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Institute of Latin American Studies – ILAS Weekly Digest: March 18th, 2019

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Lecturer in Modern Latin American History in Leiden University

Job description

-Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the BA, MA and ResMa programmes in Latin American Studies, and the BA International Studies. Supervision of BA and MA theses;
-Teaching duties may include courses on Latin American foreign relations, Latin American politics from a regional dimension, and developmental issues (such as regional security, drugs trafficking, infrastructural integration, corruption, and Latin American relations vis-à-vis Europe, the United States and China), among other topics;
-Research and publishing through appropriate academic channels;
-Administrative duties at academic committees both within the Latin American Studies programme and at the faculty level;
-Representation of the field to external audiences and in public media.


-A PhD degree in Latin American studies focused on relevant contemporary issues;
-Specialist knowledge of contemporary Latin American history, politics and society, with a special focus on the period 1980 up to the present;
-Excellent knowledge of present-day theories and academic interpretations of the Latin American historical, social and political development from both national and regional perspectives;
-The ability to work from interdisciplinary perspective (including history, culture and social sciences) is a must;
-Research experience in Latin America;
-A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
-A very good academic teaching record, including formal teaching evaluations and wide thematic teaching scope;
-An excellent command of English and Spanish. If you are not Dutch-speaking, you are obliged to acquire a good command of Dutch (B1) within two years from taking up duty. The institute will make resources available to this end. If you will teach in Dutch, you must have language proficiency level C1 at the start of the employment;
-Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the lecturer is required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certification;
-Demonstrable experience in administrative duties at academic committees within university structures is recommendable.

Conditions of employment

The appointment is in temporary employment for four years, with no possibility for extension. The rank of lecturer corresponds roughly to that of assistant professor in North-American terms. The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities and depending on qualifications and experience, the gross monthly salary is €2,709 to €5,656 (pay scale 10, 11 or 12) for a full working week.
Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until he/she fully meets the requirements for scales 11/12 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. We encourage all staff to learn Dutch and offer access to language classes.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

Applications should be in English, and be submitted no later than 15 March 2019 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online:

-CV including education and employment history, publications and courses taught and languages & proficiency levels;
-Letter of motivation, including a personal vision of Latin American Studies and the contribution the applicant will bring to this field (max. 1 page);
-Research agenda, with the potential for (inter)national grant application (max. 1 page);
-Two sample course description of electives taught at the BA and MA evel on topics related to contemporary Latin American history, politics and society (max. 1 page each);
-A complete set of evaluations; 

-Names, positions, and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters).
*Interviews will be held in the first half of April 2019.*



The University of Chicago Position Opening

Lecturer at the Center for Latin American Studies

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for a position as Lecturer in the Center for Latin American Studies. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position beginning in the 2019–20 academic year. The initial one-year appointment is renewable with opportunity for promotion. The Lecturer is responsible for teaching in the Latin American Studies curriculum, providing academic and career advice to students, and contributing to the academic administration of the Center’s degree programs.

The Lecturer will teach five courses in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) curriculum. One course will be an existing or newly-designed lecture-style course with broad appeal, intended to introduce undergraduate students to a foundational topic in Latin American Studies. One or two course(s) will be a required thesis-writing seminar at the BA or MA level. The remaining two to three courses, at least one of which will be undergraduate-only, will be in the candidate’s area of expertise.

In addition to teaching, the Lecturer will also: work collaboratively with CLAS leadership to refine the curricular requirements and administer the LACS degree programs; develop and lead co-curricular programming to support the academic goals of the degree programs, including a mandatory thesis research and writing workshop during winter and spring quarters; advise LACS students; design and lead activities to promote and enrich the Latin American Studies degree program; participate in MA program admissions and student recruitment; advise a limited number of BA and MA theses; and contribute the administrative needs of the Center for Latin American Studies.

Lecturers must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date. Teaching experience is required, and preference will be given to candidates who have demonstratedexperience guiding students on thesis research and writing. Applicants must have demonstrated experience advising students with a broad range of social science and humanities interests. A track record of interdisciplinary scholarship and/or relevant experience in the policy or NGO arenas is preferable.

