SIP Mexico

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. For additional inquiries about these opportunities, please contact Rachel Murray-Crawford. These opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the internship. Please see program descriptions below for requirements and details.

To apply, please see the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Instructions

PROGRAM DATES:
May 31 - July 25, 2020

APPLICATIONS DUE:
February 2, 2020

PROGRAM COSTS
Program fee: $3,500
Please note that the program fee includes housing, DRCLAS organized outings and activities, and some group meals. The program fee does NOT include airfare.
Estimated additional expenses (8 week program, including airfare): $1,500
Some positions come with stipends.

Funding sources
Summer Internship Applicants interested in and eligible for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) and/or DRCLAS may indicate this on the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Supplement Form, and do not need to apply separately for OCS funding.

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. 

SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMS:

(New positions will be added periodically through the end of January)

ALL VP // Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship

ALLVP (formerly Venture Institute Partners

ALLVP - Antoni & Lelo de Larrea Venture Partners - founded by Federico Antoni and Fernando Lelo de Larrea in 2012, is one of the most active Series A funds in the venture capital industry in Latin America. Across two portfolios, the fund has invested in twenty-five highly innovative and successful companies throughout the region such as Cornershop, the leading on-demand grocery platform in Latin America, Weex, the revolutionary mobile virtual network operator, and Alkanza, the fastest growing global AI-enabled robo-advisor. In December of 2018, ALLVP announced the first closing of its $100 million Fund III through which it will continue to focus on Series A deals but will expand its strategy more decisively towards Series B. The new fund will sponsor companies that serve the large, underserved and growing middle class in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina, in strategic sectors such as healthcare, fintech & smart cities. ALLVP is a member of the Latin-American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), the Mexican Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP) and Endeavor Investor Network.


Intership Description

The summer Investment Associate will work with the Investment team in ALLVP, to assist with deal sourcing including joining the team in deal flow meetings, perform due diligence on companies and entrepreneurs, prepare investment memos and assist in deep industry market research and prepare market reports. The Associate will have the opportunity to shadow the partners of the firm at meetings.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Dealflow meetings
  • Deal sourcing, outbound emails and calls
  • Due Diligence
  • Prepare investment memos
  • Prepare market research and market reports
  • Attend Tech ecosystem events with the team and networking

Past specific internship projects have included:

  • Crafting of the Investment Memo for a potential Series B investment in a national network of clinics; due diligence with clients and employees.
  • Support mobility startup CEO in the elaboration of Series B investment deck.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of a new product line for a portfolio company in the Fintech sector.
  • Development of a user experience evaluation framework to help ALLVP improve its assessment of new investment opportunities.
  • Outbound to Colombian Ecosystem: mapping of start-ups and investors in the Colombian VC ecosystem and draft of an outbound strategy that could be adopted by ALLVP to increase its footprint in the country.


Intern Qualifications

  • Interest in Latin America, particularly Mexico
  • Able to work independently on projects as well the ability to work well in teams
  • Financial modelling knowledge preferred
  • Conversational Spanish preferred
  • Strong Command of writing and communication in English

A monthly stipend of $500 USD will be provided, and AllVP may cover the price of flights to Mexico City. 

Arquitectura 911 // Architecture

Arquitectura 911

Arquitectura 911 is an independent practice based in Mexico City founded in 2002 by Saidee Springall and Jose Castillo committed to architecture, urban design and planning projects.

Internship Description

The work includes research, cultural, institutional, housing, and mobility projects and mixed-use master plans in various cities in Mexico. The office is currently developing several projects in Mexico City and Guadalajara, Jalisco. The candidate will work on either the design or BIM teams, depending on the progression of the project. Arquitecture 911 currently has 16 different ongoing projects and expects to have more options in the summer.

Intern Qualifications 

- Spanish not required
- Seniors and graduate students preferred
- Experience with AutoCad, 3D, Adobe, Revit, and/or Sketchup preferred

A performance-based stipend may be provided. 

Ashoka // Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka

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." With a presence in 93 countries and more than 3,500 Fellows, Ashoka has created the world's largest and most powerful network of social entrepreneurs. Their Venture and Fellowship arm is an accelerator that identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, while their other programs such as Ashoka Youth Venture and Ashoka Chagemaker Schools connect communities of schools, universities, companies and media professionals to enhance their transformative power collaboratively and equip youth with the skills, knowledge and tools to become changemakers themsleves. 

Internship Description

The different internships are as follows:

Venture & Fellowship Intern

Ashoka Venture and Fellowship encompasses the search for and selection of social entrepreneurs across Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. These Fellows have always been at the core of our mission and together, will be the engine that drives forward systemic social change.

Join us in one of our most interesting and important endeavors -- finding and selecting the innovators who could become Ashoka Fellows and help us support them through our Fellowship program.

Tasks wil include:

- Search for potential Ashoka Fellows through research, contact with nominators, presence at events, etc.
- Help review applications with respect to Ashoka's selection criteria
- Assist in interviewing candidates
- Organize workshops and problem solving sessions for Ashoka Fellows
- Monitor and analyse our Fellow´s impact through evaluation cuestionaries
- Help organize networking events like the induction of the newly elected Fellows

Finance Intern:

Your role will include undertaking an assessment akin to an internal audit of their accounting systems, processes and internal controls and make and implement recommendations for best practice.

You will also help solidify Policies and Procedures manual that includes descriptions of accounting procedures and controls; help streamlining their processes for accounting for both US and Mexico accounting requirements.

Tasks will include:
- Follow up with partners in relation to the organisation of the meetings
- Help with Financial reconciliation
- Providing general administrative support as required

Communication Intern:

We are looking for a motivated Communications Support Officer. You will support a small, busy team, assisting the Communications Manager in delivering successful communications to a broad range of supporters, potential supporters and beneficiaries. You will be writing engaging copy for our website and other external communications, updating the website through Wordpress, and running the charity’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. This position would suit someone who wants to gain experience in the third sector, international development, education and communications.

