About Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is a nonprofit organization focused on relations between the US and Latin America and Canada and Latin America. Through research and analysis, COHA raises awareness of Latin American regional issues and seeks to improve inter-American dialogue. The organization is not associated with any particular political party.

COHA hires interns to work in a variety of capacities, including copy editor/producer, financial officer, IT officer/webmaster, office/intern coordinator, outreach officer, and research associate. Interns gain experience writing and researching articles and complete administrative tasks. Those in non-research associate positions will also focus on projects specific to their departments, such as communications efforts, financial management, website development, and more.


Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, and MBA candidates. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/3.1 is required. Applicants should have strong research skills and a general interest in world affairs. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

  • Larry Birns, President
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • 1250 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1C
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: (202) 223-4975


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50; 25 (Summer); 10 (Fall; Winter; Spring)
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid; Unpaid; Academic Credit is available. Perks: Gym Membership; Speaker Series
  • Duration: 3 to 6 months; 14 weeks (Summer); 18 weeks (Fall; Winter; Spring)
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC