IIP Placements in Finance, Economics, and Marketing
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Location: Bhubaneswar, India
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of 70 affiliated professors around the world who are united by their use of Randomized Evaluations (REs) to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. J-PAL's mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence. J-PAL works to achieve this by conducting rigorous impact evaluations, building capacity and informing policy. J-PAL is providing an IIP placement with their Communal Sanitation Solutions for Urban Slums project. This program seeks to improve the physical infrastructure of community and public toilets, as well as to improve the associated management systems in order to ensure long-term maintenance. IIP candidates interests in development and economics are encouraged to apply. Experience and/or skills in STATA would be an asset. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Location: Santiago, Valparaiso, and Concepcion, Chile
Acción Emprendedora (AE) is a Chilean non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the chains of poverty through promoting and improving entrepreneurship. AE functions on a three-step development model for training and enabling microentrepreneurs--teaching business fundamentals, supporting and consulting businesses, and facilitating access to credit. IIP interns will work on projects that touch on one or more of these processes. AE’s interns have made a strong impact at AE over the past few years. From strengthening alumni networks, to interviewing micro-entrepreneurs for pilot programs, to microfinance research, all interns will work with Chilean entrepreneurs and produce valuable deliverables towards AE and/or AE’s business units. The position will require collaboration with the Chilean employees of AE, other undergraduate and MBA interns, AE's micro-entrepreneurs, and others. IIP interns must be self-motivated, independent workers who are proficient in Spanish and able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. The majority of internships are carried out in Santiago. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. View a Powerpoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
Agricultural Trade Office, Shanghai (Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA)
Location: Shanghai, China
China is currently the second largest market for U.S. agriculture and Shanghai holds China’s largest consumer base with rapidly rising incomes. Therefore, Shanghai is the focus of many trade groups interested in exploring the China market. Since China is still a developing country with a wide range of development and incomes, it is still a challenging market. ATO Shanghai acts as a bridge in introducing American companies to Chinese culture and business practices and identifying market opportunities. China now has the highest number of internet users in the world, so interns in this office have a great responsibility in helping develop and maintain internet programs to reach both Chinese industry groups and consumers with information about products. The IIP interns will have the opportunity to observe firsthand the rapid growth of China’s economy and will contribute to developing web-based market development tools. Duties may include maintenance of the USDA China website, along with its Twitter page, Flickr account, and Turduo video accountt; providing guidance and editing market development reports drafted by non-native English speakers; assistance in coordinating visits by U.S. Governor teams and trade associations; assistance in briefing visiting Congressional and trade delegations; assistance with market development projects including trade seminars, lifestyle media events, menu promotions, chef training seminars, and retail promotions. Basic Mandarin is preferred, but not absolutely necessary. One placement has been established for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Ashoka Arab World
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries. IIP interns in Ashoka’s Middle East/North Africa program (MENA)/Ashoka Arab World work in the Cairo office with professionals and entrepreneurs committed to supporting an influential civil society worldwide. IIP interns are expected to demonstrate Ashoka’s core values of applied empathy, entrepreneurship and collegiality, and commitment to innovation for the public. Ashoka Arab World seeks committed and professional IIP interns with whom it will work to tailor an internship that fits its needs while considering interns' interests and level of experience. IIP interns are typically placed within one of the following areas, although most IIP interns will assist in more than one area:
- Fellows Search and Selection Program: Assist in the search and selection of leading social entrepreneurs for the Ashoka Fellowship by identifying strong candidates and nominators. The intern will also assist candidates in the application process, conducting interviews, and field visits.
- Fellowship program: Assist Fellowship Team in maintaining relationships with Fellows by conducting field visits for a deeper understanding of the initiatives of social entrepreneurs and to maximize their reach and impact.
- Collaborative Platforms Program: Assist in launching and implementing our Collaborative Platforms--business-social units addressing systemic problems such as children in street conditions and job creation for disabled. This area will involve carrying out sector mapping and need assessments for organizations operating in these sectors.
- Multimedia Program: Develop new multimedia materials (videos, photos, podcasts, etc.) about Ashoka Fellows. Document Ashoka's events and field visits in an innovative way and design AAW's roll-ups, banners, publications, etc.
- Diaspora Program: The Global Diaspora Initiative is one of Ashoka's fundraising strategies. Interns will be able to discover the ins and outs of strategic engagement building through doing research, building databases and other support work.
- Operations: Trouble shoot, multi-task, and learn how an NGO operates and recruits its team. Attention to detail and positive attitude are key!
- Translation: Assist in translating English-Arabic and/or Arabic-English AAW publications, in addition to updating the Arabic version of Ashoka Arab World website, in a way that reflects the organization's mission and vision clearly to both English and Arabic audiences.
- Development Program: Help achieve AAW’s development and fundraising plan, with a specific focus on research for: donors, partners and proposal writing, along with compiling a database of potential strategic partners.
- Women Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship (WISE): Help us identify and engage supporters for our women's initiative. Lead the fundraising process to engage foundations and corporations by writing proposals, letters of interest and reports, meeting prospects, and closing deals.
These placements are recommended for IIP candidates with interests in microfinance, non-profit administration, political science, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and the Middle East region. Arabic language skills are an asset. Ten placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Banglalore, India
Ashoka is a global association of social entrepreneurs. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 2,500 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in 70 countries. Ashoka’s vision is to create a world in which “Everyone is a Changemaker.” Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns in each one of two Ashoka programs: Full Economic Citizenship-Housing for All (HFA) and the Fellowship Program. IIP interns will each work on one of the following three programs:
- Rural Innovation and Farming Initiative: an initiative focused on increasing the incomes of farming communities. Their goal is to create a more dynamic, equitable, and sustainable agricultural value chain that meets the economic needs of farmers as well as societal and environmental needs of the society. The IIP intern will be in charge of crafting an approach, developing tasks, and producing a broad set of deliverables for the project. IIP candidates should have interest in agriculture value chains and agri-business.
