CLALS | Employment Opportunities


  • Latin American/Latino Studies
    Fax: 202-885-6430
    4545 42nd Street, Room 308

    Stinchcomb, Dennis A
    Program Manager

Mailing Address

August 19, 2015

Title: Graduate Assistant for Academic Year 2015-16

Department: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

Hourly Rate: $12-$15

Work Hours per Week: 10-15 as needed

Job Description:

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) engages scholars and practitioners to promote cutting-edge research to enrich understanding of Latin America and of Latino communities in the U.S. 

The Graduate Assistant position will primarily be dedicated to providing research support for the Center’s Director, Program Coordinators, and in-residence fellows, and to conducting literature reviews, gathering data, website-related tasks, etc. The position will also include handling various administrative and event logistics.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and be a graduate student in good standing in one of American University’s programs. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to the entire 2015-16 Academic Year, are studying fields related to Latin America and/or Latino communities in the U.S., and have strong Spanish-language skills. Applicants must show attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and have the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Excellent research, writing, and editing ability are essential, along with good computer and IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel).

Send resume and cover letter to Inés Luengo de Krom, Operations Administrator for the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies.


Phone: 202-885-6178

Review of applications will begin Wednesday, September 2.