Call for Applications: Internship Program at the Institute Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro

December 1, 2019


  • Must be a Columbia University or Barnard College student. 
  • Interns must have advanced language skills in speaking and reading Portuguese.
  • Knowledge of digital mapping skills and college-level research experience are a plus.


The Geographies of Injustice Project (sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Center for Spatial Research) is seeking 2-3 interns to work with the the Institute Moreira Salles to assist in the creation of a geographical history of the favelas. Interns will assist with interviews, field research, and geo-referencing records and work primarily in the Rocinha and Complexo da Maré favelas. The internship lasts 1 month and is slated to begin in May 2020. 

Interns will work with a multidisciplinary team, consisting of different institutions (private, public and non-governmental organizations) to develop a methodology that involves interviews with residents or visitors of the above-mentioned locations. The goal is for residents and visitors to relate individual and collective stories that tell narratives around cultural histories with a focus on music and identity.


Please send a resume and a 1-2 page statement with information about relevant coursework, Portuguese-language experience, and prior experience in areas related to the project. Please also include an explanation about your personal interests in the project. Send resume and statement to Anupama Rao ([email protected]) and Ana Paulina Lee ([email protected]) for consideration.