- Full Economic Citizenship (FEC) Program: a program that aims at creating market models to facilitate exercising economic, social and cultural rights mainly to the informal sector population. This involves innovation in the way market players work and behave, to develop new supply and value chains that unlock massive markets at the base of the economic pyramid. The FEC team has been primarily working on housing but is also starting to work in other areas of basic needs such as wellness and nutrition. The IIP intern will work on an independent project that is appropriate to his/her needs as well as the program's needs. Previous independent projects have included research on new/allied market areas such as home improvements and internet platforms. IIP candidates with interests in urban development, poverty alleviation, and/or social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.
- Venture and Fellowship Program: a program that selects changemakers (men and women with fresh insight into and analysis of how to fix a social problem with a relentless pursuit to obtain their vision) and then invests in these individuals and their respective ideas at the launch stage. The program also provides its fellows with access to a network of global social entrepreneurs who open doors for opportunities and collaboration. The IIP intern for this program will research and map the field identifying social entrepreneurs and nominators, design processes to strengthen the search process, write and document their work, participate in interviews, map partnerships and visibility opportunities that would catalyze the work of the fellows.
Bayer (China) Limited
Location: Shanghai, China
Bayer is represented in Greater China by its Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience, and Bayer MaterialScience subgroups and the service company Bayer Technology Services, and operates several production facilities here. Bayer's links with China go back to 1882, when the company first began marketing dyes on the Chinese market. Bayer's interests in this exciting region(Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan) have grown steadily over the years, from step-by-step investment in the early 1990s to large-scale, world-class facilities today. With the commitment of "Bayer's Solution for China's Needs," Greater China has now become Bayer's largest single market in Asia, with sales of around EUR 2.9 billion in 2010. Currently around 11,000 people work for Bayer in Greater China, which is also among the major focuses of the company’s global investment. The intern will assist an internal project manager. All projects service internal customers. The intern would be serving in two general areas:
- Assistant to the team: Support in general administrative tasks and general office affairs (e.g. scheduling of meetings, etc.), document handling, provision of back office support (preparation of charts and presentations)
- Project Management: Possible projects would be SAP roll-out or servicing other specific needs of the finance department. The intern could be assigned a specific project management task that he/she will need to proactively engage
One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. Academic background and/or interest in computer science or finance/accounting is preferred. Candidates should be proficient in Chinese.
Bayimba Cultural Foundation
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Bayimba Cultural Foundation recognizes the relevance of culture and arts in developing and shaping society. It also recognizes the potential of the arts and creative arts industry in Uganda and believes that it offers viable options for self realization by individual artists as well as arts organizations and that it contributes to social and economic development in Uganda. The Bayimba Cultural Foundation is dedicated to making Uganda a significant hub for music and arts on the African continent and over the past several years it has sought to organize a wide range of activities to develop the creative arts industry in Uganda. IIP interns will contribute as the acting coordinator for Marketing Strategy or Advertising Strategy connecting the organization with social entrepreneurs in the arts. The Marketing Strategy placement will involve the development of a full-fledged marketing strategy that encompasses all future operations of Bayimba with a view to strengthen Bayimba's brand as well as its institutional and programmatic marketing. IIP candidates for this placement should have interest in marketing, customer research, and the creative industry. IIP candidates with experience in developing and maintaining marketing strategies, technical marketing skills and applications, and problem solving are encouraged to apply. The Advertising Strategy placement will involve the development of a full-fledged advertising strategy and may include enhancing brand formulation, analysis of Bayimba's current communication tools and their effectiveness, drafting advertising plans, developing communication messages, and updating communications. IIP candidates who have an interest in media, communications, and/or advertising. and who have experience in advertising campaigns, media research, web content management systems, and social media are encouraged to apply. Two placements were created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: New Delhi, India
Breakthrough is a global, human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture, and community mobilization to inspire people to take action for dignity, equality, and justice. BT seeks to empower individuals and communities to stand for universal human rights by using multimedia tools that transform hearts and minds. Based in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and immigrant rights and racial justice. See, for instance, Bell Bajao! (Ring the Bell!), Breakthrough’s newest campaign against domestic violence. IIP Intern responsibilities may include writing proposals and reports; conducting research on women’s issues and funding sources; using mobile technology for media work, video production and editing; writing blogs; social media marketing; developing a business plan; and monitoring and evaluating. Experience in video editing, software design, content development, or project management would be an asset. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: New Delhi, India
CanSupport is a palliative care organization working since 1996 with cancer patients at different stages of cancer. Its home-based palliative care program is the pioneering model in North India for holistic care of people facing advanced cancer, run by multi-professional teams who have made death their life’s work, striving to add life to days whether or not days can be added to lives. CanSupport's focus is on the less privileged and underserved and all its services are provided free of charge. The interns should be motivated, organized, creative students, eager to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancers. Interns will work directly under the program director in the development, implementation, and maintenance of various patient care, marketing, fundraising, and outreach programs that benefit cancer patients and their families. There will also be the opportunity to carry out specific projects. This placement is appropriate for students interested in psychology, statistics, journalism, event management, and marketing. Three placements have been created for the International Internship Program
