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

Internship Opportunities | Partners of the Americas

Deadline: Rolling

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: rolling

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.

Internship, Justice Defenders Program | American Bar Association Center for Human Rights

Deadline: Rolling

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.

Summer 2019 programs will be in Brazil, China, Croatia, Hungary, Panama, Poland, Romania, Thailand, Mauritius, and Mongolia. To learn more and apply, visit the LE 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.

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.

For more information about the application process, please email or visit this page.

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

For details on how to apply, visit the Wilson Center’s internship page.

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.

For more information about the Fellowship as well as application deadlines and requirements, please visit the Fellowship web page.

Graduate, Social Science Intern (Winter/Fall) | CARE-WWF Alliance

Deadline: December 3, 2018

CARE-WWF Alliance is looking for a Portuguese-speaking graduate student with qualitative analysis skills to engage in a winter and/or spring semester internship. The graduate student must be eligible to receive credit through the university for an in-person internship with WWF-US.
The successful candidate will be a Portuguese speaker with previous experience with a qualitative coding program (such as Anthropac, N’Vivo or Dedoose). The successful candidate will also have some knowledge and/or interest in themes like community conservation and sustainable natural resource management, gender, financial empowerment and household decision-making, and food and nutrition security.

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.