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Internships

Accion

An ACCION internship provides you with the opportunity to learn about microenterprise development and office systems in a friendly, professional, multicultural environment. ACCION is based in Boston, but offers internships in Boston and Washington, DC, and our overseas offices.

http://www.accion.org/Page.aspx?pid=478

El Museo del Barrio Internships

Each Spring, Summer, and Fall El Museo del Barrio offers Internship opportunities to promising undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and recent graduates who are considering careers in the arts, education, non-profits and museum profession. Through administrative and project-based Internships, Interns have opportunities to research, conceptualize, coordinate, execute, and/or evaluate programs and initiatives. Questions? Email Mairelys Alberto, Manager of Youth and Opportunities Program at malberto@elmuseo.org

http://www.elmuseo.org/en/content/about-us/internships

Smithsonian Museum Internships

http://latino.si.edu/

Amazon Watch Internships

Amazon Watch is a nonprofit advocacy organization with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC, supporting communities threatened by shortsighted natural resources exploitation projects in the Amazon Basin.

http://amazonwatch.org/about/join-our-team/internships

COHA

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues.

http://www.coha.org/about-internships/

Other Opportunities for LACS Students

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Fellowships are 12 months long. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, Fellows will begin work between June and September 2013 and will complete their fellowships between June and September 2014.

http://www.princetoninafrica.org/applicants/

 

OSEA Seeks Documentary Filmmaker for Ethnographic Film

   Ideal for Masters Student in Film or Early Career Professional

The selected person will collaborate with the director and staff of OSEA to produce and edit an ethnographic film on Maya artists and artisans who create and market contemporary art and handicrafts at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México.  The film is to focus on the revitalization of pre-Columbian Maya aesthetics that drives this contemporary Maya art tradition and the struggle of contemporary Maya to develop their art in the context of the massive international tourism industry of the region and the government promotion of tourist art for this market.  The film will have shared authorship with Dr. Quetzil Castañeda, director of OSEA—The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology.  This is not an employment position. 

Qualifications:

Significant training, practical experience, and expertise in:

  • Cinematography and production of film
  • postproduction editing of documentary or ethnographic film
  • use of professional digital video camera
  • use of professional sound production equipment
  • use of professional lighting equipment
  • use of Adobe Creative Suite 4/5 Production and other similar editing software
  • preproduction and production of documentary film
  • Spanish fluency

Time Frame

The person must be able to participate in the OSEA Summer Field Study Abroad program in México during a 4 to 8 week period from June 2013 to early August 2013. Exact dates are negotiable.  Postproduction begins in August with completion in fall 2013 or spring 2014.

Interested Persons

Please send a detailed cover letter discussing your credentials, experience, training, career/professional goals; your motivations and interests in collaborating with Castañeda and OSEA, as well as your understanding of how you can contribute to the project and OSEA research programs; either or both of an academic curriculum vitae and a professional resume, including a filmography of works you authored or participated in the creation; and contact info of three references. DVDs of completed documentary or artistic film or visual ethnographies, at least one.  Please ask your references to send letters directly by email.

Send documents in pdf to onlineapps@osea-cite.org.

Send hardcopies & DVD to Quetzil Castañeda, 2244 Martha Street, Bloomington IN 47408


OSEA is the Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology Offering Summer Field Study Programs in Chichén Itzá, México
www.osea-cite.org