Internship Opportunity: Office of the President

The Dialogue’s Office of the President manages matters pertaining to in-house and special events, the Dialogue Members and Board of Directors, and the Dialogue’s media presence. In addition, the Office of the President manages the Dialogue’s Global Trends web portal, as well as initiatives and events pertaining to women, gender issues, democratic governance, US policy towards Latin America, trade, and press freedom. This position reports to the program assistant in the Office of the President.

An intern working with the Dialogue’s Office of the President can expect to perform the following tasks:

  • Work directly with the President;
  • Conduct research on key issues in Hemispheric affairs including democratic governance, US policy towards Latin America and trade;
  • Assist with the editing, translation, design, and publication of program reports, memos, press releases, and other materials, as needed;
  • Help organize, run, and report on events and meetings related to the program;
  • Help manage President’s appointments, travel arrangements and telephone communications;
  • Help coordinate President’s media and public appearances;
  • Help manage President’s presence on social media, including publishing on website, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook, etc., as needed;
  • Attend and report on Washington area meetings;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the President.

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 current valid visa.

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