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Position: Assistant Editor, Americas Quarterly
Start Date: Immediate on availability
Deadline to apply: January 19
Compensation: commensurate with experience

AQ is the premier publication on politics, business, and culture in Latin America. AQ is an independent publication of Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York. Americas Quarterly is looking for an enterprising journalist interested in covering politics, economics, and culture in Latin America while engaging in all aspects ofproducing a modern-day magazine. As an assistant editor you will: research, write, and edit for the print magazine and AQ’s website; work with contributors to ensure deadlines are met; develop social media and multimedia content; assist in implementing social media strategy; assist with some aspects of print production and subscription management.

Qualifications

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

  • Journalists with a graduate degree in journalism, economics, international studies, or related fields; or bachelor’s in the same with 2 years or more of relevant experience
  • Proficient in English and Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Knowledgeable and interested in Latin American history, politics, culture, and economics
  • Familiarity with multimedia editing tools (proficiency with FinalCut and Adobe Creative Suite a plus)
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Proficiency with social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Experience with Drupal a plus

Time Requirement: This is a full-time position.

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. No phone calls please. Please note availability in your cover letter, and include “Assistant Editor” in the subject line of your email.


Position: Programs Associate (Mexico Focus), Public Policy Programs
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

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.

AS/COA seeks a professional to work closely with our Mexico program manager, our director of public policy programs, and the vice president of public policy programs and corporate relations at our headquarters in New York City.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Conceive and organize economic and policy programs concerning issues of interest to the Council of the Americas’ corporate members.
  • Manage all related administrative and logistical aspects of programming.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with foreign diplomats, individual and corporate members of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, press, and other constituents involved in Western Hemisphere affairs.
  • Work closely with the organization’s different departments: communications, membership, 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 Mexico and the region.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Latin American studies, economics, political science, international relations, or other related topics.
  • Fluency in Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.
  • Have a keen understanding of Mexico’s business culture, 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.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Ability to travel internationally.

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

Application Submission: For consideration, please email resume to Public Policy Programs Manager Ernesto Aguilar at eaguilar@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
Internship Period: February 1 – April 30
Deadline to apply: January 15

AQ is the premier publication on politics, business, and culture in Latin America. AQ is an independent publication of Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York. The paid spring internship at Americas Quarterly is an opportunity to cover politics, economics, and culture in Latin America while engaging in all aspects of producing a modern-day magazine. 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.

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.
  • Knowledgeable and interested in Latin American history, politics, culture, and economics
  • Proficiency in multimedia (video/sound editing) a plus
  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Professional familiarity with social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)

Time Requirement: The internship will be up to 28 hours a week, for three months. This can be extended on a case-by-case basis. The internship will begin on February 1.

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. No phone calls please. Please note availability in your cover letter, and include “Americas Quarterly Editorial Internship” in the subject line of your email.


Position: Internship, Strategic Engagement

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society seeks a paid intern to support our multi-tiered individual membership programs, grant-application process for our cultural and policy programs, and outreach efforts to members and sponsors. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns will attend weekly department/organization-wide meetings with staff and will have the opportunity to participate in select AS/COA programs gaining exposure to leading figures and trends in the region.

Responsibilities:

  • Support sponsorship outreach efforts
  • Draft communication materials, appeal/cultivation emails, and landing pages for individual membership and corporate sponsorship
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of marketing campaigns including renewal, cultivation and acquisition campaigns
  • Provide logistical support and assistance with outreach for strategic engagement events and partnerships with other organizations
  • Perform market research on current and prospective corporate sponsors, members as well as grant opportunities
  • Support the grant application process

 Assist with additional administrative tasks for the team

Time requirement:

  •  At least 4 months, maximum 25 hours per week.
  •  Flexibility to attend select morning or evening events and programs.

Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Exceptional writer and communicator in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Internet research skills and familiarity with MS Office programs, such as Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Takes-initiative self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects with competence and a positive attitude
  • Experience with MailChimp strongly desired
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and HTML a plus
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus

Application Submission: Please email your résumé and cover letter to development@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please mention your related experience and explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “SE Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted. Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.


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, 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.


Position: Student Internship
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 organize and execute the meetings and forums led by the AS/COA Miami team.

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
  • Assisting with outreach for public and private programs and providing logistical support

Time requirement

  • 15–20 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 a plus

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 dynamic team environment

Application submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Vanessa Vazquez at vvazquez@as-coa.org.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.