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.

Director of Development and Communications

Deadline: June 23, 2019

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s resource development and communications strategies, including strategic planning, building relationships with current and prospective donors, reporting to the Board of Directors and funders, and communicating WJI’s work to its network of donors and supporters. The position involves managing individual gifts and institutional grants, as well as annual giving campaigns. The Director of Development and Communications will work with both program staff and donors to maintain communication and improve donor stewardship throughout the fundraising, execution, and reporting process. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates interested in playing a leadership role in the strategic and operational aspects of NGO administration and who are eager to be part of an innovative and growing organization working at the forefront of social justice, women’s rights, and prevention of violence against women and girls. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples, one in English and one in Spanish, to Kate Flatley at info@womens-justice.org. Writing samples should be no more than two pages – excerpts from grants or communications pieces are preferred. For more information please visit this page.

Junior Research Analyst- BI Latin America | Risk Advisory

Deadline: June 14, 2019

Risk Advisory is currently offering a research internship (Junior Research Analyst) in its Business Intelligence – Latin America practice. The successful candidate will help clients identify, understand and mitigate the regulatory and reputational risks involved in entering new business relationships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The candidate should have exceptional writing skills, strong language capabilities and an interest in the politics, economics and society of the Americas region are essential. In addition to fluency in English, near-native or native-standard command of Portuguese is a requirement. 

Candidates pursuing any graduate or undergraduate degrees are invited to apply. The internship is paid and offers flexible scheduling, varying between 15 and 30 hours per week.   For more information and to apply, 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.

Program Assistant/Financial Associate | Uphold Justice & Defend the Defenders and Promote Peace Campaigns at Latin America Working Group

Deadline: June 24, 2019

The Program Assistant will have substantive communications and campaign-related responsibilities related to our Uphold Justice & Defend the Defenders and Promote Peace campaigns, as well as other campaigns, and will work on issues related to Colombia, Central America, Brazil, and Cuba. Responsibilities will include online organizing and social media campaigns, assisting in advocacy with Congress and the administration, and supporting the work of partner organizations in Latin America and the United States. As Financial Associate, responsibilities include paying bills and making deposits, preparing financial reports, and working closely with our bookkeeper and accountant. The person hired will also work with technology consultants. 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.