C. Imberton S.A. de C.V.
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
C. Imberton is a wholesaler of international and local products involved in pharmaceutical manufacturing and retailing, with a pharmaceutical lab and chain of pharmacies. The first placement introduces the IIP intern to the process of developing and producing medicine (in the pharmaceutical laboratory)n and includes opportunities to learn about the logistics of supplying the produced medicine to the multiple distribution channels and to learn first-hand what consumers are demanding through the market study division of the chain of pharmacies. Over the course of the internship, the intern will be able to shape the duration of each phase according to his/hermajor area of interest. The second placement provides the IIP intern with a deep understanding of the logistics of providing consumer staples in El Salvador. This placement will include deep immersion into supply chain management, covering topics from importing products to managing inventory and getting the product to the consumer in a cost-effective way. The intern will receive first-hand contact with consumer staples multinational companies and be able to learn about their strategies of expanding their business in developing markets. These two placements are ideal for IIP candidates concentrating in economics with interests in working in the business sector in the future, especially in the area of the production and selling of products. Fluency in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing) is required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
China Market Research Group (CMR)
Location: Shanghai, China
CMR provides strategic market intelligence to companies entering or expanding operations in China. CMR helps companies get the information needed to make smarter decisions in China. Its clients come from a variety of industries and range from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs to hedge funds and private equity firms. CMR practices in the following sectors: FMCG, consumer electronics, retail, health and beauty care, travel and leisure, financial services, food and beverage, education chemicals, and autos. Analysts on the ground in China conduct research to help companies determine: Market Entry Strategy, Competitor Analysis, Consumer Insights, Target Account Profiling, Venture Capital/ Private Equity Due Diligence, and Hedge Fund/ Stock Analysis. IIP interns will learn how to conduct research and analyze data in many sectors in China (the specific sectors will depend on when the intern starts)--e.g., fashion, cosmetics, chemicals, luxury goods, food and beverage, hedge funds--and will get a good understanding of business trends in China. Responsibilities include data gathering from one-on-one interviews, surveys, focus groups, and telephone interviews; working directly with CMR's senior management to analyze data to develop strategic recommendations for clients; amd supporting CMR team members’ administrative functions. Intern should have strong oral Mandarin skills (written Mandarin skills ideal). Familiarity with statistics and data analysis is appreciated. IIP candidates from all majors and areas of academic interest welcome; interest in pursuing a career in strategy consulting is a plus. Three placements have been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
China Renaissance Partners Limited
Location: Beijing, China
China Renaissance is a leading independent investment bank in China focused on providing strategic financial advice to leading Chinese entrepreneurs and financial sponsors across a broad range of sectors, with a particular specialization in TMT, Consumer, and Healthcare. Their services include private fundraising, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and equity research. They currently employ more than 60 professionals around the world in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. This IIP placement features responsibilities that include challenging and market-related projects and rotations through various sectors across the investment banking division. IIP interns will have the opportunity to attend seminars led by business professionals--a great opportunity to discover the dynamic environment of the firm's investment banking division, where China Renaissance provides Private Placement, M&A, Restructuring and other financing solutions. The IIP intern role will also include analyzing financial and operating information for corporations and industries; creating statistical summaries that analyze comparative financial performance; building models to project financial results and to value companies; preparing client presentations; participating actively in the execution of financing and M&A transactions and conducting in-depth industry research and analysis. IIP candidates with strong numerical skills, basic Mandarin skills, strong analytical skills with logical thinking, good communication and interpersonal skills, team work spirit, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged to apply. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust is an organization that provides financial and technical support to cultural practitioners, institutions, and activities with the ultimate aim of contributing to the development of the culture sector in Zimbabwe. The Culture Fund works within Zimbabwean society providing financial and technical support to arts and culture professionals. The Fund works with a wide range of projects and activities include festivals, exhibitions, theater, music performances, workshops, and others. The IIP intern will work within the programs department assisting with incoming grant applications as well as working to establish a database for the department. Specific responsibilities for the IIP intern may include: Grant Application Processing: preparation of grant offer letters and contracts, compilation of weekly project recommendations and updating grantee spreadsheets; Monitoring and Evaluation: monitoring and evaluation of funded projects, producing monitoring reports for projects monitored and attending to grantee queries; Information Management: management of resource center and attending to researchers and classification, filing, and shelving and retrieval of project files; Media and Publicity: contributing to media article development; and Workshops and Exhibitions: assisting with workshop coordination, representing the Culture Fund at stands during exhibitions, assisting Programs and Projects officer(s) in implementation of program activities and any other duties. One placement has been created for the an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
El Nino y la Bola
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
El Nino y la Bola (Boy with a Ball) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to build and send out teams to reach young people and their families, drawing them into mentoring relationships and small group communities through which they can be equipped not only to thrive, but also to turn and reach others. IIP placements are available in English teaching and communications. IIP interns who focus on English teaching will be in charge of preparing the lessons provided by the English academy and making them understandable and interesting for the age groups receiving them; preparing materials and activities outside the class for the students to immerse themselves in the context of what they are learning (e.g., how to behave in a restaurant: go to an actual restaurant where they will be forced to speak English); preparing the tutors on the lessons twice a week; supervising the lessons given by the tutors; creating an evaluation system for the lessons; participating in the tutoring centers by helping English students do their school homework, making sure they understand their lessons, and helping them study for their tests; developing and recommending teaching techniques to be used for each student in the tutoring center and in the English classes. IIP interns focusing on communications will take pictures of the programs, edit and communicate the organization's work to donors, volunteers, personnel, and anyone interested in their work; manage all social media; design publicity, pamphlets, pictures, adds, etc. needed for current and coming campaigns; contact national media to promote volunteering and individual donations; and help the department in any situation as needed. IIP candidates with interests in teaching and/or communications are encouraged to apply. Basic Spanish would be an asset but is not required. Graphic design skills would also be an asset for the IIP placement in communications. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Cordoba and Rosario, Argentina
