Administrative Internships

Typical Applicants

College students who are interested in the management and administration of funds, general administrative tasks, translation of materials, coordination of publications relating to the defense and protection of human rights in Latin America.


  • Solid Spanish language skills
  • Knowledge of Portuguese and/or English is valuable, depending upon the office where the internship is held
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Willingness and ability to handle a wide variety of tasks
  • Experience working in NGOs is a plus

Job Description

Administrative interns work as assistants to the entire CEJIL staff in a variety of capacities. They act primarily in coordination with the staff associate.

This role includes writing and editing grant proposals and reports, reviewing and organizing legal documents, translating documents, drafting correspondence and editing publications, as well as assisting with basic office tasks.

In addition, administrative interns may be called upon for support by any of the CEJIL staff. Such requests range from basic clerical assistance through the assignment of small research projects.


At the end of the internship, interns can expect to possess a comprehensive knowledge of the function of the Inter-American Human Rights  System, a firm grasp of the human rights situation in Latin America and  practical experience in the day-to-day operation of an international NGO.

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