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Student Intern, AS/COA Miami

The Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on corporate relations and engagement with the programs developed throughout the year. Such intern will work closely with the Manager and Associate of the AS/COA Miami. This internship is unpaid and school credit only. The intern will support the office in supporting the relation with the corporate members based in Miami and throughout the region. Moreover, the intern will have unique exposure to the policy dialogue in Miami among business, community, and government leaders and contribute to this dialogue by helping to organize and execute the programs and forums led by the AS/COA Miami team. Such program support will include the following: programs catered to our member’s needs; COA Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards; CFO Series; Women Hemispheric Network (WHN); Young Professional of the Americas (YPA); and other initiatives.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Support Manager on any corporate sponsorship and membership outreach efforts.
  • Leading the efforts on audience development by confirming delegates to virtual / hybrid / in-person programming – whether it is a public or private, by-invitation only programs.
  • Researching and identifying key trends in policy and business sectors in the Americas
  • Perform market research on current and prospective corporate sponsors and members.
  • Writing briefing papers on relevant topics for programs
  • Draft communications materials: letters, presentations, proposals, etc.
  • Generate queries, reports, and business profiles of corporate members and prospects.
  • Assist with additional administrative tasks, record-keeping, and reporting for the team.
  • Maintain all printed materials up to date and ready for distribution to members and prospects of the COA.
  • Assist in the maintenance of records in Fonteva (Salesforce) database.
  • Assist with providing logistical support

Time requirement:

  • 20-25 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment.
  • Hybrid setting – minimum 3 days working at the office. Rest will be virtually (when applicable)
  • Applicants must obtain student credit to qualify (this is unpaid)
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening


  • Currently enrolled at least 2 years of college (an undergraduate) or graduate program.
  • Strong written and spoken in English and Spanish. •    Knowledge of Portuguese is helpful.
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Internet research skills and familiarity with MS Office programs, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, detail-oriented, and time-management skills.
  • Initiative-taking self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects with competence and a positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce (Fonteva), Mailchimp, Canva, and/or other CRM platforms is desirable

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample (350 words) to Cyndi Balladares at cballadares@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.