Internships

Are you passionate about making a difference in the Americas? At Partners, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact. We offer a rich work experience in a professional and supportive environment, where interns play a critical role in our success. The leaders of tomorrow have to start today, and our internships can provide you with the skills, connections and work experience needed to stand out in the global job market. 

Why Partners?

  • 50-year track record
  • Over 30+ interns hired as full-time staff or consultants
  • 300 interns since 2007
  • Global network of international development experts and grassroots community leaders

Open Positions

*All internship positions are unpaid unless indicated otherwise.

 

2018 Fall Communications Internship

Partners of the Americas is an international grassroots organization that connects individuals and organizations to serve and change lives through lasting partnerships in the Western Hemisphere.

The Communications Internship is an unpaid position that provides an opportunity to get significant hands-on experience in supporting Partners' communications efforts. Applicants interested in receiving college credit are welcome to apply. 

Child Protection Unit Intern

Partners of the Americas (Partners) is seeking a self-motivated and dedicated individual to provide integral support to its Child Protection Unit (CPU).

The CPU works to combat the worst forms of child labor through direct services and capacity building initiatives in partnership with international and local organizations and collaborating with country governments. The CPU currently implements USAID and USDOL programs in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Paraguay.

This internship is ideal for a junior or senior level college student with a passion for international affairs, particularly for international human rights and development. The internship will offer insight into the workings of international cooperation agencies and implementation of development projects, both from an administrative as well as a programmatic perspective.

In addition to gaining professional work experience, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to network within Partners’ international alliance of NGOs, and among NGO leaders in Washington DC. While the internship will not involve international travel, the selected candidate will be expected to participate in meetings with international stakeholders of the projects. 

Youth Engagement Intern

As an intern for the Youth Engagement unit, you will support tasks leading up to the implementation of YE programs including planning and design, and will support the day to day activities required to execute the promotion and selection, orientation, travel and follow-up phases of the programs taking place in the "sending" country, Washington, DC, and a "host" US state/Latin American country. Interns may also support other youth related initiatives. 

Program Development Internship 

Partners of the Americas seeks a self- motivated and dedicated intern to provide integral support to its Program Development (PD) unit.  The PD unit works with Partners staff and network of chapters, organizations, and institutions throughout the Western Hemisphere to identify and respond to funding opportunities around a broad array of technical, thematic, and development issues.

Higher Education/Study Abroad Program Intern

Partners of the Americas seeks a passionate and knowledgeable intern to support its higher education programs focused on study abroad. The 100,000 Strong in the Americas and Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Study Abroad are programs that aim to help higher education institutions (HEIs) create and/or expand their capacity for study abroad programming. Through grant competitions, both programs help HEIs develop partnerships that make international study more broadly available to all students.

Higher Education/Study Abroad Communications Intern

Partners of the Americas seeks a passionate and knowledgeable Communications Intern to support its higher education programs focused on study abroad. The 100,000 Strong in the Americas and Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Study Abroad are programs that aim to help higher education institutions (HEIs) create and/or expand their capacity for study abroad programming. Through grant competitions, both programs help HEIs develop partnerships that make international study more broadly available to all students.

Finance and Administration Intern

Partners of the Americas seeks a detail -oriented and dedicated intern to provide integral support to its Finance and Administration (F&A) unit. F&A oversees all of the financial, administrative and HR functions for Partners of the Americas, domestically and overseas. This is a unique learning experience for those studying finance or accounting to expand their skills in the non-profit sector.

Membership Unit, Membership & Development Intern

Partners of the Americas seeks a self-motivated, creative, and knowledgeable intern to provide support to our growing membership network by developing new processes, tools, and resources that help the network connect internationally and execute effective development projects. The Partners of the Americas network consists of volunteer Chapters, individuals, organizations, and higher education institutions that build lasting partnerships to serve and change lives in our local and hemispheric-wide communities.

Business Management Internship Program 

Partners of the Americas is currently looking for enthusiastic students to participate in our 2018 Business Management Internship program to assist the Executive Office. This position calls for an energetic and well organized individual with excellent writing, proofreading, and interpersonal skills.

Please note: Our positions are filled on a rolling basis, and only finalists will be contacted. Please, no phone calls!