Main menu

About AS/COA

Careers

Positions currently available at Americas Society and Council of the Americas.

Internship Opportunities


Position: Manager, Programs and Leadership Engagement, AS/COA Miami
Council of the Americas, Miami

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 and is the publisher of Americas Quarterly, the leading publication dedicated to politics, business, and culture in the Americas.

COA seeks a manager for Programs and Leadership Engagement for the Miami office. This manager’s responsibility is to plan and execute top-level programs and to develop content that assures optimal engagement of COA corporate members, sponsor companies, relevant C-level business leaders, government officials, strategic partners, community leaders, and other key constituents. In addition to overseeing programs held in Miami throughout the year, the manager will lead content for the CFO and CEO Forums held in Latin America and the signature annual COA Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, which celebrate their twenty-fifth anniversary in 2019. Further, this position is charged with communications strategy and execution, including managing public relations, media, and content partnerships, as well as event coordination and delivery. This position is full time and based in Miami.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage program development and leadership engagement for AS/COA Miami-led programs executed across the Americas. Deliver core content value to existing COA members, sponsors, partners, and key constituents that aims to secure new corporate members and corporate sponsorship.
  • Develop content for full-day program for the annual business forum, the COA Symposium, which hosts over 450 private- and public-sector leaders from across the Americas with a special focus on CEOs of multilatinas and multinationals. Lead research, nomination, confirmation, and coordination of all BRAVO Business Awards honorees.
  • Lead the content for the annual CFO Forums and CEO Roundtables.
  • Work closely with senior associate, temporary content coordinator, and/or intern(s) contributing to content development, as well as other AS/COA departments and offices to coordinate programs and provide maximum value based on key AS/COA initiatives and priorities.
  • Work with AS/COA media, web, and video teams to oversee all media outreach, video production, livestreams, and video delivery for events.
  • Manage the PR agency as well as other key partnerships for Symposium/BRAVO for all media outreach, including video productions.
  • Develop and maintain key partnerships with government, media, community leaders, and organizations throughout the Americas to maximize access to public- and private-sector leaders for programs.

Skills and qualifications include:

  • Five to 7 years or more of relevant experience with a track record of success in program development and engaging senior leaders. Experience in public relations and/or client management.
  • Excellent English-language verbal and written communication skills and strong Spanish-language verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Portuguese desired.
  • A strong understanding of the Latin American regional business environment and international affairs. Experience working to develop content for the multinational and multilatina market and/or major events in the region a plus.
  • Experience in managing client relations or consulting experience with the multilatina market and/or multinationals with significant business interests in Latin America.
  • Degree in business, international relations, communications, public relations, journalism, or related field.
  • Thrives on building relationships to enhance both the content and business sides.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, meeting various deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a team-focused environment.
  • Ability and willingness for domestic and international travel.

Compensation: Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer 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.

Application process: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three writing samples in English to cballadares@as-coa.org. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.


Position: Internship, AS/COA Online
Americas Society and 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 for an editorial internship working with the content of its website, www.as-coa.org, as well as providing support with social media and multimedia content. This internship requires strong writing and copyediting skills, and interest in or experience with online media. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: researching, writing, editing, and copyediting; photo research and editing; authoring social media; uploading content; and assisting with website updates and administrative tasks.

This is a paid internship. The internship begins in January 2020. It requires a commitment of at least 20 hours a week.

Key areas of focus will be:

  • Assisting with updating, writing, editing, and posting content for the site. This includes writing updates and explainers, contributing to infographics, and supporting production of other content on news affecting the Americas.
  • Supporting social media efforts.
  • Copyediting and factchecking content across the website.
  • Posting videos or podcasts of events and other multimedia content.
  • Helping with necessary administrative tasks.
  • Working in conjunction with the Web team to build on and implement digital strategy to promote the programs and publications of AS/COA.

Qualifications

The candidate should be able to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure. Skills and qualifications include:

  • Excellent English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese. Knowledge of Latin America highly preferred.
  • Experience in the field of digital media, journalism, multimedia, or publishing. Copyediting and factchecking skills a huge plus.
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and their use as marketing tools.
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Experience with updating web content using a content management system preferred.

Application Submission

Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Holly Sonneland at hsonneland@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome. No phone calls please.

About Us

The mission of www.as-coa.org is to serve as a forum for information related to the Americas, as well as to share news about AS/COA programs, publications, and events with members and the general public.


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

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a Media Relations intern for January 2020. The intern can be 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 and distribution of marketing materials, authoring social media, and assisting with website updates. The person in the role 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. AS/COA is an equal opportunity employer.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Assist in drafting communications materials, including press releases, media advisories, newsletters, talking points, and social media content.
  • Manage email distribution of communications materials.
  • Track media coverage and support the production of monthly news monitoring reports.
  • Update AS/COA’s online newsroom, upload video articles, and multimedia content to the website.
  • Help identify media opportunities, build press lists, and assist with press outreach.
  • Field and respond to 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. Knowledge of Latin America highly preferred.
  • Experience with updating web content using a content management system highly preferred.
  • Excellent research skills and detail oriented.
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms and their use as marketing tools a plus.

Time Requirement:

  • 20 hours per week.
  • Flexibility to assist the team at events that take place early morning or evening.

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, résumé, and at least one brief English-language writing sample with the subject “Media Relations Intern Position” to Media Relations Manager Pia Fuentealba at pfuentealba@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.


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

Americas Society seeks a paid intern to support its engagement and development efforts, including outreach efforts to members and sponsors and grant applications for our cultural and policy programs. The intern will support the work of the Manager for Institutional Engagement and the Director of Membership. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, the intern will have the opportunity to attend weekly department/organization-wide meetings with staff and participate in select AS/COA programs, gaining exposure to leading figures and trends in the region.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform research on current and prospective funders, including foundations, corporate sponsors, and individuals.
  • Draft communication materials, appeal/cultivation emails, and landing pages for individual membership.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of marketing campaigns including renewal and cultivation campaigns.
  • Support the grant application process.
  • Provide logistical support and assistance with outreach for strategic engagement events and partnerships with other organizations.
  • Assist with additional administrative tasks.

Time requirement:

  • Starting date: position available immediately.
  • Commitment: 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.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional writer and communicator in English.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus.
  • Internet research skills and familiarity with MS Office programs, such as Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Experience with MailChimp strongly desired; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge 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 please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted. Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Student Intern
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 Francisco Martinez at fmartinez@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.


Position: Student Intern, 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 an opportunity for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business and/or international relations. Through both large scale and private conferences/programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy issues within the hemisphere. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region and gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as the South Florida business community. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing public relations, international relations, business, communications/marketing or journalism degrees.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums team in the efforts to develop successful programs in Fall, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and the annual CEO Roundtable. (during APEC)
  • Provide support in audience development for both events including researching prospect delegates and outreach via email correspondences and phone calls.
  • Aid the sales department in researching for new leads (for potential sponsors and partners) and connecting with prospect companies and/or individuals for advertisement and ticket sales.
  • Assist in the coordination with major sponsors and partners to ensure successful implementation of all deliverables for Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and CEO Roundtable.
  • Lead the efforts in registration by maintaining the database organized and ensuring all delegates are registered for the Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and CEO Roundtable.
  • Assist in the development of the marketing materials, especially the Symposium booklet.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. (Portuguese is a plus)
  • Good communication skills on the phone and sales driven personality to be able to also research, confirm delegates to programs and other duties; must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize on work projects.
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Important Requirement

  • Students must be able to receive university credit for this internship. You must receive approval from your professor, university or head of school department confirming you can receive credit for this internship.  
  • Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment for Fall semester (preferred timeline starting August 19 to November 15)
  • Flexibility to participate in attending programs that take place early morning or evening.

Application Submission

Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (approximately 350 words) to: Cyndi Balladares (cballadares@as-coa.org) and Mercedes Fernandez (mfernandez@as-coa.org).


Position: Intern, Visual Arts
Americas Society, New York

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for public programs and events.
  • Conduct preliminary research.
  • Organize and maintain Americas Society research library.
  • Assist in organizing Americas Society Visual Arts archive.
  • Administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Recent MA or current graduate student in art history, museum studies, library science, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working in a museum/art gallery environment.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Library/archive skills are a plus.

Time requirement: Up to 20 hours per week.

Application Submission:

Please email your résumé and cover letter to dflatto@as-coa.org. Please include “Visual Arts Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer.