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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 - Tue, 03/31/2015
Application Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014

Great Decisions Series

Great Decisions is a nation-wide program of the Foreign Policy Association to broaden public involvement with the most important foreign policy topics facing the U.S. The World Affairs Council recruits local and national experts to speak on each topic in an 8-week series beginning in mid-January.

Position Start and End Dates: Mon, 01/06/2014 - Mon, 04/07/2014
Application Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014

International Visitor Program: Project Coordinator Intern - Spring 2015

The World Affairs Council is seeking an intern (on a full-time or part-time basis) to support the International Visitor Program (IVP) team by performing a variety of duties. The IVP team is responsible for the programming for approximately 400 international visitors each year participating in short-term professional study programs.