ROLI Latin America – ABA Fall Paid Intern

The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded on a commitment to advance the rule of law in the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, conducting law school accreditation, developing model ethics codes and more. Today, the ABA remains a member-based organization that works to ensure access to justice for all, a fair legal process, and respect for the rule of law at home and across the globe.

The ABA is committed to service and refining the standards that guide the legal profession. ABA staff are provided multiple types of continuing education and career development opportunities. Your work will help eliminate bias, enhance diversity, and advance the rule of law throughout the US and around the world.

The ABA recognizes the value staff contribute to our success through a generous benefits package that protects their health and their financial security. The ABA’s wide array of benefit offerings include 401(k), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health spending accounts, supplemental life and disability insurance, prepaid legal programs, and a complimentary membership to the American Bar Association, which offers additional benefits.

Flexible/hybrid work arrangements may be available for residents of CA, DC, IL, IN, IA, MD, MI, MN, TX, VA, and WI. Residency requirements may apply. ABA employees are eligible to apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).


ABA ROLI’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Division seeks a paid intern to collaborate with the division on rule of law programs across the region. The intern will engage in a wide range of tasks including, but not limited to, developing outreach materials and reports, conducting targeted research, assisting to edit progress reports, and coordinating the development of monitoring and evaluation tracking systems. The intern will also participate in exploration of opportunities for new programs, for example, conducting research for new program development and potential funding opportunities within the scope of ABA ROLI’s programs. The intern will also work closely with DC and regional staff to assist in the development of concept notes or proposals.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a paid internship, individuals must be 18 years of age or older, and authorized to work in the United States.

Relevant Program/Area of Study:

  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Fields related to international development, government, and/or Hispanic Studies

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to multitask.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

• Possession of or working towards a bachelor’s or graduate degree, relevant to the area of work, from an accredited college or university.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in rule of law, civil society engagement, civic education, legal clinical education, or other relevant subjects.
  • Working fluency in Spanish.
  • Creativity and the ability to use storytelling to build support for our work.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Candidates who have or are currently working toward a law degree or a master’s degree in a relevant field.

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