Volunteer interns are a critical part of the World Affairs Council; they contribute to its mission while gaining hands-on work experience.
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 six months.
What interns can expect from their World Affairs Council Internship:
- To be trained in all World Affairs Council operating systems and receive an orientation that provides details regarding day to day operations and program management.
- To experience work 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 minimum twelve-week commitment of 12-15 in-office hours each week (a six or nine-month commitment is strongly preferred).
- A demonstrated 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.
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For more information about internships, consult the Frequently Asked Questions and Internship Positions pages.