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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.


  • 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

Position: Strategic Engagement Intern, Strategic Engagement Department
Americas Society, New York

Americas Society seeks a paid intern to support our grant-application process for our cultural and policy programs, our multi-tiered individual membership program, and our Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) initiative. As an integral part of the Strategic Engagement Department, the intern will work closely with the team to develop grant proposals, implementing our membership renewal strategy, digital communications/outreach, and database projects, while learning the operational side of development, engaging with the public, and gaining exposure to leading figures and trends in the region at AS/COA programs in New York.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Strategic Engagement team in prospective research of grant opportunities and the preparation of grant applications.
  • Assist in the implementation of the membership renewal strategy including the creation of renewal letters in print and digitally.
  • Conduct prospect research for our elite membership program President’s Circle.
  • Assist in the creation and design of membership outreach tools (including social media), as well as additional communication materials such as quarterly cultural calendars, member newsletters, and email appeals.
  • Assist in the coordination of select members-only receptions/events and partnerships with outside organizations.
  • Actively promote membership at events (registration/post-event receptions): engage visitors, increase awareness of the membership program, promote the value of membership, and sell memberships.
  • Assist in the implementation of an audience survey and in the treatment of the data collected in multiple cultural events.
  • Assist with additional administrative tasks in the Development Department, including updating the Raiser’s Edge database with historical data and the drafting of gift acknowledgement letters.

Time requirement:

  • At least 6 months, minimum 20 hours per week.
  • Flexibility to attend select morning or evening events and programs.


  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Takes-initiative, self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects with competence and a positive attitude.
  • Exceptional English-language writing skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Raiser’s Edge, and HTML a plus.

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include “Strategic Engagement Internship” in the subject line. Note that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted. The pay rate for this internship is $12 per hour.

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


  • 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

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


  • 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 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.