- Strong desire to work and learn in an international environment
- Ability to write formal documents including letters and reports
- Extensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Excel; knowledge of Adobe PageMaker is a plus
- Experience with databases or data entry
- Qualifications may differ for each internship position, check here for details
Internships are unpaid. However, we provide a parking stipend and we are happy to write references for individuals who perform well.
Interns will be introduced to the departments and staff of the WACDFW. You will have time with your supervisor to discuss responsibilities and individual project ideas.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend speaker programs as volunteers. Program speakers range from political figures to television personalities to acclaimed writers to film makers. Regular program attendance will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of international issues during your internship experience. The WACDFW asks that you attend at least two programs as a volunteer during the course of your internship.
Each intern will select from a list of suggested projects to develop and complete during the internship session. Projects may include grant writing, research for a proposed speaker, or the creation of a new strategy to enhance WACDFW membership.
Interns will complete an exit interview with their supervisor to provide feedback regarding their overall internship experience. Interns will be recognized for their contribution to the WACDFW.
Each internship session will include professional development opportunities that provide interns with marketable skills, valuable experience and savvy insight for their future careers by top notch professionals. These opportunities include a training workshop on the Council's database software, Raiser's Edge, a required skill set used by most nonprofit organizations; a visit to the Council's Protocol office at Dallas City Hall to learn about the city's involvement in international affairs and how it relates to the global world; and a professional development workshop where interns will have a roundtable discussion with senior staff focusing on techniques they can apply to further their careers.