Key Specifications:
- Excellent copy writing skills, with the ability to adapt your voice according to your audience (essential)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience of working with Wordpress or similar CMS
- Experience of social media especially Twitter and Facebook
- The ability to be adaptable, to multi-task and take the initiative
- An interest in international development

Strategic Partners Intern:

The Strategic Partners Team conducts outreach to companies, universities, schools and government organizations who are interested in joining Ashoka's network. They appoint ambassadors in each state of Mexico to help with Ashoka's goal of reaching "Millones de Agentes de Cambio" and expanding their network of entrepreneurs beyond Mexico City, where most of them are concentrated. 

Tasks will include:

- Creating new strategic partner oportunities
- Following up with current Ashoka strategic partners
- Mapping possible strategic partners and social actors in México, Central America and the Caribbean
- Attending events in and potentially outside of Mexico City

 

Intern Qualifications (for all above positions)

- Full working proficiency in Spanish required
- Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, organized, with great attention to detail
- Ability to work independently in an unstructured, collaborative, and creative office environment
- Desire to cause systemic change
- Qualitative analysis skills and experience preferred 

AtentaMente // Education

AtentaMente

AtentaMente is a nonprofit organization that focuses on cultivating social emotional skills through initiatives in education, government, stand-alone workshops, and professional development. Based in Mexico City, the organization has offices in four Mexican states, though through its collaboration with the Secretary of Education, The United Nations Development Programme, and several other foundations and private enterprises, AtentaMente’s impact can be seen throughout the country. True to its mission statement “cambio yo, cambia todo” AtentaMente focuses on developing rigorous, evidence-based, programming to cultivate the inner wellbeing of individuals of all ages and all walks of life, through this model, the organization hopes to change the Mexican social fabric, promoting a society that is happier, healthier, and truly harmonious.

Internship Description

Project 1: Research and Academic Intern Project 

The intern will provide programmatic and content support for AtentaMente’s academic programs, including, but not limited to K-8 curriculum material, workshop content, and pedagogical approaches.

Project 2: Communications Intern.

In conjunction with AtentaMente’s communications team, the intern will support the organization’s communications strategy, including, but not limited to the organization’s website, social media pages, and original promotional material.

Intern Responsibilities

- Each intern will be in charge of the full execution of one or 2 projects that will be determined upon their arrival
- Work from 9-6 pm 

Intern Qualifications

Project 1

- Minimum of intermediate Spanish.
- Background knowledge and interest in social emotional learning, education policies and trends.
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, video editing or design platform experience is a plus)
- Media communications skills - social media.
- Flexibility and versatility to work on fast-growing and continuously evolving projects.
- Attention to detail.
- Entrepreneurship, strong ability to work in highly unstructured environment; readiness to roll up sleeves.
- Ability to work independently.
- Strong relationship-building skills.

Project 2.

- Minimum of intermediate Spanish.
- Media communications skills - social media
- Ability to work independently.
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, video editing or design platform experience is a plus)
- Ability to work independently.
- Strong relationship-building skills.
- Enthusiasm.
- Entrepreneurship, strong ability to work in highly unstructured environment; readiness to roll up sleeves.

C Minds // Social Development, Emerging Technologies

C Minds 

C Minds is a tech4impact agency that seeks to contribute to Mexico’s and Latin America’s social and economic development via the use of disruptive technologies. During its 10 years of experience in impact innovation, the agency has been working with all levels of government, NGOs, civil society and the industry at an international level to promote and lead the creation of new public policies, design and implement pilot projects and contribute to a general cultural shift. Our aim is to ensure an inclusive Fourth Industrial Revolution in Mexico and Latin America. We have offices in San Francisco (HQ) and Mexico City. Website: http://www.cminds.co        

Internship Description

Interns will be working under the New Technologies for Public Innovation Track at C Minds, in Mexico City. Projects include understanding opportunities and challenges for developing Artificial Intelligence in Mexico, exploring blockchain potential application to public services, strengthening the Fintech Ecosystem nationally, and working with local governments to advance their digital agendas. Interns will be responsible for assisting with in-depth research, policy analysis and for drafting recommendations according to the project they are assigned to, taking into account their thematic interests.  They will support the design, development and implementation of new and existing projects, which will mainly include Finance Innovation (incl. Open Banking), our AI for Good Lab (focus on ethics and democratizing the potential for impact of AI) and various international knowledge exchange platforms. Interns will also be expected to support with events logistics and communications. 

Intern Responsibilities: 

- Stay up to date with technological developments
-  Research the use of technology in different sectors with a development focus
- Support the creation of new strategies and projects or initiatives
- Support the drafting of collaboration and financing proposals
- Support the coordination of events and meetings
- Support design-related activities
- Contribute to the creation of blogs and analysis articles

Intern Qualifications:

- Fluent in Spanish
- Interest in technology and its potential for impact
- Project management capabilities
- Ability to juggle different projects at the same time
- Ability to manage different stakeholders
- Research skills
- Professionalism
- Creativity
- Detail oriented

CAPSUS // Sustainable Urban Planning

Capsus

Capsus is an organization that specializes in providing consulting to national and international organizations, public, private and social entities in the field of sustainable urban development. They contribute to transforming cities into spaces with better environmental, economic and social performance. They also design, program and update specialized software to facilitate management processes, decision making, evaluation and communication of processes, practices, and sustainability policies.

Internship Description

Interns will be working on developing sustainable urban planning projects in Indonesia, Mexico or Mongolia, including sustainable development data analysis and policy making.

Intern Responsibilities 

- Data Analysis
- Calculations of potential social, economic and/or environmental impacts of city projects or public policies
- Use of Geographical Information Systems to analyze the "sustainable performance" of a city
- Public Policy Design

Intern Qualifications

- Full proficiency in Spanish required
- Preferred majors: Urban Planning, Economics, Sociology, Environmental Science
- Strong mathematical skills

A stipend of $150 USD will be provided. 

