Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Intern

Purpose of the Role:

The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF) Intern supports the planning and implementation of the CDAF program, a small grants program that supports alumni of U.S. government exchange programs. This includes project support, application evaluation, report writing and editing, budget and contract review, webinar design and implementation, and other administrative tasks. The CDAF Intern works closely with the CDAF Program Manager and may also support other Global Ties U.S. staff when needed.

This internship is geared toward candidates seeking a career in international education or educational program management. The ideal candidate should possess relevant experience (as listed below), be meticulous in their attention to detail, and be comfortable using (or learning to use) virtual meeting platforms, databases, and budget management platforms.

Global Ties U.S. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in experience, background, and perspective, and encourage applicants of diverse or unique perspectives to apply to our internships. Applicants should feel free to identify their unique talents, strengths and experiences in this area. Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.

Core Responsibilities:

• Assisting in developing content for CDAF grantees

• Assisting with webinars highlighting the CDAF grant

• Writing and editing reports

• Reviewing applications and budgets


• Enrolled as a student during the internship period

• Background in public administration, business administration, international education, exchange programming, social science, or related fields

• Desire to pursue a career in project management, grants management, public diplomacy, and/or international affairs

• Prior knowledge of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs or experience with alumni associations is preferred

• Previous knowledge of grants management is preferred

• Experience working with budgets and financial documents

• Interest in developing online content (e.g. webinars, tool kits, how to guides)

• Strong writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills

Interest in opportunities for public speaking

• Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual meeting software (e.g. Zoom Webinars)

• Experience in other platforms such as Submittable,, and Salesforce is a plus

• Ability to pass a short writing and editing test


• Learning opportunities to engage with U.S. Department of State and other international exchange partners.

• Increased knowledge about Global Communities, U.S. Public Diplomacy, and ExchangeAlumni project impacts

• Mentorship from Global Ties U.S. staff

• $3,000 stipend

• Academic credit and ability to meet other academic program requests

• Well-rounded experience in all aspects of project and grants implementation

Work Environment:

Hybrid or remote

Office location: Washington, DC