Available Internship Positions

All internships are approximately 15-20 hours per week. Please indicate one or more of the following on your application:

Database Administration Intern

The Council is seeking a detail-oriented, data passionate, creative problem-solver with strong analytical skills. The Intern should be working towards a career in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or other similar fields. Proficient Microsoft Excel skills are a must. The intern will work closely with the Director of Database Administration to assist with a range of projects supporting every department of the Council. The intern will provide multi-department support, analysis, and repair of Council data and database to help ensure that internal systems are functioning optimally. The intern will gain a better understanding of the importance of data collection, maintenance and integrity and how it contributes to an organization’s success. The intern will also have the opportunity to become fundamentally certified in Raiser’s Edge, one of the largest non-profit management systems in the world. Tasks include data analysis, extraction, mining, repair, research, and processing.

Member Services & Development Interns

The Member Services and Development departments require interns who have excellent writing skills, experience with customer service and an ability to work in databases and with other detail-oriented tasks. Interns are encouraged to explore ways to improve and/or expand membership as well as research potential fundraising opportunities. Daily responsibilities include maintaining and updating membership records in the Council’s database, writing and editing member correspondence, providing information to current and potential members, researching prospective funding sources, assisting with gift acknowledgment process and attending Council speaker programs. Previous internships, past work experience or a strong desire to develop skills in customer service, marketing, communications, nonprofit management and grant writing is preferred.

Education Intern (Global Young Leaders Program)

The Global Young Leaders Program educates North Texas students and teachers on how international events affect their lives, their communities and their country. Responsibilities include preparing and updating information packages for workshops and leadership trainings, preparing background briefs for upcoming programs, updating resources and articles on the GYL blog, assisting in the background preparation for educational programs, promoting the program at university fairs, and assisting students at general World Affairs Council programs.

Applicants with stellar writing and researching skills, creativity, and communicative abilities are desired for this position. If applicants have exposure to or a strong desire to learn about education from a non-profit perspective, K-12 curriculum development, or Junior World Affairs Councils, they are preferred.

International Visitor Program & Protocol Interns

The International Visitor Program coordinates U.S. State Department-sponsored visits of adult and youth delegations from around the world. The intern will assist with all programmatic aspects of the International Visitor Leadership Program including scheduling and accompanying international visitors to meetings with local professionals, drafting proposals for upcoming projects, maintaining a list of current Dallas/Fort Worth area resources and communicating with volunteers for incoming delegations. Other projects may include assisting the Protocol office with events at Dallas City Hall and with the diplomatic corps. Applicants with strong written and verbal communication, a broad understanding of international and local topics and issues, and a demonstrated ability to think creatively and work cross-culturally are preferred.

Marketing and Communications Interns

Social Media Intern

The Social Media internship is a great opportunity for applicants that enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and want to enhance their Social Media skills. This role offers the intern an opportunity to execute the organization’s social media strategy, working across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn promoting upcoming events, uploading photos, and sharing relevant news stories. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff to learn about social media, digital communications, and marketing in a nonprofit, membership-based environment. This role will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our brand among members and prospective members. Since marketing encompasses every department at the Council, the intern will help staff in communicating a variety of ongoing activities and nurturing ideas for posts, tweets, and assisting with photography at events.

Creative Design Intern

The Creative Design internship is a great opportunity for applicants that enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and want to enhance their creative design skills. The Intern will support multimedia and audio/video productions, create, publish, and participate in marketing materials production from start to finish including but not limited to production planning, scheduling, coordinating, post-production elements including graphics, stock footage and web/social posting. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff to learn about social media, digital communications, and marketing in a nonprofit, membership-based environment. This role will be instrumental in increasing our brand among members and prospective members. Since marketing encompasses every department at the Council, the intern will help staff in communicating a variety of ongoing activities and nurturing ideas for different marketing elements, projects and assisting with photography at events.

Communications Intern

The Communications internship is a great opportunity for applicants that enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and want to enhance their communications skills. This role is primarily research and writing focused first but must be able to provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff to learn about marketing in all stages of campaigns in a nonprofit, membership-based environment. This role will be instrumental in increasing our brand among members and prospective members. Since marketing encompasses every department at the Council, the intern will help staff in communicating a variety of ongoing activities and nurturing ideas to develop, expand and maintain our marketing channels and strategies.

Programs Interns

An intern in the Programs department has the opportunity to develop his/her writing, research, marketing, and organizational skills through a variety of assigned projects. These projects will test the intern's ability to be creative and resourceful in a fast-paced environment. Specifically, interns are asked to research and compose bios for incoming speakers, craft remarks, research materials and assist with all administrative tasks associated with program planning and execution. The Programs intern is asked to exhibit proper program protocol and present a friendly demeanor when interacting with Council constituents and speakers. With these guidelines, the intern will uphold the Council’s mission to educate and engage the local community in national and international affairs.

Attention to detail, creativity, self-motivation, strong written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Offices products are a requirement for this position. Experience with Blackbaud products, particularly the Raisers Edge, is a plus. Interns will also be exposed to different aspects of managing a non-profit organization, including program fundraising, board relations, and membership development. Interns in the Programs department have the opportunity to attend and assist with as many programs as his or her schedule permits.

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