We are looking for a highly motivated person to work with Dr. Perlman on a Research Project about how the 2016 Olympics impacted public policy and the residents of Rio’s favelas. This study, conducted from 2015-2018, involved 225 interviews and site visits to 36 favelas.  Analysis, a working outline and draft chapters of the final manuscript are already done; the creative work for this next step is integrating the parts into a coherent compelling Narrative. The selected intern will meet with Dr. Perlman weekly and otherwise work remotely at time and place of intern’s choice. The hours will be part time and travel expenses will be covered.

 Skills Required

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about Brazil, public policy and urban issues; fluent in Portuguese; and able to integrate maps, photos, quotes, songs and poetry into text. We are looking for a focused, well-organized person who takes initiative and is good at writing, editing and formatting documents; making dynamic visual presentations (using InDesign and PowerPoint); and engaging in creative problem-solving. The position also involves managing the MCP social media profile and outreach strategy.


$12/hour, 20 hours a week for July and August.


If interested send a Cover Letter, CV and short Writing Sample along with the names of three potential references to: janice@megacitiesproject.org.


Thank you!