Applicants are required to apply online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at  Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (3) list of three proposed courses, and syllabus of one proposed course; (4) dissertation abstract; and (5) up to three writing samples/publications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of April 30, 2019.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union and the SEIU.


First Friends of New Jersey & New York: Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer as a Visitor
    • Detainees need contact with people outside of detention. Volunteers provide an important support to those without friends or family nearby.
  • Become a Pen Pal
    • Write letters of encouragement and hope to lift the spirits of detainees
  • Collect Soft Cover Books(Spanish Only)
  • Participate in “Stamp Out Despair” (SOD) Campaign:
    • Many detainees lack the finances to contact friends and family. We distribute stationary, envelopes, and stamps to more than 2,000 individuals detained in five facilities
    • Collect Stationary:
      • (blank note cards, forever stamps, small and large envelopes, 2 ply folders, greeting cards, writing paper and monetary contributions for international phone cards)
    • Write Notes of Encouragement to Detainees
  • Engage in Advocacy Efforts
    • Contact legislators on immigration laws, become a voice for detainees, join us for vigils and rallies.
  • Assist in Post-Release:
    • Help provide or set-up housing for released asylum seekers. Welcome them into the community with meals, clothing, or accompaniment to appointments.
  • Educate Yourself:
  • Contact Us: First Friends of NJ & NY
    • 53 S. Hackensack
    • Kearny NJ, 07032
    • 908-965-0455


Job Opening at WOLA: Colombia and Venezuela Program Assistant 

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an entry-level administrative staff person to work on both the Colombia and Venezuela programs. The Program Assistant (PA) provides administrative support to senior staff within a fast-paced human rights organization working in Washington and in Latin America. Qualified candidates will demonstrate initiative, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. The PA position brings a committed individual into contact with the human rights, religious, social justice, and foreign policy communities in Washington DC and Latin America.

WOLA is an organization in which everyone is self-motivated, goal-oriented, and passionate about our work. We are committed to what we do. Our leadership works hard to support us with a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. WOLA has twice been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of D.C.’s “Best Places to Work” and by The Washington Post as one of D.C.’s best-managed nonprofits.

WOLA’s office has a full-time staff of approximately 25, plus seven interns and six fellows.

This position reports to the Director for the Andes and the Assistant Director for Venezuela.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Organize travel, meetings, and scheduling for program staff and delegations to/from the region.
-Coordinate and organize public events and conferences.
-Copy-edit, format, and draft documents in both Spanish and English.
-Monitor regional, internal/national, and international developments in Colombia and Venezuela. Subjects included are: political developments, human rights, rights of ethnic minorities, humanitarian crises, peace implementation and the situation face by migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons.
-Assist in the coordination and carrying out of the activities of coalitions and partner organizations.
-Contribute to the program’s online presence by generating social media content; keeping program web page updated and assisting in posting pieces to WOLA website.
-Help with the production and distribution of reports, memos, and other materials.
-Develop press materials and conduct press outreach in coordination with the Communications team. Support fundraising efforts, including providing materials and narratives for grant applications and reports.
-Manage an intern in coordination with the Intern Coordinator and Directors.
-Other duties, including research, writing, and direct advocacy will be assigned depending on the program’s needs and Assistant’s abilities.

