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

Volunteer English Teacher | Learning Enterprises

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.

Program Manager, South America | International Commission of Jurists

Deadline: February 15, 2019

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a global network of advocates promoting justice and human rights. The ICJ has an exciting new opening for a Programme Manager who will be responsible for managing the administration of ICJ programmes in South America. This is a full-time staff position, starting in March 2019. The position is based in Bogotá, Colombia. The ideal candidate will have a degree in management, development or human rights with a good understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law; and at least 5 years experience in a national or international NGO with fundraising and grant management. We are looking for someone who is passionate about human rights, has a strong commitment to gender and diversity, and works in a collaborative way to deliver on time. For more information and to apply please click here.

Spring Intern, Latin America | The Atlantic Council

Deadline: February 15, 2019 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until a successful candidate has been selected)

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is looking for three interns to join their team of Latin America foreign policy professionals! This position will expose the candidate to the writing process for publications and articles, all aspects of event planning, the proposal process for developing projects, and creating strategic initiatives within a think tank. Strong Spanish or Portuguese-language skills are required. Please click here to apply.

Internship Program | Organization of American States

Deadline: February 24, 2019

The Organization of American States (OAS) is accepting applications for its internship program. OAS offers a unique opportunity to acquire experience in different areas of expertise, in an international and multicultural environment enhancing networking possibilities. Interns will have the chance to acquire significant knowledge of the OAS, its mission, pillars, structure and projects in the hemisphere. For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

Colombia and Venezuela Program Assistant | Washington Office on Latin America

Deadline: February 26, 2019

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an entry-level administrative staff person to work on both the Colombia and Venezuela programs. The Program Assistant (PA) provides administrative support to senior staff within a fast-paced human rights organization working in Washington and in Latin America. Qualified candidates will demonstrate initiative, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. The PA position brings a committed individual into contact with the human rights, religious, social justice, and foreign policy communities in Washington DC and Latin America. For more information and to apply, please visit this page.

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.

Assistant Teaching Professor | Georgetown University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Deadline: March 15, 2019

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites applicants for a full-time non-tenure Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish & Portuguese to begin in Fall 2019.  

This is a three-year position with a teaching load of 4 courses per semester of beginning through advanced language courses. Applicants should have proven excellence in language teaching at all levels in a US institution and an active interest in current teaching methodologies and in the use of technology for classroom teaching.

Field of specialization is open. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching Luso-Brazilian literature and culture. 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.

Regional Capacity Development Specialist | Pact Colombia

Deadline: Until Filled

Pact Colombia is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971 that works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The USAID-funded Strengthening the Capacity of Indigenous People’s in the Amazon (SCIOA) project works toward the objective of: selected indigenous peoples’ organizations (IPOs) in the Amazon over the life of the activity demonstrate improved capacity to manage financial resources and improve their ability to strengthen their role in development planning processes. The position will report to the project’s Regional Capacity Development Activities Manager (RCDAM) and will lead coordination of project activities and contribute to technical components, as directed. For more information on this position and to apply, please click here.

Spring 2019 Internship | The Dershowitz Group

Deadline: Until Filled

The Dershowitz Group (TDG), a Washington D.C. based public affairs and strategic communications firm servicing policy-based clients, is seeking interns available for the Spring 2019 semester. Undergraduate and graduate students fluent or with advanced proficiency in Spanish and an interest in strategic communications, foreign policy (such as national security and counter-terrorism), journalism and/or public relations are encouraged to apply.

Though dates are flexible, the spring internship program typically runs from the middle of January through mid-May. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

To learn more about the job posting, download the complete job description or visit the TDG website. To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter (including dates of availability) to

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.