Explore International Career Opportunities with an Internship
World Affairs Council interns are celebrated for their hard work. In return for that dedication and energy, our interns see the world on a personal basis: Names in the news become people they’ve met; overseas news stories evolve into local missions of understanding.
I’m going to go back to college and everyone’s going to talk about what they did over the summer ... and I’m going to say ‘I met two African kings. I met official delegates from Mexico and Nigeria. I learned international protocol. I learned more about the world. I learned how to interact with people from around the world.' Evan Rosenfeld, Former JWAC student and Council intern
Council Internships: Working for your future
The intern experience is real world – it is extraordinary, educational, hard work.
- our interns learn the “how-to” of connections and arrangements
- they help host massive meetings as well as one-on-one connections
- deal with national and international officials
- serve key roles in Council projects
Many of our traditionally unpaid interns have gone on to careers in the public and private sectors and use their Council foundations to deal with international and national projects.
While accumulating practical experience, our interns receive a parking stipend and access to Council events. They also may earn a glowing letter of recommendation and they make personal connections to the region’s important businesses and organizations.
The Council seeks sharp college or high school-level talented, passionate, energetic individuals to help us accomplish our daily missions. (Our intern program may translate into college credit – consult your academic advisor.)