IIP Placements in Mexico
NOTE: All placements in Mexico are tentative as there is a State Department Travel Warning issued for Mexico. Interns will not be placed in a country that carries a State Department Travel Warning.
Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
CFHI provides service learning in international health for medical and pre-medical students. Students wishing to learn about health care systems in other countries, especially among underserved communities, will find the clinical rotation programs of particular interest. IIP interns work alongside local physicians and explore primary care, rural health, and traditional medicine. Rotation schedules will be sent to the selected interns prior to arrival. Good knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended. Note: The CFHI program fee, which covers accommodations, meals, orientation, etc., will be covered by the IIP in its entirety. IIP interns are responsible for their air fare. Extensive program details are available in the Office of International Programs. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Endeavor Mexico **NEW**
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.
Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA)
Location: San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
FOMMA began as an organization centered on playwriting as the principal educational medium for women and children in indigenous communities. It is run entirely by Maya women and has experienced significant success in promoting literacy. Some of FOMMA's projects use the original plays, now translated into Spanish. The organization has also extended its educational activities into problems of health, domestic violence, bilingual education, childcare, etc. IIP interns have participated in FOMMA training workshops, stage design, and literacy projects since 2002. Good knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Location: Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors. IIP intern tasks may participating in an on-going field experiment; conducting exploratory qualitative work; helping with the IPA dissemination strategy; providing research and/or administrative assistance at IPA's headquarters. This placement involves assisting IPA in-country staff with general management and analytical activities. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Mexican Institute of Family and Population Research (IMIFAP)
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
IMIFAP is a NGO, founded by a small group of professors and students of the Faculty of Psychology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1985 as a center for teaching, research, and consulting in the fields of public health, population, and individual and community welfare. Its work is carried out in the following program areas: HIV/AIDS and development; children, parents, and teachers; sexuality and reproductive health; gender, health, violence, and rights; and capacity building and microenterprise. Its programs contribute to sustainable human development and allow individuals to take control of their own health, productivity and lives. Specific work responsibilities and suggested skills include: (1) Evaluation: IIP candidates must have strong statistical analysis and writing skills to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; and (2) Resource Development: IIP candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills. An interest in sociology, psychology, public health, development studies, reproductive health, community development, economics, or related disciplines would be an asset. Spanish language skills are required. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
salaUno is a fast growing social enterprise that is generating superior social impact in Mexico. It is a start-up company that delivers quality, accessible, and affordable eyecare service focused on low and mid income segments. salaUno was founded during the winter of 2010 by Carlos Orellana and Javier Okhuysen, two entrepreneurs with international experience in finance, business, and social development. Eye related deseases are the second cause of disability in Mexico. Approximately 60% of Mexicans have some sort of visual disability. Blindness is an important economic and social problem, and 50% of cases are avoidable by means of cataract surgery. salaUno is looking for interns interested in working for a fast growing social enterprise that is generating social impact in Mexico. IIP interns will be exposed to a dynamic team of entrepreneurs and will have direct responsibilities that will help shape the organization. The management structure of salaUno is very flat, cran environment that will foster rapid learning by interns. This is an opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking, paradigm breaking project in the healthcare sector. There are four placements available for IIP interns for the summer of 2013.