Tuesday, February 28, 2017

30+ Summer Internships at the Atlantic Council in Foreign Policy and External Relations

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is looking for two-three interns, with one intern focusing on social media (advertised externally as Latin America Social Media Intern). 

Our interns are an integral part of our team. With a small group, most of our projects are all-hands-on-deck and we encourage interns to actively engage in the formulation of events, publications, and overall Center strategies. This position will expose the candidate to the writing process for publications and articles, all aspects of planning policy events, the proposal process for developing projects, and creating strategic initiatives within a think tank. Given its flat management system, Arsht Center interns have daily exposure and interaction with the directors and the rest of the staff. With the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in operation for a little more than a year, the intern will be encouraged to provide new ideas and recommendations of how to build on the Center’s foundation. 

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. A monthly metro reimbursement is offered, along with Interview and Resume Workshops, briefings with our Military and State Department Fellows, as well as other senior-level staff. 

Summer internships at the Council generally begin late May and are completed by the end of August. The deadline to apply is March 15, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected. 
Responsibilities: 

• Conduct research to support the activities of Center. 
• Draft memos, blog posts, and articles for publication. 
• Handle various elements for program events. 
• Draft formal correspondence to government officials and invitations for events. 
• Take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives. 

Additional responsibilities for Latin America Social Media Intern: 
• Monitor and research Latin American policy issues 
• Create and maintain media lists 
• Media outreach to promote the Center’s events, publications and writings. The intern must be an advocate for the Center’s materials. 
• Book Arsht Center directors and fellows on radio and television. 
• Assist with event planning and execution 
• Draft materials such as memos, blog posts, and articles for publication. 
Apply an aggressive social media strategy to promote the Center’s work. 
Monitor media hits that include Arsht Center work and Arsht Center experts.

Many others are offered as well. For details on on all of them, click here.