Intern - Americas Program (Summer 2024)

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024
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At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.聽 Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

The CSIS Americas Program seeks highly motivated candidates for up to three full-time, paid internships in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for Fall 2023, starting on May 28th, 2024 and ending on/about September 6th, 2024.

The program informs and produces insightful analysis and recommendations for partners in the United States and the region.聽The Americas Program focuses on six thematic priorities:

The authoritarian regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba as well as democratic backsliding in other countries as a driver of regional instability. Economic development, strengthening supply chains, forging closer trade linkages between the United States and the region, and nearshoring critical industries. The long-term impact of China鈥檚 rise, the continued relevance of Russia and other extra-hemispheric powers, in a region shaped by strategic rivalry. Security, especially transnational criminal organizations and illicit economies, particularly in Mexico, the Northern Triangle, and Colombia. Governance challenges and their effects, including weak rule of law, endemic corruption, migration, inequality, and human rights violations. Civil-military relations and defense cooperation.

The hired candidate will be paid hourly, commensurate with experience ($17.00/hour for current undergraduate hires, $18.00/hour for hires with a bachelor鈥檚 degree, and $19.00/hour for hires with a master鈥檚 degree).


Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Assisting with ongoing Americas Program research and projects as specified by the staff.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Compiling research and data into literature reviews, summaries, backgrounders, and short publications to support the program鈥檚 research portfolio.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Assisting in the preparation and execution of Americas Program events.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Copyediting Americas Program publications and drafting correspondence.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Monitoring events in the Western Hemisphere.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disseminating news to our web following.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Supporting communication activities.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Other administrative tasks as needed.


聽聽聽聽聽聽 Strong academic record with a demonstrated interest in Western Hemisphere affairs.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 B.A. in global development, international affairs, political science, Latin American studies, or similar. Candidates with a M.A. preferred.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Demonstrated knowledge of Latin America.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Excellent analytical and writing abilities.聽

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ability to work independently.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Strong critical thinking skills.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Detail-oriented, well-organized, proactive, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Experience working in an office environment.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fluency in Spanish required; proficiency in Portuguese is a plus.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Must be able to work in the United States


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment.聽 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.聽 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job can be fully remote, fully onsite, or hybrid.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested applicants should submit a r茅sum茅 and cover letter, at Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and you must apply before April 24, 2024.

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