interests of the student, but their assignments will be part of the following projects:
- Statistics analysis
- Audience analysis of information distribution channels
- Strategies development
- Research of new markets
- Search for references around the world

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Proactive and independent
- With an interest in communications
- That is sociable and knows how to work with people
- Knowledge of excel
- Ideal if you have knowledge in digital marketing

Londrina City Hall // Brazil

Londrina City Hall

Availability: In-person, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
Field: Research, Environment, Government and Urban Planning 
Portuguese Level: No Portuguese Necessary

Founded by English citizens in 1934, Londrina is the second largest city in the state of Paraná and one of the four largest cities in the South of Brazil. Recognized in the past as the “International Capital for Coffee”, Londrina currently finds its main activities in both Services and Technology. Londrina City Hall is a public governmental organization that manages local public services delivered to more than 600.000 inhabitants and employs more than 10.000 public servants. Collective efforts from local government, the private sector, academia, and civil society are making Londrina a real contender to become the most innovative city in Latin America: the city has +2000IT companies, 15  higher education institutions (11 of them offering IT and technology degrees), the 1st public Artificial Intelligence Hub in Brazil, the 1st street in Latin America to test 5G  connections in public infrastructure, and an innovative environment with +400 start-ups, incubators and accelerators. 

Project Description

The Londrina City Hall is looking forward to hosting students for their Summer Project. The students will be responsible for conducting research, presenting policy suggestions, and overseeing the implementation of policies related to the priority areas defined in the MasterPlan 2040, the city's strategic policy plan for the next 18 years presented by the Mayor in December 2021 (https://www.2040.londrina.pr.gov.br/). Some of the city's priorities areas are, e.g., Innovation & Smart City Technologies, Governance & Debureaucratization, Environmental Protection, Housing & Immigration Policy, etc. With the help of the students, the City Hall aims is to develop concrete strategies and find solutions to best accomplish the goals listed in the MasterPlan 2040, using the public infrastructure to positively impact citizen's life using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), connectivity strategies, smart transportation, solar power generation, among others, always aiming at improving the quality of life of the
population and creating opportunities for better management practices in the public sector.

Some of the current projects students may join are (i) Masterplan Implementation Taskforce; (ii) Smart Streets, measuring the impact of smart traffic lights in the city center dynamics; (iii) Connectivity for all, public wi-fi, smart pole and the feasibility of extending 5G tests to other areas; (iv) Digital Government Taskforce, created to plan how to
effectively improve bureaucracy and how to use digitalization to improve the workflow; or (v) Governance and Compliance Network, to help with the creation of governance and anticorruption indicators in the local government.
 
Interns will be expected to:
- conduct research, present policy suggestions and oversee the implementation of local policies;
- Londrina City Hall expects a final report/policy brief/policy memo with actionable recommendations to improve local government, implementation or public service delivery in the area selected by the student (all recommendations will be taken into consideration by the mayor, technical teams and legislative assembly and may be
implemented)

Key Words: Local government; Public Service Delivery; Technology; Innovation;

Urban Planning

Arquitectura 911, S.C. // Mexico

Arquitectura 911, S.C. is an award-winning firm in Mexico City led by two Harvard GSD Graduate working in architectural, urban design and planning projects.

Internship Description 

Our work includes research, cultural, institutional, housing, mobility projects and mixed-use master plans in various cities in Mexico. We don't certainly know in which project the interns will participate, it depends on the projects that we'll be working on by the time the internship stars and we'll make a match with the capacities and interests of the intern. We can a offer a variety of projects in our main 3 departments: architecture, urban planning and mobility. Responsibilities include: 

  • Get involved in the creative process of the project

  • Working with assigned team deadlines and milestones

  • Follow the work schedule to properly accomplish the finish product

  • Communicate the progress with the team 

  • Assist on creating design development or construction documents

  • Investigate different needed information for the project

  • Prepare blueprints, detailed drawings, and scale drawings established with guidance of the team leader or senior architects

  • Prepare project graphics and illustrations 

Intern Qualifications

  • Desirable basic/intermediate level of spanish

  • Undergraduate in Architecture, Urban planning, Masterplanning, Design or relevant field

  • Softwares: AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Revit

  • Initiative, proactivity, design sensitivity and creativity, excellent communication, passion to learn, positive attitude

Stipend typically offered.

Compass // Chile

Compass Group Asset Management: Investment specialists in Latin America

Internship Description

What You’ll Do: 

  • Analysis of the Residential Income Market in Santiago

  • Construction of hedonic rental price models.

  • Real Estate Fund Study

  • Information analysis

  • Search for relevant bibliography

  • Interaction with external entities that provide market information

Design Lab School of Design, Adolfo Ibañez University // Chile

The School of Design of the UAI (Design Lab), contributes a training in applied creativity, unique in Chile and highly innovative in the region. Here you learn by doing, because we believe that our world today requires thinking responsibly and creatively about the way we interact with each other and with the environment, from the extraction, creation and use of resources and materials to the coexistence of our species with other species, in cities and in increasingly fragile and vulnerable natural environments.

Internship Description

  • Research work editing for publication and exhibition at Venice Biennale 2021

  • Production of diagrams and graphics Drawing (vector) editing : Image editing, Text writing, and editing

  • In general, work related to editing research documentation to compile in a publication format. The work is already advanced, and edits must continue editorial direction of previous work

Intern Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office is needed, CAD software also desired, preferably Rhino

  • Personality: flexibility to work in a team, proactivity, desire to learn

Fundacion Amulen // Chile

Fundación Amulén is a non-profit organization that focuses on the development of vulnerable communities through clean water, improving lives by better access, use and management of this basic natural resource.

Internship Description

The intern will support with short term tasks that the Research and Proposals Department (R&P) Department require. Some of the tasks expected are listed below:

Benchmark studies:

  • Review novel technology in the WASH ecosystem like treatment plants, water from air production, among others

  • Review methodologies of other NGOs related to community work like diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, etc.

Data Analysis:

  • Extract data and information from platforms and data base.

Examination of case studies:

  • Review, analysis and comparison between different study cases regarding wash interventions 

Intern Qualifications

 

  • Interests: Environmental and social problems, poverty reduction, development, sustainable development goals, draught and climate change

  • Computer skills: Spreadsheet, powerpoint, word. Not required but a plus: Geographic Information System, Statistical analysis (R, stata, pyhton tools, etc)

  • Language skills: Intermediate spanish proficiency (reading abilities are the most important)

Igarapé Institute // Brazil

Igarapé Institute

Availability: Remote 
Portuguese Level: Intermediary Portuguese preferred
Field: Human Rights, Technology, Urban Planning, Public Policies, Research, Justice and Security, Security and Conflict Prevention, Migration and Refuge, Climate Change
 
The Igarapé Institute is an independent think and do tank devoted to evidence-based policy and action on complex security, justice and development challenges in Brazil, Latin America, and Africa. The Institute’s goal is to stimulate debate, foster connections and trigger action. Based in the South, the Igarapé Institute undertakes diagnostics, generates awareness, and co-designs solutions with public and private partners, often with the use of new technologies.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The intern will provide qualitative and quantitative analysis on the themes and activities of the Institute's programs in support to the program/project coordinator. For this position, the intern is expected to work in close collaboration with the research team, producing innovative content, research inputs, news monitoring and supporting internal and external communication of the projects, contributing to generate visibility to the research results.
The intern is likely to carry out research activities within one or more of Igarape's Institute program, depending on its background, including i. citizen security; ii. cyber security; iii.civic space; and iv. climate and security.
Successfull candidates should have quantitative analysis skills and support Igarape's research team updating its various online platforms and carry out technical analysis on homicidal violence, violence against women, arms and ammunitions, environmental crimes, and many more. A desired ability is to write research finds to a broader audience. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in meetings with policymakers as well as events organized by the institute and its partners happening during its internship. By the end of the internship it is expected that the candidate will not only have learned more about Igarape's themes, but also how to produce high quality research and how to communicate them to inform public policies.

Interns will be expected to:
§ Daily reading and selection of important news related to the project in which it operates.
§ Draw up a list of the main points covered in the most critical information of the day.
§ Monitor the preparation of the reports of the project that is involved.
§ Update numbers and data of the project involved in spreadsheets;
§ Support the research team in both routine tasks and activities on demand, contributing to the good performance of the area according to the established goals.
§ Writing texts for publication on websites, blogs, and social media, among other media.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS
Preferably Social Science or humanity areas and knowledge in excel. Students are prefferd to have an intermediate Portuguese level.

Ministry of Housing and Urbanism // Chile

The Ministry of Housing and Urbanism (Minvu )'s mission is to contribute to the construction of socially integrated, connected and happier cities; recover environments to transform them into friendly and inclusive spaces; and promote access to adequate housing. The Minvu unites the territory, the cities and the neighborhoods, improving the quality of life of all the people who live in Chile. The Minvu unites the city.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Review international cases of early response of cities to COVID-19, their recovery processes and their impact on urban life. Intern tasks:

Develop a comparative analysis of different areas in which cities are moving forward in their recovery plans and their comparison with Chilean cities.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

- Proficiency in English.
- Intermediate level of Spanish.
- Proficiency in statistical analysis and statistical softwares.
- Studies related to social sciences.

Oficina de Resiliencia Urbana (ORU) // Mexico

ORU (Office for Urban Resilience), an urban design and applied research practice that has specialized in resilience and climate-sensitive landscape infrastructures. ORU started operations in 2013, in Mexico City, and is formed by a team with more than ten years of experience in the academic, public and private sectors, as well as in various multilateral organizations. Their collaborative approach brings together high-level professionals in multiple fields of knowledge such as sociology, geography, hydrology, geology, data analysis, resilience and landscape, among others, which has contributed to successfully implement a wide array of urban design projects.
ORU explores the urban-environmental dimension at different scales and contexts. Its specialization has allowed it to contribute to strengthen a culture of multi-scale, multi-temporal and multi-stakeholder planning, obtaining with this the implementation and gradual and progressive development of processes of urban resilience in cities of different scales and complexities, from regions, to small, medium and large cities.

Internship Description

ORU is currently working in multiple projects with multilateral organizations such as the InterAmerican Development Bank or the World Bank. We're also working together with the Government of Mexico City in urban planning, design and resilience. Depending on the expertise of the intern, we will assign her/him to one of our key projects.
Intern will support ORU's development team on analytical research, writing, mapping, data analysis and visualization, urban design, landscape or planning strategies.

Intern Qualifications

  • Collaborative and eager to collaborate with a young team of enthusiastic professionals
  • Excellent written skills (English is excellent as some of our clients are international organizations
  • Spanish is also preferable, but not required).
  • Skills for working on data analysis and urban-territorial diagnostic
  • Design skills either with landscape, urban design or planning focus
  • Mapping and geographical analysis with use of Geographic Information Systems with platforms such as QGIS (geographer or designer)
  • Data analysis with programs such as python, excel or R would be a great fit to our team (economist)
  • Interest or experience in policy making related to climate change and resilience
  • Use of design programs such as Rhino, Adobe Suite is a good fit, but not an impediment

Architecture

CAPSUS

Architecture

LIGA Espacio para arquitectura

Availability: In person (Mexico City, Mexico)

LIGA Espacio para arquitectura es una iniciativa independiente fundada en la Ciudad de México en 2011, que promueve la arquitectura contemporánea latinoamericana a través de exposiciones, publicaciones, eventos, conferencias y talleres.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Los practicantes estarán colaborando directamente en el espacio de la galería y exposiciones. Nuestro proyecta contempla muchos ángulos de actuación entre los que destacan la difusión de arquitectura emergente latinoamericana, la exposición de intervenciones realizadas por arquitectos invitados, presentaciones relacionadas con esta disciplina (presenciales o virtuales), la investigación de acervos u otros archivos relacionados con la arquitectura latinoamericana y su difusión.

Apoyo en concepción y montaje de exposiciones Apoyo en investigación de acervo arquitectónico latinoamericano Apoyo en digitalización y edición gráfica Apoyo en levantamiento arquitectónico Apoyo en registro fotográfico Apoyo en curaduría de exposiciones Apoyo en gestión de redes sociales.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Alto nivel de español Software requerido: InDesign, diseño web, Photoshop (deseable), Illustrator (deseable) Manejo de redes sociales Capacidad de investigación y buena redacción en inglés. Preferiblemente graduate level .Trabajo presencial, excelente comunicación con el público y con interés por la arquitectura y el arte.

https://www.liga-df.com/en/ https://www.liga-archivos.org/

Universidad Carolina//Mexico

Availability: Remote or in person
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:
We are a mission-driven private school with over 4,000 high-school and university students. Founded in 2014 in Saltillo, Coahuila, our mission is to be a platform for the development of our students, our community, and our nation. We are passionate citizens committed to education and see in it the potential to transform our country. Our vision is to build a strong community by forming citizens with the freedom and responsibility to decide and act in favor of their development and that of their community. To achieve this, we strive to create the knowledge and skills that will allow the positive development of our society in its full potential, while preserving and restoring the environment we share in our work and lives.

