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. Applications for Fall 2021 are closed:

All Fall 2021 interns 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 provide general office and project support for other 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

 

 

EVENTS INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

The Events intern works with the Events & Education team on all aspects of event planning and implementation, including, but not limited to, our webinars, online courses, and our signature annual National Meeting and Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits. At present, Global Ties U.S. is putting a strong emphasis on developing online content and virtual sessions.

The Events intern may also work with other staff members on tasks falling outside of the regular internship scope of work.

In an effort to strengthen the internship experience, we are looking for candidates who can commit to a full academic year during the Fall and Spring semesters; however, this is not a requirement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in creating and running events is preferred. Examples of tasks include but are not limited to: assisting in development of sessions; content creation; assisting with event registration and processing; assist in writing and editing marketing and program materials; providing customer service to speakers and presenters; and overseeing the team’s general inquiry email inbox.
  • 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 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 fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
  • Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel); additional experience in other platforms related to course/curriculum development a plus
  • Background and interest in public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, or international education and exchange preferred

 

 

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND EXCHANGE INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

The Public Diplomacy and Exchange intern works closely with a cross-section of staff teams, and may work on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: exchange program support and logistics, research, writing, editing, and updating databases. Additional duties relating to the work of Global Ties U.S. in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange as assigned.

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

 

 

Global Ties U.S. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability with respect to employment opportunities.