Our volunteer intern positions are for rising undergraduate juniors through graduate level students. Successful applicants are invited to work with Global Ties U.S. for one academic semester (Spring, Summer, or Fall), and will be expected to take on a significant role with the organization. Global Ties U.S. provides supplemental learning opportunities to the undergraduate and graduate students' educational and professional careers. The internships and fellowships provide interns with skills that can be can be used in multiple employment settings. Please note, Global Ties U.S. cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.
Internship start and end dates can vary slightly, with advanced notification, depending on the accepted intern's schedule. Internships are unpaid, volunteer positions.
The Public Diplomacy intern works closely with a cross-section of staff teams, and may be working on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: research, writing, editing, monitoring social media, updating various databases and reviewing articles related to citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange. During the course of the semester, the Public Diplomacy intern may be offered the opportunity to provide support to Global Ties U.S. exchange programs, which falls outside of the regular internship scope of work.
The ideal candidate possesses a demonstrated interest in the field of citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange.
Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
Ability to work under minimal supervision
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
Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."