 

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Education)
Due to COVID-19, our students were in a virtual learning environment for 2+ years. Now that they’re returning to in-person classes, we would like to understand how we can best support them to make up for any learning gaps that could have occurred. To do so, we think that creating and applying an evaluation instrument to diagnose this and set up a plan with specific initiatives to help them, could be useful. However, we’re open to brainstorm, design, and implement other types of tools that we can institutionalize.
 
Interns will be expected to:
· Carry-out a diagnostic about the current state of the organization in terms of educational level (baseline)
· Propose quality education KPIs and how to measure them (i.e. Dashboard)
· Design processes / standards that our education coordinators can follow to ensure we’re achieving the educational outcomes we aim to
· Define set of initiatives to strengthen the quality of outcomes of our students we can implement in the short-term.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
 
· Spanish knowledge helpful
· Education and monitoring / evaluation background useful
· Intermediate Excel and Powerpoint
· Passion for improving education outcomes
 

 

2) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Business & Strategy)

If you’re passionate about the intersection of management or business consulting and education this internship is for you! We’re looking for an individual who can help us strengthen our financial planning and analyses, as well as marketing efforts, reporting directly to our General Director.

Interns will be expected to:

Carry-out a diagnostic about the current state of the organization and strategic areas of opportunity · Help coordinate and moderate strategic planning sessions with the board · Advise into how to strengthen and automate financial reports and accountability measures in the administrative department · Help strengthen financial projections taking into account future trends for education in Mexico and historical data · Propose marketing KPIs and how to measure them (i.e. Dashboard).
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:
· Financial and Marketing background useful
· Advanced Excel (including modelling) and Powerpoint
· Passion for improving organizations
 

 

3) PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Urban Planning)

Help us design the second stage of an unprecedented urban development project, build in alliance with Universidad Carolina and the City Government! Calzada Antonio Narro, where the 12-acres university campus is located, is a street in Saltillo’s downtown that was identified to become a statement in state-of-the-art urban development methodologies to improve the experience of students and citizens alike. In January 2022, a first stage to transform this street began. Everything from extending the sidewalks to increase walkability of the area, to a detailed design of the landscape with native trees and grasses was carried out jointly with students, university staff, neighbors, and the City Government. After the success of this first stage, we’re ready to continue further down the street. Bring your design and urban planning know-how and help us continue impacting Saltillo’s downtown!
 
Interns will be expected to:

Scope the next stage of the project through a diagnostic of the current state of the avenue with the help of our team

· Develop AutoCAD (or similar software) design for second stage of Calzada Antonio Narro taking into account best practices and city norms

·Contribute to discussions around landscaping and construction in weekly meetings

· Coordinate with students, staff, neighbors, and city officials to ensure everyone’s voice is taken into account

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

· Background in urban planning / landscaping / construction desired

· Knowledge of mapping software (i.e. AutoCAD)

· Passion for city projects

 

 

Technology & Innovation

C Minds // Mexico

C Minds is a women-led action tank that works in the intersection of new technologies, society, and the environment, with a strong focus in Latin America. It achieves this by designing digital policies and ethical frameworks and deploying initiatives that harness artificial intelligence (“AI”) to advance sustainable development goals. C Minds seeks to future-proof communities, governments, and companies in light of the accelerated digital transformation by contributing to more inclusive and human-centered public policy and advancing the debate around ethical tech. This is achieved by collaborating with international organizations and all levels of government, from federal to state and municipal, to co-design and implement pioneering strategies that place people at the center of the conversation.

C Minds is part of the initiative fAIr LAC Jalisco, alongside the Inter American Development Bank (IDB), the Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM) and the Government of Jalisco. This initiative seeks to promote the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence for social good. At the same time we are part of the regional fAIr LAC initiative, from the IDB, a partnership between the public and private sectors, civil society and academic institutions, designed to influence public policy and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the promotion of the responsible and ethical use of AI. Within the initiative C Minds, through it's AI for Good Policy Lab Area is in charge of documenting and strengthening the methodology of the project, focusing on the ethical adoption of AI based systems, and the adoption of different tools developed by fAIr LAC, as well as producing public policy and data governance recommendations, in close coordination with area specialists, stakeholders and the working group that forms fAIr LAC Jalisco. The intern will take part in researching, documenting and strengthening the different deliverables related to the projects. The specific project will be determined based on the intern’s skills and interests.

