Internship Opportunity: Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program

The Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program engages with diverse policymakers, corporate leaders, and analysts to produce rigorous analysis and stimulate dialogue around emerging issues. It informs and shapes policies that promote investment while encouraging economically, socially, and environmentally responsible development of natural resources in Latin America across diverse sectors, including oil and gas, renewable energy, electricity generation, and mining. The program is currently accepting part-time or full-time unpaid internship applications.

Interns will work directly with the program director and program assistant to:

  • Conduct research on a broad variety of energy and environmental topics;
  • Closely follow news and track regional developments in relevant sectors;
  • Help edit, fact-check, and proofread articles and publications;
  • Assist with translation, design, and publication of program reports, articles, agendas, and other materials, as needed;
  • Help plan, oversee, take notes, and report on program events;
  • 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 and/or Portuguese;
  • Be available for a minimum of eight sixteen- to twenty-hour weeks during the fall and spring terms or thirty- to forty-hour weeks during the summer term;
  • Be eligible to accept an internship from any US employer. If you are a student in the US but a resident of another country, you must have a valid 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

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.