Government Department Chair's Traveling Fund for Brazil

The Department of Government at Harvard University and the Brazil Studies Program & Brazil Office of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies are partnering to offer an enriching internship experience in Brazil during summer 2018. Two highly qualified Government concentrators will receive financial and logistical support to take up one of the specified internship opportunities below. The internship carries a $4,000 stipend.

Internships will take place in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's cultural and financial powerhouses. The Harvard-DRCLAS Brazil Office is located in São Paulo, and will provide logistical and on-the-ground support for students participating in this program. Together with host organizations, the Brazil Office will help students find the accommodations of their preference (homestay family or Airbnb). 
 
For students interning in Rio, the internship supervisor from your host organization will be your main point of contact for general help and advice in navigating the city. Though, in case of an emergency, Brazil Office staff would be readily available to fly to Rio and provide necessary support. 
 
Students will spend 8 weeks interning between June 4 and July 29. These dates include a 2-day orientation organized by the Harvard DRCLAS Brazil Office, which students interning in Rio de Janeiro are also expected to attend. Participants will also be invited to join a partially funded trip to another state in Brazil with students participating in the Brazil Office's Summer Internship Program.
 
Host Organizations
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Portuguese Level: Intermediate Portuguese preferred
 
The CLP is a non-profit organization that develops public leaders committed to promoting transformative change through effective management and improves the quality of public policies. They work with tools to help mobilize and engage society in effective changes with ethics and responsibility. For the summer 2018, CLP will offer internship opportunities in three of its departments:
 
·       Transformation Management Department:
CLP’s Transformation Management department is the consultancy branch of the organization. The team is responsible for implementing projects alongside other consultancy firms to foster leadership and management capabilities for betterment of Brazil’s public policies and institutions.
 
·       Education Department:
CLP´s Education department focuses in offering education programs (master’s, executive education, customized programs, and online education) that seek to foster leadership and management capabilities for the betterment of Brazil’s public policies and institutions.
 
·       Mobilization Department:
The Mobilization area aims to help leaders who work in the public sphere to prioritize and address important issues in the country, and to develop independent research around strategic themes to influence public policy. The area works with innovative strategies to engage public leaders effectively and to advocate for the improvement of Competitiveness, Education, Innovation, Infrastructure and Public Security in Brazil.
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Portuguese Level: No Portuguese necessary
 
The Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector, CEPESP, was created in 2006. As an interdisciplinary center, CEPESP is the first center to gather professors, students, and researchers from both the Business and the Economics Schools at FGV. The main objective of CEPESP, as well as of FGV as a whole, is to contribute the development of Brazil by the knowledge generated by its researches. The main research question is the role performed by politics and economics on public policies. In other words, the researches aim at appraising the influence exerted by institutions (in an wide sense) on public policies’ decision-making. More specifically, the work carried out by CEPESP is structured along three main research lines: Political Institutions, Public Finance and Regional and Urban Economics.
The center would most likely have the student intern work on its “Deciphering the Elections” challenge, which aims at finding innovative solutions to visualize and disseminate data pertaining to Brazil´s 2018 national elections.
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Portuguese Level: Basic Portuguese preferred
 
Founded in 1921, Folha has been, since the 80's, the best-selling newspaper in the country among national dailies of general interest. The growth was based on the editorial principles of the Folha Project: pluralism, non-partisanship, critical journalism and independence. Organized in daily thematic sections and supplements, it has national circulation. It was the first communications vehicle in Brazil to adopt the role of ombudsman and to offer online content to its readers.
Folha de São Paulo is very interested in hosting an intern who believes in data journalism´s capacity to have a positive and profound impact on society. We are looking for a talented student capable of managing large databases and interested in working on a project in any of the fields covered by our newspaper (such as politics, economics, international affairs, sports, education, health etc).
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Portuguese Level: Basic Portuguese preferred
 
The Igarapé Institute is an independent think and do tank devoted to evidence-based policy and action on complex security, justice and development challenges in Brazil, Latin America, and Africa. The Institute’s goal is to stimulate debate, foster connections and trigger action.     Based in the South, the Igarapé Institute undertakes diagnostics, generates awareness, and co-designs solutions with public and private partners, often with the use of new technologies. Key areas of focus include (i) drug policy, (ii) citizen security, (iii) building peace, (iv) safer cities and (v) cyber security 
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Portuguese Level: Basic Portuguese preferred
 
Instituto República is a non-partisan and non-corporate NGO, that seeks to use evidence to train, empower, network, and boost public servants and people who collaborate with governments in Brazil.
 
 
APPLICATION & DEADLINE
Interested students should use this link to submit their applications  by Sunday, February 4 at 11:59pm EST. In-person interviews will be conducted on the week of Monday, February 12. Selected students will receive decision notifications by Friday, March 2.