MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF FAMILY AND POPULATION RESEARCH (IMIFAP)
Málaga Norte No. 25, Col. Insurgentes Mixcoac
Mexico, D.F. 03920
Tel. (52) 5598‐56‐73
IMIFAP “I want to, I can” is a non‐governmental organization located in Mexico City which has been alleviating
poverty in a sustainable manner for more than 25 years. We have benefited over 19 million people in 14 countries
around the world. Our funder network includes: the World Bank, Inter‐American Development Bank, United
Nations Fund for Population Activities and the embassies of various countries throughout the world. Our
development programs consistently yield significant positive behavior and attitude changes, strengthening the
capacities of marginalized populations in health, education and productivity. Program participants are
empowered to go beyond actively improving their health, education and financial situations, in order to seize
opportunities to make a positive impact in their families and communities as well.
Intern Profile and Qualifications:
We accept applications on a rolling basis, and are looking for winter/spring semester and summer interns with a
background in sociology, psychology, public health, development studies, reproductive health, community
development, economics, or other disciplines related to our programs. We prefer recent graduates and graduate
students, though under graduates with practical experience in the field and/or whose studies are focused on
psychology may also apply. Advanced proficiency in Spanish is required, as is proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Although no t required, academic or professional experience with statistical analysis, particularly in the context of
program evaluation, is desirable. We require a minimum commitment of 2.5 months, and also have annual
openings for year‐long positions.
Dates: Minimum of 2.5 months. Specific dates TBD by intern and IMIFAP.
Compensation: Unpaid, though IMIFAP will assist students in locating accommodation and, in very limited cases,
will consider providing a basic stipend to highly qualified candidates willing to commit to longer‐term academic
Logistics: 35 hours per week in a fast‐paced office environment.
Interns may work in a variety of fields including fundraising and public relations, program development,
implementation and evaluation, as well as general administrative support. Possible tasks may include some of the
- Internet research
- Quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis
- Report writing (in Spanish and English)
- Research support and writing of academic articles
- Development o f program materials
- Grant writing and research
- Updating the institutional website
- Assisting in internal and external communications and marketing activities, including development of an
If interested, please send your CV, a brief cover letter linking your skills and interests to IMIFAP’s thematic and
functional areas (which include resource development/ communications; program planning and implementation;
program evaluation; and/or academic research and writing), and two writing samples (one in English and one in
Spanish) to the individual listed below. Referenced academic papers and documents developed during relevant
experiences are welcomed as work samples.
Claire Slesinski, Intern Recruitment, Claire@imifap.org.mx
For more information about IMIFAP, please visit us on our website: www.imifap.org.mx