Letter to Prospective Research Fellows

Invitation to Enter into an Extramural Relationship with COHA

To Whom It May Concern:

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) cordially invites you to apply to be one of our extramural Research Fellows. The COHA community is seeking new colleagues to offer balanced, yet critical interpretations of Latin American issues from a progressive viewpoint. Candidates will be closely vetted for their committed scholarship and social rectitude.

As a COHA Research Fellow you will be joining a hard-working team of Latin American policy analysts. On-site graduate and undergraduate students develop unique relationships with peers, mentors and an expanding circle of extra-mural affiliates who often bring new experiences and perspectives to the field of Latin American studies. Research Fellows are given a range of responsibilities that contribute to the excellent quality of articles published online and in our bimonthly publication, The Washington Report on the Hemisphere. Many of these articles receive favorable comments and citations in the national and international press.

Founded in 1975, COHA is a 501 (C3) nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization. Its primary goal is to promote a humanitarian focus on Western Hemisphere studies. It aims to raise the visibility of Latin American issues in print and the electronic media, advance inter-American understanding, and encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards the rest of the hemisphere.

COHA Fellows are diverse in their expertise and experience, but they are joined together by a shared pursuit of social justice. COHA personnel are committed to exposing corruption, corporate greed, violence against innocents and military terror among other crucial topics. Specifically, Fellows contribute to ongoing research, publication and editing; tutor their peers; seek foundation assistance for funding individual or group projects; and assist with others aspects of the organization’s development.

COHA Fellows have the opportunity to contribute one medium length article every ten days. They regularly provide peer review for articles in their area of expertise. They also have the unique opportunity to co-author op-ed pieces with COHA’s highly qualified interns. Fellows are invited to a variety of COHA meetings to share their ideas about regional issues and help COHA set project priorities.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to create a more honest and forthright atmosphere throughout the Americas.

Thank you,


Email: coha@coha.org

Website: www.coha.org

Phone: (202) 223-4975

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