CENEVAL // Education

Ceneval

Ceneval is a Mexican organization with over 25 years of experience in designing and administering instruments to evaluate knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies in the education field, 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 analysis of 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 their eexaminees. In addition, the intern will get an overview of the processes executed to design, assemble, administrate and grade a test.

Intern Responsibilities

- Collaborate in 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 am to 6 pm

Intern Qualifications

- Fluent Spanish
- Psychometrics and statistical background knowledge
- Interest in education
- Excel and PowerPoint skills

CoRe Ciudades Vivibles y Amables // Urban Planning

CoRe Ciudades Vivibles y Amables 

CoRe Ciudades Vivibles y Amables is a small organization with a broad reach on urbanism issues in Mexico City, comprised of a multidisciplinary group of local and international experts. 

Internship Description

Interns will work on research, analysis and a relevant proposal of modifications needed to land planning regulations and / or Mexico City laws to encourage the construction of affordable housing in Mexico City. The interns will undertake an analysis of the laws, urban development plans, regulations, etc. in order to propose precise changes in the laws of the City in housing.

Intern Qualifications

  • Strong Spanish skills (able to research on specific topics in Spanish)
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Interest in urban policy, affordable housing, transportation policy or urbanism.
  • Background in architecture, urban policy, sociology, or political science.
  • Possible work experience in civil society or government.
  • Flexible work style but with a determined work ethic.

Covive // Co-living Start-up

Covive

Covive is a startup that started a coliving operation in Mexico City on November 2018. They believe sharing is the future for making more sustainable and efficient cities. Their vision is making it so that sharing a house can be simple, fun and with no hassles. Right now, they offer furnished rooms for long-term rent with shared common areas (kitchen, dining, living and laundry room) in dwellings smartly operated for community life. One-monthly fee. Everything included.

Internship Description

They are currently preparing the company to go from 16 rooms to 80 rooms in 2020. Interns will be welcomed during the launching preparation of new locations and their new web app, which is an opportunity to add immediate impact and tangible value to their business. They are looking forward to receiving interns willing to choose, design and implement experiments to improve their marketing or product design. They are also very open to receiving an art intern focused on doing creative work (illustration, photo, writing, etc) that can be assembled in houses, social media or blog.

Intern Responsibilities

- Deep dive into the startup challenges, learn our business model and present an experiment
- Report directly to one of the two co-founders of Covive
- Present findings at the startup sprint meeting on a biweekly basis
- Provide written reports of their work on a weekly basis

Intern Qualifications

  • Believer in the sharing economy.
  • Build-Learn-Measure Mindset.
  • Willing to talk with potential or current customers (in Spanish or English).
  • Excited to find opportunities and implement to add tangible value.
  • Curiosity in low-cost automation, A/B Testing, Prototyping, or Customer Validation.
  • Interests: architecture, housing, interior design, innovation, marketing, web-design, lean methodology, product design.
  • Skills: Doer and problem solving with time and resources constraints.
  • Experience: has lived alone, abroad, with roommates or in a co-living project (ideal).

Housing can be provided. 

Educación para Compartir // Education

Educación para Compartir

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

Internship Descriptions

Project 1: Global Expansion

Conceptualize the roadmap for Educación para Compartir's transition from a local nonprofit to a global organization, as they are currently expanding to serve the needs of more communities around the world. 

Intern Responsibilities:

- Evaluate the current impact of existing branches of the organization
- Create a roadmap for the transition from a local to a global organizational structure 
- Design a model of the new organizational structure with specific responsibilities and characteristics

Intern Qualifications:

- Fluent Spanish
- Previous work experience in nonprofit organizations preferred
- Experience with project management 

Project 2: Communications

Create and operate a digital marketing strategy to promote participation in the Mexico City International Marthathon as philanthropy, to increase individual donations to the organization. The intern will also work on a communications campaign about Educación para Compartir's impact in various communities. 

Intern Responsibilities:

- Create, operate, and evaluate digital marketing and social media strategies
- Design, film and edit videos about Educación para Compartir's impact

Intern Qualifications:

- Fluent Spanish
- Experience with digital media, communications and marketing preferred
- Experience with video filming and editing preferred 

Project 3: Public Policy

Educación para Compartir is attempting to integrate its methodology at the public policy level in order to tackle educational issues with top-down as well as bottom-up approaches. 

Intern Responsibilities:

- Create a strategy for Educación para Compartir's public policy efforts
- Draft policy proposals

Intern Qualifications:

- Fluent Spanish
- Knowledge of public policy and education policy
- Previous work experience in nonprofit settings preferred 

Project 4: Impact Evaluation

Interns will diagnose and propose adaptations to Educación para Compartir's impact evaluation methodologies, in order to better measure the results of their programs and iniciatives. 

Intern Responsibilities:

- Analysis (pros and cons) of the current impact evaluation model
- Write a proposal for a new impact evaluation model
- Create a strategic plan for the implementation of the new model

Intern Qualifications:

- Fluent Spanish
- Experience with social programs evaluation
- Experience with impact measurements and statistical tools

 

Fondeadora // Financial Services

Fondeadora

Fondeadora is the fastest-growing challenger bank in Mexico. They aim to disrupt the traditional banking sector, give access to a larger share of the population to financial services through technology, and reinvent how people think and interact with their money.

Internship Description

The intern will work in the Data Analysis team, where we will be segmenting our customers and analyzing consumer behavior for different purposes: creating a pipeline of potential customers for other financial services (credit or investment products); business development insights (potential partnerships for discounts, etc.); measuring improvements in our acquisition funnel with new features; analyzing cohorts and profitability of customers.

Intern Responsibilities

- Develop innovative models of segmentation and user behavior
- Create dashboards, visualizations and reports for key metrics and other segmentation tools
- Help implement a pilot for other financial products and test the validity of a segmentation model

Intern Qualifications

- Spanish is not required
- Solid SQL skills
- Familiar with Business Intelligence tools, like Metabase, Looker or Tableau
- Experience developing dashboards and visualizations
- Passion for discovering insights in data
- Has sensibility about user experience
- Python or R are a plus
- Preferred major: computer science or data science

A stipend for food will be provided. 

Global Health Center Tecnológico de Monterrey // Global Health

Global Health Center Tecnológico de Monterrey (open to graduates)

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec), founded in 1943, is one of the largest private universities in Mexico with approximately 90,000 students, 31 campuses across the country, and 10,000 professors. For decades Tec has been a top 10 ranking university in Latin-America, and in 2019 it became the best school in México according to the QS World Universities Ranking System. Recently the Tec launched the Global Health Initiative which aims to create the first Institute of Global Health Equity in Latinoamérica. The goals of this institute would be:

1. Multidisciplinary Training
- Deliver high-quality academic programs and courses that are multidisciplinary, innovative and adapted to the needs of the student
- 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.

2. Social Impact Research
- 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.
- Develop new technologies and health products that follow an equity approach.
- Analyze public health policies with a vision of systems and based on a perspective of equity and human rights.

3. Community organizing
- It carries out participation activities that promote equity in global health, through community organization and service, and public events.
- 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.

Internship Description

There are a few projects interns can decide to work on:

1. Supporting Tec students to launch a peer-reviewed student-run academic journal on Global Health

2. Work in research study: The economic burden of Tuberculosis in Mexico: catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment.

3. Conduct analysis to assess the health care delivery preferences of families living in the surroundings of the Tec’s Mexico City Campus where Tec plans to establish a primary Health Care Clinic.

Intern Responsibilities

The duties depend on the research topic selected. But in general terms:

- Carry out qualitative work, data processing, analyzing and leading process for publication submission.
- Perform data analysis and writing findings.
- Coordinating diverse stakeholders interested in collaborating with the Global Health Initiative. 

Intern Qualifications

- Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is required.
- Interest in 21st-century global health challenges

Grupo Taller Capital // Architecture

Grupo Taller Capital 

Grupo Taller Capital is an architecture, urban design and research firm founded in 2010 by José Pablo Ambrosi and Loreta Castro Reguera. Their work includes projects such as a publicly accessible water retention and treatment complex and a "water pavillion," both of which have won multiple architecture awards in Mexico City. Their research focuses on the architecture of water in urban spaces.  

Internship Description

The intern will provide support for research projects developed by the studio related to the Architecture of Water.

Intern Responsibilities

- Model making
- Photographical research
- Video recording and editing
- Mapping
- Book editing

Intern Qualifications 

- Architecture or design background
- Manual skills
- Interest in art and architecture

A $500 USD stipend may be provided, depending on the scope of the project. 

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Hal SmartIA // Technology

Hal SmartIA

Hal SmartIA is a boutique firm that identifies solutions through the intersection of qualitative and quantitative analysis in the context of the global data revolution. The firm focuses on the development of tailored and state-to-the-art scientific products and services for real-world and complex institutional challenges.

Internship Description

The summer 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 for the company.

2. Mobility

The intern will develop a pricing strategy for a marketplace of inter-city transportation in Mexico, 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.

Intern Responsibilities

For either of the projects, the intern tasks are:

- Data Analysis.
- Application of novel statistical, econometrical, machine learning and economics techniques.
- Participate in meeting with clients and senior partners.
- Prepare research reports.
- Collaborate In the design process of the business plan of the projects.

Intern Qualifications

- Spanish fluency not required
- Strong mathematical, statistical and machine learning skills.
- Strong programming skills, preferably in Python, R or Java Script.
- Preferred majors: Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Statistics or other scientific major.

A bonus of $1,000 USD will be provided at the end of the internship.

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Horton International // Consulting

Horton International

London-based and with almost 50 offices around the World, Horton International is a global executive search firm. They are dedicated to helping corporations attract and retain the most qualified professionals. They provide B2B Retained Executive Search professional services.

Internship Description

Go Digital Project! The selected intern will continue building upon and taking into "production" our digitization project for the Mexican operations of Horton International that was jump-started by Alejandro Budejen, our Wintership intern. The primary objective is to become not only more visible on the WWW but also to install client generation procedures and digital campaigns with ROI producing results. The secondary objective is to find commercially available solutions to automatize recruiting processes: candidate sourcing, candidate assessment and profiling, among others, on a 24x7 and mobile format for a local "cousin" recruiting company also based in Mexico City.

Intern Responsibilities

- Develop a sound local company digital footprint and presence
- Develop creative, innovative and cost-effective digital plans and campaigns to generate qualified leads and ultimately generate new business
- Research and recommend the adequate set of commercially available digital solutions that may be "stitched" together (candidate sourcing, candidate screening, bots, profile matching, etc.) to automatize the whole recruiting process in Mexico, which should also be mobile friendly and ready to take advantage of machine learning capabilities of some of the above solutions.

Intern Qualifications

- No need for Spanish proficiency
- Broad-based skills and experiences
- Sound interest on digitization transformation of traditional organizations
- Digitally ready
- Experience in developing and executing projects with a clear ROI. (results-oriented) 
- Experience having executed digital campaigns is good to have
- Detailed-oriented
- Analytical / Thought - Process-oriented / structured
- Learning and change agility
- Cultural dexterity
- Emotional intelligence
- Proactive / Independent 
- Out of the box thinker / creative

Horton International can reimburse most of the intern's expenses and may be able to provide an additional stipend. 

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Innovations for Poverty Action // Economic Development

Innovations for Poverty Action (Graduate Students Only)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

Internship Description

Crime, violence, and a weak rule of law jointly present some of the most pressing issues for Latin America. They affect citizen behavior and relations at every level of society, so these shortcomings impose a significant cost on the economy and constitute a severe threat to economic development and political stability. The program “Building Effective, Resilient, and Trusted Police Organizations in Mexico” seeks to explore how to design local police forces in Mexico (and Latin America more broadly) that can rise to the challenge of reducing violence, increasing institutional legitimacy and trust in institutions, and strengthening the rule of law. The project thus focuses on three sets of questions:

  1. The specific organizational capabilities and structural characteristics that are systematically proven to deliver better results (or questions of basic organizational design);
  2. The process and sequence through which these organizational capabilities should be incorporated into new or existing police organizations (or questions of organizational construction and change);
  3. How, given an organizational design, police organizations can build citizen engagement, participation, and trust through their protocols, practices, and interactions with citizens (or questions of the enactment of practices). This includes an understanding of how police organizations in Mexico should implement evidence-based interventions that have been proven to effectively reduce violence.

