The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) believes in creating a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger—more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.
PADF is looking for a committed and passionate team member to join our Women and Gender team for four (4) months, initially. As an intern you will assist with research and administrative tasks, writing assignments, event planning and program implementation support.
We are committed to fostering a dynamic learning and professional development atmosphere and will offer guidance throughout your time with us. The PADF team works collaboratively and dynamically and is looking forward to providing professional development and mentorship to a new team-member. This is a part time position based in Washington DC, however job can be remote.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
- Conducts research on trends and opportunities on Gender-based violence in Latin America.
- Collaborates in drafting gender toolkits.
- Coordinates events and meetings of the women and gender community of practice.
- Provides administrative support for women´s rights organizations and team.
- Identifies news and cool ideas to share about women´s rights for our monthly newsletter.
- Learns about U.S Government regulations and internal processes.
- Assists with the review and analysis of documents and information received by women´s rights organizations.
- Translates project documents and communications content. (English-Spanish)
- Works closely with our IT team to update our website: Juntas de Norte a Sur
- Teamwork –The Women and Gender Intern must demonstrate collaboration when working with colleagues across the organization and from different cultures and countries. (HQ and field offices).
- Communication skills – Ability to explain complex topics in simple terms. Feels comfortable contributing to a workshop or presentation and can communicate in a clear and concise manner in English and Spanish.
- Organization skills - Highly organized, detail-oriented.
- Proactive – Have an entrepreneur spirit and initiative to propose new ideas and execute them.
- Intellectual curiosity – Eager to learn and open to new ideas and different perspectives.
- Strive for improvement - Willingness to learn and grow professionally. Passion about women’s rights and combatting gender-based violence. Motivation to share our feminist values.
- Undergraduate or graduate studies in International Studies, Women´s Studies, Gender Studies, Public Policy or similar.
- Fluent in Spanish and English.
- Tech savvy, knowledge of Excel, Outlook and Canva.
More About PADF
PADF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1962. www.padf.org
PADF’s core values. “H-E-A-R-T”
= Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.
Diversity. PADF is strong because we are diverse.
We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. PADF does not discriminate based on ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of cultures, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, and perspectives on the world.
PADF is an Equal Opportunity Employer