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Internship Opportunities | Partners of the Americas
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
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.
Internship, Justice Defenders Program | American Bar Association Center for Human Rights
The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights seeks experienced legal and non-legal interns on a recurring basis. Interns will work closely with 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. For information on how to apply, please visit this page.
Volunteer English Teacher | Learning Enterprises
Priority Deadline: January 1, 2019
Deadline: February 14, 2019
Learning Enterprises is looking for volunteers to teach English abroad in one of 10 countries this summer. With programs in Latin American countries such as Panama and Brazil, LE provides your students with a unique opportunity to deepen their cultural studies. LE is an international 501(c) non-profit organization, dedicated to expanding global horizons through international service teaching.
LE is extremely affordable, charging no program fee, so volunteers only have to pay for their flights and food during training. It’s also a great way to learn about a different culture and practice your language skills while helping a great cause.
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.
Director, Center for Latin American Studies | University of Florida
Deadline: January 7, 2019
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) seeks to hire a Director with a broad vision, excellent communication and administrative skills, and a proven record combining scholarship with program leadership and development. The Director holds a tenured full professor appointment within an appropriate UF academic unit, which can include the Center for Latin American Studies. Administrative responsibilities include program development and coordination, budgetary and personnel management, faculty recruitment, liaison work with affiliated units within and outside the university, fundraising, and promotion of international linkages.
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.
Summer Internship | Wilson Center Latin America Program
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking interns for the summer. These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. The Wilson Center is recruiting for four different positions:
- Communications and Social Media Intern
- Argentina Intern
- Political Economy Intern
- Citizen Security Intern
The Abraham F. Lowenthal Public Policy Fellowship | Wilson Center Latin American Program
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program is launching a call for applications from Venezuelan citizens currently residing in Venezuela, for a three-to-four month residential fellowship at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
Named for the Program’s founding director, Abraham F. Lowenthal, the Fellowship aims to provide an opportunity for distinguished scholars, public intellectuals, journalists and representatives of civil society, to conduct policy-relevant research while in residence at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
Graduate, Social Science Intern (Winter/Fall) | CARE-WWF Alliance
Deadline: December 3, 2018
English Open Doors Program | Chilean Ministry of Education
Deadline: December 10, 2018
English Opens Doors Program volunteers spend approximately 35 hours per week focusing on developing students’ communicative abilities in English using a dynamic teaching style, facilitating intercultural exchange, and generally making English fun to learn! Volunteers will gain real teaching experience in a Latin American country through a United Nations sponsored program, while simultaneously learning (or improving their) Spanish-language abilities and getting to know an incredible country with a wealth of cultural and geographical beauty. More importantly, the English Opens Doors Program will give volunteers the opportunity to make a positive impact in a public-school community, and to change their own lives in the process. For more information, please visit English Open Doors Website.
Spring 2019 Internship | Human Rights First
Deadline: December 4, 2018
Research human rights situation overseas in particular countries of significance to US foreign policy. Develop recommendations regarding ways US officials can communicate the importance of human rights and civil society support to foreign audiences. Conduct research and development recommendations on making links between lessons learned domestically in the US – or lessons we are still learning in the US – and recommendations Human Rights First provides to foreign countries regarding the need to observe and implement human rights obligations and maintain a robust civil society. For more information and to apply, please visit Human Rights First’s career page.