-A demonstrated commitment to or experience with; human rights, social justice democracy, and social justice in Latin America.
-Bachelor’s degree.
-Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish. Ability to consecutively interpret a plus.
-Excellent copy-editing, writing, editing skills, both in English and Spanish.
-Exceptional organizational and administrative skills, follow-through, and attention to detail. Event planning and research skills ideal.
-Knowledge of Colombian and/or Venezuelan policy issues strongly desired.
-Experience working or living in Latin America strongly preferred.
-High level of initiative as well as the ability to work in a team, under two direct supervisors, and with international coalitions.
-Flexibility; ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment with frequent international visitors.
-Knowledge of desktop publishing, database management, and website maintenance a plus.
-Additional job requirements: overseas travel required; full-time position; some long hours and weekend work required
SALARY: $47,500, full health, dental, vision, and life insurance 100% paid by employer; three weeks annual vacation.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY: February 26th, 2019

START DATE: March or April 2019

TO APPLY: Please submit, in English, the following items in one PDF document: cover letter, resume, a 2 page English writing sample, and a list of two references with daytime telephone numbers and email addresses to -No phone calls please-



The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads for a transformative SAT summer camp that is part SAT boot camp, part higher order thinking skills development, part leadership academy, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp. We are looking for people who would be willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for kids. It’s a ton of work but a LOT of fun!

We’re hiring for five different positions within our organization this summer; click the link below for more information about that position.

2019 Employment Dates: June 15 – August 12, 2019

Interested in applying?

Questions? Email


Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University seeks applications for the position of Program Manager for Special Programs.  The Program Manager for Special Programs manages and coordinates special programs including academic travel programs, conferences, visiting scholars, exchange programs, and academic international summer programs sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI), and other entities part of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Applications are currently being accepted and the position will close on February 8, 2019.

The minimum and preferred qualifications are as follows:


  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Two years of administrative experience


  1. Knowledge of the social and professional conventions of academic and business communication and the ability to interact with individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and at all levels internal and external to the organization in a professionally competent manner.
  2. Ability to interact with individuals of various levels within an organization in a mutually respectful and effective manner
  3. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to accomplish work independently
  4. Financial reporting and accounting expertise, as well as the ability to generate comprehensive financial summaries of activities pursued or programs delivered
  5. Excellent computer skills to include the ability to utilize the Microsoft Office suite of software; knowledge of and ability to use presentation software, email, and a basic proficiency in using online scheduling software


  1. More than 2 years administrative experience in program development and/or management
  2. Master’s degree
  3. Experience managing programming activities in an educational research institution
  4. Basic proficiency with image manipulation and desktop publishing software
  5. Marketing skills, to include web development and design, graphic design, and social media proficiency
  6. Bilingual verbal and written communication skills, to include the ability to write and speak in both English and Spanish and/or Portuguese
  7. General familiarity with Latin America as a world region

Salary Ranges

Minimum salary(USD $):  34200

Maximum salary(USD $):  58200

Pay decisions are based on education, experience, skills and budget. The lower third of the range typically applies to less experienced candidates; the middle third for more experienced; and the upper range for those with exceptional qualifications and sustained performance.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through Tulane’s Office of Human Resources. For the job listing and link to apply, click here.

This position will close on 02/08/2019

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.




Application Process

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) seeks to hire a Director with a broad vision, excellent communication and administrative skills, and a proven record combining scholarship with program leadership and development.

About The Center for Latin American Studies

The University of Florida has offered Latin American area and language courses since the 1890s. The Institute for Inter-American Affairs was formed in the 1930s and renamed the Center for Latin American Studies in 1963. It was among the first institutions in the country to be designated a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and to receive assistance and fellowships through the USDE’s Title VI program.

Today, the Center is one of the top-ranked in the world and has a unique tradition of independence with the Director reporting directly to the UF Provost. The Center encompasses a diverse range of Latin American interests that are reflected in the work of more than 160 affiliated faculty engaged in multi-disciplinary teaching, research, and outreach programs spanning basic and applied scholarship in the biophysical sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, languages, law, business, and health sciences. The Center is also an academic unit with 20 core faculty members, two Associate Directors, an Assistant Director, and an experienced professional staff. The Center supports a rich environment of scholarship, culture, and creativity, which provides a thriving and welcoming home to all affiliated students, staff, and faculty.

