Internship Positions

Community Events: Event Logistics & Marketing

Community Programs interns assist in coordinating all aspects of World Affairs Council events. Interns will work with the Community Events Coordinator in researching and planning stages, as well as day-of logistics for all World Affairs Council public events.  Events include lectures, panel discussions, town-hall meetings, discussion groups, trivia nights, and networking receptions.

Tasks include:

  • Coordinating event logistics: developing outreach strategies, booking venues, and overseeing details of event production, event registration, and speaker correspondence.
  • Researching and proposing ideas for new programs.
  • Attending Council events and facilitating event implementation.
  • Promoting and publicizing World Affairs Council programs: researching new marketing techniques and helping with placement of advertisements, flyer distribution, and collaboration with local organizations.

Global Classroom: Outreach to K-12 teachers and students

Global Classroom connects teachers and students with international resources, ideas and people. Intern responsibilities may include: drafting bi-weekly enewsletters; performing extensive research to prepare teacher resource packets on various global topics; assistance at professional development programs; and much more. Interns will learn about the nonprofit world, education for global citizenship, k-12 professional development, and outreach strategies.

Tasks include:

  • Researching curriculum and resources to supplement professional development programs for educators.
  • Attending Global Classroom programs to assist with registration and other logistical event tasks.
  • Drafting biweekly e-mail newsletters for teachers and students.
  • Using e-mail, phone, Twitter, and Facebook for outreach about Global Classroom events, programs, and initiatives.
  • Assisting with logistics for the World Citizen Essay Contest and World Educator Award.
  • Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog.
  • Preparing promotional materials such as flyers and posters for upcoming GC programs.
  • Maintaining Global Classroom contacts in the Salesforce database.
  • Posting and updating Global Classroom events and teacher resources on the World Affairs Council website.

International Visitor Program: Research, Writing & Program Planning

The International Visitor Program (IVP) coordinates professional programs for State Department-sponsored international delegates visiting the Puget Sound region. Interns support the IVP team by researching, writing and editing proposals and itineraries for upcoming projects. Benefits include networking opportunities, learning about organizations across all fields in the greater Seattle area, experience in the nonprofit sector, and the development of professional skills in international education and exchange.

Tasks include:

  • Accompanying international visitors to meetings with local professional resources.
  • Researching local resources and drafting proposals for upcoming programs.
  • Compiling and editing visitor itineraries.
  • Preparing and assembling welcome packets and programs.
  • Writing and uploading reports about meetings with international visitors.
  • Maintaining the IVP database using Salesforce.
  • Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations.
  • Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog.

Communications: Marketing, Branding, Graphic Design, Social Media, Photography, Copywriting and Editing, Internal and External Communications

Communications interns provide internal and external communications support for the World Affairs Council. Interns will learn about marketing design, messaging, social media, outreach strategies, and professional communications.

Tasks include:

  • Drafting and editing copy for publication on the website, social media, and event materials.
  • Working with staff to keep track of, and post to, social media: Facebook and Twitter.
  • Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog.
  • Liaising between departments within the Council, ensuring a harmonious branding strategy.
  • Drafting press releases and developing press materials.
  • Monitoring external press and social media channels relevant to the World Affairs Council.

Development: Donor and Member Relations

Development interns support and learn about donor and community engagement tactics with the World Affairs Council, a membership organization dedicated to educating and involving the community in global issues. Interns will be part of creating an excellent customer experience for donors and members of the Council.

Tasks include:

  • Preparing prompt and professional correspondence.
  • Executing communications projects such as online newsletters and updates.
  • Maintaining donor records and creating and running reports in Salesforce database.
  • Supporting staff in preparation and execution of donor and member events.