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Position: Internship, Policy Department
Americas Society and Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek a qualified individual for a paid internship in its Policy Department. The intern’s responsibilities will consist of: researching and writing for Americas Quarterly (AQ) print and online editions (including daily news updates), providing research and logistical support for ongoing policy initiatives, attending meetings and interacting with AS/COA members, and assisting with administrative tasks as needed. Candidates must be able to speak and write in Spanish with native-level fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills are required.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Assisting with all aspects of the production of Americas Quarterly, including correspondence with authors, supporting the editorial team, and assisting with content development
  • Online promotion of AQ via social media and administering uploads for the AQ website
  • Assisting with research and logistics for policy initiatives as required
  • Writing short pieces for Americas Quarterly
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and arranging meeting details and project-related trips (agenda, hotels, outreach, etc.)
  • Lending support to necessary administrative tasks

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a quick learner who takes initiative and can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • BA in international affairs or Latin American studies (graduate degree or graduate students preferred)
  • Fluency in English and Spanish; Portuguese language skills a plus
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills
  • Journalism experience a plus
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Latin American history, politics, and economics
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Experience with content management systems and website administration (Drupal preferred) a plus

Time Requirement: The internship will be approximately 35 hours a week.

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume and two-page writing sample, in English, on a relevant topic to Benjamin Russell at brussell@as-coa.org by August 2. No phone calls please. Please note availability in your cover letter, and include “Fall Policy 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 energy, trade, Asia-Latin America relations, technology, health, and others. Willing to sign off on 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 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.


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

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.