Interns are a critical part of the World Affairs Council; they contribute to its mission while gaining hands-on work experience. Candidates can choose from one to five types of internships described here.
The World Affairs Council expects interns to:
- Be committed to the mission of the World Affairs Council.
- Have goals for their internship and to seek ways to meet these goals.
- Be informed about projects they are working on and general World Affairs Council activities.
- Be detail-oriented in their work in such a way that the supervisor and other interns can continue the project.
- Attend and provide assistance at between four and five events during an average internship time period of three months. Attendance is expected at approximately one event per month.
- Attend meetings appropriate to the intern’s work (as necessary).
What interns can expect from their World Affairs Council Internship:
- To be trained in all World Affairs Council operating systems and receive an internship manual that provides details regarding day to day operations and program management
- To experience working in a small, non-profit organization involved in promoting international understanding
- To receive mentoring in the achievement of their goals
- To have access to internationally-engaged business leaders, organizations, and institutions in Greater Seattle
- To have the opportunity to complete projects that can be used in a work portfolio or for credit
- A three-month commitment of 12-15 in-office hours each week (a six or nine-month commitment is preferred)
- An interest in world affairs
- Fluent written and conversational English
- Practical experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook and PowerPoint
- Professional attire and demeanor
- Excellent time management, organization and attention to detail
For more information about internships, consult the Frequently Asked Questions and Internship Positions pages. Download our Spring 2013 Intern Recruitment Flyer here.