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Each year, AIDA opens up its internship and volunteer program for candidates from around the world to work for our nonprofit environmental law organization in San Francisco (United States), Mexico City (Mexico) and Bogotá (Colombia).

We OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY to learn from our team, made up of lawyers and scientists specialized in the defense of human rights and the environment, as well as experienced professionals in areas such as communications and fundraising.

AIDA is an environmental law non-profit with more than 15 years of experience in using the law to defend the right to a healthy environment, primarily in Latin America. Our attorneys and other professionals, who hail from and work in the region, deliver legal expertise tailored to help communities solve their greatest environmental problems. In collaboration with communities and partner organizations throughout the Americas, AIDA advocates and litigates for environmental protection in both national and international settings.

AIDA accepts interns and volunteers with varied backgrounds: law, science and engineering, communications, business administration, and fundraising. As an intern or volunteer, YOU WILL BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE to:

  • Our team of committed attorneys, strategic change makers. Your work will be focused on one of our programs: Human Rights and the Environment, Ecosystems and Climate.
  • Our communications, administration, and fundraising teams.

Interns and volunteers will not receive financial aid or compensation. 

To apply, please send an e-mail to [email protected], with the following documents:

  • CV.
  • A letter of intent indicating the expected dates and duration of the internship, location and/or form of work of your preference, and motivation for working with AIDA.

We will only review applications that include all the required documents.

For more information, please e-mail us at [email protected].

My time as a communications intern with AIDA in Mexico City represents a satisfying and enriching step in both my personal and professional lives. The knowledge I gained from AIDA’s team, and the daily challenges I faced, enabled me to grow and to become a proud defender of the environment and human rights.

Itzel Vásquez, former AIDA intern

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