Research Associate – Council On Hemispheric Affairs – Washington, DC

For more than 30 years, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations.

Interns play an integral role in COHA’s activities, which include the following: issuing statements and providing commentary to the print and electronic media; submitting articles on hemispheric issues to regional and national media; monitoring human rights and press freedom violations; promoting constructive U.S. policy initiatives; formulating viable alternatives that seek a diplomatic rather than a military solution to disputes; attending briefings by visiting Latin American dignitaries; and surveying legislation focused on social justice and the expansion of authentic democratic institutions.


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.

How to Apply

We are currently looking for applicants for the Fall 2014 semester. Interns generally start in August, and must serve for a period of 18 weeks. Our dates are flexible.

To apply, please send the following documents to COHA:

– Application form (the document can be downloaded from:

– Resume

– Cover letter

– Brief writing sample (two pages)

– Unofficial transcript (photocopies acceptable)

– Two letters of recommendation

Applications may be addressed to our Intern Coordinator and sent via:


Council on Hemispheric Affairs/1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1C/Washington, D.C. 20036

Fax: (202) 223-4979

or Email:

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