The Inter-American Dialogue seeks an intern to join its finance team. The intern will support junior and senior staff in a range of activities. S/he will help with general accounting responsibilities (50%) as well as to support an international development program in Guatemala (50%).

Specific tasks will include:

  • Working closely with the DC-based Accounting and Finance staff to maintain efficient, accurate and streamlined accounting procedures using MIP accounting software;
  • Working with DC- and Guatemala-based accounting and program staff to ensure that all local expenditures have proper documentation and comply with US government and Guatemalan government requirements;
  • Processing a variety of accounting transactions to verify accuracy, proper calculations and amounts, inclusion of appropriate source documentation, and proper budget codes;
  • Tracing discrepancies through source materials, or through discussion with originating party, to resolve them;
  • Preparing the proper subcontracting documents and ensuring that subcontractors understand and follow accounting best practices;
  • Maintaining updated accounting documentation and producing monthly vouchers and other financial reports.

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
  • Be proficient in English and Spanish
  • Be available for a minimum of ten 35-hour weeks during the summer or eight 20-hour weeks during the fall or spring
  • 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 that will allow you to work in the U.S.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample in Spanish (~2 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.