Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Internship

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
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 the U.S. Department of State and other international exchange partners.
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


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