The Dialogue’s China and Latin America Program engages and informs academics, policy-makers, and private sector leaders from China, Latin America, and the United States on evolving themes in China-Latin America relations. Our working group meetings, events, and publications seek to address areas of critical interest and to identify shared priorities on both sides of the Pacific. The program is currently accepting part-time or full-time unpaid internship applications.

The intern will work closely with the program director. Among other responsibilities, (s)he will:

  • Conduct research on various aspects of Chinese engagement in Latin America;
  • Track key domestic developments in China that are likely to influence Latin America;
  • Attend and report on Washington area meetings;
  • Help organize, run, and report on program meetings and events.

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 Asia and Latin America;
  • Have strong writing and research abilities;
  • Be native speakers of Chinese (Mandarin);
  • 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 hours a week during the summer term;
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident, or have a valid US student visa.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample of one to two pages in English, 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.