Endeavor strives to transform the economies of emerging markets by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. Endeavor offers services to companies through assisting them in breaking down a society’s barrier to success, offering world-class strategic advice, and opening doors to capital. With Endeavor’s guidance, companies become role models, encourage others to innovate and take risks, and create sustainable economic growth. IIP interns will help seek, identify, and select potential Argentinean high-impact entrepreneurs to present at the Endeavor International Selection panels and may also work directly with selected Endeavor entrepreneurs. In addition to other projects, the IIP interns will work on interviewing entrepreneurs to determine whether they meet Endeavor´s criteria for Endeavor entrepreneurs and on organizing Endeavor Córdoba´s largest annual conference. An interest in entrepreneurship and an understanding of economic development are essential for interested candidates. Furthermore, this internship is ideal for IIP candidates interested in international business, economic development, business process outsourcing, public relations, marketing, and communication. Advanced speaking, reading, and written Spanish skills are required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Locations: Santiago, Temuco, Antofagasta, Puerto Varas, and Concepcion, Chile
Endeavor transforms emerging countries by establishing high-impact entrepreneurship as the leading force for sustainable economic development. At Endeavor Chile, we search & select for high-impact entrepreneurs and then support them with services to improve their business models, expand their networks, and catalyze sustainable growth. IIP interns will have the opportunity to support the Search & Selection, Entrepreneur Services, Outreach, or Metrics Analysis team at one of the Endeavor offices. A detailed description of each position area is available in the IIP office. Endeavor Chile also spearheading an education initiative called “Aprendimiento”. The “Aprendimiento” program aspires to promote a culture of entrepreneurship within Chile by sponsoring programs that inspire and empower students to become responsible global citizens. The program supports IIP interns by fostering entrepreneurial values such as leadership, creativity, taking initiative, thinking “outside the box”, and trustworthiness. The IIP interns will learn to leverage their entrepreneurial spirit, identify opportunities for their future, and prepare for their future. IIP candidates interested in working on the education initiative would be staffed at the Puerto Varas office. This IIP placement is an ideal opportunity for IIP candidates with interests in entrepreneurship and Latin America. Skills and/ or experience in business would be an asset. Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required. When applying interns should rank the offices at which they would be interested in working. IIP Interns should also specify if they are applying to work on the “Aprendimiento” education initiative. If an IIP intern is not applying to work on the education initiative,please indicate if you have a strong preference for supporting Endeavor in a certain focus area: Search & Selection, Entrepreneurship Services, Outreach, & Metrics Analysis. This placement is ideal for students with interest in entrepreneurship; Latin America and Latin American development, economic development, microfinance, finance, economics, engineering, business, management, public policy and/or information technology. Good knowledge of Spanish is required. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Endeavor is a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging countries. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from programs and services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by engaging angel investors and partnering with other NGOs. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has affiliate organizations in ten developing countries. Operating in Egypt since 2007, the local operation aims to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt. As of October 2010, the Endeavor Egypt portfolio comprised seven companies and ten entrepreneurs, representing diverse industries and stages of growth. Strong writing ability and maturity are two of the most important qualities in a successful IIP candidate for both placements. Fluency in English is required; some Arabic is desired but not necessary. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
- Search & Selection: The IIP intern will help coordinate Endeavor Egypt’s selection process by proactively seeking out and screening high-potential entrepreneurs running companies that fit Endeavor selection criteria; conducting in-depth interviews with entrepreneur candidates; assessing companies’ growth potential, critical challenges, and entrepreneurial capacity; drafting company overviews and detailed profiles; analyzing business concept, innovation, growth potential and management team; preparing and coaching final candidates for Local Panels and International Selection Panels; working with Endeavor Global and other Affiliate offices to provide selected entrepreneurs with additional support and resources from Endeavor’s network; keeping up-to-date statistics on Endeavor’s selection process and maintain an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates; other ad hoc tasks related to Endeavor’s work as needed by staff.
- Communication & Outreach: The IIP intern will assist in coordinating Endeavor Egypt’s communication and outreach activities by assisting with event organization; updating social media outlets and maintaining Endeavor Egypt’s online presence; assisting in media relations and documenting (covering) important events organized, or relevant to Endeavor Egypt’s activities; assisting in the production of documentary short films about Entrepreneurship; other ad hoc tasks related to Endeavor’s work as needed by staff.
Location: Amman, Jordan
Endeavor is a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding, and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in 14 developing countries. The Jordan office launched in 2009. As of September 2012, the Endeavor Jordan portfolio comprises 12 companies and 20 entrepreneurs, representing diverse industries and stages of growth. IIP interns will help seek, identify, and select potential Jordanian high-impact entrepreneurs to present at the Endeavor International Selection panels and may also work directly with selected Endeavor entrepreneurs. Responsibilities may also include: proactively seeking out and screening high-potential entrepreneurs running companies with $0.5-$15 M in annual sales; assessing companies’ growth potential, critical challenges, and entrepreneurial capacity; conducting in-depth interviews with entrepreneur candidates; drafting company overviews and detailed profiles; analyzing business concept, innovation, growth potential and management team; preparing and coaching final candidates for Local Panels and International Selection Panels; keeping statistics on Endeavor’s selection process; maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates; and other ad hoc tasks related to Endeavor’s work as needed by staff. An interest in entrepreneurship and an understanding of economic development are essential for interested candidates. Strong writing ability is a must. Arabic language skills are not required, but would be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: TBD, Mexico
Endeavor is a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding, and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in 14 developing countries. IIP interns will help seek, identify, and select potential Mexican high-impact entrepreneurs to present at the Endeavor International Selection panels and may also work directly with selected Endeavor entrepreneurs. Responsibilities may also include: proactively seeking out and screening high-potential entrepreneurs running companies with $0.5-$15 M in annual sales; assessing companies’ growth potential, critical challenges, and entrepreneurial capacity; conducting in-depth interviews with entrepreneur candidates; drafting company overviews and detailed profiles; analyzing business concept, innovation, growth potential and management team; preparing and coaching final candidates for Local Panels and International Selection Panels; keeping statistics on Endeavor’s selection process; maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates; and other ad hoc tasks related to Endeavor’s work as needed by staff. An interest in entrepreneurship and an understanding of economic development are essential for interested candidates. Strong writing ability is a must. Advanced Spanish language is recommended. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Kuruçeşme, Turkey
