Latin America Working Group (LAWG) Summer Internships 2019


If you are looking for an internship, you will have the opportunity to join the 2019 LAWG Summer Internship as an Advocacy Intern at the Latin America Working Group (LAWG). With their efforts, you will assist in promoting a human rights – based approach to Latin America’s US policy.

Practitioners work closely with staff on all four campaigns, doing what’s needed as it emerges. Practitioners are encouraged to work at least 3 days or 20 hours a week.

As an intern, through the lens of a nonprofit based D.C., you will gain experience working in a professional environment; and skills in online grassroots political organization.

Internship Description

The internship includes some administrative tasks but relies heavier on programmatic tasks. The office is fast-paced, but it is friendly and accessible to staff.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting in researching and writing blog posts and other literature, attending meetings and congressional hearings, posting to social media, and assisting staff with daily and long-term projects.

Field of Internship: Internship is available for politics, economics, social issues, and human rights
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
An internship can be taken in the U.S.
Number of awards offered: Numbers not given
Internship Duration: A minimum of three days or 20 hours per week.
Notification: Not given
Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship? Internships are unpaid but are eligible for a $10/day travel stipend and academic credit.


To be eligible, applicants must:

Classification: Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent graduate/other
Candidate must be enrolled in any major at the university and have qualified GPA
Applicants must have a strong interest in the understanding of politics, economics, social issues, and human rights in Latin America.

Related: Democracy International Graduate Student Internships 2019

Application Procedure

How to Apply:
To apply, you will need to complete an online application form.

The applicants must submit all the following documents in a single pdf with the title, “Last Name, First Name: Position Title Semester Year”.


Cover-letter that states: Why you are specifically interested in LAWG’s work? Why you are qualified for the position, including relevant coursework, experience, or study abroad
Writing sample: 2-3 pages maximum (can be an excerpt) in English that focuses on a relevant topic (Latin America, U.S. policy towards Latin America, human rights issues, advocacy). It can be an academic paper, blog post, or news article. Optional: writing sample in Spanish with the same qualifications as above.
Two references with: Capacity in which you worked with them, and Email and phone number.

Deadline: Internship application deadline is July 14, 2019.

To Apply for Latin America Working Group (LAWG) Summer Internships 2019: Click Here

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