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Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||NO||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: Emzingo U's Global Impact Fellowship is a leadership and social impact program where students consult for nonprofits and social enterprises while undergoing an intensive leadership and personal development curriculum. Global Impact fellows in Peru will be placed into teams of 3 or 4 students to assist nonprofits and social impact startups solve a key strategic challenge, implement new programs, or conduct research. Emzingo U will assist fellows to design and oversee the development of their projects, and each team will also be paired to a project mentor with significant relevant knowledge in the field. Projects touch a wide range of topics from health to education to economic empowerment.
IIP interns will act as consultant on behalf of Emzingo U and will have the opportunity to be paired with a local organization, X-Runner, a social enterprise that provides a sustainable sanitation solution to families in the community.
Intern Responsibilities (sample project from last year): The interns will be working on 3 angles: business, social indicators and health.
1) Business: the interns will do research to identify the different processes currently used internally and will be responsible for organizing them as per best practices. The interns will also work on elaborating a strategy to make the identified processes more cost-efficient for X-Runner and make the organization operate at a higher level;
2) Social Indicators: the interns will research the different indicators used in the social sector and develop creative indicators for X-Runner for the organization to measure their social and health impact in the communities they operate in. The interns will also develop the process on how to measure those indicators in the short- and long-term.
3) Health: The interns will help the organization identify biological hazards associated with the overall sanitation process. New approaches to sanitation safety plans have been discussed by the WHO, and the interns will assist X-Runner in developing and implementing ways in which the organization can take care of those hazards and/or reduce the risks their users are exposed to.
All 3 angles will require research, interviews and field visits with some travelling to the communities (http://xrunner-venture.org/).
Qualifications: Interning at this company is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in learning about how to empower a community to take control of their health and who would like to gain experience in business development, impact assessment, communications and/or health. The organization seeks a highly-organized student who is eager to learn, take on real responsibilities and be sensitive to other people’s situations. No specific academic background is required, but a student who can manage uncertainty and independence is best suited. The student must be comfortable in a culturally diverse setting and want to make a difference. Spanish is considered an asset.
(This internship is offered in collaboration with Emzingo)
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