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Latin America Student Fellows Program

The Latin America Student Fellows program provides an opportunity for talented undergraduate and graduate students to develop and network professionally, meet leaders from across the hemisphere, engage with faculty in research, and contribute to substantive discussions online.

We will recruit a small cohort of talented students with a strong interest in and knowledge of Latin America from a range of academic programs across the Georgetown campuses and schools through a competitive search. Fellows will support the the Center for Latin American Studies' activities in various ways and serve as a fulcrum for building bridges across departments.

Fellow Duties

Fellows work closely with the Center for Latin American Studies to support faculty with their research, and to assist with the administration and execution of the activities of the Center including policy dialogues; academic conferences, faculty seminars, and seed grant competitions; student dialogues and student conferences; and communications. Specific duties will vary based on student fellows’ background and talents. In particular, two fellows will be assigned (one each) to two new initiatives CLAS is developing – a Program on Brazil, and a Program on the Rule of Law in the Americas (which will involve working on the Political Database of the Americas.

Term of Fellowship

One semester (Fall 2018) 


5-10 hours/week (flexible)



Reporting and Management Structure

The CLAS Supervisor of Academic Programs manages fellows, coordinating closely with faculty members and tracking Center activities the fellows are supporting and assisting.

Work Location

Fellows have no specific work location which provides students with flexibility; further logistics may be worked out with the faculty whom the fellows are assisting.


All Georgetown undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students across all university units, programs, and campuses are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a strong interest in, and deep knowledge about, Latin America.

Application Procedure

All applications have to be submitted by Friday,  August 31 5PM EST

  • A completed application form
  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A writing sample (academic paper)

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Latin America
  • Associations and connections in Latin America
  • Fluency in languages of the Latin American region
  • Demonstrated administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Diversity of the cohort with regard to background, language, programs, and the communities to which fellows can bridge

Latin America Student Fellows Program PDF