Internship Openings

The ideal candidate should be reliable, self-motivated, possess strong computer skills, have the ability to work independently as well as in a team, have a good command of English, and have strong writing and researching skills. We generally seek a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours per week (1 full day or two half-days preferred). Interns are encouraged to attend the Council's speaker events when possible (or required depending on the department). College credit can be arranged. Reasonable travel expenses are covered. The Council is a vaccine-required workplace for all employees. Remote options may be made available for interns at the discretion of supervisors.

To Apply:

• In the Subject, please specify the internship(s) of interest.
• Please send a cover letter, resumé, and brief writing sample (2 pages max) to careers@wacphila.org. You will not be considered unless you include all three.
• You will only be contacted if you are chosen for an interview. Because of the volume of applications the Council receives, we cannot respond to every applicant.
• Internships are unpaid and are open to college undergraduates and recent graduates with a strong interest in international affairs.
• Greater consideration will be given to students applying for an internship tied to college credit. 
• No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

About Our Internships

Internships with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia provide college and graduate level students with experience in international affairs student programming, speaker events, travel programming, membership management, and development. Tasks will include (but are not limited to) research, planning and development of programs, events, and tours, on-site assistance for student and public programs, digital communications and social media support, attendance at staff meetings, support for donor and member relations, and other administrative support as needed.

Internships with the Council require excellent written and verbal communication skills, time management, strong research skills, and a high level of professional etiquette when interacting with both Council staff, volunteers, and constituents (students, members, Board, etc.). Candidates must have a strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Basic knowledge of social media platforms and management tools (i.e. Hootsuite, HeyOrca!, Sendible) and Canva is preferred. Special consideration may be given to students with experience in Model United Nations, debate, and/or Mock Trial.

Students who can commit to 2 full semesters (fall and spring) will be given special consideration.


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