Internship Responsibilities 

- Support the literature review for research projects; 
- Work with PIs and IPA staff to analyze the data and interpret the findings;
- Monitor the implementation of fieldwork;
- Support the development of reports and presentations for different audiences in English, and Spanish

Internship Qualifications 

- A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, international development, or related fields;
- At least 6 months of work experience, preferably in a research setting and data analysis;
- Excellent project management and organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently;
- Familiarity with randomized controlled trials;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English, including ability to effectively communicate;
- Strong quantitative skills and very good knowledge of Stata required; programming and other technical knowledge a strong plus

Instituto RIA // Public Policy

Instituto RIA

Instituto RIA is a Mexican-based organization that undertakes high quality research, highlighting and proposing innovations in order to advocate for public policies within a social justice framework. Human rights, access to justice, and drug policies, stand at the center of the analysis, proposals and advocacy work we do, opening dialogue and forums for debate, publishing evidence-based research, and catalysing innovative initiatives in Latin America at the international level. We see drug control policies and their devastating consequences as being at the crux of many of the issues in our country and region. Our lines of work are Research, Advocacy and Education.

Internship Description

The intern will be provided with one research project which will depend on the political scenario at that time (possibly around harm reduction and opium or the current cannabis regulations which will be approved by that time). Additionally, the intern will be tasked with attending some meetings and taking notes to understand the political landscape. The other project will be administrative, and could include drafting reports, data entry and/or media communications. During this time, we will be implementing a course that we provide on the emerging cannabis industry with a social justice focus. The intern will be invited to join (thus increasing their capacity greatly) and will provide logistical support during the course, including setting up the room, receiving speakers, sending out the evaluations, making contact with the participants and closing the space at the end of the day.

Intern Responsibilities

-Data collection and note taking.
-Logistical support during the cannabis course.
-Presence in meetings representing the organization.
-There will be expected research outputs at the end of the internship which will be communicated to the intern upon arrival (since some projects are currently being developed)

Intern Qualifications

-Preferred high level of spanish
-Preferred major in political science, communication, sociology, law, organizing or related fields.
-Interest in politics, public policy, drug policy, organizing, communication (social media).
-open to either undergraduate or graduate level.
-Must bring their own computer and be able to use Google Docs, Word, Excel etc.
-Capacity to work independently but with our supervision.
-Research capacity using academic and media sources.

Jetty // Transportation Startup

Jetty

Jetty is small startup with a grand goal: Creating financially viable, high-quality transit alternatives to the automobile in fiscally constrained megacities across the world. We build such alternatives from pre-existing, quasi-informal systems. Instead of displacing incumbent jitney operators, we learn what they are doing right, and change incentives so they improve their service. We introduce the pre-existing transit industry (passengers, drivers and vehicle owners) to the advantages of modern technologies. We improve their governance and administration, optimize and standardize operations, link revenues to customer satisfaction, and increase profitability.

Internship Description

The intern would be working cross-functionally within the company, assisting the C-suite and the business development department. There are a couple of possible ideas for summer intern projects:

1. Capture new players (transportistas) for Jetty’s portfolio. This would consist of reaching out to potential new clients in CDMX and the State of Mexico.

2. Understand and improve the experience of current transportistas in Jetty’s portfolio. Develop and integrate customer experience practices into the day-to-day processes of our startup

3. Work directly with our CTO, Jorge, as a Product Manager. Because we are a small company, Jorge is not only the lead engineer but the product manager of all of our products. The intern could choose a product of their choice and pivot its direction and short to medium-term success.

Intern Responsibilities

- Reach out to possible new clients to join Jetty’s portfolio
- Deep dive into the startup and learn our business model and culture
- Report directly to the C-Suite on a weekly basis
- Provide written reports of their work on a weekly basis

Intern Qualifications

- Spanish is not a requirement but it helps.
- Engineering/Business Background or Engineering background with an interest in business.
- A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork and impact.
- Ability to work in a high-growth and fast-paced environment.
- Exceptional communication skills.
- Great analytical skills in order to make decisions based on the data.
- An analytical mind and entrepreneurial spirit, capable of working autonomously with a minimum of guidance.
- Excellent Excel skills. 

Housing can be provided. 

Makesense // Social Entrepreneurship

Makesense

Makesense is a global organization that designs and operates innovative programs with citizens, social entrepreneurs and organizations to collectively reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Internship Description

The Social Innovation Intern will be working in all areas of the organization to learn about how a social design agency works with different stakeholders towards reaching positive impact locally. The main areas will be: innovation design, community development, citizen engagement, sales and finance.

Intern Responsibilities

- Benchmark of social innovation methodologies
- Support in the facilitation of social innovation events and workshops with citizens, social entrepreneurs and companies
- Analysis of social innovation workshops
- Community Management and event coverage in social media
- Support in business development prospectives 
- Support in administrative processes

Intern Qualifications

- Preferably fluent or advanced level of Spanish
- Interest in social and environmental innovation
- Multi-tasker
- Team player
- Proactive
- Autonomous

A stipend will be provided.

Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) // Healthcare

IMSS

IMSS is a governmental organization founded in 1943 that serves workers from the private sector and provides healthcare, pensions and childcare, among many others services. IMSS can be conceptualized around three lines of service: 1) Collector, 2) Insurer, and 3) Service provider. It serves around 58 million Mexicans and is the largest Social Security Agency in Latin America.

