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Council of the Americas Internship

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Council of the Americas Internship

The Council of the Americas Washington office seeks a student intern with office experience. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include energy, trade, Asia–Latin America relations, technology, health, and others. Must have at least two years of college or university to qualify and be fluent in Spanish. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and a 1–2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA’s work, to Kezia McKeague at kmckeague@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position.

Council of Hemispheric Affairs Internship

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Council of Hemispheric Affairs Internship

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, offers internships in Washington, D.C., in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure to the policy-making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees. Applications are accepted on rolling basis, but it is advised that you send them several months before your desired starting date (internships available fall/winter). To learn more about the application process and the positions available, visit the web site.

INSS Internship Opportunities Fall 2015

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INSS Internship Opportunities Fall 2015

Application deadline: Friday, 14 August

The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for its fall semester 2015 Internship Program. They offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs. All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. Currently they are offering internship opportunities in three areas. Download the PDFS to learn about the Middle East Energy Internship, the South Asia-Near East Internship, or the Western Hemisphere Internship.

Internship position at the Peruvian Consulate in Utah

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Internship position at the Peruvian Consulate in Utah

The interns’ primary job will be to aid the Consulate and the Honorary Consul in taking care of the needs of the Peruvian community in the State of Utah as well as promoting commerce, education, culture, humanitarian efforts, and government relations.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE

• Answering questions over the phone and email and setting up appointments.

• Process documentation for Peruvian Citizens including IDs, Passports, document legalization, certificates, permits, etc.

• Do research and prepare presentations about business, tourist, and humanitarian opportunities in Peru.

• Maintain the consulate web site and Facebook. Read More…

Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

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Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Amy Buono is the Latin American studies guest for this lecture on  Thursday, 9 April at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Buono teaches in the Department of Art History and Theory in the Art Institute of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, specializing in transatlantic visual culture.

Her publications encompass topics as diverse as the ritual performance of featherwork, the epistemology of medicinal recipe books, the art of natural history, and theories of collecting.

Three threads connect her broader research agenda: an interest in the institutional histories of art; an understanding of the technologies of production as crucial to art’s social efficacy; and a commitment to tracing the rhetorical deployment of art objects.

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.