The Inter-American Foundation, an independent U.S. Government agency, was created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF has carried out its mandate by responding with grant support for the most creative ideas for self-help received from grassroots groups and nongovernmental organizations. It also encourages partnerships among community organizations, business and local government directed at improving the quality of life for poor people and strengthening democratic practices. The IAF is governed by a board of directors appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A president, appointed by the board, serves as the Inter-American Foundation’s chief executive officer, managing a group of employees based in Washington D.C.
External & Government Affairs Intern
May 2019 - August 2019
“The IAF was very intentional about making my internship experience beneficial for me. The staff allowed me to listen in and even contribute to many meetings in the department I was in as well as other departments of the organization. I was given both large and small projects based on my interests as well as areas for me to grow and learn. ”
Office of Networks and Strategic Intiatives Intern
June 2017 - August 2017
“Indpendent work and ability to choose projects that interested me”