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Office of Programs Internships

Excellent opportunity to gain experience in international development and work in the Federal Government!

The intern's duties involve a variety of analytical, research and administrative tasks, including assistance with the preparation of grant portfolio briefings, assembling and updating grant records, and conducting research for studies of special interest.

Duties include:
•  Support Program staff in research and analysis related to:
  • Funding decisions in assigned countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Preparing country strategies
  • Preparing strategies for specified program themes (e.g. migration, market access, chronic violence, etc.)
•   Specific research related to community-based preparedness and response to climate events and weather-related disasters.
•   Support Program staff in key administrative duties
•   Prepare for and follow up on IAF meetings, events, and workshops
•   Produce presentations and/ or reports related to the tasks that are carried out during the internship period
•   Attend outside meetings of relevance to the IAF's programs and report on their content and results
•   Carry out assignments related to ongoing and special initiatives of Programs
•   Carry out other related duties as identified during the term of the internship.

The Student Volunteer Service Program provides opportunities for students who are enrolled not less than half-time in high school, undergraduate or graduate programs in accredited US educational institutions to acquire work-related educational experience and become involved in early career exploration as a basis for making realistic decisions regarding their future careers. Through the program, students are provided exposure to the work environment, which should encourage them to develop positive work ethics and to acquaint them with various functions of the IAF mission. 

The Inter-American Foundation offers semester, non-paid volunteer positions within the organization. The IAF website has descriptions of the offices that have volunteer positions available for the upcoming Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. 

Spanish, Portuguese, French, and/or Creole language skills are preferred.