The Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, the newest program at the Dialogue, is dedicated to in-depth analysis and creative policy solutions addressing comprehensive rule of law issues across Latin America and the Caribbean. It seeks to facilitate debate and build policy consensus on a wide set of institutional issues, including citizen security, corruption, judiciaries, prison systems, individual and political freedoms, civil society, electoral systems, and human rights.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Help plan, oversee, take notes, and report on program events;
  • Conduct research as needed on a broad variety of rule of law issues, including occasionally proposing new research ideas and topic areas;
  • Help edit, fact-check, and proofread articles and publications;
  • Attentively follow news and developments in the region, including the ongoing negotiations between the US and Cuba;
  • Keep abreast of relevant academic and policy literature pertaining to rule of law and Latin American politics in general;
  • Attend and report on Washington area meetings outside the Dialogue;
  • Assist in logistical, administrative, and research assistant responsibilities as needed by the program director and program assistant.

Interns should:

  • Be enrolled in a college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student or have graduated no more than six months prior to the start of the internship;
  • Demonstrate interest in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Have strong writing and research abilities;
  • Be proficient in English and Spanish, Portuguese, and / or French;
  • Be available for a minimum of eight sixteen to twenty hour weeks during the fall and spring terms or thirty to forty hours a week during the summer term;
  • Be a US citizen or have a valid US student visa.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample of one to two pages in English, brief writing sample of one to two pages in Spanish, and letter of recommendation to internships@thedialogue.org.

Although the Dialogue does review each resume, the volume of applications we receive makes it impossible for us to communicate directly with all applicants.

The Inter-American Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. Internships are educational opportunities meant to benefit the intern. Interns work under staff supervision and offers for internships are not guarantees or suggestions of employment after an internship term is over.