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International Visitor Program Volunteer

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking a volunteer 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. Intern must commit to 20 hours a week over a 3 or 4 day period.


Primary Responsibilities For Planning IVP Visitor Programs Include: • 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. Qualifications include the following: • 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.


TO APPLY: Go to our website at www.worldoregon.org. Under Council Information, click Volunteer and there you will find an application and questions to address in your cover letter. Please email the application, resume and cover letter to [email protected] and we will get back to you shortly. Thank you!