Jobs and Internships

Students Ray Shisler and Rodrigo Otarola y Bentin with President Bachelet

CLAS Students are able to take advantage of many unique job opportunities that arise by virtue of Georgetown’s location in Washington, DC. The Inter-American Development Bank, the OAS, the Brookings Institution, the World Bank, and embassies of the world’s countries are all located minutes away from campus and host many interns, researchers, and other part-time employees each semester—and hire many CLAS alumni.  If you are a current student interested in learning more about the careers that CLAS alumni have pursued after earning their MA degrees, please contact the CLAS staff about using the Alumni Directory.

 

Students Ray Shisler ('14) and Rodrigo Otarola y Bentin ('14) with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet

 

Internships

Many students pursue internships both during the academic year and over the summer. Internships can serve as an important bridge between the classroom and the workplace, enabling students to apply their education to the work environment while exploring career options. Washington, DC is an unparalleled location in terms of the number and variety of internship options. Various international organizations, non-profit groups, the federal government, and many other organizations provide sites in which students can gain valuable work experience.

Resources

Whether you are searching for an internship or a paid position, CLAS and Georgetown provide a number of resources to guide you. Every week, CLAS publishes information about new employment opportunities relating to Latin America in CLAS Action, the Center’s newsletter. For personalized help and the most up-to-date information on current job openings and internship opportunities, students are invited to stop by our offices and talk with us. Additionally, undergraduate students should visit the campus Career Center in the Leavey Center, and graduate students the Career Development Center in ICC - the best on-campus resources for employment after graduation.