Latin America Working Group Internship (Washington D.C.)

The Latin America Working Group seeks interns year round to assist our advocacy efforts. (See application procedure below.)
Fall Semester (Sept – Dec) Application Due: July 20
Winter Semester (Jan – May) Application Due: November 11
Summer (June – August) Application due: March 20
The Latin America Working Group is a coalition of over sixty-five religious, human rights, grassroots, policy and development organizations. Since 1983, the coalition has worked to influence US policy so that it promotes peace, justice and sustainable development in Latin America.
The LAWG regularly convenes meetings of the participating organizations to analyze developments in Washington and Latin America and to craft common positions and effective strategies for action. The LAWG staff assist organizations in designing and implementing coordinated advocacy efforts and public education campaigns. Our staff provide information to nongovernmental organizations, the US Congress, the media, and citizens interested in US policy toward Latin America.
DUTIES: Interns are responsible for assisting LAWG constituents, keeping up to date on Latin American issues, delivering educational packets to Capitol Hill, attending meetings and congressional hearings, and assisting the director and staff with daily and weekly projects. The internship is fairly flexible, so if there is a special project an intern would like to work on, he or she is encouraged to do so.
PROGRAM: Interns can work up to five days a week, with flexible hours. Interns work closely with the staff, doing what is necessary as it arises. The staff communicate frequently about current events, regional transformations, and the timing of legislation in Congress. The office functions at a fast pace but staff are friendly and helpful. Dress is casual.
SKILLS: A general understanding and interest in politics, economics, social issues and human rights in Latin America; a desire to learn about the federal government; basic office skills; and curiosity about grassroots political organizing.
COMMENT: LAWG is an ideal place to gain experience in advocacy work for any issue and provides a thorough introduction into how human rights and peace groups influence and shape US foreign policy. Unfortunately, LAWG cannot offer financial compensation to interns; however, the LAWG staff is willing to assist interns on independent projects in order to receive academic credit.
TO APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample (2-3 pages), and the names and daytime telephone numbers of two references to:
Latin America Working Group
Attn: Intern Coordinator
424 C St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-7010
(202) 543-7647 (fax)
Email your application to: lawg@lawg.org

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