Research Intern Position – Mexico City

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Research Intern based in Mexico City.

Effective dates: 2 months, starting early July – through August 31st.

Working space will be provided by Data-Pop Alliance; alternatively the intern can work from home, if and when this would be suitable for Data-Pop Alliance and the intern. However, presence in the office may be required for specific deliverables (to be determined).

Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Deputy Director based in Cambridge MA / Mexico City, the Research intern will support Data-Pop Alliance’s research program on Urban Crime and Social Cohesion in Latin America, through the following key responsibilities:

Research (50%) Literature review of studies and meta-reviews related to the topic of violence and crime in Latin America

Research most recent academic discussions and empirical case studies around the use of data, big data and artificial intelligence in the field of crime and citizen security

Writing (50%) Create content / inputs for ongoing research related to the field, i.e.: a scoping study for a comparative research on crime risk factors using big data in Mexico, research proposal(s) about urban violence in Brazil and Chile, and a study on the impact of crime shocks across gender and socioeconomic groups

Draft sections for a white paper on the use of (big) data for urban crime and social cohesion in Latin America to be published at the end of summer

Skills and experience required
You are / have:
A current student or graduate with a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in International Relations, Public Policy or Technology and Policy, or relevant field
Previous experience in research for sustainable development
Excellent writing and analytical skills
Excellent command of English and Spanish

$9000 MXN / month

Recruitment process
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a CV and cover letter to with the subject line “‘Crime in Latin-America’ Research Intern” by June 23rd. In this brief cover letter paragraph, please include: educational background, languages spoken, and at least 1 reference.


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