Students can choose from over 400 Latin American and Caribbean area and language courses routinely offered by 50 departments at UF. The Center offers a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies (MALAS), a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP), graduate and undergraduate certificates, an undergraduate minor, a joint law degree, and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD). There are specialized research and graduate training programs in interdisciplinary programs such as TCD; Latin American Business Environment; Crime, Law and Governance in the Americas; and Latinx Studies. The UF Libraries’ Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is one of the leading research collections with over 500,000 volumes in all disciplines, with exceptional representation in literature, humanities and the social sciences. More information about the Center for Latin American Studies can be found at:

The University of Florida

The University of Florida is a public land-grant institution and member of the Association of American Universities enrolling 55,000 students, including more than 36,000 residential undergraduates. The university enrolls over 8,000 Latinx students and has among the highest Latinx graduation rates of any public university in the nation. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, and professional degrees in the areas of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.  The University of Florida is ranked among the Top 10 Public National Universities by US News and World Report and is 2nd in the nation among public universities on the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine list of Best College Values for 2018.

The university is currently in the middle of the Go Greater $3 billion fundraising campaign, and to date more than $1.7 billion has been raised. Funding objectives for academic units, including the Center for Latin American Studies, include faculty endowments, scholarships, infrastructure, and other initiatives specific to units and collaborative programs.

More information on the University of Florida is available at

The Gainesville Area

Gainesville is located in North Central Florida and has approximately 285,000 residents. The region is known for its diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, social opportunities, and abundant natural resources including forests, lakes, springs, rivers, and wetlands. More information about Gainesville is available at: and

The Center Director

The Director holds a tenured full professor appointment within an appropriate UF academic unit, which can include the Center for Latin American Studies. Administrative responsibilities include program development and coordination, budgetary and personnel management, faculty recruitment, liaison work with affiliated units withinand outside the university, fundraising, and promotion of international linkages.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.


The Director must have an earned doctorate or equivalent professional degree and demonstrate active involvement in the field of Latin American Studies through a distinguished record of research, teaching, and related scholarly activities. The Director should be able to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies in English as well as Spanish and/or Portuguese, and show evidence of fundraising and administrative skills, including a strong commitment to participatory governance. The Director should also demonstrate a capacity for working collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Application Instructions

How to Apply

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at URL and must include (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of names and contact information of four references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. For additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Robin Schrieber (, 352-392-0780).

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 7, 2019. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah: Academic Program Manager

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah is seeking an Academic Program Manager, a new position at our center. The job description and link to apply are below; please help us distribute this position widely.

Job Summary

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah seeks to fill a full-time Academic Program Manager position to begin immediately. The Program Manager works closely with the Center director to plan, manage and execute CLAS’s complex and diverse activities, programs and grants.  The position works with a variety of constituents, including faculty, staff, students, and representatives from other institutions of higher education to further CLAS’s core mission and goals.

The University of Utah’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is a vibrant international hub that supports teaching, research, and outreach related to Latin America across the entire campus.  Its main goal is to increase knowledge, understanding, and awareness of Latin American countries, cultures, and languages though multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative activities that include scholarly research and conferences, teaching and curricular innovations, and robust events and outreach programming. The Center’s interdisciplinary academic programs include an MA, BA, BS and minor in Latin American Studies.  CLAS enhances its impact locally and nationally by collaborating closely with other academic programs and centers focused on language and area studies both on campus and nationally.


Bachelor’s degree or higher (MA degree strongly preferred) in a related field, plus three years’ experience in program administration and/or organizational development, including successful management and execution of complex grants and/or programs.


Ability to develop and implement program ideas into successful academic and research programs; ability to work in a team environment that emphasizes and values collaboration; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; excellent written and oral communication skills; native or near native proficiency in English and advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese; a deep interest in Latin America and international education; grant writing and reporting experience preferred. Must be well organized and detail oriented, with excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.

Essential Functions

Works closely with the CLAS director and other Center staff to design, plan, develop and implement the Center’s academic, pedagogical, and outreach activities.

Works closely with the CLAS director to prepare, coordinate, and manage grants; collaborates with the director and other Center staff in writing proposals, managing project data collection, preparing interim and annual reports, and ensuring the successful execution of grant activities.

