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Apr 10 / BARD CEP

Latin American Rights & Security Research Fellow, Center for International Policy

Organization: Center for International Policy

Position Title: Latin American Rights & Security Research Fellow

Location: Flexible

Dates and compensation: Unpaid;

Fall Term (August – December): July 28
Spring Term (January – May): November 17
Summer Term (May – August): March 16

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The LARS research fellow supports CIP’s Americas Project, the TransBorder Project, and general Latin America security work. The fellow will assist with general research on a variety of topics ranging from border security issues, to federal imprisonment of immigrants, to cross-border environmental issues, to researching and helping to prepare policy briefs on a variety of subjects, including the drug war strategy in Mexico.

An exceptional candidate would possess strong research skills, excellent writing and analytical skills, be self-motivated and an independent worker, and preferably be a Masters’ student or have equivalent knowledge and experience in the region/themes. A qualified candidate would also be fluent in Spanish and able to translate documents. Additional research projects will depend on a candidate’s interests and research ability. This is a flexible position and can be anywhere from 30 to 40 hours a week; location is also flexible. As with our internships, our fellowship position is unpaid.


Respond to short-term and time-sensitive research requests from project directors

Undertake longer-term research projects

Assist with the LARS social media presence

Translation as needed

Research for blog posts, fact sheets, memos as needed

General project/administrative support


Ability to translate Spanish ↔ English

Knowledge of Mexico, Central America

Knowledge of security issues in the region, border issues, drug policy

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Experienced with high-level internet research

Ability to adapt to new computers/technologies

Knowledge of blogging, social media platforms, Mac computers

How to Apply: Please submit the following:

A cover letter (please include your availability)

Your resume

A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)

A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)

Most weight will be placed on the cover letter. Please email your application materials to Faith Koleszar at [email protected]. For easy identification, please use the following format for the subject of your email: “Your Last Name_LARS Intern” for example, “Koleszar_LARS Intern.”

When attaching your files, please include your last name in all file names as well. For example “Koleszar_Cover Letter.docx” or “Koleszar_LARS”

You will receive an automated response when your application has been received. We will reply if interested.

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