OAS Internship Program For Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Award Amount: Unpaid

Number of Awards: Around 70 to 80 interns per session

Deadline: September 17, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Organization of American States (OAS) is pleased to offer you a unique opportunity to acquire experience in different areas of expertise, in an international and multicultural environment enhancing your networking possibilities.The Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals.The purpose of the program is to provide interns with work experience and to meet academic requirements when appropriate.

Host Institution:

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. The OAS came into being in 1948 with the signing in Bogotá, Colombia, of the Charter of the OAS, which entered into force in December 1951.


To be eligible, you must:

  • 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 country).
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least three semesters at the university in order to apply to the program.
  • The Internship Program has no age limit. The average age of participants is 24 and the work assigned corresponds to this profile.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (American scale) or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in two of the four official languages of the Organization: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the Internship Program, the applicants can complete an online application through the given link: http://www.oas.org/interns/application.aspx?nhq=

Supporting Documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • One preferable (not mandatory) from a professor within your area of expertise and the second letter from an employer or another professor.
  • It is important that the person providing the letter of recommendation includes contact information (e-mail address and telephone number) in case further information is required.
  • Academic transcripts
  • If internship will be credited by your university, attach official document from your school
  • CV/Resume Note! CV/Resume with picture will not be accepted and may disqualify your application
  • Cover letter

Submitting Details:

Letters of recommendation that cannot be given directly to the student can be mailed to the attention of the OAS Internship Program to the following address 1889 F Street N.W. Washington, DC 20006 or via email to: internships-at-oas.org.

Award Description:

The internship program of the OAS is unpaid. Its purpose is to provide interns with work experience and to meet academic requirements when appropriate. Interns are responsible for all costs associated with housing, health insurance, and any other costs for the duration of the internship. All interns are required to submit valid proof of insurance upon starting the internship.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at internships-at-oas.org

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