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Student Intern, President’s Office
New York

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a student intern for the President’s Office to support its Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) initiative, which provides a platform for young professionals in their 20s and 30s to connect around the latest trends in the Americas through its New York City, Miami, and Washington, DC chapters. Its mission is to build a network that engages, connects, and inspires future leaders passionate about Latin America through professional development and social events. The intern will also support other projects managed by the President’s Office. They will have unique exposure to the policy dialogue in New York among business, community, and government leaders. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing public relations, international relations, business, communications/marketing, or journalism degrees.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Provide logistical support to YPA team and conduct outreach for public and private YPA programs
  • Support membership development by researching prospective members and conducting outreach via email and phone calls
  • Generate reports/queries and maintain accurate records in our database
  • Assist in the development of branding materials
  • Contribute to YPA’s social media strategy and content

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of college or university
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish, Portuguese a plus
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Facility with databases (Fonteva, Raiser’s Edge)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat programs
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Able to work on a variety of projects simultaneously and good judgement to prioritize
  • 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
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a dynamic team environment

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.

Application submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Cara Caponi at ccaponi@as-coa.org.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees are currently working a hybrid schedule each week, working three days in the office and two days remotely. All staff and visitors to the Americas Society are required to be vaccinated.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.


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.

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