FORMER INTERN TESTIMONIALS
ISABEL BERNHARD, ASIA & LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM (SUMMER 2019):
“In my experience, the Dialogue is an environment that balances interns’ independence with a sense of mentorship and community. As an undergrad, my time there helped me apply knowledge from coursework, learn about policy creation and evaluation, and become more informed about postgraduate opportunities in Latin American Studies. Within my program, I enjoyed the independence to decide how to approach research assignments, to identify and analyze additional topics of personal interest, and to attend and take notes at related policy discussions around DC. At the same time, the Dialogue’s emphasis on mentorship and community meant this individual work felt far from isolating. Both senior and junior staff members in my program were extremely approachable, deeply cared about my experience, and always made sure to explain how the projects I was undertaking fit into the larger scope of the program’s goals. The Dialogue also organized and suggested activities for our intern cohort to spend time together outside of the office. This fostered a sense of cohesion that, combined with the above education, made this internship incredibly rewarding.”
SERGIO CABRALES, EDUCATION PROGRAM (SUMMER 2019):
“Mi experiencia de pasantía de verano en el Diálogo Interamericano fue completa e integral. Tuve oportunidad de desarrollar mis habilidades de investigación cuantitativa y cualitativa, sobre todo en temas de educación; participé y colaboré en eventos relevantes relacionados a la coyuntura en Latinoamérica; compartí con un equipo muy cercano, amigable e inteligente; visité y aprendí de otras organizaciones e instituciones importantes en la ciudad, desarrollé mis redes y contactos; y crecí humana y profesionalmente. El Diálogo Interamericano, sin lugar a dudas, es un excelente espacio para un joven que desee conectarse a Latinoamérica a través de ‘su puerta’ en Washington, DC.”
ETHAN KNECT, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PROGRAM (SUMMER 2019):
“Working at the Dialogue, I constantly felt like a valued member of a team and that my work substantively contributed to the overall mission of the institution. I learned and gained experience with practical skills like creating a Twitter strategy and updating the website using WordPress. But I also learned more about the region’s politics, economics, and culture by editing and writing memos, reports, and presentations. The staff at the Dialogue consistently provided positive and helpful feedback, and they also encouraged professional development by hosting brownbag lunches with Dialogue members like Congressman Jim Kolbe and the Asia & Latin America Program’s Margaret Myers. I cannot recommend an internship with the Dialogue enough for anyone looking to work on Latin American issues.”
For more information on our internship program, visit the Dialogue’s Careers & Internships page.