Internship Opportunity: Education and Covid-19

The Inter-American Dialogue seeks a graduate-level intern to join its education team. The intern will work closely with the Education program’s senior fellow on a variety of research tasks focused on school reopening and teacher policies in the post-pandemic. As needed, the intern will also support junior and senior staff in a range of activities.

The intern will be able to work independently, showing initiative and excellent problem-solving skills to complete detailed policy research. The intern should be able to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. The position brings a committed individual into contact with an active group of civil society leaders, policymakers, and academics in the field of education policy in Latin America and exposes them to cutting-edge policy issues in education.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research on school reopening and teacher policy in Latin America and the Caribbean under the direction of the senior fellow;
    • Assist in conducting interviews with regional experts;
    • Research and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data;
    • Review and summarize technical documents;
  • Prepare written reports or presentations analyzing research;
  • Attend Zoom meetings with senior fellow and other Education program staff to discuss findings;
  • Assist with additional writing, translating and event planning as necessary.

Interns should:

  • Be enrolled in a college or university as a graduate student or have graduated no more than six months prior to the start of the internship;
  • Demonstrate interest in education policy in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Have strong writing and research abilities;
  • Be highly proficient in English and Spanish (Portuguese a plus);
  • Be available for a minimum of eighteen 20- to 35-hour weeks (April – August).

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and writing samples in English and Spanish to

DEADLINE: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

NOTE: This is a remote internship. We encourage applicants from throughout the Americas to apply.

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.