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Graduate Fellows Program | The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

Deadline: October 24, 2018

With the help of over 1,000 members, volunteers, and supporters in the greater Washington area, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) works to build public knowledge, strengthen UN-U.S. relations, and aid the UN in achieving its goals. Within this larger framework, the mission of the Graduate Fellows program is to help Fellows to develop understanding of UN issues, policies and organizations, and assist them to prepare for UN-related careers.

The Graduate Fellows Program offers participants an opportunity to build knowledge and skills through seminars with experienced foreign affairs professionals on current global issues in relation to the United Nations, combined with mentoring and career strategy support drawing upon the extensive UNA-NCA network. For more information and to apply, visit the Graduate Fellows Program website.

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 | Wilson Center Latin American Program

Deadline: November 1, 2018
This internship is 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 Latin American Program is currently recruiting for three different positions. Please specify in your cover letter which position you are applying for. For more information, please visit the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program internship page.

Advocacy Director, Americas | Amnesty International

Deadline: November 25, 2018

The AIUSA Advocacy Director for the Americas region is responsible for developing strategies and working with AIUSA volunteers/members to end human rights violations, principally by influencing U.S. policy and bringing about improvements in human rights in the Americas. This position is based in Washington, D.C. For more information and to apply, please visit Amnesty International’s career page.

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.

Fall 2018 Government Affairs Intern | Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is looking for a highly motivated and qualified summer intern to assist the Government Affairs team on key projects necessary to advance the company’s state-level policy objectives.  The individual will become familiar with the role that state lobbyists play in legislative and policy work nationwide.  The person selected for this position will have the opportunity to interact with legislative and regulatory officials in certain states in addition to affiliated trade associations and business groups. For more information and to apply, please look at the job posting.