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Position: Internship, Corporate Relations
Council of the Americas, New York

The Council of the Americas is looking for an intern for the Corporate Relations Department.

Responsibilities

  • Performing research to deepen knowledge of current members
  • Working with senior members of the team to assist in identifying prospective members of the Council
  • Maintain and update the Raisers Edge database
  • Generate queries, reports, and business profiles
  • Organize internal meetings with senior and junior staff
  • Maintain all printed materials up to date and ready for distribution to members and sponsors of the COA
  • Other miscellaneous duties

Time Requirement

  • Part time 25-30 hours per week (flexible). This is a paid internship.
  • Monday through Friday availability is required.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of college or university
  • Must be well organized, highly motivated, be able to work well independently, a self-starter, and have strong communications skills
  • Strong research skills. Past experience in a research role is required.
  • Excellent computer skills. Understanding of databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Spanish at an advanced business level is required, knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.
  • Experience in a professional environment.

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Louise Duvall at lduvall@as-coa.org.


Position: Internship, Policy Department and 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 currently revamping its approach to appeal to a broader audience and evolve into the premier publication for politics, business, and culture in our hemisphere. 

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 and online editions; 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 and researching pieces for Americas Quarterly
  • Assisting with all aspects of the production of AQ, including correspondence with authors, supporting the editorial team, and assisting with content development
  • Assisting with AS/COA policy initiatives as required
  • Providing logistical support for 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 has deep knowledge of—and passion for—Latin America. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • BA in international affairs, Latin American studies, journalism or other relevant field (graduate degree or graduate students preferred)
  • Proficiency 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 28. 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) 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.


Position: Associate, Membership and Programs (Miami)

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek an associate to play a major role in managing our Miami office, contributing to the creation of public policy programs and supporting member relations and development. Americas Society is an EOE and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as outstanding benefits including an excellent health and dental plan, vacation, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Principal responsibilities

Membership

  • Prepare company profiles, activity reports, and other relevant materials to support member relations and development
  • Assist in the development of presentations and other AS/COA collateral materials
  • Maintain current membership kits, both physical and electronic versions
  • Perform market research on companies expanding in South Florida and Latin America to contribute to the recruitment of new corporate members
  • Establish and maintain effective relations with corporate members to gauge interests and provide updates on relevant initiatives, as well as strategically engage in AS/COA programs

Programs

  • Assist with content creation for public policy programs, monitoring press and conducting research on relevant topics, potential speakers, and audience build-out, as well as tracking issues of critical importance to the region
  • Coordinate private meetings, roundtables, and conference programs in Miami and handle logistics such as securing space, maintaining vendor relations, managing expenses, arranging setup, and executing programs on-site
  • Together with the director, create invitation and distribution lists for AS/COA private meetings and roundtables in Miami, send invitations, and follow up accordingly
  • Assist with community outreach efforts (press, chambers of commerce, and other local organizations) to garner relevant attendance for select programs
  • Prepare and edit program summaries for AS/COA Online
  • Assist with program execution and suggestions for Young Professionals of the Americas in Miami

Administrative

  • Maintain and update Miami Programs section of the website
  • Ensure integrity of data entry and content of database; generate reports and queries
  • Check and reply to general requests via email and phone
  • Support senior director and director in scheduling appointments and communicating with key constituents on their behalf
  • Perform administrative tasks such as maintaining calendars, accounting, ordering supplies, and other similar responsibilities in managing the office

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter and strong team player who can balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and, over time, contribute strategically to the deliverables of the Miami office. Interest in Latin American politics, economics, and business is necessary. Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Written and spoken Spanish at an advanced business level, Portuguese a plus
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ease with database management
  • Competence in MS Office Suite

Application Submission: Please send your cover letter and resume with “Miami Associate” in the subject line to Madeleine Johnson at mjohnson@as-coa.org. Note that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.