Internship Opportunity: Latin America Advisor

The Inter-American Dialogue publishes the Latin America Advisor every business day for informed corporate leaders, scholars and government officials who are invested in Latin America’s development and future. Commentators regularly include heads of state, business leaders, diplomats, economists, analysts and thought leaders from around the world. Many of the world’s most innovative companies subscribe, including Apple, BMW, Citigroup, ExxonMobil, Google, Merck, Mitsubishi, Oracle and Walmart, to name a few, as well as the libraries at Berkeley, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame, among other leading universities, and government ministries on four continents.

Specific intern responsibilities may include:

  • Help edit, fact-check and proofread articles;
  • Track news and developments around the region;
  • Draft articles for publication in daily, weekly and biweekly editions;
  • Help brainstorm topics for the Advisor’s Q&A section;
  • Help expand and diversify the Advisor’s commentator database;
  • Attend events organized by the Dialogue and occasionally write articles covering them;
  • Attend and report on Washington-area meetings;
  • Assist with the production of the Latin America Advisor’s video series;
  • Assist with social media outreach and communications;
  • Assist in other duties as needed by the editor and associate editor.

Interns should:

  • Be enrolled in a college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student or have graduated no more than a year prior to the start of the internship;
  • Demonstrate interest in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Demonstrate interest in journalism;
  • Have strong writing and research abilities;
  • Be proficient in English and Spanish, with Portuguese a plus;
  • Be available for a minimum of eight 16- to 20-hour weeks;
  • 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 current 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 a brief journalism writing sample of no more than 250 words as well as how you heard about this internship to Submitting a letter of recommendation is optional.

DEADLINE: Applications are due Friday, May 1

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.