Advises and supports the CLAS director and associate director and the Faculty Advisory Committee in developing and setting program priorities.

Assists with the assessment of academic and research programs though program evaluations.

Serves as a liaison to faculty and academic units across campus, particularly in the development and implementation of shared activities and initiatives.

Serves as the principal liaison (representative?) between CLAS and other institutions of higher education, particularly with regards to shared activities and initiatives.

Assists with marketing, website management, and written public communication for CLAS.

May be asked to teach one course per year for the LAS undergraduate program.


UNC-Chapel Hill Outreach Program Coordinator

Department: Study of the Americas

Type: Academic Administration, Full-Time

Salary Range: $45,200 – $59,000

Proposed Start Date: 01/28/2019

Position Description

The Outreach Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating and providing educational outreach services to promote understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean to the educational community (including pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers, 4-year and community colleges, historically black colleges and universities). Activities may include developing professional development workshops, summer institutes, and study tours. In coordination with UNC’s School of Education (SOE) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador, the Outreach Coordinator will facilitate an annual, for-credit faculty-led tour for students in the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and UNCBEST (undergraduate teacher preparation for Science in Math majors) programs. The Outreach Coordinator will also collaborate with the SOE to facilitate arrangements (e.g. arrange homestays, plan and run programming, etc.) to receive USFQ students from Ecuador for annual 2-week spring visits to Chapel Hill and work with the School of Education’s school district partners, teachers, and pre-service teachers from the MAT program.
The Outreach Program Coordinator also designs and provides outreach programs to the general public, media and business community, and local community organizations. In all these activities, the Outreach Coordinator will collaborate with UNC and Duke faculty and professional staff, as part of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Educational Requirements

Relevant master’s required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

The person in this position must have at least 2 years’ experience in K-12 and/or community college education and developing curriculum and materials for K-12 and/or community colleges, especially related to Latin America. The position requires a high level of proficiency in Spanish, and excellent written and communication skills in English. Knowledge of Portuguese is also desired. Candidates should have proven expertise in effective, professional and timely written and oral communications; demonstrated program development and management experience; and demonstrated use of analytical planning and administrative skills. The candidate must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and be able to work harmoniously with other staff, faculty, administrators, teachers, library patrons, other program providers, other University offices, and external organizations.
This person must be willing to work some flexible hours as required by evening, weekend and study tour activities, and must have reliable transportation to be able to attend meetings outside the office including regular visits to Duke University and partner school sites to work and collaborate with Consortium partners; and be willing and available to travel occasionally to Latin America and or the Caribbean. Familiarity with the NC Department of Public Instruction curricular and teacher preparation guidelines preferred. Knowledge of web design tools such as Word press, and/or HTML, and of graphic design software, such as InDesign also preferred. The person in this position must be able to move/lift 45 pounds.

More Info:




WOLA’s Sally Yudelman Internship Program seeks to give interns hands-on experience and broad exposure to human rights advocacy and the foreign policy-making process. WOLA selects seven undergraduate interns per semester, and each intern is assigned to a different program area—Communications, Fundraising, or one of many policy programs.

Every semester, WOLA’s new interns are paired with staff mentors and integrated into the work of the organization. They collaborate on a mix of research, analytical, and administrative work, and they are encouraged to get involved in the day-to-day activities of their teams. Interns also participate in the behind-the-scenes work of running a non-profit organization, including helping with media, translation, research, and event planning.


Interested applicants should have a demonstrated interest in human rights, democracy, and social justice in Latin America; initiative and flexibility; the ability to work in a fast-paced environment; good organizational skills; follow-through; and attention to detail. A minimum of intermediate-advanced Spanish proficiency is required. Technical skills are highly desired. Motivated, self-starting interns excel at WOLA.

Interns are required to work 24-40 hours per week during the spring. WOLA is willing to work with students to arrange for university credit.

