Employment & Internships



Global Ties U.S. is currently accepting applications for Program Associate.

Position Overview

The Program Associate is responsible for providing administrative, logical, and programmatic support for Global Ties U.S. programs and events. The position will provide this support primarily in two areas – the administration of short-term international exchange projects that connect individuals from different countries around common interests; and the execution and delivery of high impact training, capacity-building, and networking events. In doing so, the Program Associate will be an integral part of the growth and development of Global Ties U.S., working closely with the team responsible for developing and executing an array of international exchange related activities.

The position requires a professional with a combination of interpersonal, customer service, administrative, and programmatic skills, as well as a person that is highly energetic, detail oriented, and with the ability to handle multiple projects, priorities, and personalities at a time. It also requires the ability to use databases and spreadsheets for tracking information.

The position’s efforts will primarily be spent as follows:

•    40%: administrative, logistical, and research support for programs/projects
•    40%: administrative, logistical, and research support for events and training
•    20%: general office support and other assignments

Minimum Qualifications

•    B.A. in International Relations, Communications, Public Relations, or related field.
•    At least 2 years of relevant experience in program, conference, or event planning.
•    Excellent time management and organizational skills.
•    Detailed oriented and able to manage multiple tasks and projects at once.
•    Quantitative and budgetary tracking skills, preferably through use of spreadsheet software such as MS Excel.
•    Familiarity with MS Office suite programs, web-based communications, and social media
•    Strong written and oral communication skills.
•    Demonstrated interest in international exchange, education, or affairs.
•    Ability to interact professionally with international visitors, government officials, local sponsors, and private sector representatives.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, download the position information.


Global Ties U.S. is currently not accepting applications. 

All interns are expected to work for a minimum of ten weeks, but more is preferred. The internship position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Please note, Global Ties U.S. cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.

Successful applicants are invited to work with Global Ties U.S. for one semester, and expected to take on a particularly significant role with the organization. For our fall internship, there the possibility to extend the internship for a second semester (through spring 2015), based upon performance and mutual agreement between Global Ties U.S. and interns. Global Ties U.S. interns develop their communications, event services, member services, research, nonprofit, advocacy, and public diplomacy skills through a balance of short-term tasks and long-term projects. Long-term projects are undertaken depending on a particular intern’s backgrounds, skills, and interests. In addition, interns are assigned some daily administrative functions, and are encouraged to attend special educational and cultural events outside of the office.

Internship start and end dates can be flexible based on the intern’s academic calendar. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 25 hours per week.  (Full-days are preferable to half-days.)

Internship Description

Interns work with the entire staff on a variety of projects as per the needs of Global Ties U.S. Projects are assigned to complement and enhance the intern’s skills, background and interests.

•    Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
•    Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
•    Background and interest in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange
•    Ability to work under minimal supervision
•    Ability to meet deadlines
•    Event planning background/interest desired, but not essential
•    Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) desired, but not essential
•    Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
•    Maturity and a sense of humor


Scholarships are made available to accepted applicants, based on successful completion of a 1-2 page essay. Two scholarships are currently available:

Andrew J. Valuchek Scholarship

Applicants with a strong interest exploring the impact of professional exchanges programs, examining the role of exchange in promoting global civil society, or advocating for the importance of public diplomacy should consider applying for the Andrew J. Valuchek scholarship. Interest should be clearly stated in the applicant’s cover letter.

To be considered, applicants must submit a separate 1 to 2 page essay explaining how professional exchange programs impact society, build international understanding, and promote global civil society. The essay should also offer thoughts on how to effectively advocate for Congressional support of professional exchange programs.

Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship during their semester with Global Ties U.S.

Lawrence J. Chastang Scholarship

Applicants who are interested in the impact of internationally focused NGOs and the local level, how global engagement positively impacts American communities, and the economic benefits of public diplomacy should consider applying to this scholarship. The procedure is very similar to the Valuchek listed above, applicants should submit a 1 to 2 page essay explaining how exchanges positively impact local communities and the difference they make in American civil society.

Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship during their semester with Global Ties U.S.

Application Instructions

Email a single Microsoft word document or PDF containing your cover letter (detailing your interest in working with Global Ties U.S.), resume, one brief writing sample (2-4 pages), contact information for two references, and if applicable scholarship essay. Please include the start and end dates you are available.

Materials should be addressed to Judy Donner, Program Officer, Procurement & Services and emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

** Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Vacancies will be open until all positions are filled. Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.