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Technical Materials Internship with A Ganar………………………………………….………………………1 Monitoring and Evaluation Internship with A Ganar……………………………………………………...2 International Business Fellows Matching Program Internship………………….……………..….….3 Legislative Fellows Program Internship………………………………………………….………………….…..4 Youth Engagement Internship…………………………………………………………….………………………...5 Climate Change Internship……………………………………………………………….…………………………...6 Farmer to Farmer Internship………………………………………………………….…………………………...…7 Program Development Internship with Ambassadors for Prosperity……………………………..8 PartnersCampus Internship………………………………………………………….………………………………..9 Network Specialist Internship with Partnerships and Programs…..……………………………….10 Graphic Design Internship…………………………………………………………………………………………….11 Video Production Internship…………………………………………………………………………………………12 Social Media Internship………………………………………………………………………………………………..13 Program Development Internship………………………………………………………………………………..14 Finance and Administration Internship…………………………………………………………………………15 President’s Office Internship…………………………………………………………………………………………16


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Position Description: Technical Materials Internship with A Ganar Partners of the Americas seeks a disciplined team player to support its A Ganar Alliance in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). A Ganar utilizes team sports to help youth in Latin America and the Caribbean find jobs, learn entrepreneurial skills and re- enter the formal education system. Established in 2005, the program has trained over 10,000 youth in 16 countries throughout the region.

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Experience working in a multicultural environment Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Haitian Creole, and/or Dutch preferred Graduate student with experience in curriculum development and/or technical materials preparation preferred Minimum 20 hours per week

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Spearhead the review of curriculum materials from over 14 countries Work with field staff via email, phone, and Skype to develop new lesson plans that utilize sport as an educational tool Assist program staff with proofreading, editing, design and layout of curriculum materials Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Monitoring and Evaluation Internship with A Ganar Partners of the Americas seeks a disciplined team player to support its A Ganar Alliance in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). A Ganar utilizes team sports to help youth in Latin America and the Caribbean find jobs, learn entrepreneurial skills and re- enter the formal education system. Established in 2005, the program has trained over 10,000 youth in 16 countries throughout the region.

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Experience working in a multicultural environment Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Haitian Creole, and/or Dutch preferred Graduate or PhD student with M&E experience preferred Minimum 20 hours per week

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Work closely with project coordinators to develop comprehensive M&E strategies Create training tools and manuals for A Ganar programming initiatives Collaborate with field offices to assess the capacity for use of different data collection tools Assist program staff with the analysis and summary of field data Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: International Business Fellows Matching Program Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a dedicated and independent intern to provide support to the International Business Fellows Matching Program. This program promotes the exchange of best business practices across the Western Hemisphere by selecting leaders from small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in six-week fellowships in the US. Currently, thirty fellows from across Chile and Costa Rica are completing their fellowships through June 2013.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish Knowledge of small business development, professional exchanges, communications and social networking in Latin America Previous experience with social media outreach and recruitment a plus Minimum 20 hours per week

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Assist the Professional Leadership Exchanges Director and the International Business Fellows Matching Program Officer in the ongoing planning and coordination for participant selection, travel and follow-on projects Outreach to local volunteers throughout the Americas to potential host businesses Design promotional materials, update social media, coordinate and write blog posts and newsletters Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Legislative Fellows Program Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a passionate and knowledgeable intern to provide support to its Legislative Fellows Program. The Legislative Fellows Program promotes good governance and democracy at the local level through professional exchanges. Partners of the Americas has facilitated over 70 exchanges focused in transparency, accountability, citizen advocacy and participation throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish Knowledge of leadership development, volunteerism, professional exchanges, community development and social networking in Latin America Academic major or interest in political science highly desirable Previous monitoring and evaluation experience a plus At least 20 hours per week

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Assist the Director of Professional Leadership Exchanges and the Legislative Fellows Program Officers in the ongoing planning and coordination for participant selection, travel, and follow-on projects Outreach to local volunteers throughout the Americas Design promotional materials and travel activities Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Youth Engagement Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a selfmotivated and dedicated intern to support its Youth Engagement (YE) team. Throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US, YE implements diplomacy programming that fosters youth leadership, intercultural exchanges and a long-term commitment to service. Since 2003, YE has implemented programs in over 15 countries and worked with over 850 youth.