If you are selected for an internship, you will receive a $1,000 stipend from WOLA towards the end of your internship. Internship stipends are not considered salary; they are awarded to help defray living expenses for an intern during their internship. Interns receive a financial summary at the end of each calendar year and are responsible for meeting their own state and federal tax obligations.

Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. In general, the internship program is not open to students who have passed beyond their undergraduate studies due to its significant administrative component. WOLA does not sponsor visas for students outside of the United States.

In order to be considered for an internship, please submit the following materials in one pdf document:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter in which you state:
    a. Your specific dates of availability.
    b. Your willingness to work at least 24 hours per week.
    c. Your internship preference (Communications, Fundraising, or Foreign Policy; read more about each internship type here).
    d. Why you want to intern at WOLA, an idea of your specific interests regarding Latin America, and your Spanish language abilities.
  3. The names of two references with email addresses and daytime phone numbers. Contact information is preferred over written letters of recommendation.
  4. Two Writing samples (no more than two pages) in English and Spanish on a topic of your choice. They can be two distinct samples or a direct translation of the same document.
    All WOLA internships take place in Washington, DC.



5-month Teaching Internship in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

VolunQuest is recruiting interns for a completely unique opportunity to teach The National English Curriculum in the public schools of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is the ONLY opportunity that exists for foreigners to teach in the public schools here. All teachers will receive a TEFL Teaching Certificate for young learners accredited by the Mexican Ministry of Education upon successful completion of the program. The value of this program is immeasurable for future scholastic and professional goals.

In order to qualify for our scholarship program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Intermediate level of Spanish
  • Experience working with children
  • 5 Month commitment
  • A positive attitude

Upon arrival, all interns will receive an intensive orientation and TEFL Training. They will also receive a tour of their new island home and the four different elementary schools. After orientation, interns will collaborate as a group with the directors to prepare and organize materials for the school year, which begins January 7th.

Internship Benefits and Inclusions:

  • Scholarship for VolunQuest’s Gap Year Program (this waives all administration, training, supervision and certification costs)
  • A TEFL Teaching Certificate accredited by the Mexican Ministry of Education
  • A letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the program
  • Shared Intern Living Arrangements
  • Internet, Electric, and Water costs
  • Round-trip Airport Transfer
  • Two cultural excursions in the region
  • Monday-Friday work week (with some exceptions for special events)
  • Access to office materials which include school supplies, a printer/copy machine, teaching materials, etc.
  • Full-immersion in the local community
  • Living and working on an island in the Caribbean!

Job Description:

Teaching Responsibilities: VolunQuest interns are responsible for teaching the National English curriculum to first through sixth graders in the public primary schools. They are required to break down monthly lesson blocks as a team and are also required to do individual lesson plans and material creation for their classes. Additionally, they are required to participate in community outreach events hosted by VolunQuest, federal, state and municipal governments.

Daily Office Hours: This time is required and is meant to be used to discuss with other VQ interns how classes went, offer feedback, discuss how lesson plans are working, planning for the next day, prepping materials, meeting with the director, etc.

Blog: Each intern will be required to write one 300 word blog post a month about their experience working for VQ, living in Mexico, a special student, teacher, or volunteer, one of the current events or campaigns hosted by VQ, etc. This means that writing skills are a requirement for the position.

Additional hours may be expected about twice a week for special events, organizing and creating materials, and for writing blog entries.


The government provides shared intern housing, complete with all basic living furnishings. The apartment is located in the same community where you will be working. Local shopping, restaurants, laundromats, etc. are all within close walking distance. The housing is within 10-15 minutes walking or biking distance from all of the schools.

Interns have access to VQ materials including school supplies, a printer/copy machine, printer paper, teaching materials, prizes for the students, etc.

Upon successful completion of the contract, interns will receive an accredited TEFL Teaching Certificate granted through the Mexican Ministry of Education, as well as a letter of recommendation. This allows for future teaching opportunities all over the world! Former interns have gone on to teach in other cities in Central America, as a university professor in Japan, and as a representative of the British Consulate in Columbia, as well as many other positions internationally and back home.