Endeavor is a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from programs and services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by engaging angel investors and partnering with other NGOs. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in ten developing countries. The IIP intern will help the Search & Selection Associates coordinate Endeavor Turkey’s Search & Selection Process by proactively seeking out and screening high-potential entrepreneurs; conducting in-depth interviews with entrepreneur candidates; assessing companies’ growth; drafting company overviews and detailed profiles to be used at Endeavor Turkey’s Local Selection Panel and International Selection Panels; analyzing business concept, innovation, growth potential, and management team; preparing final candidates for Local Panels and International Selection Panels; working with Endeavor Global and other Affiliate offices to provide selected entrepreneurs with additional support and resources from Endeavor’s network; keeping up-to-date statistics on Endeavor’s selection process and maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates; other ad hoc tasks related to Endeavor’s work as needed by staff. Any major is appropriate, although an interest in entrepreneurship and economic development is essential as is strong writing abilities. Turkish would be an asset but is not required. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Eurofish is an international organization established to assist the development of fisheries and aquaculture in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on post-harvest fisheries and aquaculture industries. Eurofish contributes to the development of fisheries and the aquaculture sector through the publication of marketing and industry related information in the Eurofish Magazine, Eurofish website, Eurofish Magazine website, as well as through the organization of conferences, workshops and seminars, business–to–business meetings and by executing a variety of projects in the fields of trade and market, processing and aquaculture. The key objectives of Eurofish are to contribute to the sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector; promote trade of high quality, value-added fishery products; and facilitate the transfer of information and knowledge. IIP interns with Eurofish may have any of the following responsibilities: assisting in the preparation of market studies; writing project applications in the field of fisheries; performing IT/web design/ maintenance and database management; assisting in promotion and communication activities; conducting market research and socio-economical studies; research various sales and promotional agencies/ institutions and perform other duties as required. IIP candidates with interests in marketing, business administration, economics, journalism; project management and/or computer science are encouraged to apply. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Location: Mumbai, India
Forefront Capital Management is a technology-driven financial services firm and India’s first boutique firm to focus on fundamental-based quantitative investing and electronic trading. The firm was founded in 2009 and is registered with SEBI as a portfolio manager. Forefront currently manages assets for high net worth individuals, family offices, and corporations across long-only equity, market-neutral, and other absolute return strategies. Forefront Capital is neither a traditional fundamental manager who picks a concentrated portfolio of stocks in a subjective way, nor a technical/statistical arbitrage kind of manager who invests based on black box ideas. Rather, it uses common fundamental factors (e.g. P/E, P/B ratios) that good investors look at, but invest on them in an entirely system-driven way. While traditional fundamental managers can study one sector or a few stocks based on their fundamentals, FFC uses data and systems, to study hundreds of stocks in the same way. This is a unique approach that has been traded successfully in 20+ countries across equities, debt, currencies, and commodities, and FFC is the first to do this in India in a specialized way. Summer interns will be involved in two kinds of projects:
- Quantitative analysis of fundamental, macro-economic and financial data: Typical tasks would include reading academic and broker literature to formulate investment hypotheses, gathering and cleaning data into a usable format, running statistical tests on the data and coming up with investment models based on the research results. Example: Analyzing 200 years worth of district level rainfall data to predict the performance of agriculture stocks. Technologies used: Python, Matlab, SQL Server, Excel, Bloomberg and various market data services.
- Technology infrastructure: Forefront places a great emphasis on technology to automate manual tasks and build scalable systems. Technology infrastructure work would include mapping user requirements, coming up with an object oriented system design, writing test cases, programming and debugging. Example: Building a tool to do performance attribution for client portfolios. Technologies used: Python, SQL Server, C#, Visual Basic, ASP .NET.
Summer interns will also have the opportunity to participate in our weekly lecture series that covers advanced concepts in asset pricing, portfolio management, investing and trading, and an overview of financial markets, regulations and business strategy. Four placements have been created for the International Internship Program.
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Foundation Cristosal is a not-for-profit organization implementing a human rights approach to development assistance. This approach recognizes the poor as subjects of rights rather than beneficiaries of good will and defines the goal of poverty reduction in terms of a global obligation rather than a charitable cause. Foundation Cristosal's strategy is to combine efforts to build citizenry, defend rights, and advocate for justice with projects of brick and mortar. The goal is to work with communities to build capacities that will enable them to organize, exercise their rights as citizens, and speak out as actors in their own processes of development. IIP placements are available in small business training and development, water system management, and website and graphic design.
- Small Business Training and Development: This IIP intern will support Cristosal’s Community Development Program in developing education material and trainings in small business management and planning. He/she will work with families and small cooperatives to develop, plan, and improve their business model and profitability. The IIP Intern will also participate in their disaster recovery program to develop micro-loan management skills. Responsibilities may include planning and execution of entrepreneurship workshops; market studies of local and international markets for goods produced in and/or by the communities; and elaboration of business plans for small businesses and/or cooperatives.
- Water System Management: This IIP intern will work with Cristosal staff and coordinate with other governmental and non- government organizations in the planning of a small scale irrigation system using ram-pump technology, as well as capacity building for system installation and maintenance. Specific responsibilities may include planning and execution of water system management and sustainability workshops, studies of local water capacities and pump systems as well as regional water resource management and conservation and the elaboration of irrigation system plans for a rural community and small cooperatives.
- Website and Graphic Design: This IIP intern will be a key element in facilitating Cristosal’s communications development process. The IIP intern will contribute graphic design capabilities and help update and maintain content on the Cristosal website. He/she will work with Cristosal staff to improve the website’s overall design and functionality to better meet the communication and information needs of the organization and its supporters. Possible responsibilities include conducting an aesthetic and functional analysis/critique of Cristosal’s website, consulting both Cristosal’s Executive Associate and Business Consultant on communication system possibilities for the website and related materials, management of Cristosal’s website and print and audio/visual materials, and the presentation of website design, development, and maintenance tutorials to Cristosal staff.
Four placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. One more posting will be added to the website soon, for the final IIP placement.
