Thursday, July 14, 2016

Public Diplomacy Internship

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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.

Position Overview

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
  • Detail oriented
  • Multi-cultural experience
  • 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
  • Outgoing
  • Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently
  • Desire to grow and learn from the experience

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