IMAGO Fellows with the President of SEWA

Lucila Arboleya and Kerry Yang with Kapilaben, President of SEWA

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.

Additional information:

  • 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!
Kerry YangIMAGO Board Member

Interested? Want to find out more? Please contact us using the form below. We look forward to being in touch!