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Positions currently available at Americas Society and Council of the Americas.

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Position: Associate – Brazil Focus, Public Policy Programs
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

AS/COA seeks a professional to fill the position of programs associate, working on Latin America as a whole but with a focus on Brazil. This position requires working closely with our Brazil program director, our senior director of public policy programs, and the vice president of public policy programs and corporate relations at our headquarters in New York City.

The principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage all related administrative and logistical aspects of programming, such as adding events to our database and website, sending out invitations, registration, and serving as a point of contact with our external vendors before and during an event.
  • Conceive and organize economic and policy programs concerning issues of interest to the Council of the Americas’ corporate members.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with foreign diplomats, individual and corporate members of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, press, and other constituents involved in Western Hemispheric affairs.
  • Work closely with the organization’s different offices (Washington and Miami) and departments (Communications, Corporate Relations, Sponsorship, Policy, and the office of the President and CEO.)
  • Add members to the database (Raiser’s Edge) and maintaining its accuracy.
  • Conduct research of current regional trends and country-specific information through online resources, printed media, and attendance at various Latin America-related conferences.
  • Contribute to our various publications (Americas Quarterly, AS/COA Online) on topics of importance in the region.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Latin American studies, economics, political science, international relations, or other related topics.
  • Fluency in Portuguese necessary. Spanish is desirable.
  • Have a keen understanding of Latin American and Brazilian business cultures, government functioning, and political landscape.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Latin American economics and politics.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.
  • Team player, ability to multitask, and work under demanding time constraints.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Familiarity with Raiser's Edge is a plus.
  • Knowledge and interest in diversity and gender issues a plus.

Compensation: Competitive salary, paid benefits package, and 401(k) profit sharing.

Application Submission: Please email résumé and cover letter to: Diogo Ide, Director, Public Policy Programs at dide@as-coa.org. No phone calls please. Please note that only those candidates who are considered for an interview will be contacted. The Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.


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

Are you passionate about Latin America? The paid summer internship at Americas Quarterly offers enterprising journalists the opportunity to engage in all aspects of producing a magazine while writing about the most important political, economic and cultural topics in the region.

As an intern, you will: research, write, and edit for the print magazine and AQ’s website; develop social media and multimedia content; work with AS/COA’s policy research and support team; assist with administrative tasks as needed.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Researching and writing pieces for AQ
  • Working with journalists, regional experts, and AQ staff on developing story ideas and seeing them through from initial pitch to publication
  • Participating in long term planning and brainstorming sessions for future AQ issues
  • Assisting with all aspects of the production of AQ, including administrative correspondence with authors, editing, and proofreading
  • Providing logistical support for events and arranging meeting details and project-related trips (agenda, hotels, outreach, etc.)
  • Assisting in the planning, coordination, and execution of magazine launch events, policy roundtables, and other programs
  • Developing website and social media content

Qualifications

We are looking for journalists who are quick learners with a deep knowledge of Latin America. Ideal candidates are:

  • Graduate students or recent graduates in journalism, economics, international studies, or related fields; or bachelor’s in the same with 1–3 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in English and Spanish and/or Portuguese; additional language skills a plus
  • Familiar with major business and economic trends in Latin America and in general
  • Knowledgeable and interested in Latin American history, politics, culture, and economics
  • Proficient in multimedia (video/sound editing)
  • Excellent English-language writer and editors
  • Excellent researchers
  • Demonstrated organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr)

Time Requirement: The internship will be approximately 28 hours a week, for three months. This can be extended on a case-by-case basis.

Application Submission: Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample on a recent event in Latin America to Benjamin Russell at brussell@as-coa.org. No phone calls please. Please note availability in your cover letter, and include “Summer Americas Quarterly Internship” in the subject line of your email.


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 trade and energy, among others. The internship is unpaid, and interns are required to earn university credit.

Key Areas of Focus
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members
  • Writing for the AS/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 Zoe Dauth at zdauth@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.


Position: Student Internship
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek 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

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

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

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Madeleine Johnson at mjohnson@as-coa.org. Be advised that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.


Position: Student Internship, BRAVO Leadership Forums
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 the organization’s BRAVO Leadership Forums. The internship provides training for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business/relations. Through both large scale and private conferences and programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy concerns within the hemisphere. Student interns will also gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as civil society. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist in researching and identifying topics of interest, companies, and individuals for AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, CFO Forums, and CEO Roundtables
  • Coordinate the invitation of speakers and subsequent follow up and confirmation
  • Provide logistical support and assist with outreach for public/private programs and conferences
  • Edit documents, including agendas, marketing materials, and press releases
  • Keep databases organized and up to date

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish; copy editing and proofreading abilities are required for the internship
  • Exceptional research skills; must be detail oriented
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a small team
  • Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time requirement

  • Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3 month commitment; students must be able to receive university credit for this internship. 
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Drew Westervelt at dwestervelt@as-coa.org.