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Undergraduate Intern

Department: LATINOS
Location: Washington, DC

Position Title:                        Intern

Program/Dept:                      Latinos and Society Program

Position Location:                 Washington, DC

FLSA Status:                         Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:           Part-Time      

Time Frame:                         August-December 2019

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and San Francisco and has an international network of partners.

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program (AILAS) provides a nonpartisan forum for conversation, learning, and idea generation on critical issues impacting Latinos and the nation. We focus on the critical policy lever of economic advancement for Latinos, to come up with innovative and actionable solutions for a more prosperous future for all Americans. We also develop the leadership capacity of Latinos through our scholarship programs which increase Latino participation in a wide variety of Institute programs. To learn more about our work see:  AILAS is comprised of a small but mighty team of four driven and energetic professionals who share a commitment to the program’s mission.

Intern Role:

Principal duties are as follows; other duties may be assigned as necessary by AILAS Program staff:

  • Assist in updating various contact lists and maintaining database;
  • Aid in sending invitations and other communications;
  • Support social media efforts by researching content for Twitter posts;
  • Perform research as needed, especially concerning economic development;
  • Help update program information, documents, and data points; and
  • Perform administrative duties as they arise, including note-taking, material preparations and data entry


The successful candidate will possess the following skills and/or attributes:

  • Solid administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and with others.
  • Currently in a relevant undergraduate course of study.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this position supporting the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program, as well as a résumé. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a preference for those submitted by July 10, 2019.

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