InSight Crime’s internship program offers the opportunity to work for the leading source of news and analysis on organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. Interns will bolster their research and writing skills, as well as their knowledge of important regional security issues while gaining valuable part-time professional experience in a diverse and inclusive organization.

InSight Crime invites qualified candidates to apply for our research internship program, which has three cycles that correspond to the US academic calendar: spring (January to May), summer (May to August), and fall (September to December).

Research Internship


InSight Crime’s research internship program is designed for candidates interested in assisting our investigative projects. This opportunity is ideal for candidates planning careers in policy research and analysis, journalism, or related fields.


• Conducting research on organized crime and illicit economies.
• Assisting with the creation of research briefs, criminal profiles, and articles for our website.
• Finding sources and arranging interviews with experts.
• Processing materials gathered during field investigations.


• Previous work experience or education involving policy research and analysis or journalism.
• Highly proficient in both English and Spanish.
• Available at least 20 hours a week, and able to commit to the time period from early January through May for the spring term, May to August for the summer term, and September to December for the fall term.


• Proficiency in Portuguese, Dutch, or Chinese.
• Graphic design and/or multimedia skills such as photo, video, and audio editing.
• Data analysis experience.

How To Apply:

Applications are open for three cycles that correspond to the United States’ academic calendar: spring (January to May), summer (May to August), and fall (September to December). Applications must be submitted by December 1 for the spring term, by April 1 for the summer term, and by August 1 for the fall term.

Please send all application materials with subject heading “InSight Crime Research Internship” to, including: a CV, cover letter and two short writing samples, preferably on a topic related to organized crime and/or Latin America. The internship can be completed remotely. It is unpaid, but we occasionally receive donations that allow us to offer modest stipends.