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Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||IIP, International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Degree Level:||2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization|
|Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About: X-Runner is a social enterprise that provides a sustainable sanitation solution to families in the community. X-Runner's mission is to bring reliable, safe, and sustainable sanitation to low-income urban households that do not have a toilet. Their organization delivers hygenic in-home sanitation by combining a portable dry toilet, a weekly pick-up system and high quality customer care. X-Runner improves and eases the daily lives of their customers and create a cleaner, healthier environment for homes and communities.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will have the following responsibilities: 1) carry out the impact measurement studies via interviews of the beneficiaries and stakeholders and research in the communities X-runner operates in; 2) Analyze the financial behavior of X-runner’s clients and evaluate whether the option of mobile banking is feasible, by researching similar initiatives in Peru and neighboring countries or similar communities, interviews of experts and stakeholders.
Qualifications: IIP candidates who are interested in learning about how to empower a community to take control of their health and would like to gain experience in business development, communications and/or health are encouraged to apply. Basic Spanish is recommended but not required.
Previous work experience (in the words a past IIP intern): My duties included understanding the social, economic and health situation of the families in the intervention area; identifying health indicators that can be used to regularly monitor and evaluate the impact of the organization; and creating and validating the tools to gather and process the information relative to those health indicators.
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