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Student Internship, Corporate Relations & Engagement

The Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to support corporate relations with the influx of engagement opportunities developed throughout the year. Such intern will work closely with the Manager and Associate of AS/COA Miami. 

During their tenure, the intern will be guided in understanding the importance of stakeholder relations by focusing on the relationship with the corporate members based in Miami and throughout the region. Such support will provide the intern with a unique exposure to the policy dialogue in Miami among diverse corporate executives, community patrons, and government leaders (whether domestic or Latin American). This engagement is possible as the office services the needs of our members through our diverse initiatives such as the private roundtables; the COA Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards Series; CFO Series; Women Hemispheric Network (WHN); Young Professional of the Americas (YPA); and others. Lastly, the intern will also develop skills in working with cloud computing (i.e., Fonteva) as it is an essential asset in the organization.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Support manager on any corporate membership and external community outreach efforts. 
  • Lead efforts on audience development by confirming delegates to in-person programming – whether it is a public or private, by-invitation only programs. 
  • Assist in the maintenance of records in Fonteva (Salesforce) database. Such data is important in generating reports, business analysis, and profiles of corporate members (including prospects). 
  • Researching and identifying key trends in policy and business sectors in the Americas 
  • Perform market research on current and prospective corporate sponsors and members. 
  • Assist with providing logistical support.

Time requirement:

  • 20–25 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment. 
  • Applicants must obtain student credit to qualify. 
  • 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) 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.