WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas



Vice President for Communications

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a VP for Communications. This position works with staff at all levels of the organization to design and implement comprehensive strategies that advance WOLA’s advocacy on behalf of human rights in the Americas. WOLA seeks a bilingual, talented leader who will join the organization’s senior management team and who will build on WOLA’s success, guiding the organization to expand our impact and external reach through three pillars: advocacy-focused press and media relations, strategic communications and innovative multimedia content and campaigns, and audience expansion and engagement through strategic marketing and outreach. Read more here.

Assistant Director for Philanthropy

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an Assistant Director for Philanthropy to join our fast-growing and dynamic fundraising staff. This creative and ambitious team works to increase and expand the philanthropic activities that make WOLA’s human rights advocacy possible. We are looking for someone passionate about social change who understands the value and strategic function of fundraising in creating that change. The Assistant Director will work with the Director of Philanthropy and the Development Assistant to engage with a committed community of individual supporters and manage a growing portfolio of $1,000-$5,000-level donors through individual solicitation and events. The Assistant Director will lead planning on events, conference calls, and online engagement for the WOLA Partners’ Council. The ideal candidate is flexible, creative, and entrepreneurial. Read more here.

Central America Monitor Research Internship

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a leading research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas, is seeking two talented graduate interns to work directly with the Citizen Security program for the summer. The interns will carry out research for a new initiative to track U.S. assistance to Central America and evaluate the progress that Central America is making in the fields of corruption, violence reduction, justice and security sector reform, protection of human rights, and transparency through the use of a series of indicators. WOLA’s Citizen Security program works to promote comprehensive reforms to address the root causes of violence and ensure effective and accountable police and judicial systems. The internship is part-time and is unpaid. (Stipend for transportation is available) 


  • Provide research as needed across issue areas included in the Central America Monitor.
  • Assist in writing and editing documents for the Central America Monitor.
  • Collect and organize data and information on specific topics and emblematic cases.
  • Store and organize documentation in project platform.
  • Other duties will be assigned depending on the program’s needs.


  • A demonstrated commitment to human rights, democracy, and social justice in Latin America.
  • Excellent research skills and close attention to detail.
  • Strong project management and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Spanish proficiency required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Internet search engines and main academic databases

Time commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours/week, early June to early-August 2019.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and a Spanish writing sample to Kevin Amaya at [email protected]



WOLA values a diverse workplace, and encourages minority candidates to apply. WOLA is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, prior record of arrest or conviction, or caregiver status.