Program Dates and Application Deadlines:
- Fall Quarter internships begin October 1st, and applications are due September 15th.
- Winter Quarter internships begin January 15th, and applications are due January 1st.
- Spring Quarter internships begin April 1st, and applications are due March 15th.
- Summer Quarter internships begin July 1st, and applications are due June 15th.
Administration: Information Systems and Operations Support
Administration interns provide office and database support and implement new strategies to increase efficiency. They will work with the Operations Director to increase the effectiveness and flow of the office. Interns will learn how nonprofits operate and gain valuable office experience. Tasks include: Assisting with database administration including contact management, donor tracking, event registration, and funds processing support. Learning, using, and researching new and diverse technologies to increase the efficiency of office management tasks such as facilities maintenance, supply inventory, and workflow processes. Mastering multimedia filing system protocols as well as coordinating general mailing, faxing, and telephone operations. Attending World Affairs Council events and assisting in direct recruitment of members and marketing of the World Affairs Council. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Coordinating special projects as assigned. Community Programs:
Event Logistics & Marketing Community Programs
Interns assist in coordinating all aspects of World Affairs Council events. Interns will work with the Community Events Coordinator in researching and planning stages, as well as day-of logistics for all World Affairs Council public events. Events include lectures, panel discussions, town-hall meetings, discussion groups, trivia nights, and networking receptions. Tasks include: Coordinating event logistics including developing outreach strategies, booking venues, and overseeing details of event production, event registration, and speaker correspondence. Researching and proposing ideas for new programs. Serving as point person for volunteers at events. Attending Community and Global Classroom programs and facilitating event implementation. Promoting and publicizing World Affairs Council programs by researching new marketing techniques and helping with placement of advertisements, flyer distribution, and collaboration with local organizations. Assisting with special projects as needed.
Outreach to teachers and students in the K-12 system Global Classroom connects teachers and students with international resources, ideas and people. Intern responsibilities may include: drafting bi-weekly, electronic newsletters; performing extensive research to prepare teacher resource packets on various global topics; assistance at professional development programs; and much more. Interns will learn about the nonprofit world, education for global citizenship, and outreach strategies. GC is presently recruiting an intern to work on an exciting new project producing short videos with international students and visitors. Tasks assigned to various GC interns include: Researching curriculum and resources to supplement professional development programs for educators. Attending Global Classroom programs to assist with registration and other logistical event tasks. Maintaining the Global Classroom Database. Drafting biweekly e-mail newsletter for teachers. Using e-mail, phone, and Facebook for outreach to high school students who have attended Global Classroom’s Global Youth Leadership Initiative and providing individualized assistance to those students with their school-based global awareness projects. Supporting Global Classroom fundraising efforts. Coordinating the World Citizen Essay Contest. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Contributing to the World Affairs Council website blog. Volunteering at World Affairs Council Community Programs and various other World Affairs Council events. Assisting with special projects as needed. Videoediting skills a plus.
International Visitor Program: Research, Writing; Program Planning
The International Visitor Program (IVP) coordinates professional programs for State Department-sponsored international delegates visiting the Puget Sound region. Interns support the IVP team by researching, writing and editing proposals and itineraries for upcoming projects. Benefits include networking opportunities, learning about organizations across all fields in the Greater Seattle area, experience in the nonprofit sector, and the development of professional skills in international education and exchange. Tasks include: Accompanying international visitors to meetings with local professional resources. Researching local resources and drafting proposals for upcoming programs. Compiling and editing visitor itineraries. Preparing and assembling welcome packets and programs. Producing marketing materials including the monthly IVP enewsletter. Contributing to the IVP Blog by writing and uploading reports about meetings with international visitors. Maintaining the IVP database. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog. Assisting with special projects as needed.
Event Marketing, Branding, Graphic Design, Page Layout, Social Media, Video Production, Photography, Messaging, Internal and External Communications Communications interns provide internal and external communications support for the World Affairs Council, including marketing/outreach for all events, media relations, and speaker and donor communications. Interns work with the World Affairs Council Communications Coordinator. Interns will learn about marketing design, messaging, social media, outreach strategies, and professional communications, as well as a wide variety of other areas that might fall under the general communications aegis. Tasks include: Drafting marketing language for upcoming events. Working with staff to keep track of, and post to, social media, including Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Contributing to the World Affairs Council blog. Video and/or audio recording events, speakers, visitors, and others. Interacting with other programs at the World Affairs Council, ensuring their integration into the brand and marketing of their events. Drafting press releases and developing press materials. Monitoring press and social media relevant to the World Affairs Council. Drafting electronic event announcements and flyers. Supporting the World Affairs Council with daily operations. Assisting with with special projects as needed.
Development: Donor and Member Relations Development
Interns support and learn about donor and community engagement tactics with the World Affairs Council, a membership organization dedicated to educating and involving the community in global issues. Interns will be part of creating an excellent customer experience for donors and members of the Council. Tasks include: Answering inquiries. Preparing prompt and professional correspondence. Executing communications projects such as online newsletters and updates. Maintaining donor records and creating and running reports in SalesForce database. Supporting staff in preparation and execution of donor and member events.