Interesting data



  • The deadline for submitting applications has expired.


  • Contact Name

    Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
  • Email
  • Phone

    (202) 370-9000
  • Address

    1889 F St. N.W. Washington, DC, U.S.A. 20006

OAS professional internships in Washington

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) presents a scholarship that will allow young Latin American professionals to work in that organization. It is a scholarship awarded as part of the project: "Combating Discrimination and Violence against Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean". It will be conducted with the support of Global Affairs Canada.

The scholarship is a unique opportunity to work together with the Coordination of Follow-up Recommendations of the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Documents to apply for

To apply, it will be necessary to:

  • Written work of maximum five (5) pages. It should deal with a subject that is interesting to the young professional. It should be related to the follow-up to the recommendation of the inter-American system of human law or international organizations. It will be written in English and Spanish, in equal parts.
  • Cover letter where you can enter your application.
  • Two (2) academic or work-class letters of recommendation.
  • Resume.
  • Language knowledge certification.
  • Copy of title and qualifications during the college period.

To start the process, you must register in the United States.

Upon completion, successful fellows will receive a certificate of participation.

Scholarship benefits

  • The SE/IACHR provides a stipend of US$3,200.00 per month during the period covered by the scholarship. With this stipend, the trainee is responsible and is required to acquire health coverage of his/her choice for the duration of the scholarship, having to formally prove the acquisition to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR.
  • Round-trip airfare, economy class, from the intern's place of residence to Washington, DC., USA. No funds are provided for terminal and transit expenses.
  • The SE/IACHR will grant a certificate of participation in the scholarship program to successful fellows who satisfactorily complete the full duration of the scholarship.

These are the requirements to apply for

Who can apply for this opportunity from the OAS

  • First, they must be young professionals who are citizens of an OAS Member State. Many Latin American countries are on the list.
  • Graduates in a social science degree at an accredited official university.
  • Let them make a commitment to return to their home country when the scholarship ends.
  • Bilingual language management: Spanish and English. It is also a benefit to have Portuguese and/or French.
  • Graduated in the last seven (7) years.

Last but not least:

  • Work and/or university experience, which can be demonstrated in related areas, international organizations and human rights.