IMAGO’s internship program draws on talented young students who are working toward their Master’s degree in an international development related field. Students who participate in this program are known as IMAGO Fellows and play a substantive and dynamic role in both our core and program work. Internship assignments include both work in the field (South Asia and Latin America) as well as in our headquarters (Washington DC).
Recruitment announcements will be posted here in December for opportunities in the following summer. Additional details and qualifications are below. For more information please contact us via the form below.
- Currently engaged in a Master’s Degree program or recently graduated
- Background in Economics or Business
- Strong data management skills
- Experience living or working in a developing country
- Experience working with community or social enterprises is highly desirable
- Ability to adapt and respond in a dynamic work environment and engaging with diverse teams
- Commitment to working with the poor to help them become agents of their own destiny.
- The IMAGO internship opportunity does not provide economic compensation
- However, IMAGO encourages and will support students’ application for grants to cover travel and living expenses during the internship.
Testimonials from Past Fellows
Through my work with SEWA, I grew to truly appreciate the IMAGO way. IMAGO’s methodology of co-creating and working directly with grassroots on the ground sets it apart from other development organizations. For me personally, it was truly a transformative experience to be able to learn from women who had benefited from and protected the SEWA way of life for generations. Every day in India and DC was filled with dynamic interviews, focus groups, and challenging but productive problem-solving sessions with the IMAGO team. The IMAGO management and board, who come from a wide variety of geographies and functions, imparted colorful wisdom that not only informed our work but also my career ambitions. I am truly grateful for my experience with IMAGO, it has been the highlight of my graduate school career!
IMAGO’s co-creative way of working helped me realize that strategies are strongest when taking into account all the different stakeholders and voices. This means taking time to talk to people, to ask questions, to listen, and to see before rushing into conclusions and recommendations. When I worked with IMAGO supporting SEWA in India, we focused not only on understanding the organizational challenges, but also on how the SEWA women lived and how being a member of SEWA had changed them. Finally, the best thing about working in IMAGO was to be constantly reminded that heart is key to the development challenges.
IMAGO is working with some of the most inspiring grassroots organizations and social enterprises and focusing on their toughest issues around scaling. Working with IMAGO has been one of the most exciting and illuminating experiences I’ve had in grad school. IMAGO has provided me with amazing mentors like Isabel Guerrero and Michael Walton, who put a lot of trust in me. IMAGO also has shown me the promise in grassroots development, as well as the complexity in scaling such organizations. I feel very grateful to have been a part of this effort.
Interested? Want to find out more? Please contact us using the form below. We look forward to being in touch!