Applicants must be students who are enrolled at least half time in high school, undergraduate or graduate programs of an accredited educational institution. Volunteer service is limited to services performed by the student with the permission of the institution where the student is enrolled. Generally students must be interested in or pursuing a career related to the mission of the IAF or other administrative and support offices.
Areas of interest include: Spanish or Portuguese language studies, Latin America, Caribbean, grassroots development, social-economic issues, financial management, legal research and agricultural and urban development issues.
If seeking academic credit for the internship, applicants must be available to work at least 12 hours per week in increments of at least 4 hours per day, for a total minimum of 150 hours per semester. A written agreement will be developed jointly between the school and the IAF describing the responsibilities of each organization and identifying the conditions under which students may receive academic credit for unpaid career-related experience. Please contact your campus career placement office to obtain information regarding the specific internship requirements.
All interns are required to obtain a security clearance before starting their internship.
Please contact your campus career placement office to obtain information regarding the specific internship requirements for that institution.
Students who participate in the IAF Student Volunteer Program do not receive compensation. However, in exchange for volunteer services, the Foundation provides a challenging educational experience that the student’s school may elect to accept as academic credit for course work.
How to apply
Applications are accepted year round on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit:
- The IAF Student Application Form.
- A cover letter outlining your interest for the IAF.
- A resume.
Please submit your application by email to Kara Rogers.
- Fall Semester – August 1
- Spring Semester – December 1
- Summer Session – April 1
THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, DISABILITY, CREED, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, AGE, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT REASON.