Council on Hemispheric Affairs- Summer Internship
Position Type: Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics
Location: Washington, DC, Washington (United States)
Description: The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), is a major tax-exempt, nonprofit and nonpartisan national research and information organization. COHA was founded in 1975 to encourage balanced relations and monitor policies among the US, Latin America, and Canada. Issues of concern to COHA include diplomacy, human rights, freedom of the press, mixed economics rather than neoliberalism and development, anti-corruption and pro-democracy efforts, respect for Latin American sovereignty, and free trade. Interns (called research associates) write articles for COHA's distinguished biweekly publication Washington Report on the Hemisphere, interview policymakers and journalists, conduct research for position papers, write press releases, and respond to public inquiries.
Job Function: Research
Desired Class Level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Duration: 18 weeks (14 for Summer applicants)
Approximate Hours Per Week: 40
Qualifications: Intern candidates should have some knowledge and/or interest in U.S.-Latin American affairs or international relations and should display impressive research and writing skills. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is desired, though experience in journalism, English, or one of the social sciences may be substituted for the normal background requirements. Ideal internship candidates should be highly motivated and will be expected to show initiative and a capacity for innovation.