Werken bij Profundo

Internship: democratisation of data

Are you interested in social developments in Latin America? Do you have an interest in innovative issues and you speak Spanish? Are you excited by new challenges? Are you motivated to support the work of Profundo in the coming months? 

And, above all: do you want to contribute with innovative Participatory Action Research methodologies so that more and more Latin American workers have better working conditions, a living wage and that unions reach good agreements with employers on employee rights?  

Then we are looking for you! 

About Profundo

Profundo is an Amsterdam-based, independent non-profit company conducting independent research with the purpose to make a practical contribution to a sustainable world and social justice. As part of our work on value chains and labour rights, Profundo has been supporting the work of CNV Internationaal, an independent foundation, closely linked to the National Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CNV) in the Netherlands. In this context, CNV Internationaal recently launched a dashboard on labour rights in the Latin American cane sugar industry. This dashboard is informed by the voices of the workers themselves, see also here.

An internship at Profundo

As an intern at Profundo, you will research, review and support analysis from publications and participatory methodologies on Data Democratisation. During this internship you will work closely with a fellow intern based at CNV Internationaal.

What we ask for

We are looking for you if you...

  • are enrolled in a relevant study, such as International Relations/Politics/International Studies/International Studies/Latin American Studies/Sociology/Social Anthropology or a comparable course at a higher professional level in The Netherlands or elsewhere;
  • are enthusiastic and passionate about research, creative and innovative with methodologies, bold in taking initiative and have a practical mindset;
  • have skills and practical knowledge in the use of online search engines.  
  • have the dedication and patience to perform detailed searches and be rigorous in the selection of information;
  • are a good reader, orderly and accurate with the information reviews you will perform. 
  • have knowledge and skills for the management of abundant information, databases and their analysis using tools designed for this purpose;
  • have a good command of English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing;
  • are available from around August 2022 (exact starting date can be discussed) at least three days a week for a period of at least 6 months. 

 If you meet these requirements, you have an affinity with the work of Profundo and CNV Internationaal. 

What we offer

  • A practice with a lot of learning on an innovative topic: Democratisation of data and knowledge for decision making and advocacy;
  • participation as author of publications derived from the activities to be developed within the framework of the internship, in which he has made contributions;
  • a space for discussion and contributions for self-initiative and personal development;
  • good technical support and supervision to bring out the best in you;
  • many opportunities to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the studies; 
  • and a monthly stipend, based on 36 hours per week.

Application and more information

For more information, please contact Diana Quiroz, Senior Field Researcher at Profundo: ">

Will you be our new intern? Send your CV and motivation before July 15th to indicating "application intern Latin America". 


Open sollicitaties

Ben je gemotiveerd om voor Profundo te werken en heb je relevante vaardigheden en kennis? Dan ontvangen we graag je open sollicitatie.

Stuur een kort overzicht van je kennis, ervaring en motivatie naar . Voeg je CV bij en bij voorkeur ook een voorbeeld van onderzoek dat je hebt gedaan.

We laten het weten als we je open sollicitatie ontvangen hebben. Als je kennis en ervaring op een bepaald moment aansluiten bij onze behoeften, nemen we contact met je op.


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