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Position: Internship, Accounting
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas is seeking a student intern for the accounting department to work for approximately 15 to 20 hours per week. This position offers a college student an excellent opportunity to gain valuable practical experience while interning in an accounting department of two leading not-for-profit organizations. The pay rate for this position is $12 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Controller and Accounting Supervisor with regular accounting activity, including monthly closings.
  • Maintain detailed grant schedules according.
  • Reconcile program activity for the organizations.
  • Assist in performing monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Post transactions to general ledger.
  • Reconciliation of various balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Assist with annual year-end audit, preparing information schedules and providing documentation that is requested by auditors.
  • Assist in the updating and reconciling monthly investment activity from the various investment managers of the Society’s endowment fund.
  • Provide assistance in entering Accounts Payable invoices into MIP accounting software.
  • Filing of paid invoices. 
  • Help in producing and distributing monthly financial/budget reports to all departments.
  • Prepare details of expenses for various policy and culture grants.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Time Requirement:

  • Part-time approximately 20 hours per week. This is a paid internship.
  • Monday through Friday availability is required.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Familiarity with Sage MIP Fund Accounting software a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task in a small department and work independently.
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to William Ma at wma@as-coa.org.


Position: Internship, AS/COA Online
Americas Society and Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a current undergraduate or graduate student, recent graduate, or freelancer for an editorial internship working with the content of its website, www.as-coa.org, as well as providing support with social media and multimedia content. This internship requires strong writing and copyediting skills, and interest in or experience with online media. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: researching, writing, editing, and copyediting; photo research and editing; authoring social media; uploading content; and assisting with website updates and administrative tasks.

This position can be pursued as either a paid internship or for university credit. The internship will ideally begin in May or June 2015 and requires a commitment of 20 hours a week.

Key areas of focus:

  • Assisting with updating, writing, editing, and posting content for the site. This includes writing blog posts and explainers, contributing to infographics, and supporting production of other content on news affecting the Americas.
  • Supporting social media efforts
  • Copyediting and factchecking content across the website
  • Posting videos or podcasts of events and other multimedia content
  • Helping with necessary administrative tasks
  • Working in conjunction with the web team to build on and implement digital strategy to promote the programs and publications of AS/COA

Qualifications:

The candidate should be able to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure. Skills and qualifications include:

  • Excellent English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese; knowledge of Latin America highly preferred
  • Experience in the field of new media, journalism, multimedia, or publishing; Copyediting and factchecking skills a huge plus
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and their use as marketing tools
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Experience with updating web content using a content management system preferred

About Us:

The mission of www.as-coa.org is to serve as a forum for information related to the Americas, as well as to share news about AS/COA programs, publications, and events with members and the general public.

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Holly at hsonneland@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome. No phone calls please.


Position: Internship, Membership and Programs
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on research for membership and programs. Our interns have unique exposure to the policy dialogue in Miami among business, community, and government leaders and are able to contribute to this dialogue by helping to run the seminars and meetings organized by AS/COA Miami.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Researching and identifying prospects for membership with the COA, in South Florida as well as throughout Latin America
  • Performing market research on current and prospective members and preparing company profiles
  • Generating reports and queries as well as facilitating maintenance of our database
  • Writing briefing papers on relevant topics for programs
  • Providing logistical support and assisting with outreach for public and private programs

Time requirement:

  • 15–20 hours per week. University credit is offered for this internship. 
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish, Portuguese a plus
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Facility with databases
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a small team

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Madeleine Johnson at mjohnson@as-coa.org.


Position: Internship, Policy
Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

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 energy, trade, Asia-Latin America relations, technology, health, and others. Willing to sign off on university credit.

 
Key areas of focus during the internship will be:
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members
  • Writing for the COA website, primarily program summaries
  • Notetaking at events and meetings
  • Staying current on trends, country-specific information, and business issues in the region.
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting with research for reports, op-eds, and background papers
  • Editing and fact-checking
  • Attending policy meetings

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Fluency in English and high proficiency or fluency in Spanish
  • Exceptional English-language writing skills
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Ability to identify and summarize key points of articles and meetings
  • Knowledge of political and economic issues in Latin America
  • Background in international relations, political science, or a similar program of study
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Previous office experience
  • Detail-oriented

Time Requirement: Minimum of 20 hours/week.
 
Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume and a 1–2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA's work, to Kezia McKeague at kmckeague@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.