2023 Summer Session
Deadlines: 1/30/2023 - 2/17/2023

BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE READ ATTENTIVELY:

  • If accepted for the internship, interns must not render services to any government or related entity during the internship session. The acceptance of an appointment to any governmental post or public office constitutes immediate termination of the internship.
  • Candidates can apply to both sessions of the internship. However, please bear in mind that you can only take part in the internship once, through one of our sessions. This means that if you were interviewed and given internship offers by both Headquarters and Country Offices, you could only accept one of these offers.

THE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE ARE:

· GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the American scale or equivalent: when indicating your GPA do not convert your GPA to the American scale. Indicate your overall GPA and the grading scale of your university.

· Students at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as professionals, can apply. If you are an undergraduate student, you must have finished the second year of studies (minimum requirement).

· Be proficient in at least two of the four official languages of the OAS (Spanish, English, French and Portuguese). 

DOCUMENTS TO ATTACH TO THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION FORM:

Incomplete applications will be screened out.

· Academic transcripts issued by the university or academic institution (mandatory). Must include the detail of all courses taken and grades. DO NOT include copies of your degree certificate.

· 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 should only submit it if applicable to your case.

· CV with Cover Letter (mandatory). Attach your CV and cover letter in a single PDF document.
CVs with photos will disqualify your application.

Please, address the cover letter 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 either 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


KEEP IN MIND:

- Interns must have their own computer and internet connection. 

- The internship is unpaid. The OAS does not provide payment/remuneration of any kind.

- Internships are full-time (40h/week) from 9 am to 5:30 pm EST (Washington, DC). Other specific work arrangements may be discussed with your potential supervisor if you are invited for an interview.

- The OAS does not provide health insurance coverage for interns. Selected candidates, independent of internship modality (virtual or hybrid) will be required to submit proof of health insurance before starting the internship.

- Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered for the selection process. 

- The Department of Human Resources conducts a preliminary review of all applications, and the final selection is made by the OAS Departments/Offices, based on specific projects or assignments which may be suitable for interns.

INTERNSHIP MODALITIES:

[VIRTUAL] Interns living outside the United States (Headquarter's Session) or outside the country of their National Office (National Office's Session) shall work remotely from their current home countries for the entire duration of the program. The GS/OAS will not sponsor G-4 visas for this session.
[HYBRID] Interns currently living in the country in which their internship will take place and who meet the following criteria could be eligible to work in a hybrid modality combining on-site work and telework.

- Headquarters: Interns are US citizens or US legal residents or live in the Washington DC Metropolitan area under one of the following visas: F-1/J-1 student visas or G-4 dependent visa with corresponding work permit.
- National Offices: Interns are nationals of the country in which their National Office is located, and their internship will take place, or they hold a valid visa/working permit in that country.
- Interns are fully vaccinated.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

- Applications: January 30 – February 17, 2023

- Interviews (estimated, subject to changes): March/April, 2023

- Internship Session: June 08  August 18, 2023. 

Applicants will be invited for an interview only if they are under consideration. Once the selection process is completed, all applicants will be notified of the results. Please, do not contact the Internship Program to follow up on the status of your application.

Applications and supporting documents will be accepted until the last day of the applications period at 23:59 EST (Washington, D.C. time) only through the Electronic Application Form. Please, do not send your application or supporting documents via e-mail.

Before applying, carefully review the information available at our website and Frequently Asked Questions section. If you have any further questions or concerns, please, contact us at internships@oas.org.


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