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Excellent written and oral skills in English and Spanish Monitoring and evaluation experience Knowledge of youth issues, leadership exchanges, community development and/or social networking in Latin America At least 15-25 hours per week

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Assist the Director and Program Officer in ongoing planning and coordination for our core program, Youth Ambassadors Support and manage outreach to local volunteers throughout the Americas Develop promotional materials and travel activities Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Climate Change Internship Partners of the Americas seeks an intern to work within our climate change unit, which supports the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) initiative. This program sends pre-selected US technical experts from across the non-profit or private sectors to serve as consultants and speakers to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. From 2011 through 2012, Partners of the Americas and ECPA have together administered 20 of these professional exchanges.

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Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Spanish preferred Broad understanding of climate change issues in the Americas Conversant in policy responses to climate change and environmental stability Experience with social media outreach Minimum 20 hours per week

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Attend and report back from local climate change conferences Organize international conference calls Establish synergies between national governments in Latin America and the Caribbean and the expertise of the ECPA Fellows Manage ECPA communications, including press releases, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts Develop and engage a sub-network of climate change and environmental sustainability experts within the Partners network Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Farmer to Farmer Internship Partners of the Americas seeks an intern to support its Farmer to Farmer program, which improves economic opportunities by focusing on select agricultural value chains and providing technical assistance to farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, government agencies and other institutions. Partners has implemented the Farmer to Farmer Program for 21 years and has sent over 1,500 technical experts on assignments, directly benefiting over 85,000 people. The program currently focuses on the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Nicaragua, with select activities in other countries.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish Interest in international development, specifically in the area of agriculture Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines Strong attention to detail At least 20 hours per week

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Assist with volunteer recruitment, management and tracking Draft case studies and other reports on Farmer to Farmer project impact Review volunteer trip reports and input relevant database information Assist with drafting brochures, newsletter articles and other public outreach materials Create blog posts and update website as needed Attend local events on agriculture and other relevant topics Assist with monitoring and evaluation, including keeping M&E database up-to-date Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Program Development Internship with Ambassadors for Prosperity Partners of the Americas seeks a selfmotivated, dedicated intern to provide support to Ambassadors for Prosperity, its strategic partner in Colombia. Ambassadors for Prosperity is a volunteer and intern placement program for students and young professionals visiting Colombia. The program allows a wide variety of individuals and organizations to engage in meaningful volunteer programs in Colombia with reputable non-profit organizations.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish Academic background in marketing, international development or issues related to youth engagement Special interest in Colombia a plus

At least 25-35 hours per week

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Prepare marketing materials, recruitment strategy outlines and event coordination Outreach to potential participants throughout the Americas Assist with the processing of applications Research similar programs’ business strategies Maintain contact via email and Skype with our strategic partner in Colombia, Heart for Change Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: PartnersCampus Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a selfmotivated and dedicated intern to provide support to PartnersCampus, our student volunteerism initiative. Beginning in August 2011, a growing network of PartnersCampuses have given students throughout the Americas the opportunity to design and implement their own service and development projects. Our student network now spans 8 countries and includes 18 Partners Campuses.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish Academic background in business, marketing, international development or youth engagement Experience with student volunteer organization(s) At least 25-35 hours per week

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Develop a PartnersCampus business plan and sustainability report Create new promotional and instructive materials Outreach to potential PartnersCampus founders throughout the Americas Research similar programs’ business strategies, as well as current student engagement and international service trends Coordinate a series of training webinars Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Network Specialist Internship with Partnerships and Programs Partners of the Americas seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative intern to support its Partnerships and Programs (PnP) unit. PnP builds partnerships and affiliations in order to enhance the relationships between members of the Partners network. Our collaborators include 100 chapters, 18 Partners Campuses and thousands of volunteers across the Americas.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish (or Portuguese) Core competencies in database management and social media Experience living or working in Latin America preferred Minimum 20 hours per week

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Streamline contact management systems Communicate with affiliates and potential affiliates Provide research and administrative support Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Graphic Design Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a creative and experienced graphic design intern to assist its Communications Unit. Communications plays an integral role in supporting Partners’ 16 programs, 95 chapters, and 6 country affiliates across the Americas. Our team focuses on branding, media monitoring and evaluation, social media outreach, website development, fundraising, and strategic planning for the overall mission and vision of Partners’ 50year legacy.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish or Portuguese (preferred)

