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.

Intern, Policy| Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

Deadline: Not listed

The Council of the Americas 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. They are seeking a person to provide logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members, stay current on trends, country-specific information, and business issues in the region, Assisting with research for reports, op-eds, and background papers and other tasks. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and a 1-2 page English writing sample to Zoe Dauth at zdauth@as-coa.org. For more information please click here.

Assistant to the President and Board Liason | WOLA

Deadline: Not listed

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a detail-oriented Assistant to the President and Board Liaison to provide discreet and confidential overall executive level coordination and support for the President. They will serve as a dynamic liaison to the Board of Directors and spearhead selected special initiatives of organizational importance at the direction of the President, all in a fast-paced human rights organization. A successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills, will be a motivated self-starter with strong initiative, and will have the ability to manage multiple responsibilities with conflicting deadlines. The position brings a committed individual into contact with the human rights and foreign policy communities in Washington DC and Latin America. To apply and for more information click here.

Government Relations Consultant | The Goldman Environmental Foundation

Deadline: Not listed

The Goldman Environmental Foundation (the Foundation), which administers the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s foremost award for grassroots environmental activists, is seeking a skilled independent government relations consultant (the Consultant) based in Washington, DC. The Consultant will help the Foundation advance discrete, strategic goals for six individual Prize winners from around the world. Working with the Foundation’s staff, the Consultant will be a seasonal independent contractor responsible for helping develop a strategic plan for engaging Goldman Prize winners with appropriate NGOs, potential funders, intergovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, federal agencies, elected officials, and other relevant entities based in Washington, DC. Identifying and scheduling strategic meetings for six Prize winners during the annual Prize tour in Washington, DC, in accordance with the strategic plan. The Consultant will be on contract from February through mid-May with the largest portion of the work to be performed in March and April. Prospective applicants should contact Ryan Mack {ryan@goldmanprize.org} and copy Mike Sutton {mike@goldmanprize.org}.

Sally Yudelman Internship | WOLA Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Deadline: August 4

WOLA’s Sally Yudleman Internship Program seeks to give interns a hands-on experience and broad exposure to human rights advocacy and the foreign policy-making process. WOLA selects seven undergraduate interns per semester, and each intern is assigned to a different program area–Communications, Fundraising, or one of many policy programs. Every semester, WOLA’s new interns are paired with staff mentors and integrated into the work of the organization. They collaborate on a mix of research, analytical, and administrative work, and they are encouraged to get involved in the day-to-day activities of their teams. Interns also participate in the behind-the-scenes work of running a nonprofit organization, including helping with the media, translation, research, and event planning.

Advocacy Intern | Latin America Working Group (LAWG)

Deadline: July 14

Join the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) as an Advocacy Intern and assist with our efforts to promote a human rights-based approach to U.S. policy towards Latin America. You will gain an understanding of politics, economics, social issues, and human rights in Latin America; exposure to how the federal government works and how foreign policy is made; experience working in a professional environment through the lens of a D.C.-based nonprofit; and skills in online grassroots political organizing. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting in research and writing of blog posts and other literature, attending meetings and congressional hearings, posting to social media, and assisting staff with daily and long-term projects. Interns work closely with staff on all four campaigns, doing what is necessary as it arises. To apply please fill the online application and attach your Resume, cover letter, writing sample and two references.  

Communication & Outreach Specialist, The Latin American & Iberian Institute

Deadline: July 16

The Latin American & Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico has an opening for a Communication & Outreach Specialist.  We seek an individual with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, a high level of organization and program management skills, the ability to build and maintain community networks and programming, and a strong ability to market these programs.  Candidates will also need an understanding of Latin American history and culture. The best consideration application date is Tuesday, July 16. For questions, please e-mail us at laii@unm.edu.

Latin American Internship, Global Financial Integrity (GFI)

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Each term, GFI’s Latin American program hires up to two interns. Latin American program interns will develop an understanding of illicit financial flows, transnational crime, trade fraud, and related policy issues primarily concentrated in Latin America. He/she must demonstrate initiative, strong organizational and writing skills, attention to detail, and an interest in illicit financial flows, trade, transparency, anti-corruption and/or development issues. To apply, please send your Resume and a Cover Letter in which you (1) specify your availability, including start/end dates as well as your likely weekly schedule (days/hours each week); (2) note where you learned about the internship; (3) explain why you are interested in an internship with GFI, and; (4) acknowledge that the internship is unpaid.  Send email to careers@gfintegrity.org, directed to Diego Suarez Salazar, with “GFI LatAm Internship” in the subject line of your email. For more information please visit website and scroll down to Latin American Internship.

