Internships

Our intern positions are for current students at all levels and institutions. Successful applicants are expected to take on a significant role with the organization during their time, and be able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week. 

Throughout the internship, Global Ties U.S. provides supplemental learning opportunities and skills that can be used in multiple employment settings.

Upon the successful completion of a semester, we provide interns with a stipend to help offset internship-related expenses, e.g. transportation costs to and from the Global Ties U.S. office. We will also work with students to arrange academic credit and meet other program requirements.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted to interview.

Please note: Global Ties U.S. is unable to assist non-U.S. citizens with obtaining visas.

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Internship applications are accepted year-round. We have four internships:

  • Communications Internship
  • Membership Internship
  • Programs & Events Internship 
  • Public Diplomacy & Exchange Internship

Summer 2022 internships will be virtual.

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

The Communications intern works with the Communications team on a broad range of initiatives, from routine communications updates (ex. website, email campaigns, social media, database management) to the production of publications, advocacy and fundraising campaigns, and event support. What you can expect: a fast-paced, well-rounded experience in all aspects of communications work within a small and dynamic nonprofit organization. The internship includes opportunities to work on multiple projects and experiment with new platforms and strategies on a regular basis. On occasion, the intern may support other Global Ties U.S. staff and teams.

This internship is geared toward candidates seeking a career in communications, specifically within the nonprofit or international exchanges field. The ideal candidate should possess a solid foundation of communications experience, including the ability to make simple website updates, create and implement communications-driven campaigns, track media hits, and more. S/he should also possess a strong work ethic, flexibility, and some technical background in digital engagement. An interest in international affairs, advocacy, and/or public diplomacy is an asset.

Finalist candidates will be required to take and pass a brief writing and editing test.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in communications, journalism, media, marketing, or related fields
  • Desire to pursue a career in communications, public diplomacy, and/or international affairs
  • Ability to pass a writing and editing test
  • Experience in writing for websites, email, and social media
  • Experience using a content management system (CMS) (ex. WordPress, Drupal, Tumblr, Medium, etc.)
  • Experience with graphic design (preferably Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva)
  • Experience with MS Office, Google Drive, or other productivity software

 

MEMBERSHIP INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

The Membership Intern supports the planning and implementation of Global Ties U.S. professional development programming designed for our members. This includes webinars, online courses, Network-wide calls, our signature Network DC program, annual National Meeting, and Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits. At present, Global Ties U.S. is putting a strong emphasis on virtual programming. The Membership intern works closely with the Senior Program Associate, Membership, and the Senior Program Manager of Training & Community Development and may support other Global Ties U.S. staff members outside of the regular internship scope of work.

This internship is geared toward candidates seeking a career in instructional design or educational program management, specifically within the nonprofit or international exchanges field. The ideal candidate should possess relevant experience, be meticulous in their attention to detail, and be comfortable using (or learning to use) various learning management systems (LMS), virtual meeting platforms, databases, and website content management systems (e.g. WordPress).

Examples of tasks include, but are not limited to: assisting with online training content creation, writing and editing digital marketing and program materials, maintaining membership contact information, customer service to members, and other administrative tasks as assigned.

We are dedicated to making our internships a substantive professional development experience related to our interns’ personal and professional goals. In an effort to strengthen the internship experience, ideal candidates would be able to commit to a full academic year during the Fall and Spring semesters; however, this is not a requirement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in tutoring, teaching, or training is preferred
  • Interest in online course development assistance (e.g. test courses, line edit scripts, develop quizzes/activities)
  • Strong writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Quick learner with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize assignments
  • Professional demeanor and the ability to perform duties in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to work provide project support across departments if needed
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual meeting software (e.g. Zoom Webinars)
  • Experience in other platforms such as Articulate 360, Bridge LMS, Salesforce, and WordPress are a plus
  • Background and interest in public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, or international education and exchange preferred

 

PROGRAMS & EVENTS INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

The Programs & Events intern supports the planning and implementation of a wide variety of Global Ties U.S. programs and events. This includes, but is not limited to, events designed for our member organizations, such as our signature annual National Meeting, Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits, and National Programmers Workshop; externally-facing events and partnership campaigns; and networking and other events for U.S. exchange alumni. The Programs & Events intern is a part of the External Affairs team and reports directly to the Events & Communications Manager, though they will be expected to collaborate with and may support other Global Ties U.S. staff members outside of the regular internship scope of work.

While Global Ties U.S. has started to bring back in-person programming as of Spring 2022, we will still have a strong focus on virtual and hybrid programming also.

This internship is geared toward candidates seeking a career in event planning or program management, specifically within the nonprofit or international exchanges field. The ideal candidate should possess relevant experience, be meticulous in their attention to detail, and be comfortable using (or learning to use) various project management tools, event planning software, and website content management systems (e.g. WordPress).

Examples of tasks include, but are not limited to: assisting with event registration building and management; writing and editing marketing and program materials; building project planning timelines and action lists; supporting the creation of webinar recaps; providing customer service to speakers, presenters, and attendees; and supporting the production of both in-person and virtual events.

We are dedicated to making our internships a substantive professional development experience related to our interns’ personal and professional goals. In an effort to strengthen the internship experience, ideal candidates would be able to commit to a full academic year during the Fall and Spring semesters; however, this is not a requirement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous event planning experience (in-person and / or virtual) is strongly preferred
  • Strong writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Quick learner with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize assignments
  • Professional demeanor and the ability to perform duties in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to provide project support across departments if needed
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual meeting software (e.g. Zoom Webinars)
  • Experience in other platforms such as Basecamp, Cvent, and WordPress is a plus
  • Background and interest in public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, or international education and exchange preferred

 

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY & EXCHANGE INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

The Public Diplomacy & Exchange intern primarily supports the Exchanges team in the development and implementation of our international exchange programs, works with a cross-section of staff teams, and may work on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: updating databases, federal grants-related research and writing, and providing wide-ranging support for exchange programs. The intern will provide logistic and administrative support for virtual exchanges and help the team prepare for the return of in-person exchanges in 2022.

This is not a public policy, foreign policy, or research position.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in the field of public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, international education, and exchange.
  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented
  • Multicultural experience preferred
  • Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
  • Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently
  • Proactive attitude
  • Experience with data systems, event support, and report writing desired, but not essential
  • Spanish fluency is a plus but not require

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Global Ties U.S. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.