Welcome to the OAS Internship Program Application Form 

Please read instructions below carefully before entering to the application form

Deadlines: 5/30/2020 - 7/12/2020

Welcome to the OAS Internship Program!

Considering the disruptions caused by the COVID-19, the OAS Internship Program will offer only virtual internships during the 2020 Fall Session and Session III. In-person internships are expected to resume for the 2021 Winter/Spring Session and Session I, according to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please carefully read before submitting your application:

The requirements to apply are:

  • GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the American scale or equivalent. This means to be in the 25% top of the class.
  • Students at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as young professionals can apply. However, undergraduate students must be at least finishing their second year of studies.
  • Be proficient in two of the four languages of the Organization (Spanish, English, French and Portuguese).

Documents to attach to the electronic application form:

  • Two letters of recommendation addressed to the OAS Internship Program, one preferably (not mandatory) from a professor within your area of expertise. The second letter from an employer or another professor. Please include contact information (phone number and email) of the person signing the letter. Letters of recommendation that cannot be given directly to the student can be e-mailed to internships@oas.org.
  • Academic transcripts issued by the academic institution
    Please DO NOT send copies of your degree certificate. Must include the detail of courses taken and grades. Students who have access to an unofficial transcript, please attach a copy to the form and email the official version to internships@oas.org.
  • Official statement: If your internship will be accredited by your academic institution, please include an official letter from your institution. with the corresponding indications. This document is not mandatory, you may only submit it if applicable to your case. 
  • Resume with Cover Letter: Attach your CV and cover letter in a single PDF document:
    • Resumes with photos will not be accepted and will disqualify your application.
    • Resumes without cover letter will not be accepted and will disqualify your application.
    • The cover letter must be addressed to the OAS Internship Program.

Languages: all your supporting documents may be submitted in any of the four official languages of the OAS (English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese). However, it is recommended to complete the application in English or Spanish.

Areas of interest: you will be required to select 1 to 3 recruiting areas of interest. To learn more about the OAS structure and departments, click here: www.oas.org/en/about/organizational_list.asp

Incomplete applications will be on hold until all the supporting documents are sent to the OAS Department of Human Resources. They will be accepted until the last day of the applications period at 23:59 EST (Washington, D.C. time)

Before applying, carefully review the information in our website and Frequently Asked Questions section.

Please be reminded that:

  • To participate in the virtual session, interns must have their own computer and internet connection.
  • The OAS does not provide payment/remuneration of any kind.
  • The OAS does not provide medical insurance coverage for interns. Selected candidates will be required to submit proof of medical insurance when starting the internship.
  • The purpose of the Program is to provide candidates the opportunity to enhance their own academic training and career objectives.
  • A preliminary selection of candidates is made by the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and final selection is made by the OAS Departments/Offices.
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements as indicated in our application form will not be considered for the selection process. 
  • Departments/Offices will identify possible fits based on specific projects or assignments which may be suitable for interns.
  • Applicants will be contacted only if they are under consideration.
  •  Once the selection process is completed, all applicants will be notified of the results.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us at internships@oas.org