Latin America Intern

Dalberg Global Development Advisors
  • Location
    Bogota or Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sector
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Aug 22

Position description

You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self-starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.  


  • 1-2 years’ work experience in Latin America
  • Native Spanish speaker ; fluency in spoken and written English
  • Must be based in Bogota or Mexico City
  • A degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field
  • Excellent academic record
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments
  • If you have any of the following qualities, let us know in your cover letter:
    • Fluency in spoken and written languages other than Spanish and English
    • Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
    • In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
    • Demonstrated ability to innovate and lead new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

The Latin America internship with Dalberg is a three month engagement, with possibility of extension.  Interns must be currently based in either Bogota or Mexico City.  Interns will join project teams supporting our LatAm clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will also support aspects of Dalberg’s business development and client outreach in Latin America.  Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors during the internship. 

Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.  

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.

About Our Clients

Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture. 

Join Our Team!

The Latin America Internship is a 3 month role with the possibility of extension, to start immediately.  This internship opportunity is for candidates currently based in Bogota or Mexico City and who will work remotely.   Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and candidates invited to interview can expect a case study interview over Skype.  The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what employment with Dalberg and in social impact consulting is like.  Candidates who have both US and non-US work authorization may apply. 

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