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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, 09/22/2014 - Sun, 11/30/2014
Application Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014

WorldQuest Project Coordinator

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking a part-time intern to assist with coordination, planning and execution of its annual fundraising event.

Position Start and End Dates: Mon, 09/01/2014 - Fri, 12/19/2014
Application Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014

International Visitor Program Pan-African Youth Leadership Program Special Event and Programming Intern

The four interns/volunteers will work directly with the International Visitor and Training Program Director to plan and implement an opening reception for the PAYLP group, support the final PAYLP event, and plan and implement a final recognition event. Flexible start date.

Position Start and End Dates: Fri, 08/29/2014 - Tue, 10/28/2014
Application Deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014

Membership and Non-profit Management Intern

Position Start and End Dates: Tue, 08/26/2014 - Sat, 10/25/2014
Application Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014

Global Classroom Program Intern