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Internship Opportunities

Are you passionate about world affairs? Meticulous, Flexible, professional and friendly? If you’re looking for valuable work experience, want to learn some new skills or are looking to launch a career in international relations, this is your chance!

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking enthusiastic and qualified volunteers and interns. As a volunteer or intern you will have the chance to do everything from writing and research to planning special events and escorting international visitors.

Compensation and Credit

All Council volunteer and internship positions are unpaid. Compensation comes in the currency of knowledge, new skills, contacts and fun! We require a minimum of 15 hours a week (preferably 20) and a three month (or one semester) commitment.

Student applicants seeking an internship for academic credit must make arrangements for this through their university or college and should submit their university/college guidelines with their application. Credit is entirely at the discretion of the intern’s university or college.

All interns and volunteers are encouraged to attend the Council’s monthly lectures and various other programs, and to assist with the administration of these events.

Current Volunteer Postings

Position Start and End Dates: Mon, 01/12/2015 - Fri, 07/10/2015
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with volunteers, interns, staff members and the public maintaining and improving volunteer engagement at the World Affairs Council, acting as a liaison between staff, volunteers and the public providing administrative support and advancement for the Volunteer and Intern program at the Council.

Position Start and End Dates: Mon, 01/05/2015 - Mon, 04/06/2015
Application Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014

Youth Visitor Program Support

The World Affairs Council is seeking a part time intern to support staff with upcoming visitor delegations, including the Brazilian Youth Ambassadors Program. Council visitor programs bring approximately 500 international visitors to Portland each year through State Department and USAID funded exchanges.