Internship Opportunity: Think Tank Haiti

Think Tank Haiti (TTH) is an independent, non-partisan initiative, jointly developed and managed by Quisqueya University and the Inter-American Dialogue. It is designed to build a Haitian capacity to analyze, understand, and respond to the multiple, devastating challenges today confronting the nation. Operationally, TTH will establish a network of prominent Haitian policy professionals to produce high-quality, focused analysis of the obstacles to political, social, and economic advance and develop practical ideas and proposals for addressing them.

 The Think Tank Haiti (TTH) initiative is recruiting an intern to work with its steering committee beginning in early 2022. We are seeking an individual with a demonstrated interest in the politics and economics of Haiti, who has strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills. We are looking for energy, creativity, and flexibility, someone who takes initiative, can work on multiple tasks, and can work in a team setting as well as independently. The internship is open to recent graduates as well as current graduate or undergraduate students. The intern will report to three Washington, DC-based members of the TTH steering committee (Peter Hakim, Joan Caivano, and Georges Fauriol).

Specific responsibilities include:

  •  Regular reporting on developments in Haiti, on the country’s relations with the US and other international and regional actors, and on international policy debates and decisions regarding Haiti;
  • Draft invitation letters to TTH events;
  • Help organize and manage private meetings and public discussions, and prepare notes and reports on their results;
  • Attending and reporting on relevant meetings in Washington;
  • Reviewing and editing documents prepared by TTH associates;
  • Joining other Dialogue interns and staff to meet administrative and institutional needs.

Interns should:

  • Have strong writing, research, and analytic skills;
  • Have a deep interest in and knowledge about Haiti;
  • Either French and English or French and Spanish language competence, working knowledge of Creole a plus;
  • Be available for one to two semesters for 20-24 hours per week.

DEADLINE: Please email your resume, cover letter, and writing samples in French and English or Spanish to peter@thedialogue.org. Applications close January 15, 2021 at 5 PM ET. 

NOTE: This internship is open to applicants based in DC and remote. 

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.