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Intern/Graduate Fellow, Northern Latin America

This position supports McLarty Associates’ Northern Latin America practice - one of ten regional practices focused on strategic advisory services across the firm. 


We are seeking a bright, resourceful individual for an entry-level, paid, internship/graduate fellowship to support our Northern Latin America practice. We are seeking an individual who can work part- or full-time (20-40 hours/week) starting mid-May/June through August 2024. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and interns/graduate fellows will be expected to work in-person at least once a week. 


Position Summary:  

As an intern/graduate fellow, you will work on a variety of projects with different engagement teams. The program aims to give you exposure to the breadth of our services and client work.  You will work closely with our professionals – Associate through Director – and gain first-hand experience in consulting. Your assignments may involve work in news tracking, political analysis, memo writing, and/or note-taking at client meetings. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Interns and graduate fellows perform a wide range of functions that may include monitoring news outlets; preparing presentations and other client deliverables; conducting research and analysis of economic, political, trade, technology, public policy, international, financial, and business issues; assisting firm-wide communications; assisting professional staff with general office and administrative support; and other duties as assigned. 


We are seeking individuals who are:   

  • accomplished researchers;  
  • excellent writers;  
  • exceptionally organized with an independent and creative nature;  
  • strong critical thinkers;  
  • inclined to take initiative and anticipate the needs of the team;  
  • attentive to details;  
  • able to operate in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality;  
  • able to remain poised under pressure and juggle multiple projects at a time;   
  • proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Office 365, and other business applications and media platforms. 


Ideal candidates for this position possess an understanding of international politics, economics, trade, technology, government relations, business, culture, and entrepreneurship. Applicants should also have a robust background, demonstrated interest, and/or experience living or studying in Latin American countries. Full fluency in Spanish is required (reading, writing, speaking). Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US. 


Interested applicants must submit an application that includes: 

  • Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience and skills; 
  • Resume; and 
  • Short Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages) demonstrating strong research and concise writing on issues related to Latin America, international politics, or political economy. 


Please compile all application materials into one PDF document. 


We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.