IIP Internships in Mexico
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GENDES, A.C. (Gender and Development)
Location: Mexico, D.F., Mexico
About: GENDES, A. C., an acronym of gender and development, is a Mexican civil society organization founded in 2003 by a multidisciplinary group of professionals in the social sciences. Their organization is committed to using social development to promote gender equality and eradicate gender-based violence. Their efforts include reflection, intervention, research, and advocacy methods to promote - in- alliance with other social actors- egalitarian relationships that contribute to social development. Two placements have been created for IIP interns.
Intern Responsibilities: Interns will contribute to one or more of the following programs:
- Resource Management Program: This project will generate fundraising strategies to achieve the material and operational base for GENDES. The intern would contribute through researching international foundations or other agencies of cooperation based in the U.S., and will provide support for specific steps of the critical path designed for this purpose for instance, contributing to the the translation of projects or other documents required by the agencies and strengthening partnerships with contacts who are responsible for grants at each institution.
- Public Positioning Program: This program goal is to position Gendes as an expert and
a reference in the issue of masculinity as well as to influence legislation and public policy related to gender equality. One student is needed to strengthen English spoken communication tools such as an English version of our website and executive reports for our publications.
- Methodology Program: The Methodology Program concentrates all activities on direct attention to our clients. There are different choices according to the existing subprograms. The first would be to integrate to the activities regarding re-educational groups for batterers, also supporting the training team in their workshops for different audiences such as public servants and other NGOs. For the first choice a MALE student is required as not to damage the batterer re-educational process, social sciences background are desired but all backgrounds could participate in this intervention model. The support needed is the systematization of the group sessions carried out in Gendes.
Qualifications: Interests in gender issues and human rights is recommended. Advanced Spanish: reading, writing and speaking skills are required.
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