The four main requirements are a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, an intermediate level in Spanish, experience working with primary school aged children and to be able to make a 5-month commitment.

Strong writing skills are a must, as well as the ability to work in a team and coexist peacefully with others.

Additional things that we find appealing in applicants are: experience working with children in summer camps, after school activities, swimming lessons, etc; CPR or lifeguard certifications; dental, nutrition, helmet safety knowledge; event planning experience; social media marketing experience; volunteer recruitment experience. Program applicants we seek are adaptable, self-starters, solution seekers and have a positive attitude.
For more information about VolunQuest and what we do, please check out our website and our teacher’s blogs!


University of Texas-Austin: Academic Program Coordinator – Graduate Program Coordinator

Apply Here:
Hiring department: Inst Latin Amer Stds
Monthly salary: $3,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number: 18-10-04-01-9702
FLSA status: Exempt
Earliest Start Date: 11/01/2019
Position Duration: Funding expected to continue
Position open: to all applicants
Location: Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies: 1


Coordinates the administrative activities of the Latin American Studies graduate programs.

Essential Functions

Academic advising management for MA, dual degree MA, and PhD students. Reviews degree requirements with students, advises students on registration and add drops, and processes advising bars. Handles all aspects of graduate program record keeping including but not limited to student progress, alumni employment, annual evaluations, advisor committees, and funding commitments. Responsible for doctoral and master’s candidacy processing, and providing program of work for candidacy applications. Coordinates graduate admissions process. Handles all queries from prospective students and the public regarding the admissions process, program eligibility, program requirements, and financial support. Works with admissions committee on applicant review and admissions decisions. Coordinates fellowships, scholarships and travel grants. Works closely with the LLILAS Director and staff to appoint Teaching Assistants and Graduate Research Assistants. Administers FLAS grant. Coordinates new student orientation and welcome activities. Coordinates supportive programming for students throughout the academic year, including thesis workshops and study abroad and research workshops. Coordinates LLILAS graduation ceremony and activities. Interacts frequently with university students, faculty, staff and outside agencies. Represents the graduate program to the Office of Graduate Studies and the International Office. Provides in-depth information and is responsible for clarification and interpretation and ensures compliance with institutional rules, regulations and procedures. Serves as staff liaison to student association, ILASSA. Coordinates career development, internship, and placement programs for graduate students. Tracks graduate professional placement and coordinates LLILAS alumni program, including alumni events. Designs and implements procedures for improvement to program activities. Gathers information and prepares reports for program analysis. Prepares and maintains statistical reports. Updates graduate catalog. Assists with various projects and committees as assigned. Participates in professional conferences and individual professional development. Serves as back-up course scheduler as necessary.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Three years of experience working with college students, ideally graduate students, in an administrative or advising capacity. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills using tact, diplomacy, and discretion at all times, including the ability to communicate with diverse populations. Independent decision making and problem solving ability. Demonstrated, recent, exemplary work record. Ability to organize short- and long-term priorities and projects and work with deadlines. Experience dealing with confidential and sensitive information. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Must be flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, preferably in Latin American Studies or a related discipline. More than five years of above experience. Experience as a graduate coordinator. Experience with EASI, FaSet, NRRECS, GSADM, HRMS, VIP, FRMS, Filemaker and Microsoft Office. Thorough knowledge of UT rules, policies, and procedures. Bilingual English and Spanish, or English and Portuguese, or trilingual. Basic understanding of Latin American cultures and societies. Experience working with alumni programs.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation occasional evening and weekend hours




University of Florida: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: 16880000 – LS-SPANISH & PORTUGUESE STUDIES


Gainesville, Florida

Open Date

Oct 8, 2018


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time instructor at the rank of Lecturer in the area of Portuguese language and culture, beginning August 16, 2019. This is a 9-month, renewable, non-tenure-track position.