Internship Description

The project aim is to characterize the inflammatory response in obese patients after bariatric surgery. This will be performed at the Medical Research Unit on Immunochemistry of the Specialties Hospital at the National Medical Centre "Solo XXI" of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).

Intern Responsibilities

- Characterize the citokyne profile in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery
- Characterize the immune system cells populations present in the adipose tissue of patients after surgery
- Isolate macrophages from patients fat tissue to evaluate their capacity to respond to inflammatory stimuli.

Intern Qualifications

- Spanish is not required
- Students of medicine, biology, biochemistry are welcome
- Interest in biomedical and/or clinical research
- Basic lab training (biosafety, pipetting, handling reagents, buffer preparations)

Mexicanos Primero // Education

Mexicanos Primero 

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

Internship Description

The interns would be working with the research team, who have developed expertise on education policy on both the national and state levels as well as a deep understanding of the complexities of the Mexican education system. The interns would be in charge of conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research on multiple topics related to education, such as, student academic achievement, social emotional skills, participation, early childhood, teacher education, budget allocation in education, monitoring and evaluation processes, and school infrastructure, among others.

Intern Responsibilities

- Conduct quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
- Review literature
- Monitor and evaluate programs
- Prepare presentations
- Report drafting
- Present research findings orally and in writing
- Provide programmatic and content support for educational projects
- Provide support in the design and implementation of workshops for students, teachers, and/or educational authorities

Intern Qualifications

- Minimum of intermediate Spanish preferred, but not mandatory
- Passionate about education
- Activist
- Preferred academic majors: Education, Social Studies, Public Policy/Government, Economics, Statistics, Political Science, Social Work or related majors
- Background knowledge and interest in research
- Quantitative and/or qualitative skills
- Flexibility and adaptability to work on continuously evolving projects
- Detail oriented
- Ability to work independently
- Strong relationship-building skills

Mexico, ¿Como Vamos? // Economics Think Tank

Mexico, ¿Como Vamos?

México, ¿cómo vamos? is an independent, non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of academics and specialists in the fields of economics and public policy whose objective is to generate research to aid in the evaluation of the country’s economic performance. The idea is to monitor the progress of certain key macroeconomic indicators to understand the way our economy is moving with respect to a set of goals determined by our group of experts. Its objective is to promote our country’s sustainable and accelerated economic growth. Furthermore, the organization seeks to communicate economic concepts in a clear and simple way so that they may be used as a tool to make informed analyses about the economic state of the country. At México, ¿cómo vamos? we want to contribute not only by circulating economic information, but also by explaining the variables and indicators needed to promote knowledge of these topics. It also works as a bridge between the knowledge of the academia and public debate, discussing relevant topics to evaluate long-term impact. In this sense, we seek coordination between different civil society groups to be able to make an impact in economic policy. México, ¿cómo vamos? adds value to economic knowledge by evaluating each state’s performance. The economy as a whole is frequently analyzed, but state-level information complements this analysis and allows for more region-specific decision making.

Internship Description

The intern will conduct research on Mexico's main economic indicators, and assist with analysis and data recollection. 

Intern Responsibilities

- The intern will serve as a research assistant
- Generate simple and approachable content about economic topics
- Assist with analysis about economic indicators like GDP growth, poverty, labor informality and job creation, amongst others

Intern Qualifications

- Spanish proficiency
- Good grasp of economic concepts
- Preferred academic major: Economics
- Detail oriented
- Ability to represent data and information in a concise and visually attractive manner
- Good attitude and initiative to search and create new content

Ministry of the Economy // Government

Ministry of the Economy 

The Ministry of Economy is responsible for formulating, conducting, regulating and controlling the general policies of industry, foreign and domestic trade, supply and prices of the country; with the exception of the prices of goods and services of the Federal Public Administration.

Internship Description

Project 1:

Interns will develop their skills in a Global Economic Intelligence Unit project. Interns must carry out research work on economic matters, specifically on foreign trade and foreign investment, to generate institutional papers.

Project 2:

Interns will provide data analysis to decision makers in Mexico related to foreign direct investment attraction and exports promotion.

Intern Responsibilities

Project 1:

- Research in economic matters
- Analyze foreign trade and foreign investment data
- Write institutional documents on foreign trade and foreign investment
- Develop research methodologies for specific cases

Project 2:

- Develop algorithms to deteect export opportunities for Mexican entrepreneurs using the information available at the Ministry of the Economy in Mexico
- Analyze data catalogues and extract, transform, analyze, and match data from different sources
- Automize data reports of international trade and investment. 

Intern Qualifications

 

Project 1:

- Advanced level of Spanish or Mandarin Chinese
- Seniors or Graduate Students in Social Sciences (preferably economics)
- Research skills
- Knowledge about foreign trade and foreign investment
- Writing skills

Project 2:

- Computer science, mathematics or economics concentrators 

National Electoral Institute // Government

National Electoral Institute

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

Among the main activities include:

  • Organize elections
    • A strategic objective is to comply with one of the main purposes of the new electoral system: standardize the standards with which electoral processes are organized and thus guarantee high levels of quality in Mexican democracy.
  • Process the Voter’s ID
    • The Voter’s ID is an identity document used by millions of people to identify themselves as Mexican citizens and exercise their right to vote in our country and abroad. It is processed free of charge and has multiple security controls.
  • Promote equality and non-discrimination
    • It has the obligation to promote, respect, protect and guarantee human rights, thus mainstreaming the perspective of gender equality and non-discrimination in the exercise of political rights.