Interns have the opportunity to get actively involved with Fundación Progreso projects, work directly with the community, and gain knowledge of the culture, the surroundings, and the people. Visits to local areas in and around Cochabamba will be expected in order to get in touch directly with the targeted social group of the organization. The internship gives students the opportunity to work directly with the local culture and create possibilities for social entrepreneurs in the area; allowing the local population to build a stable future for themselves and their communities, directly contributing to economic development in the country. The intern will be given several contacts in the area and from that will be able to explore and interview local business owners while learning about their various endeavors. The students will travel locally and interact directly with people and then create presentations that will be given to the Foundation's executive and decision makers. The student will be able to experience the inner workings of an innovative nonprofit organization, a nascent impact investment fund and social entrepreneurs, while experiencing firsthand direct economic growth of the country. Students interested in social entrepreneurship, international development, economics, and politics are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish is required; fluent Spanish is preferred. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
G5 Evercore is a Corporate Advisory, Wealth Management, Asset Management and Private Equity boutique that advises companies and institutional and individual investors on strategies and investment decisions. The G5 Evercore Corporate Advisory group advises on Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Restructurings for companies across a wide range of industries in Brazil. The IIP intern will be an integral part of the Mergers & Acquisitions group in the Sao Paulo office, working directly with the execution team and assisting with the day-to-day tasks required for such transactions. IIP interns often help the team by researching the financial information and the company history of various potential investments or comparable companies, as well as the main characteristics and trends in a variety of industries in order to assemble presentations to clients or prospective clients. The IIP intern may also be asked to produce market based valuations of companies. This IIP internship program offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the business environment in a dynamic emerging market while gaining valuable work experience. This internship is ideal for IIP candidates interested in Brazilian business and finance. Portuguese and/ or Spanish speaking skills are strongly recommended. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gávea Investimentos is one of Brazil’s largest independent asset management companies with a proven record in financial management in international and local financial markets. Gávea is affiliated with the Harvard Investment Company. It has three business lines: 1) hedge funds, 2) wealth management, and 3) illiquid investment strategies. Gávea's founding partner was the president of the Central Bank of Brazil. This internship is ideal for IIP candidates interested in economics and finance, particularly in the Latin American region. Previous IIP interns have developed and presented specific research topics in the area of macroeconomics on issues of interest to the investment process of Gávea. Fluent Portuguese is required. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
General Directorate of International Economic Relations
Location: Santiago, Chile
Chile has a broad network of international treaties and is an active player in different economic international fora. This intern will work for the Director of Multilateral Economic Affairs on projects that may include intellectual property, service, environment and trade, labor and trade, or investment issues. This internship is ideal for students with an interest/academic background in international business and/or international economic relations. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. Spanish language skills are required.
Location: Paris, France
Hystra is a global consulting firm that helps corporations, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and public sector actors design hybrid strategies for sustainable change. They work with businesses and social sector pioneers to design, scale, and execute sustainable strategies that combine the insights and resources of business and citizen sectors to profitably eradicate social and environmental problems. The responsibilities of an IIP intern will include researching and analyzing best practices on market-based approaches serving the BoP, preparing and conducting expert interviews (social entrepreneurs, business leaders, NGO managers, etc.), reviewing and analyzing social enterprise business plans, preparing and presenting proposals and clients' documents, actively participating in meetings, and other assignments as needed. IIP candidates with prior consulting experience and a proven interest in social enterprise are encouraged to apply. French and additional languages would also be an asset. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Indian Chamber of Commerce
Location: Kolkata, India
The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is looking for a suitable Intern who would be responsible for carrying out economic & social research activities and developing good quality reports focusing on enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian economy/eastern and northeastern parts of India. The interns should have a fair understanding of the global, Asian and Indian socio-economic scenarios and should be able to contribute significantly towards the framing of future forecasts and trends. They would be required to interact and network with relevant stakeholders in government, industry, media, social entrepreneurs, and civil society groups to understand issues of key importance and act as a catalyst in the process of change. Sound domain knowledge in areas such as agriculture and food processing, environment and climate change, IT and ITeS, banking, finance & capital markets, etc. would be an asset. Examples of possible projects would be: Study on FDI in Retail in India: Issues and Prospects; Study on SEZs in India: Issues with Land Acquisition, Best Practices, Recommendations; Sector-specific Reports primarily focusing on services sectors like IT & ITeS, tourism, banking & financial Services, environment, agriculture etc. Two placements have been created for the International Internship Program.
Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)
Location: Shanghai, China
JUCCCE is a non-profit organization accelerating the greening of China by catalyzing systemic change in key drivers of energy use by focusing on sustainable urbanization, sustainable industry, and sustainable consumption by convening cross-sector, cross-border influencers to push tipping points. During its first four years, JUCCCE completed a series of mayors’ training courses with the National Academy for Mayors of China, training over 200 mayors and vice mayors from across China, representing over 450 million Chinese citizens. JUCCCE is best known for catalyzing Smart Grid in China to reduce energy use and emissions nationwide. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. This year IIP interns will work on the China Dream project. This project seeks to reimagine prosperity and reshape consumerism in China. The goal is to catalyze a new aspirational lifestyle that is innately sustainable for the emergent middle class in China. For the consuming class in China that is growing from 300 million today to 800 million in 2025, the "China Dream" (和悦梦想: 新生活规范行动) provides an alternative to the unsustainable American Dream, and celebrates personal health and respectful relationships rather than conspicuous consumption. It is about "living more, not just having more." The emphasis is not on “sustainability” but rather “harmony” as defined by “balance,” “flow,” and “respect”--all traditional Chinese values. IIP candidates with research and communication skills are encouraged to apply. IIP interns will contribute to one of the following two initiatives of the project:
- Soft Power Creative: The soft power side of the China Dream is key to shaping consumer behavior--using Western marketing techniques together with traditional Chinese values to influence social norms. The intern will be working with partners such as Ogilvy and Saatchi & Saatchi as well as other stakeholders to help curate and finalize the visuals and branding of the China Dream within the categories of “Our City," “Health and Wellbeing," and “Culture and Style.” Experience in marketing, design and Adobe PhotoShop would be an asset
- Research Analyst: The IIP intern will work on research within a specific consumer industry sector to determine best practices for sustainable production and consumption that can be used in China. Research goals would be:
