Magdiela Rivas and Oscar Romero created ESID, Educational Services for International Development, as a project that seeks to reduce young unemployment in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and the United States through the promotion of virtual internships, on site mentorship and international exchange programs for senior university students. 

They were accepted to present their project at The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) last month in Boston. The CGI U is an initiative launched by President Bill Clinton since 2007 to bring together students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.  

Rivas and Romero’s presentation focused on youth unemployment, they highlighted key data released by the International Labour Organization in order to explain the challenges they look to address with their project. 

” There are 73.3 million of young people unemployed worldwide and in developing countries 75% of young graduate workers have an irregular job.”

Rivas and Romero received feedback from experts and other former students that are also developing projects to solve current social and environmental issues around the globe. During the 3 days of the event, they assisted to different skill and working session to help them improve their projects. Moreover, they had the opportunity to network with different project developers, present their idea and find out different ways of mutual cooperation that will help them make the project a reality.  

According to Rivas, they could detect different organizations that will be interested in creating a partnership, particularity for their virtual internship program. They are currently working to create partnerships with the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, the University of LANUS in Argentina, and the University of Fortaleza in Brazil. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but they hope to concrete key partnerships in order to launch the pilot program during spring 2018. 

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Magdiela Rivas|NPM
Is a Mexican graduate student of Nonprofit Management at The New School in New York. Her professional career has focused on economic and cultural development. She has actively fostered and supported the economic, cultural and social development between Mexico and different countries through the research of cooperation opportunities for companies and universities to promote the exchange of products, services and human talent.
Now, she is the co-founder of the Education Services for International Development program and the external consultant for nonprofit organizations.


                                            OSCAR ROMERO|SPGIA

Is a graduate student in the MA International Affairs at The New School. He is currently in his final semester, writing his thesis on Internet access in Cuba. He is the Cofounder Education Services for International Development program.