Internship Opportunity: Development & External Relations

The Dialogue’s Development and External Relations team manages all outreach campaigns for the Dialogue, the Dialogue’s communication strategy, public relations and its flagship event the Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala as well as relations with the President’s Leadership Council.

An intern working with the Dialogue’s Development and External Relations Program can expect to perform the following tasks:

  • Work directly with the Director and Coordinator;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support and research assistance in preparation for the President’s Leadership Council meeting and Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala;
  • Assist with profile research and help coordinate mailings of solicitation letters;
  • Assist with the monitoring of communication analytics using applications such as Google Analytics;
  • Help inform the Dialogue’s presence on social media, including publishing on website and using social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn;
  • Help prepare mail and email solicitation for the Associate Program;
  • Provide administrative support regarding fundraising activities;
  • Attend and report on Washington area meetings;
  • Other responsibilities relating to development and external relations as assigned by the Director.

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 hours a week 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, and a 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.