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Fall 2012 Policy Internship Americas Society/Council of the Americas (New York)

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek a qualified individual for a paid fall internship in its policy program. The intern's responsibilities will consist of: researching and writing for Americas Quarterly (AQ) print and online editions (including daily news updates); providing research and logistical support for ongoing policy initiatives with a primary focus on our efforts to bolster public-private cooperation on security issues in Central America; attending meetings and interacting with AS/COA members; and assisting with administrative tasks as needed.

Key areas of focus during the internship will be:
Assisting with all aspects of the production of Americas Quarterly, including correspondence with authors, supporting the editorial team and assisting with content development
Assisting with research on security issues in Central America, including assistance with background papers and proposals, tracking security developments, and coordinating in-country meetings (including travel arrangements) and outreach to COA members
Providing support for other policy initiatives, including work on extractive industries and social inclusion, Cuba, and Hispanic immigration in the U.S.
Writing short pieces for Americas Quarterly
Providing logistical support for policy events and arranging meeting details and project-related trips (agenda, hotels, outreach, etc.)
Lending support to necessary administrative tasks

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a quick learner who takes initiative and can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:

Minimum B.A. in International Affairs, Economics or Latin American Studies (graduate degree or graduate students preferred)
Fluency in English and Spanish; Portuguese language skills a plus
Excellent English and Spanish writing and editing skills
Proficiency in conducting research
Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or Raiser's Edge a plus
Demonstrable knowledge of Latin American history, politics and economics, especially as related to Central America

Time Requirement: Minimum 30 hours/week commitment. 4-5 days/week preferred.

Contact Details
Contact: Jason Marczak
Email: jmarczak(at)as-coa.org

Application Instructions
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and an English writing sample (3-5 pages) to Jason Marczak at jmarczak(at)as-coa.org. No phone calls please.

Organization URL: http://www.as-coa.org/
Experience: Internship
Date Posted Aug-9-2012

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