- To analyze Chinese consumer demographics and trends for the products/services
- To examine the competitive landscape of the industry in China
- To understand the communication channels for the target consumers
- To create a set of bespoke corporate policy recommendations
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
Locations: Beijing and Shanghai, China
J.P.Morgan commenced operations in China in 1921. In the following decade, the firm opened branch offices in Shanghai and Tianjin providing financial services to local and foreign companies and government entities. The firm has had its headquarters in Beijing since 1981. Today, J.P.Morgan operates an integrated bank model with leading positions across investment banking, risk management, foreign exchange, bond underwriting, cash management, trade finance, and private equity. The firm won approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission in July 2007 to become the first locally incorporated foreign bank in Beijing and currently has branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. IIP interns have the potential to work with a variety of functions, while gaining valuable China knowledge. Responsibilities may include conducting analysis for the Sales teams for a variety of client segmentations across multinational corporations, local corporations, and financial institutions; engaging in country and regional level strategic initiatives in reviewing existing capabilities, conducting analysis, and defining new requirements, etc.; working with various groups and departments to identify areas of improvements and draft proposals for discussion and review; participating in marketing strategy review with hands-on opportunities to deliver end-to-end marketing activities in-country based on business needs. IIP candidates from any concentration or area of academic interest are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an interest in the financial services industry and in China with a curiosity and desire to learn and experience new cultures/business. Conversational Mandarin is required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Lima and Arequipa, Peru
Metis Gaia connects science and engineering for development in order to discover new and better ways to help societies progress with a baseline goal of corporate social responsibility. Metis Gaia is committed to promoting integrated work, empowerment, and diverse critical thinking to find innovative, context-specific, sustainable solutions for development. IIP interns can help produce socioeconomic diagnosis, baseline studies, and stakeholder analyses; help in planning socioeconomic and productive development initiatives, corporate social responsibility, impact management, and citizen participation programs; and contribute to the evaluation, monitoring, and communication of these issues. She or he might also work on projects related to impact analysis, alternatives and projections, risk and management; cost-benefit analysis; economic impact valuation; socioeconomic programs and projects and social and public policy formulation and advisory services. Other tasks the IIP intern might assist with are fundraising efforts, specifically in research, writing and submitting grants, taking the grant writing process from beginning to end. Interested interns will undergo an interview process through which Metis Gaia will discuss and determine which types of projects would be best for them based on their academic background and personal interests. Spanish proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) is a must. This placement is ideal for IIP candidates who demonstrate a commitment to development and have interests in public policy, economics and strategic planning. Experience in database and statistical analysis would be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Middle East Scientific Institute for Security (MESIS)
Location: Amman, Jordan
MESIS is a joint initiative between the Royal Scientific Society and the U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratories. MESIS deals with a variety of issues on the regional level relating to energy, environment, and borders. MESIS’ main role is to develop and implement regional training and engagement programs for experts and officials with a view to enhance the role of scientific and technological solutions to the region’s challenges, specifically those that are cross-border by nature. MESIS works on exciting and cutting edge issues that lie at the nexus of science and security issues. Examples include the development of a regional response plan for pandemic outbreaks/biohazard, outbreaks/radiological accidents, the localization of best practices on nuclear security and the testing of infrasound technologies to be used for the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty verification regime. This IIP internship is flexible in the sense that the IIP interns can be involved in a number of issues. Two previous IIP interns helped implement major international conferences at MESIS. This included working on the logistics-side of the event (budgeting, logistics, protocol, outreach, and customer relations) and the content-side of the event (working to develop language of a code of conduct for a specific scientific discipline in the Middle East, helping to shape the U.S. Federation of Scientists' engagement in the region and interfacing with high level diplomats from Jordan, the U.S. and elsewhere). The MESIS organization is small (about seven permanent staff members) but has a wide network of supporters and deals with high level officials. The team is quite ambitious and driven. All staff members are fluent in English. However, there is still opportunity for IIP interns to improve their Arabic language skills. This placement is ideal for IIP candidates with interests in international affairs, public policy, development, Middle East studies, hard sciences, management, marketing, science, and technology. Engineering and computer skills would be an asset, but are not required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Moshito is an annual music conference and exhibition. The event is held in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture. Moshito is underpinned by a commitment to giving South African music industry stakeholders credible business intelligence, enabling them to make informed decisions that will enable them to build a competitive advantage in the marketplace for their companies. Its aim is to strengthen the South African music industry's global competitiveness and entrepreneurs. Historically, Moshito has its roots in the South African Music Industry Co-operation Initiative (SAMICI), which was formed in 2003 as a part of a response to several pressing issues affecting the South Africa industry as a whole. For the first time, a broad base of industry stakeholders joined forces to focus on several key areas of the industry--in particular, music piracy, the need to develop music markets for South African music (especially beyond the country's borders) and the urgent need to create a social benefit and welfare program for musicians. The IIP intern would support the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition by marketing the Moshito brand and activities to the American and other markets through FB, Twitter, blogging etc. The IIP intern would also work with the Content Subcommittee to improve the information management system. The Content Subcommittee is responsible for crafting the conference program. IIP candidates should have interest in the music industry with skills or experience related to digital communications/marketing. The IIP internship does not require any language apart from English, but knowledge of any African languages is most welcome. French would also be an asset. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
The Nature Conservancy
Location: Beijing, China
The Nature Conservancy is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working in over 35 countries to protect the lands and waters upon which life depends. For over 14 years, the Nature Conservancy has been working in China with communities, governments, academia, and the private sector in designing conservation strategies that benefit nature and people. They provide training, scientific expertise,and leadership on a broad range of strategies throughout the country. This IIP placement is with the Conservation Beyond Borders initiative that works to implement strategies that strengthen the environmental performance of Chinese investments in key geographies (Latin America and Africa) and in key sectors (infrastructure and natural resources). IIP interns will participate in the creation of research reports and assist in various aspects of conservation project management, including meeting with internal and external partners (established organizations, start-ups, and entrepreneurs), policy analysis, developing work plans, and evaluating project outcomes. IIP candidates with interests in environmental studies, economics, political science, East Asian studies, ecology, and international relations are encouraged to apply. Skills in research, multitasking, meeting deadlines, and data analysis would be an asset. Mandarin proficiency is recommended and Spanish or Portuguese would also be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Beijing, China
