Want to Explore International Career Opportunities?
An internship with the Council is the perfect place!
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, and challenging.
- Our interns learn the “how-to” of basic customer service and event planning.
- They help host large public programs as well as one-on-one connections.
- They help plan logistics for national and international officials.
- They also gain key insights about the local North Texas community.
Many of our traditionally unpaid interns have gone on to careers in the public and private sectors and use their Council experience to deal with international and national projects.
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.)
“This was a great experience, as a high school student, to get to see the inner workings of an organization that is filled with the things I want to study in college.” –Mimi Bessellieu
“I really liked how our supervisors encouraged us to get the most out of our internships. I enjoyed the fact that I was actually needed in this job. I think anyone wishing to go into the business world should at least begin here… I wish I had.” – Claire Holman
“It provided the right mixture of office and field work that kept the experience challenging and rewarding.” –Oscar Camargo
“I feel that the most interesting part of my internship was being able to attend the program events and hear about important current events from experts in the field.” – Serena Walker