Advocacy Intern

Latin America Working GroupWashington, DC
Unpaid Internship

7 months ago


Job Title

Advocacy Intern

Job Location

Washington, D.C.

Job Overview

Join the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) as an Advocacy Intern and assist with our efforts to promote a human rights-based approach to U.S. policy towards Latin America. You will gain an understanding of politics, economics, social issues, and human rights in Latin America; exposure to how the federal government works and how foreign policy is made; experience working in a professional environment through the lens of a D.C.-based nonprofit; and skills in online grassroots political organizing.


  • Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend.
  • Internships are eligible for academic credit.


  • Assist in research and writing of blog posts and other literature.
  • Attend meetings and congressional hearings.
  • Post to social media.
  • Assist staff with daily and long-term projects.
  • Work closely with staff on all four campaigns, doing what is necessary as it arises.
  • Complete some administrative tasks, but lean more heavily towards programmatic ones.
  • Embrace the fast-paced office environment with friendly and approachable staff.


  • Minimum of 20 hours per week, preferably across every day of the work week Monday-Friday.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Interest in Latin America, U.S. policy towards Latin America, human rights issues, and advocacy.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Political Science And Government11%

  • Communication6%

  • Economics5%

  • Psychology4%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations4%

  • 342 other majors68%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Teach For America
  • Deloitte
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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