Internship Description

Projects:

  1. Gender and non- discrimination unit
    1. Overview
      1. Comparative study of policies in Latin America for the inclusion of vulnerable groups
      2. The project is to conduct a comparative analytical study of the policies by electoral institutions in Latin America related to the inclusion of citizen priority attention groups, in order to find their suitability to implement them in Mexico to strengthen political rights and democracy.
      3. You will work under the Technical Unit for Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.
      4. The intern will receive individual tutoring and will have the opportunity to attend meetings by senior stakeholders who will present national efforts and results.
    2. Responsibilities
      1. Assist in research, drafting policy documents, internal research notes on public policies and initiatives carried out in other countries and institutions.
      2. Contribute to the development of affirmative action strategies and measures and strategic actions to promote the inclusion of citizenship.
      3. Help with the drafting of the Final Report of the elaborated research, including the preparation of meetings, background research, data entry and internal reports.
  2. National Civic Culture Strategy
    1. Overview
      1. This project focuses on the implementation of the National Civic Culture Strategy (ENCCIVICA), a nationwide public policy strategy coordinated, designed in implemented by the NEI. Its aim is to promote understanding and participation in public issues in a democratic context.
      2. For this project, you will work under the Executive Direction of Electoral Training and Civic Education.
      3. The intern will receive individual tutoring and will have the opportunity to attend meetings with senior stakeholders who will present national efforts and results.
    2. Responsibilities
      1. Assist in research, drafting policy documents, and creating strategies to best achieve ENCCIVICA’s goals.
      2. Research and document relevant experiences for internal discussion.
      3. Help with the preparation of meetings, background research, data entry and internal reports.
  3. Electronic voting mechanisms
    1. Overview           
      1. This project focuses on the implementation of the use of electronic voting in the next federal election of 2021. Until now Mexico uses only paper ballots that are singly counted. The use of electronic devices presents a lot of challenges.
      2. For this project, you will work under the Executive Direction of Electoral Organization.
      3. The intern will receive individual tutoring and will have the opportunity to attend meetings with senior stakeholders who will present national efforts and results.
    2. Responsibilities
      1. Assist in research, drafting policy documents, and designing the strategy to do a pilot application of electronic voting in the next elections.
      2. Research and document relevant experiences for internal discussion.
      3. Help with the preparation of meetings, background research, data entry and internal reports.
  4. Federal Registry
    1. Overview
      1. Desarrollo de una política pública para la expedición de cédula de identidad para los mexicanos menores de edad.
      2. This project objective is to develop a public policy to create a national identity document for minors. In Mexico the voter’s ID is a nationally accepted identification document, but it is only available to people who have turned 18 years old. The NEI wants to strengthen the right to identity of children and teenagers, therefore it is working to develop a strategy to provide with an ID for minors. 
      3. For this project, you will work under the Executive Direction of the Federal Registry.
      4. The intern will receive individual tutoring and will have the opportunity to attend meetings with senior stakeholders who will present national efforts and results.
    2. Responsibilities
      1. Assist in research, drafting policy documents, and designing the strategy create and provide minors with an official identity document.
      2. Research and document relevant experiences for internal discussion.
      3. Help with the preparation of meetings, background research, data entry and internal reports.
  5. Information Systems
    1. Overview
      1. The NEI is working on the implementation of a model of electronic voting through the internet for Mexicans residing abroad. It is planned that it operates in the 2021 elections. The intern will be working on the implementation of a system of electronic vote through the internet, specifically from a cryptographic and security point of view.
    2. Responsibilities
      1. During the internship, you will analyze the voting schema, the cryptographic algorithms used, the application of network protocols mixture, and the use of blockchain as a part of the system.

Intern Qualifications

  1. Gender and non- discrimination Unit
    1. This project is ideal for anyone looking for a career in political science, human rights and electoral studies. You will be exposed to a variety of advocacy efforts and gender equality and non-discrimination policies and national inclusion policies implemented during the elections in Mexico. Advanced Spanish is required.
  2. National Civic Culture Strategy
    1. This project seeks a major in public policy, political science, education, sociology or similar fields. Advanced Spanish is required.
  3. Electronic voting mechanisms
    1. This project seeks a major in public policy, political science, education, sociology or similar fields. Advanced Spanish is required.
  4. Federal Registry
    1. This project seeks a major in public policy, political science, education, sociology or similar fields. Advanced Spanish is required.
  5. Electronic voting
    1. Any cryptography related major, focused on the application of information systems. Experience with the application of cryptographic algorithms based on number theory or elliptic curves (C/C++, Java) is desirable and knowledge of Blockchain and an intermediate level of Spanish. 

Oficina de Resiliencia Urbana // Urban Planning

Oficina de Resiliencia Urbana (ORU) is an emerging practice of applied research, urban design and landscape infrastructure that explores the socio-environmental impact of a territorial dimension in design to build resilience and improve the human experience. For this, ORU expands the technical capacities of different regions, cities and communities to strengthen a culture of multi-scalar, multi-temporal and multi-actor planning that allows them to design and implement projects of urban regeneration and systemic integration.

Internship Description

Our intern will specifically work on Coapa's Hydric District project in collaboration with CDMX Water Fund, FEMSA and Tec de Monterrey. Besides this project, our intern will be able to collaborate with ORU in multiple ongoing projects and initiatives ranging from urban planning, design, landscape architecture, spatial data analysis and public policy. We're a design firm with a climate resilience focus. Our approach is interdisciplinary and we like to create broad collaborations and connections across disciplines. Generally, our clients range from city governments, NGO's and Foundations to Development Banks and developers within the private sector.

Intern Responsibilities 

Depending on the intern's interest and skills she/he can help us with: urban design proposals, urban planning guidelines, spatial data analysis, and/or public policy with a resilience, water and urban approach. The tasks will be assigned depending on the project and the expectations are that the intern joins ORU's team and embraces the complexity of working in the urban environment with a range of stakeholders.

Intern Qualifications

- Spanish is not required, as all ORU's members speak English.
- Experience with urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, spatial analysis, resilience, water and urbanism, and/or public policy preferred.
- Research skills are recommended.
- In terms of software, we use QGIS for spatial analysis, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suit. If possible, we are interested in some cross sectorial work with statistic analysis (R, Python, Stata). 

The internship comes with the potential for a stipend depending on the student's experience. 