Responsibilities of the position include:

    • Teaching three courses per semester, mainly in the Lower Division Portuguese program, with an occasional advanced course (dependent on departmental needs)
    • Participating in departmental activities, including committee work, ongoing training in pedagogy, curriculum development and supervision of adjunct instructors or teaching assistants
    • Working closely with the Portuguese faculty to promote Portuguese language and/or Brazilian studies through campus venues and social media, with a focus on student recruitment.


  • Additional desirable qualities include a working knowledge of Spanish, experience with Languages for Specific Purposes, familiarity with proficiency testing such as Celpe-Bras, and experience or interest in teaching and developing curriculum for study-abroad programs in Brazil.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website ( to learn more about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Portuguese or closely related field (M.A. or M.Ed. will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding), native or native-like fluency in Portuguese and English, demonstrated excellence as a Portuguese language instructor, and a strong commitment to working with diverse populations.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, interests, and suitability for this specific position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) complete and unabridged course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching, and (5) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


Events and Communications Officer, Center for Latin American Studies


The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Stanford University is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center committed to outreach to the scholarly community in California and the United States. The Center is a vibrant international hub that fosters an academic community and supports research and teaching, in all fields of study, as they relate to Latin America and the Caribbean. CLAS is one of the larger centers within Stanford Global Studies, with robust events and outreach programming that foster collaborations within the university and with academic communities in the U.S. and in Latin America. The Center’s academic programs encourage multidisciplinary approaches and draw on the expertise of active affiliated faculty members representing Stanford’s various schools and departments. CLAS offers two degree programs: an Undergraduate Minor and a Master of Arts degree. Every year the Center hosts a number of Tinker Visiting Professors, as well as other highly distinguished Latin American and Iberian scholars.  Candidates strongly encouraged to submit cover letter and resume.


CLAS Events and Communications Officer manages CLAS’ complex and diverse events programming and written public communications. This position works with a variety of constituents, including faculty, students, visiting professors, and other communications events planning personnel within SGS, H&S, and other schools, as well as with academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad. This position is responsible for planning and executing the Center’s events, including seminars, conferences, alumni engagement, commencement ceremony, and other related activities from inception to execution, including budget preparation and tracking, vendor negotiation, advertising, social media, event setup, presentation and materials support, and registration and attendee tracking. Under minimal supervision, this position will also provide support in planning, coordinating, and implementing the Center’s communications strategy, including the development of external written communications (e.g., assist in preparing content for internal or external newsletters), design and coordination of media relations efforts (e.g., understand email and digital content distribution), and social media presence. Successful applicants will have excellent project management skills, in addition to a demonstrated high-level of professional written communications experience.


    • Initiate and lead meetings with stakeholders to plan scope and format of events, establish and monitor budgets, and/or review administrative procedures and event progress.


    • Identify individuals/groups to attend and/or speak at public meetings or other events.


    • Serve as project leader on specific events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events such as: marketing, vendors, fan experience, ticket office, concessions, press and/or media.


    • Responsible for budget planning and management, venue management and equipment and facilities management for specific events.


    • Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.


    • Research and provide recommendations for potential event locations, and evaluate alternatives.


  • Procure and coordinate vendor services. Negotiate vendor contracts to minimize liability and risks.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated success managing event teams and planning, developing budgets, and meeting budget goals.


    • Excellent project management skills, and the ability to manage complex timelines and multiple projects.


    • Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading are strongly preferred.


    • The capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood is strongly preferred.


    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and customer service skills. Must be well organized and detailed oriented.


    • Demonstrated high level of confidence in making strategic decisions, good judgment, and innovative and creative problem-solving skills.


  • Ability to interact and successfully collaborate with a broad spectrum of contributing groups and customers.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Valid Non-Commercial Class California Driver’s License.


    • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, and use a telephone.


    • Occasionally kneel/crawl, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21-40 pounds.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license and drive day or night.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


    • May require some travel and working evenings and weekends.


  • On certain occasions, there may be times when you are expected to work off hours.


    • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.


    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.


    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.


  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.



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