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Some experience with Adobe programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Assist in the development of print materials and products that uphold Partners’ branding guidelines, to be sold in our online store and distributed throughout the Americas

Revise program one-pagers on an as-needed basis

Minimum 15-20 hours per week with flexibility to work from home

Please include your portfolio in your application submission

Generate logos for new programs and initiatives

Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement

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Position Description: Video Production Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a creative and experienced video production intern to assist its Communications Unit. Communications plays an integral role in supporting Partners’ 16 programs, 95 chapters, and 6 country affiliates across the Americas. Our team focuses on branding, media monitoring and evaluation, social media outreach, website development, fundraising, and strategic planning for the overall mission and vision of Partners’ 50year legacy.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish or Portuguese (preferred)

Film and edit reports from the President to the Board and the Partners network

Some experience with video editing (Final Cut, iMovie)

Conduct video interviews with Partners’ program participants, volunteers, and beneficiaries

Minimum 15-20 hours per week with flexibility to work from home

Update and maintain Partners’ YouTube Channel

Please include your portfolio in your application submission

Travel to local events to film and interview speakers

Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement

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Position Description: Social Media Internship Partners of the Americas seeks an innovative and experienced social media intern to assist its Communications Unit. Communications plays an integral role in supporting Partners’ 16 programs, 95 chapters, and 6 country affiliates across the Americas. Our team focuses on branding, media monitoring and evaluation, social media outreach, website development, fundraising, and strategic planning for the overall mission and vision of Partners’ 50year legacy.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish or Portuguese (preferred)

Maintain and expand Partners’ social media presence on Twitter and Facebook

Experience with social media outreach and familiarity with diverse platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger)

Manage Partners’ blog and generate a monthly blog digest

Create social media guidelines for events and staff trainings

Track Partner organizations online and build social media partnerships

Collaborate with the video production intern to manage Partners’ YouTube channel

Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement

Minimum 15-20 hours per week with flexibility to work from home

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Position Description: Program Development Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a selfmotivated and dedicated intern to provide integral support to its Program Development (PD) unit. The PD unit works with Partners staff and network of chapters, organizations and institutions throughout the Western Hemisphere, multi-laterals, and international development agencies to identify and respond to funding opportunities around a broad array of technical, thematic and development issues.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish (or Portuguese) Technical knowledge of or interest in proposal development, corporate and/or foundation funding and/or grant writing Ability to process information quickly Minimum 20 hours per week

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Assist in preparing and producing proposals Research funding opportunities Communicate with key stakeholders and affiliates throughout the region Support key PD funding initiatives Provide background research support and internal programmatic support Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: Finance and Administration Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a detailoriented and dedicated intern to provide integral support to its Finance and Administration (F&A) unit. F&A oversees all of the financial, administrative and HR functions for Partners of the Americas, domestically and overseas. This is a unique learning experience for those studying finance or accounting to expand their skills in the non-profit sector.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish Knowledge of accounting, finance, or business administration principles Ability to multi-task efficiently and accurately This internship requires a commitment of at least 3 days, or 20 hours per week

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Book-keeping tasks such as accounts payable and preparing general ledger entries Assist in ongoing projects such as external audits and fee-for-service initiatives Provide administrative support for office management and HR functions Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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Position Description: President’s Office Internship Partners of the Americas seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and detail-oriented individual to work with the President’s Office on special initiatives. The President’s Office is the executive, decisionmaking body of the organization that directs the growth of a sustainable, well- governed, and robust network of chapter volunteers, programs, and affiliated supporters. Interns for the President’s Office will have opportunities to work directly with Partners’ president & CEO and engage in experiential, self-directed learning projects.

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Strong written and oral skills in English and Spanish (preferred) Exceptional attention to detail Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, multicultural environment Proficiency in social networking At least 25 hours per week

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Attend internal and external meetings as requested and report back to the President’s Office on findings Develop a solid understanding of the “Partners Network” and its activities Conduct research to identify unrestricted funding opportunities Produce and disseminate press releases, newsletters, web page and social media content Provide administrative support to the President’s Office as requested Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement


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