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Position: Associate to the President and CEO
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas are two separate not-for-profit organizations founded to promote better understanding and dialogue in the Western Hemisphere, working in close collaboration to advance their respective missions. The Society and Council offer the most trusted and respected forum for debate and dialogue on the compelling issues in our hemisphere. From economic cooperation to culture, advocacy and education to advancing investment and growth strategies—the organizations play a leadership role in bringing decision makers and opinion leaders to the table. Americas Society/Council of the Americas seeks an associate to the president/CEO to provide support for the president/CEO in a wide variety of responsibilities and projects.

Principal Responsibilities

The associate will be responsible for supporting the president in high-priority projects across the two organizations, including:

  • Assist in writing speeches, talking points, articles, op-eds, et al. for president and chairman.
  • Prepare briefing materials for meetings, trips, and other events for president. This requires web-based research, analysis, and summary of key reports on policy and trade issues for the Western Hemisphere.
  • Alongside the president and CFO, assist with preparation for meetings of the Board of Directors including comprehensive presentations for Board meetings as well as preparation of Board and certain committee minutes.
  • Manage President’s Office special projects.
  • Maintain social media for the President on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist in managing the organizations’ Young Professionals of the Americas network, including planning and executing monthly events.
  • Assist in managing the organizations’ Cuba Working Group, including helping to plan and execute local events as well as delegations to Havana.
  • Support other departments where needed.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in a top undergraduate or graduate program, minimum 3.5 GPA strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Latin America, economics, politics, and interest in business environment and culture is critical.
  • Confident, effective, and succinct writer and communicator with ability to conduct research and write under deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects, tasks, and departments with competence and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated team player with high energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the organizations.
  • Strong command of technology and new media.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a must. Portuguese is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn.

Application Submission: Americas Society and Council of the Americas are EOE employers and offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Allie Fleder, chief of staff to the president, at afleder@as-coa.org. No phone calls please.


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

Are you passionate about Latin America? Are you entrepreneurial? Do you enjoy writing about important political, economic, and cultural topics for a large audience? If so, please apply for this unique paid internship for Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and its independent publication, Americas Quarterly (AQ). Founded in 2008 and based in New York City, AQ is the premier publication on politics, business, and culture in Latin America.

This is an exciting time to be here, with many opportunities for our interns to learn and grow with us. Your responsibilities will include: researching, writing, and editing for AQ’s print magazine and website, developing social media and multimedia content, working on AS/COA’s policy research and support team, attending meetings and interacting with AS/COA members, and assisting with administrative tasks as needed.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Writing, researching, and commissioning 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 and topics of interest
  • 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
  • Website and social media content development and administration

Qualifications

The candidate is a journalist and a quick learner who has deep knowledge of—and passion for—Latin America. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • Graduate student or recent graduate in journalism, economics, international studies, or related field, or bachelor’s in the same with 2–4 years of work experience.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish and/or Portuguese. Additional language skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with major business and economic trends in Latin America and in general.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Latin American history, politics, culture, and economics.
  • Multimedia skills (video/sound editing) strongly desirable.
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Experience with content management systems and website administration (Drupal preferred) a plus.

Time Requirement: The internship will be approximately 28 hours a week.

Application Submission: The 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 by March 10. No phone calls please. Please note availability in your cover letter, and include “Spring Americas Quarterly Internship” in the subject line of your email.


Position: Internship, AS/COA Communications
Americas Society/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 with communications experience and strong English writing and editing skills for an internship supporting the Media Relations office at our New York City headquarters. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: drafting and editing communications materials, handling the production of marketing materials, authoring social media, and assisting with website updates. He/she collaborates with the New York, Washington D.C., and Miami teams to strengthen the visibility of AS/COA’s experts, programs, publications, and impact throughout the Western Hemisphere. This is a paid internship for an immediate start. The Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Draft communications materials including press releases and media advisories, and handle e-mail distribution.
  • Research and develop talking points for media interview preparation.
  • Track media coverage and produce news monitoring reports.
  • Maintain AS/COA’s online newsroom and post videos and other multimedia content to the website.
  • Help identifying media opportunities; maintain and expand media database.
  • Handle the production and submission of AS/COA’s communications and marketing materials.
  • Assist with online and social media efforts for press outreach and cultivation.
  • Field and manage media requests and interviews when necessary.
  • Provide logistical support for public policy and culture events.
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Skills and qualifications include:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Experience in the field of new media, journalism, multimedia, or publishing.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish. Portuguese a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Latin America, particularly policy related to the Western Hemisphere.
  • Excellent research skills and detail oriented.
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and their use as marketing tools a plus.
  • Experience with updating web content preferred. 

Time Requirement

  • 24–28 hours per week.
  • Flexibility to assist the team at events that take place early in the morning or evening.

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Media Relations Senior Director Adriana La Rotta at alarotta@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.

About Us

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City and with offices in Washington and Miami, AS/COA holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America to promote better understanding and bring decision makers and opinion leaders to the table. Americas Society is dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship through its music, visual arts, and cultural programs.


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.