Octagon is one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment marketing, representation, and event management firms. With 1,000+ employees in 45 offices worldwide, Octagon has helped more than 500 of the world's top companies and organizations and more than 800 athletes and personalities tap into their passions for sports and entertainment to drive impressive business results. Worldwide, Octagon manages more than 3,200 events. Internships are in Events and Consulting, as follows:
- Events: assist in sports event registration and media communication; translation or proofreading of documents; research according to request
- Consulting: marketing intelligence research in the sports marketing industry; translation of documents or proofreading; other duties as assigned
IIP interns in both positions will have opportunities to acquire practical experience in the sports marketing field through close cooperation with sports marketing specialist from China and around the world. Applicants must be fluent in Chinese (with basic Chinese writing skills) and possess good communication, research, and analytical skills. Sports and marketing knowledge are assets. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Location: Paris, France
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development, and contribute to growth in world trade. The Organisation provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice, and coordinate domestic and international policies. OECD is one of the world's largest sources of comparable statistics and economic and social data. As well as collecting data, OECD monitors trends, analyzes and forecasts economic developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation, and more. OECD is also one of the world’s largest publishers in the fields of economics and public policy. OECD publications are a prime vehicle for disseminating the Organisation's intellectual output, both on paper and online. The IIP intern will work in OECD's Editorial & Rights Department. The IIP intern will assist in preparations for the Frankfurt book fair and of the Rights catalog (collecting information, editing text, organizing appointments, prospecting new publishers), reading and evaluating manuscripts and book proposals, and preparing manuscripts for production. This IIP placement is a great opportunity to learn about book publishing in an environment in which the IIP intern can work closely with editors.The IIP intern will also attend editorial board meetings. Excellent French is required. One placement has been been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Location: Madrid, Spain
The Santander Group is the fourth largest bank in the world by profits and eighth by stock market capitalization. In 2009, its net ordinary profits were over EUR 8.9 billion, 1% more than the previous year, and it distributed more than EUR 4.9 billion in dividends to shareholders. Santander combines common corporate policies and divisions with local implementation in the countries in which it operates, thus taking advantage of synergies and competitive advantages on an international scale. Santander's Continental Europe area, which includes the Santander Branch Network Spain, incorporates all retail banking, asset management, insurance, and wholesale banking business. Specific intern responsibilities are still being defined. Candidates should have an academic background and/or interest in economics, business administration, law, and other similar studies. Spanish language skills are required; additional languages would be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
SAMRO Foundation is a non-profit organization that is the social investment and music education arm of SAMRO, the Southern African Music Rights Organisation. The aims and objectives of the SAMRO Foundation include the promotion of the national arts through sponsorships of various kinds, encouraging excellence in the arts through education, facilitating economic participation in the creative economy, influencing cultural and arts policy by means of research and advocacy, and promoting living cultural heritage. The Foundation houses one of the largest archives of original South African art music and has been indexing and digitally uploading contemporary light music scores as well. The foundation is involved in outreach programs and sponsorship of the arts. The main objective is to create and maintain an environment in which the arts in South Africa may flourish. This includes giving broad support to composers, musicians, and arts organizations. The Foundation offers some of the largest scholarships and bursaries for music students in the country, and their overseas scholarships have helped boost the careers of many well-known performers. Their music archive, which holds over 100,000 music scores, serves as a resource for researchers and artists. Through their newly created Stakeholder Hub, they build relationships with other arts organizations and help incubate growing businesses. The IIP intern will work to develop short and long term marketing and communication strategies and implementation for SAMRO Foundation in line with arts foundations in the U.S. and internationally; promote the focus areas of the SAMRO Music Archive and the Stakeholder Hub through various media channels including advertising, direct mail, online, website, brochures, PR, events or exhibitions; and research and develop a strategy for SAMRO Foundation on the culture of giving in line with arts foundations and endowments in the U.S. One placement has been created for am International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Taiwan Business Topics Magazine
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
This International Internship Program (IIP) internship placement provides the opportunity to learn more about how international business is conducted, particularly the economic, political, and social environment in which business is done in Taiwan. The IIP intern will be considered as part of the reporting staff of the Taiwan Business Topics monthly magazine--researching (largely by conducting interviews) and writing articles for publication, as well as helping with proofreading and other editorial tasks. The IIP intern will function as a magazine reporter without close day-to-day supervision; therefore, successful applicants must possess the ability to work well independently and demonstrate strong oral and written communications skills. The IIP intern will also have the opportunity to attend speeches, presentations, and other events sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce. Mandarin skills would be an asset. One placement has been established for the International Internship Program (IIP).
UNICEF Burundi **NEW**
Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. They advocate for measures to give children the best start in life because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. They promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum. They act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases and are well nourished because it is wrong for a child to suffer or die from a preventable illness. UNICEF also upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child and they work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. They are active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programs and National Committees. IIP interns with UNICEF will work on programs that help improve the living conditions of the people of Burundi, which will include projects related to social entrepreneurship and development. IIP interns may also work on marketing and website projects. IIP candidates with strong writing skills and interests in development and/or social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. French language skills would be an asset but are not required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Visagio is a business consulting and information technology firm, specializing in operations strategy, process engineering, organization design, and supply chain and logistics optimization. The IIP intern with Visagio will engage in short-term business and technical consulting projects with Visagio’s clients. Each IIP intern will be assigned to a primary consulting project in a market segment, such as manufacturing, mining and ferrous metallurgy, agribusiness, sugar and alcohol, oil and gas, retail, telecommunications, and finance, among others. Throughout the IIP experience, the intern may participate on the following activities:
- Project management: schedule design and implementation
- Business process management: process mapping and modeling
- Organization design: area/department structuring and optimization
- Supply chain: logistics modeling and optimization
- Business planning: business plan development
- Tool development: computer programming
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia