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Available Internship Positions

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

Development Intern
The Development internship offers a hands-on, substantive experience contributing to the organization's fundraising initiatives and grants management to support Council activities. The intern will assist with the grant and proposals process, conduct prospect research for prospective funding sources, assist with gift acknowledgement process, contribute with grant maintenance and compliance, and help with various aspects of fundraising events. Graduate or undergraduate work in non-profit management, public health, communications, international affairs and/ or economic and political development is preferred.

 

International Education Program

An intern will work with the International Education Program (IEP) of the World Affairs Council to educate North Texas students and teachers on how international events affect their lives, their communities, and their country. Responsibilities include preparing and updating information packages on specific IEP programs, preparing background briefs for upcoming programs, helping to update the information on the center's web site, assisting in the background research for educational programs (Academic WorldQuest Competition, History at the Movies and International Career Day), promoting the program at university fairs and attend and assist students at general World Affairs Council programs ranging from hosting ambassadors, dignitaries and prominent global leaders around the world.

 

International Visitor Services and Exchanges
The Council's International Visitor Services and Exchanges program coordinates State Department-sponsored visits of high-level delegations and leaders 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 training local volunteers to serve as citizen diplomats for incoming delegations. Our interns play an important role in the promotion of public diplomacy and international connections for the North Texas region.

Membership Services Intern
The Member Services department requires interns who are outgoing, creative and detail-oriented. Interns are encouraged to explore ways in which to improve and/or expand member services as well as research potential areas for growth. Daily responsibilities will include: maintaining and updating membership records; preparing member correspondence; acting as a resource for member questions and concerns; and completing other tasks as assigned. Interns are also expected to take an active role in "selling" the organization by helping recruit new members at programs and other Council functions.

Marketing and Communications Intern
The Marketing and Communications internship is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and wants to develop his/her writing and communication skills. Projects vary, but they may include developing publicity materials, performing marketing research and managing photography for events. Additionally, the Marketing/Communications intern may be asked to help with WorldFest-related activities and other projects. Marketing, public relations and writing experience are a plus for this internship.

New Media Intern
The New Media intern will work as a member of the Marketing and Communications department and will have the opportunity to shape and grow the Council’s growing online profile as it pertains to social media. Acting as a “hub” for the Council as a whole, the intern will be responsible for communicating with members from all departments about their ongoing activities and nurturing ideas for posts, tweets, blogs, etc. while also monitoring for overexposure and duplication of activities. The New Media intern will be charged with: providing daily updates to the Council’s profiles on Facebook and Twitter (often promoting upcoming events, uploading photos, and sharing relevant news stories), maintaining and organizing the Council’s LinkedIn and YouTube accounts, exploring additional technology avenues for the Council and its members, among many other tasks.

Programs Intern
An intern in the Programs department has the opportunity to develop his/her writing, 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, crafting remarks and research materials for the Council’s Global I.Q. with The Economist series and assist with all administrative tasks associated with program planning and execution. Attention to detail, 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 must work a minimum of 20 hours a week and have the opportunity to attend and assist with as many programs as his or her schedule permits.

Protocol Intern
The intern will office at Dallas City Hall with Dallas Protocol, a WAC department that works with the Office of the Mayor, City officials, the diplomatic corps and other international stakeholders to represent the City of Dallas in official international activities. Responsibilities include assisting in planning meetings and agendas for international delegations of various levels, working with local organizations to support events that include presence of an international dignitary, assisting in designing and implementing PR materials for Dallas Sister Cities, and performing database entry and other clerical work.

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