More about the AI for Good Policy Lab here: https://www.cminds.co/aiforgood-policylab

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

1. Research in the fields of Ethical AI, Public Policy, Data Governance, Tech for Good and others of interest to the project.

2. Strengthening, translating and coordinating the peer reviewing of different deliverables focused on recommendations on public policy and regulation frameworks.

3. Documenting the challenges and learnings of the different projects within fAIr LAC Jalisco

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS 

 

1. Experience in social development projects involving the application of technology
2. General understanding of AI
3. Background in International Relations, Government, Social Impact or Law
4. Driven and curious
5. Team player

Global Edtech Impact Alliance // Mexico

Global Edtech Impact Alliance is an Education technology ecosystem for LATAM.

Internship Description

Build education projects (consulting, network building, social media, project mgmt, research), responsibilities include:

  • Research

  • Analyze tools for community building

  • Coordinate activities

Intern Qualifications

  • Good communication skills in English and Spanish

  • Research methods

  • Social media

HAL SmartIA // Mexico

Hal Smartia is a professional services boutique firm that identifies solutions through the intersection of qualitative and quantitative analysis in the context of the global data revolution. The goal of the firm is to accelerate the complete integration between society and digital, information and technological tools. To achieve this goal, Hal Smartia develops affordable, sustainable and useful digital platforms and products in several sectors, such as retail, finance, marketing, agriculture, energy, and mobility. The execution of our solutions considers:

  • Use of analytical tools and data exploitation

  • Automation in the production chain

  • Team with technological and innovation capabilities

  • Investments and collaboration with strategic partners

  • Integration between intra-company technology sectors

Internship Description

The intern(s) will work in one or more of the following projects:

  1. Fintech: the intern will develop a low risk trading strategy using novel statistical analysis and other techniques (i.e. artificial intelligence or econometrics) under the Mexican regulatory framework. The intern will also participate in the design of new income sources for the fintech project, which can create long term value.

  2. Mobility: the intern will develop a pricing strategy for a marketplace of inter-city transportation, performing forecasting and data analysis. In addition, he will participate in the design of indicators that are relevant for the transportation suppliers.

  3. Agriculture: the intern will work on satellite image processing of Mexican crops, using machine learning algorithms. The goal is to create a real time tool for small farmers in Mexico that provides key indicators of the evolution of the harvest.

For either of the projects, the intern task are:

  • Data Analysis

  • Application of novel statistical, econometrical, machine learning and economics techniques

  • Participate in meeting with clients and senior partners

  • Prepare research reports

Intern Qualifications

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Strong programming skills, preferably in Python, R or Java Script

  • English or Spanish

  • Preferred majors: Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Statistics or other scientific major

INOVA_MPRJ // BRAZIL

Inova - MPRJ

Availability: In Person, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Field: Public Policies, Technology, Health, Government, Public Policies
Portuguese Level: Basic Portuguese preferred
 
Inova_MPRJ is the government innovation lab of the Rio de Janeiro's Public Prosecutor's Office. Our purpose is to explore daring ideas, evaluating their impact before the institution decides to scale them up.  Inova_MPRJ's differential lies in the interdisciplinarity of its team and in its collaborative work method. The Lab combines data science, service design, communication campaigns, law, and impact evaluation. Inova_MPRJ designs and conducts experiments aimed at solving the challenges of MPRJ's internal and external activities. The Laboratory values the collaborative construction of experiments, working in partnership with different departments of the Public Ministry of the State of Rio de Janeiro and with external actors, whenever possible. Our projects aim to propose solutions for challenges faced by prosecutors and civil servants, with partners who bring their challenges to the Laboratory.
Inova_MPRJ has four strategic objectives: 1. Develop innovative experiments, aimed at increasing the cost-effectiveness of MPRJ's activities. 2. Prospect practices, tools, projects, and innovation opportunities in Brazil and abroad. 3. Spread a culture of learning and innovation, innovative practices and new skills. 4. Promote integration, create and foster innovation networks.
 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The interns would work on two possible projects within the laboratory, but interacting with prosecutors and other departments. 1) Bussola (compass, in English): launched in 2019, it's focused on monitoring data and intervening in public policies in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Bussola has two branches: one for monitoring the administration of public hospitals and the second for monitoring the construction of public sanitation works in the Guanabara Bay. Bussola requires some knowledge of the public policy cycle and ideally interest in data science and access to public databases. 2) Mosaico (mosaic): this project was launched in 2021 and focuses on organizational aspects of the institution. The goal is to help prosecutors in the prevention, repression, and remediation of acts of corruption and violations of fundamental rights. Through the use of data (surveys, interviews, databases), Mosaico aims to analyze prosecutor's responses and then create a more effective work design.

