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Position Start and End Dates: Monday, September 25, 2017 - Monday, December 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, September 11, 2017

International Visitor Program Intern - Fall 2017


The World Affairs Council is seeking an intern 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.  The intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with an aspect of American foreign policy, which promotes person-to-person diplomacy thorough international friendship and understanding. S/he will be encouraged to escort visitors to appointments and attend professional meetings and will have an opportunity to meet Council staff working in additional areas that may be of particular interest to the intern.  

Primary Responsibilities
•    Internet research and updating professional resources throughout Oregon
•    Drafting correspondence to secure professional meetings and home hospitality for the visitors
•    Researching and drafting proposals for incoming visitor delegations
•    Drafting visitors’ professional program
•    Researching cultural activities and sightseeing tours for visitors
•    Compiling statistics on visitors
•    Maintaining and updating program outreach databases
•    Helping with other administrative tasks of the IVP team such as preparing information packets for visitors, ordering brochures, writing thank you notes, photocopying, answering phones, archiving and filing.

Preference is given to persons who are studying or have studied in the areas of International Affairs, Intercultural Communications, Regional Studies, Language Studies, or a related field.

•    Excellent attention to detail.
•    Very strong editing and writing skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills.
•    Interest in international affairs and other cultures.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Database skills a plus.
•    Positive attitude, flexibility, and ability to multi-task.

Must be a US citizen or have a visa that permits the individual to work. For international students, curricular practical training (CPT) or optional practical training (OPT) paperwork is required prior to the start of the internship.  Successful candidates will be hired contingent upon the results of a background check.  

Compensation and Credit
All World Affairs Council of Oregon internships are unpaid. Interns are encouraged to attend monthly lectures and forums sponsored by the Council.  We require a minimum of 15 hours per week during the 9am-5pm workweek and a three-month commitment. Increased hours can lead to increased responsibility. Compensation comes in the currency of new skills, networking opportunities, hands-on experience in assisting a local non-profit, and fun! Tri-met pass reimbursement available after meeting certain requirements.
Application Instructions
Please submit a resume and cover letter via website submission form. You will find cover letter instructions in the box on the right of the page.

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If you are seeking an internship for academic credit through your university or college please complete this section. Applicants seeking an internship for academic credit must make arrangements through their university or college and should submit their university/college guidelines with their application to the Council. Credit is entirely at the discretion of the intern’s university or college and interns are responsible for communicating the school’s requirements to the Council. If you are not seeking an internship for credit, please skip this section.


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