International Visitor Program Intern/Volunteer

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:World Affairs Council of Oregon
position summary:

Summary: 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. 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 – Planning IVP Visitor Programs • 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.

This position is unpaid. Compensation comes in the currency of knowledge, new skills, networking opportunities and fun! We require a minimum of 20 hours a week and a three month commitment. Increased hours can lead to increased responsibility. Occasional weekend and evening work required. 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.

Application Instructions: Go to our website at 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!

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid/Volunteer
Qualifications:Qualification: 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.
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer