Monday, August 19, 2013

DC Internship, National Council for International Visitors

This comes to us from an alum working there.  If you want further details contact Professor O'Neil.

The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is now accepting interns for the Fall 2013 Semester. All interns are expected to work for a minimum of eight weeks, but ten weeks or more is preferred.

Extension beyond one semester is not possible. The internship position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Please note, NCIV cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.

 Successful applicants are invited to work with NCIV for one semester. Interns take on a particularly significant role at NCIV. With a small but dedicated full-time staff, we depend on our interns.

Consisting of a balance of short-term tasks and long-term projects, NCIV interns develop their communications, event services, member services, research, nonprofit, advocacy, and public diplomacy skills. Long term projects are undertaken depending on a particular intern’s backgrounds, skills, and interests. In addition, interns are also assigned some daily administrative functions.

Interns are often invited to attend special educational and cultural events outside of the office. Internship starting and ending dates are flexible based on the intern’s academic calendar.

 Full-time and part-time internship opportunities are available (part-time interns are strongly encouraged to work at least three full days per week). Stipends and scholarships are available.

• Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
 • Experience with MS Office (Access, Word, & 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 (In Design, Photoshop, Dreamweaver) desired, but not essential
 • Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
 • Maturity and a sense of humor