Program Associate, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Business Associations Program

Deadline: Not Listed

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy arund the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is seeking a full-time, non-exempt Washington D.C. based Program Associate. This position is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in the Latin America and Caribbean region, and supporting organizational development activities for business associations, chambers of commerce, and non-profit organizations of the Knowledge Management department. To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “KMLAPA-[YOURLASTNAME]”.  For more information please visit this page.

Associate Director | Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

Deadline: Not listed

Looking for an associate director to help manage the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission, an independent entity charged with reviewing and evaluating US counter-narcotics policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The position would entail managing the Commission’s administrative tasks, such as budgeting, scheduling, travel reimbursements, note-taking, and correspondence. The ideal candidate should be a problem-solver, with experience coordinating government programs or contracts, who is interested in policy research.  She/he should also be a clear, concise writer, confident editor, and meticulous fact-checker, with a background in Latin American politics or security studies. Must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and able to travel to the region. This is a temporary contract that ends when the Commission finishes activities in January 2021. If interested, please contact Mary Speck, Executive Director via LinkedIn or send an email to mary.speck21@gmail.com.

Regional Business Analyst | Andean Telecom Partners (ATP)

Deadline: Not listed

The Andean Telecom Partners is the largest privately owned provider of digital infrastructure in the Andean Region. 

The Regional Business Analyst will develop and own standardize financial models, liaise directly with local in-country engineers and developers to validate and ensure quality of all model inputs, produce accurate presentations and analytical support materials, coordinate du diligence process, facilitate new business contract origination and execution efforts and support the M&A and Finance departments in developing efficient project finance structures.  The successful candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken Spanish, and have two or more years of experience in investment banking, consulting, corporate development, and/or related field. The candidate must demonstrate understanding key concepts in corporate finance, and experience in marketing, modeling and closing project finance transactions. If interested, please send your resume to Timothy Dee, timothy.dee@atpsites.com.

Technical Writer for the Colombia Justice for a Sustainable Peace Program | Chemonics International

Deadline: Not Listed

Chemonics International, an international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Technical Writer for the Colombia Justice for a Sustainable Peace Program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program focuses on improving access to justice and increasing public confidence in the rule of law, and improving services to victims, all in support of the peace process. They are seeking a Technical Writer to write and edit program deliverables in native English, including quarterly and annual final reports, periodic reports/ update of activities for USAID and answer questions from USAID. Coordinate with the technical team to obtain their contributions, prepare deliverables, and translate documents into English according to the needs of the Program. Candidates should have at least two years of professional experience with writing, editing, and/or translating/interpreting from Spanish to English. Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV and resume to justiciaparapaz@gmail.com with the title of the position in the subject line.

1919 Special Assistant to Deputy for Policy and Strategy | National Endowment for Democracy

Deadline: Not Listed

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy in the Office of the President.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. The Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy provides administrative, research, and operational support to the Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy, with drafting responsibilities as assigned. For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

Latin America Reporter | Energy Intelligence in Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Houston

Deadline: Not listed

The vacancy is for a reporter based in any of our US bureaus – New York, Houston or Washington DC — and involves producing original news and analysis on the Latin American energy sector and related economic and political developments for a range of Energy Intelligence publications, including Oil Daily, Energy Compass, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, World Gas Intelligence and EI Finance.We are looking for a resourceful and energetic reporter with some experience of covering finance, politics and/or energy. The successful candidate will have good Portuguese and Spanish language skills, a clear and concise writing style (in English), and strong critical and analytical capabilities. He or she should also be able to work independently with little supervision, and to find and develop original news and feature story ideas that will help differentiate Energy Intelligence from its competitors. For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

Summer Campaign Staff | Fund for the Public Interest

Deadline: Rolling

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for some of the nation’s most prominent social change and environmental organizations. The Fund is currently hiring students to join their summer campaign staff in DC and in 30 other cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, petitioning, canvassing, fundraising, and writing letters to the editor. This summer, students will be working to reduce plastic pollution at the state level, get pesticides out of our food supply, combat climate change, hold polluters accountable, or protect public health by getting dangerous herbicides out of our food supply. This is a paid position.  For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

Program Officer, Latin America | Freedom House

Deadline: Not Listed

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. They are currently seeking a Program Officer for their Latin America team. The Program Officer manages all program aspects for a portfolio of grants, including program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, fundraising, advocacy, outreach, administration, and backstopping field projects. To learn more about this position 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.