 

Prismapar Latam // Financial Services

Prismapar Latam 

Prismapar is a strategic and financial advisory firm focused on the education industry consulting on corporate finance, strategy and business development. Prismapar advises its clients on business expansion, mergers and acquisitions, strategic sale and capital raising from banks, private equity funds or capital markets. Working alongside the client, Prismapar works as a “Business Development Partner," helping clients from the initial stages of the strategy formulation up to its implementation. As a strategic partner, Prismapar helps its clients maintain the focus on their core business so that managers save time during mergers and acquisitions or capital raising processes, which always are significantly time consuming. Typically, we work with companies that are expanding or strategically repositioning themselves, either according to decisions made by their shareholders and managers or as a result of external market forces

Internship Description

Analize complex systems, design process to evaluate impact investments, work with entrepreneurs to define technology and processes. 

Intern Responsibilities

- Research and document complex organizational systems
- Define Impact metrics
- Research Impact Investment
- Produce spreadsheets and algorithms
- Design models

Intern Qualifications 

- Excel
- Design thinking
- Research
- Investments

A $300 USD stipend will be provided, with a potential bonus based on results. 

PROMESA // Environment

PROMESA

PROMESA is an environmental company focused on educating and engaging millions of people in bettering the environment. The Promesa curriculum is built into the regular school day at member schools throughout Mexico, and links education about environmental issues to a student-led process of transforming their own school environment. 

Internship Description

Interns will develop and activate environmental programs to engage different High Schools and Universities Students (online and offline). Interns will be assigned to specific teams according to their skills. 

Internship Responsibilities

- Asist schools and universities in Mexico to review our environmental program
- Generate strategies to involve high school and university students in environmental activism
- Design and develop replicable strategies to be implemented in over 300 schools in Mexico (our current reach)

Intern Qualifications

- Basic Spanish required
- Passion for the preservation of the environment
- Any major can work
- Goal-oriented

A $400 USD stipend will be provided. 

UNESCO // Education and Culture

UNESCO 

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve the global vision of sustainable development, encompassing the observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities.

The broad goals and concrete objectives of the International Community – as set out in the internationally agreed Development Goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – underpin all of UNESCO’s strategies and activities. Thus, UNESCO’s unique competencies in education, the sciences, culture, and communication and information contribute towards the realization of these goals.

UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

Internship Description

The intern will be working in the Communication and Information Sector, which has two goals: on the one hand, it aims to develop, implement and promote projects and programs related to the Sector related to freedom of expression, media development and plurality, as well as to promote knowledge societies, ICT’s for development, and the preservation of documentary heritage. On the other hand, it is in charge of the public information sector, promoting the work of the UNESCO Office’s sectors through various platforms, in order to maintain and enhance UNESCO's relationship with the media, and to enhance awareness of UNESCO’s mandate and work in Mexico and in the world.

Intern Responsibilities

- Help in research and writing reports, papers, news stories, correspondence and other documents about activities related to the CI Sector’s work.
- Help in organizing both the digital and analog files of the sector.
- Help publishing content on the different platforms of the Office (website, social media accounts, etc.).
- Help completing different logistic and administrative tasks of the Sector.

Intern Qualifications:

- Fluent Spanish required (written and spoken).
- Preferred majors: Communication Sciences, International Relations, Journalism and/or Political Sciences. 
- Research and analysis abilities.
- Strong writing abilities to create different pieces of content such as reports, project proposals, concept notes and information pieces.
- Knowledge of social media and media ecosystem dynamics preferred.
- Ability to produce multi-media content for social media (videos, pictures) preferred.

 

Yalo Chat//Computer Science, Start-up

Yalo Chat (seniors and graduate students only)

Yalo Chat helps companies build strong customer relationships through the world's most popular messaging apps. 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, by providing them chatbots that help them improve customer service and consumer communication.  

Internship Description

Project 1: Understanding and solving for the competitive environment for Yalo - Sales - Karla Berman

During 6 weeks, the candidate will work with the VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, CFO, and CEO to help us better understand the competitive environment of our company. This includes but is not limited to: Doing fieldwork to understand the offering of our competitors in regards to features, pricing schemes, distribution channels; Testing our competitor’s products; Mapping out local, regional and global competition; Coming up with a few hypotheses on how to differentiate ourselves from competition. By the end of the summer, we will be able to have a strategic map of incumbents, large players, and new entrants, their strengths and weaknesses vis-a-vis Yalo and our potential differentiators as well as a better understanding of our weaknesses and thus the gaps we need to cover.

Project 2: Software Development Process Lifecycle Improvements using Tool Automation in a Microservice Architecture - Architecture - Kyle Passarelli

As a Scale-up, Yalo has a growing codebase. The biggest challenge is to service a larger customer base with a moderate increase in software spend. Process automation through continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools are a popular way to norm practices and code styles internally such that the desired quality outcomes are met. In this project, we will quantitatively assess the company’s codebase, and find a single code quality metric that can be tracked at the executive level.

Intern Responsibilities

Project 1:

- Conducting phone interviews with competitors
- Sampling and understanding competitors products
- Understand different pricing schemes in the market and making them comparable to Yalo’s Create competitive battle cards
- Conduct interviews with our sales team
- Come up with a series of hypotheses
- Give specific recommendations for Yalo to become the preferred conversational

Project 2:

- Research monorepo and classic Microservice (single-repository) hosting styles
- Review the current codebase and report with consolidated metrics
- Stretch: extend or layout solution for extending Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery practices to integrate a code quality measurement.
- Outcomes: Company-wide presentation on findings, background, methodology. Detailed reports Scripts to generate those reports Recommendations for implementing in Q3 and Q4 2020

Intern Qualifications

Project 1:

- Spanish level should be at least business Spanish proficient
- Past work experience: Consulting and/or strategic planning highly encouraged
- Candidates should ideally have majored in a field related to tech and/or business
- Workstyle should be pretty independent, self-starter and self-motivated
- Level of scholarship should be preferably MBA interns

Project 2:

- Some Spanish knowledge beneficial
- Undergraduate in their final year of a B.S. in Computer Science, or M.S. in Computer Science
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 

Housing and a stipend of $1,000 will be provided.