1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
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 engaging in analysis, intervention, research, and advocacy to promote - in- alliance with other social actors- egalitarian relationships that contribute to social development. Their vision is to be a reference as an organization in the critical and pro-positive analysis of the exercise of masculine identities that contribute to develop a society based in equalitarian relationships.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP 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.
Resource Management Program:
This project has as a goal to generate fundraising strategies to achieve the material and operational base for GENDES, the student would contribute through the search of international foundations or other agencies of cooperation based in the US, providing support in specific steps of the critical path designed for this purpose for instance in the translation of projects or other documents required by the agencies and achieving contact with the grant responsible in each institution.
Public Positioning Program:
This Program goal is to position GENDES as an expert and a reference in the issue of masculinities as well as to influence legislation and public policy related to gender equality. One student is needed to strengthen communication tools and social media strategies both in English and Spanish.
Qualifications: Interests in sociology, journalism, political science, gender issues and/or human rights is recommended. Advanced Spanish (reading, writing and speaking skills) are required.