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IIP-GENDES, A.C. (Gender and Development)
Mexico D.F, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Community Service, Field Work|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||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.
1. To increase men's egalitarian and nonviolent practices in Latin America.
2. To strengthen processes aimed to mainstream gender based approach and masculinities approach in organizations from different sectors.
3. To strengthen the incorporation of the masculinities approach into the legal framework and public policies at the federal and local levels.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP Interns will contribute to one or more of the following programs
PROJECT 1: Public Positioning Program:
This project will strengthen the advocacy strategy for Suma por la Igualdad (visit sumaporlaigualdad.org.mx for more information), a set of public policy proposals for implicating men in gender equality.
The work will be distributed in three axes:
1. Disseminate Suma por la Igualdad and its contents: this axe has divulging the Agenda contents, disseminating the Agenda in the Academic sector and promoting public dialogue about men’s involvement in gender equality as elements.
2. Use the Agenda as a tool for lobbying with decision makers: its composed by four elements, the first is raising awareness and the second technical training with key holders (executive branch, legislative branch, media), the third is representing Suma at citizen participation mechanisms for planning and lastly to propose initiatives or reforms.
3. Generate or strengthen partnerships: it has two main components promote formal partnerships with other civil society organizations or social movements and to promote adherence with the general public.
PROJECT 2: Resource Management Program:
This project will generate fundraising strategies to achieve the material and an operational base for GENDES. The intern would contribute through researching international foundations, agencies of cooperation based in Latin America (focusing on Argentina) Spain and U.S. and systematize the information to analyze the possibilities of collaboration with GENDES.
The intern will provide support for specific steps of the critical path designed for this purpose, for instance, contributing to the translation of projects or other documents required by the agencies and strengthening partnerships with contacts who are responsible for grants at each institution.
Also, the intern will begin contact with private enterprises, focusing in México to offer the training services of GENDES. In this sense, the intern would contribute to elaborate a code of ethics for fundraising. At the end of the internship, the student must complete a comprehensive review of GENDES’ fundraising strategy, including identifying new potential donors in both the private, public, and international sectors.
The student must focus on identifying and securing potential long-term donors in both the NGO and corporate sector by writing grant applications and updating our fundraising materials to better market to the business community.
Academic Background/Interests: Gender studies/perspective (essential)
Technical Skills: Research and analysis, proficient writing
Languages and Level of Fluency (speaking/reading/writing): Fluent in Spanish
Additional Requirements: Knowledge of crowdfunding for the Resource Management Program
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