About Americas Policy Program

Founded in 1979 as an initiative of the International Relations Center, the Americas Policy Program is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to analyzing U.S. foreign policy and promoting a more responsible role for the United States in Latin America.  The program produces policy reports, educational materials and political commentary aimed at conveying news about Latin America to the public.

APP interns contribute to one of the current series, articles or other publications while providing support through web-based research and database administration.  Though some administrative duties are required, the program strives to create a meaningful experience for interns and give interns a solid background in professional research and political activism.


Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students.  A background in U.S. foreign policy, international affairs, U.S.-Latin American relations or a similar field is preferred.  Being bilingual (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Americas Policy Program

  • Katie Kohlstedt and/or Laura Carlsen
  • Americas Policy Program
  • Phone: (202) 536-2649


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC