Organization of American States Internship 2022

Organization of American States Internship 2022

Deadline: 10th September, 2021

Location: Virtual

Duration: 13th January – 29th April, 2022

Summary: The OAS brings together the 35 independent states of the Americas and is the main political forum of the region, giving space to the countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean to discuss common goals, prevent conflicts and contribute to the political stability, social inclusion and prosperity of the region. To achieve its strategic objectives, the OAS is based on four main pillars: the promotion of democracy, human rights, a multidimensional approach to security, and the promotion of development and prosperity.

Details: We offer you a unique opportunity to acquire experience in different areas of expertise, in an international and multicultural environment enhancing your networking possibilities. In addition, you will have the chance to acquire significant knowledge of the Organization of American States (OAS), its mission, pillars, structure and projects in the hemisphere.

Intern responsibilities

  • Comply with the tasks and schedule assigned by your supervisor.
  • Attend at least 80% of the meetings/weekly activities of the Program.
  • Respect and comply with the Internship Agreement.

Important to know

  • All interns are required to participate in a weekly orientation program coordinated by the Department of Human Resources. A certificate of completion of the internship will be awarded to interns who have attended at least 80% of these activities.
  • As part of the OAS Internship Program, interns are required to fulfill a performance evaluation. This evaluation is done at the end of the internship session.
  • If you live or are studying in the United States with a student visa (F-1) or are a permanent resident or a US citizen, you can participate as a part-time intern (at least 20 hours per week). If you have a visa sponsored by the OAS (G-4) you must participate in a full-time basis (40 hours per week).
  • All interns are required to submit valid proof of insurance before starting the internship.
  • If you have participated in the OAS Internship Program once, you cannot apply again or be accepted in any future internship sessions at the OAS.
  • The information handled by interns during the performance of their duties is confidential; it belongs to the General Secretariat of the OAS and cannot be used for personal or professional gain.


  • Students at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as young professionals, regardless of their nationality (it is not required to be a national of an OAS member state). Undergraduate students must be completing their second year of studies.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the American scale (or equivalent).
  • Be proficient in two of the four languages of the Organization (Spanish, English, French and Portuguese)
  • The Internship Program has no age limit; however, it is aimed at undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals. The average age of participants is 24 and the work assigned corresponds to this profile.


  • Because the Organization of American States (OAS) is a multilateral organization that will allow you to have a real experience within the international scenario. Additionally, it is the most important political forum in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Because the Internship Program is the adequate environment for learning and acquiring professional experience. Specific objectives are defined between the intern and the supervisor during the first week of the internship, which are monitored and evaluated at the end of the session.
  • Because the organization offers a weekly orientation program that will strengthen your professional and personal skills.
  • Because the OAS Internship Program has 30 years of experience, which has enabled us to improve the processes so that it fits the evolving needs of the interns.


The OAS Internship Program does not offer any payment or stipend. Interns are responsible for all costs associated with travel, housing, maintenance and health insurance.

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