Interns will: Research and benchmark best practices; Support in creating social media content based on projects; Coordinate closely with project managers on daily activities; Work jointly with the project team to develop and design policies; Work with the project and the communication teams to create engagement of other public servants and prosecutors.
 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Students must be Interested in data science, communicaton or service design; Interested in working in the public sector; Intermediate knowledge of Excel; Some knowledge of the public policy cycle, preferably with experience; Proactive, doesn't mind working on his/her own; Good team player. 
Possible fields of study are: economics, data science, public policy, design, law, public administration, government. At least a basic level Portuguese is preferred.

Key words: 
Innovation, technology, service design, public policy, public law, communication, data science

Yalo // Mexico

At Yalo, we aspire to help major global brands delight more than a billion people each day through the power of instant messaging. We’re focused on emerging markets like Latin America, India and Southeast Asia -- markets in which mobile consumers spend 85% of their time on messaging apps. Now, we’re marrying the omnipresence of messaging with the strength of AI to help businesses know their customers well, engage with them directly, and serve them better than ever before.

Internship Description

We're looking to improve our selection process by creating a new interview structure that reflects modern research on behavioral / performance / visualization type of questions or assessments. This may apply to tech or non-tech roles.

  • Review cutting-edge interview techniques

  • Gather UX (hiring managers) insights - focus groups or surveys

  • Identify which new techniques would make sense to implement

  • Consolidate results of the intervention (small group of hires)

Intern Qualifications

  • Intermediate to advance spanish would be a must (will interact mostly in spanish)

  • Any notion in Human Resources or Talent Acquisition

  • Interest in gathering data and generate insights

  • Highly empathic and willing to interact with business leaders to better understand their talent needs

Camino21//Mexico

www.camino21.org

Availability: Remote or In person - Mexico City
Spanish Level: Advance Spanish preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Camino21 is a B2B educational services platform that helps HigherEd teachers rethink and enhance their practice. We support institutions to: 1. Transform their learning experiences 2. Achieve lower dropout rates 3. Promote greater inclusion 4. Better prepare graduates for today’s and tomorrow’s world Through synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences and the use of high-impact but easy to implement pedagogical strategies and technologies, Camino21 programs and products support teachers to transform and innovate in their practice. (you can read more of our experience in this article of La ReVista: https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/lessons-from-those-who-make-learning-... )
 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
 
Our interns will work alongside our Business Design unit, in which they will contribute to polish the changes implemented in the scaling of our services and products. We follow a mix of Bill Aulet's "Disciplined Entrepreneur" and the Lean Startup framework. (the work is done both in-person and remote, synchronously and asynchronously). The second is to support the automation and product design in our next generation learning environment. We need an intern with great coding skills that will work alongside our CTO and its team.
 
Interns will be expected to:
 
The work is done both in-person and remote, synchronously and asynchronously. - If interested in experiencing the design and facilitation of our learning experiences, you could support the implementation of Camino21's current programs. - Explore best practices in teacher professional development in Higher Education - Research and strengthen Camino21's competitive landscape - Help and support the design of fundraising efforts - Translate Camino21's material and documents to English - Participate in the ideation sessions to review our business model and delivery formats - Solve use cases designed by the Business Design Unit, drafted to mimic our current challenges when deploying our programs - Collaborate in the review of Camino21's marketing strategy.
 
INTERN QUALIFICATIONS
 
Business Designer Intern Basic Qualifications:
- 3+ years of experience in client facing role managing complex relationships (Consulting, Business Development, Account Management, including time in Higher Ed) - Experience in transforming ventures from startup to scaleup
- Demonstrated understanding of university culture, teaching, and decision-making processes
 
- Business fluency in English Preferred Qualifications:
- Business fluency in Spanish
- MBA or prior consulting experience strongly preferred
- Higher Education experience
- Experience working in Latin America Additionally we are looking for: - Passion for our mission to transform HigherEd teaching in Latam.
- Strong work ethic and exceptional commitment to deadlines, and a willingness to shift from project to project
- Strategic thinker