This page compiles internship, fellowship, and career opportunities related to the Americas. If you would like us to include a particular position here, please email details to clas@georgetown.edu.

Lecturer | Center for Latin American Studies, University of Chicago

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for a position as Lecturer in the Center for Latin American Studies. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. The initial one-year appointment is renewable with opportunity for promotion. The Lecturer is responsible for teaching in the Latin American Studies curriculum, providing academic and career advice to students, and contributing to the academic administration of the Center’s degree programs.

For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

Summer RA | Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Deadline: Rolling

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking for a student volunteer to help during the Summer months with different research tasks. The team works in health disparities and they are currently working on different projects that aim to increase utilization of genetic counseling and testing services in Latina women who are at increased risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. The volunteer will gain insight into the research process, by helping with various tasks which might include the following: contacting and scheduling participants, community outreach, interviewing participants, translating documents, entering data, mailing documents, quantitative and qualitative coding, among other tasks.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Youth Programs Specialist | CASA

Deadline: Rolling

CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. CASA’s Mi Espacio program is predicated on the theory that when EL and first- and second-generation immigrant youth are presented with the right programming in a safe space and are supported by caring adults, it increases their sense of belonging and enhances their academic and socioemotional skills. Mi Espacio provides academic support and programming that uses positive youth development strategies focused on fostering leadership development, strengthening students’ socio-emotional capacities, and building mentoring relationships as students explore community-based issues. Mi Espacio program is a daily after-school program that combines academic instruction, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction, health and wellness workshops, financial education and career development sessions, and leadership development classes for youth. CASA is seeking a Youth Programs Specialist to aid in the design, coordination, and evaluation of these programs.

For more information, and to apply, please visit this page.

Various Positions | Resonance

Deadline: Various

Resonance is a consulting firm delivering market-based solutions to solve the world’s toughest challenges. They help their clients unlock opportunity in frontier markets by designing action-based strategies, forging strategic partnerships, and executing across sector boundaries. Resonance is currently hiring for various positions.

For more information and to apply to these positions, please visit this page.

Multimedia Producer | Efecto Naím

Deadline: Until filled 

Efecto Naím is looking for a bilingual multimedia editor for its DC-based show. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish and have video-editing experience. The multimedia editor will be responsible for editing various segments of the show and having it ready to air before the weekly deadline. The editor will also be expected to pitch stories weekly and be given the opportunity to write documentary-style news reports. This is an entry-level position great for anyone with an interest in documentary-style reporting, film or broadcast journalism. Knowledge of international current events and economic, social, and political trends is a must. Any experience covering Latin American topics is a plus. To learn more and to apply, please click here. 

Full Time Program Assistant | Institute on Race, Equality, and Human Rights

Deadline: Until filled

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2015 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grassroots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Working in close partnership with partners, Program Officers and the Executive Director in Washington, D.C., this position provides administrative and programmatic support for the organization. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, performs duties such as financial record keeping, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mailings, and working on special projects. Also, answers correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, writing samples (English and Spanish) and three references with contact information to jobs@raceandequality.org

For more information on this position, please visit this page.

Vice President for Communications | Washington Office on Latin America

Deadline: Until filled

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a VP for Communications. This position works with staff at all levels of the organization to design and implement comprehensive strategies that advance WOLA’s advocacy on behalf of human rights in the Americas. WOLA seeks a bilingual, talented leader who will join the organization’s senior management team and who will build on WOLA’s success, guiding the organization to expand our impact and external reach through three pillars: advocacy-focused press and media relations, strategic communications and innovative multimedia content and campaigns, and audience expansion and engagement through strategic marketing and outreach.

For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

Fellowship | Environment America

Deadline: Until Filled

The mission of Environment America is to harness the country’s wealth, technology, and imagination to make the world a greener, healthier, and more sustainable place to live for all. During this two-year fellowship program, fellows work to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep beaches, rivers, and streams clean, protect wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate environmental laws.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit this page.

Internship Opportunities | Partners of the Americas

Deadline: Until Filled

Partners of the Americas seeks a passionate and knowledgeable intern to provide support to its higher education program focused on international education: 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. The program supports colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions throughout the Western Hemisphere to develop partnerships that make international study and training more broadly available. The Education & Exchanges Intern and the Communications Intern for Education & Exchanges will support the Innovation Fund in upcoming grant competitions and special events as well as support the day-to-day activities taking place in the international office.

For more information and to apply, please visit this webpage.

Program Participant | 2019 Summer Institute in Political Psychology

Deadline: Until Filled

Applications are being accepted now for the 23rd Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held at Stanford University August 4-24, 2019.

The Summer Institute offers 3 weeks of intensive training in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work.

To learn more about this program and access application instructions, visit the institute’s website.

Fall, Spring & Summer Internships | The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights

Deadline: Until Filled

The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights seeks experienced legal and non-legal interns on a recurring basis. Interns will work closely with our regional staff attorneys, human rights groups and pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to human rights defenders who are the subject of harassment in retaliation for their advocacy efforts in the region. The Intern will gain invaluable insight into human rights litigation and advocacy.

For details on how to apply, visit the ABA opportunities page and scroll down to the internship post.

Policy Intern | Council of the Americas

Deadline: Until Filled

The Council of the Americas (COA) Washington office seeks a student with office experience for an internship. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include trade and energy, among others. The internship is unpaid, and interns are required to earn university credit.

For more information and to apply, please visit the COA webpage.