IPA Perú seeks a qualified applicant for the position of intern (student volunteer) in Ayacucho City, Peru.
The Education Intercultural Bilingual project seeks to contribute to the closing of two knowledge gaps. Firstly, in spite of developing literature on what works in early mathematics instruction, there is little rigorous evidence regarding what pedagogical models are effective in better developing mathematical abilities at the preschool level in bilingual indigenous communities. Secondly, there exists ample literature (mainly anthological) on the importance of intercultural education. However, there is no evidence regarding the effectiveness of this model with intercultural bilingual instruction compared to a simple bilingual model.
The project will develop and pilot a bilingual curriculum and an intercultural bilingual curriculum in mathematics using interactive audios at the preschool level. The objectives specified are: (i) based on the model of Jadenka: funny mathematics for initial education in Panama, developing a bilingual mathematics curriculum for the preschool level and audio lessons in Spanish and the student’s own language; (ii) develop an intercultural version of the same curriculum; (iii) implement a pilot experiment in two groups of treatment schools and one control group to test effectiveness of the two curriculums, contrasting them with the traditional teaching model of the Peruvian education system.
At IPA we are committed to improving lives through research and evidence. We are proud to welcome interns year round to help support our mission. This paid internship program is an opportunity for students and recent graduates like you to gain hands-on professional experience in a truly global organization. In addition to gaining real world experience, you will be exposed to several of IPA’s teams and be able to take advantage of tailored training and development opportunities. As an intern on the EIB Project team, here are some projects and activities that you can look forward to:
- Assist in survey design and programming
- Assist in data management and data cleaning
- Assist in the creation of training material and reports
- Assist in training of field teams
- Support in logistics activities
- Assist in monitoring and supervising field teams
- Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor
The interns will work closely with the Research Associate. This intern will be expected to work between 40 hours per week. The pay rate is S/ 1025.00 (soles)/month, and the internship will be located onsite in Ayacucho, Peru.
- Recently graduated in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
- Self-starter, resourceful and detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a group.
- Strong oral and written Spanish communications skills.
- Intermediate oral and written English communications skills.
- Familiarity with Latin America studies is a plus.
- Prior knowledge of quantitative data collection instruments and tools is a plus.
- Prior knowledge of quantitative data analysis packages is a plus (ideally Stata).
Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the APPROPRIATE CATEGORY job category, then select “Intern, IPA Peru”. Applications require you to include a statement of purpose (cover letter) and CV.
Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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