Assistant to the Managing Director

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Inter American Defense Foundation
Company Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Inter-American Defense Foundation (IADF) is seeking multiple interns to support its ongoing initiatives in support of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB).

Title: Assistant to the Managing Director of the Inter-American Defense Foundation

Location: IADB/F headquarters, 2600 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Hours and location are flexible but generally entail meeting one evening per week at the IADB/F headquarters located at 2600 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Supervision: Interns will report directly to the Managing Director of the Foundation

Background: The Inter-American Defense Foundation (IADF) directly supports the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) which is the oldest military and defense organization in the world having been in continuous operation since March 30, 1942. IADB is an international forum which provides unique technical, consultative and educational advisory services in military and hemispheric defense related matters to its member nations, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.

The IADB is comprised of the following entities: the Secretariat, the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) and the Council of Delegates. The Council of Delegates represents the following nations: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


Duties: Depending on each intern’s educational and experiential background plus their personal interests, interns will be given to the opportunity to:

1. Become familiar with the full spectrum of IADB advisory, education, and training activities and the goals and missions of the Foundation.

2. Develop a working understanding of the basic requirements associated with operating a private, not-for-profit foundation incorporated in the city of Washington D.C. Using this knowledge, the intern(s) will support the Managing Director by:

a. Assisting in the development and execution of strategies and related, implementing mechanisms to support the goals and objectives of the IADB.

b. Conducting research to identify U.S. and international entities in both the public and private sectors whose mission and vision statements indicate that they might actively support the IADB’s advisory, education, and training activities.


Qualifications: Reasonable fluency in both written and spoken Spanish is desirable but not required. Similar ability in Portuguese is desirable but not required. Applicants with majors in the following areas will be given additional preference: international relations, marketing, or management, or information technology.

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