Communications Intern

Purpose of the Role:

The Communications Intern supports the External Affairs Team on a broad range of initiatives, and can expect a fast-paced, well-rounded experience in all aspects of communications.

The ideal candidate should possess a solid foundation of communications experience (can include coursework and/or previous internships), including the ability to make simple website updates, create and implement communications-driven campaigns, track media hits, and more. They should also possess a strong work ethic; positive, can-do attitude; and commitment to collaboration and teamwork. An interest in international affairs, advocacy, and/or public diplomacy is an asset. Through this internship, we hope to support candidates seeking careers in communications, specifically in the nonprofit or international exchange field.

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.

Finalist candidates will be required to take and pass a brief writing and editing test.

Core Responsibilities:

· Routine communications updates (ex. website, email campaigns, social media, database management)

· Publication production

· Advocacy and fundraising campaigns

· Event communications support


· Enrolled as a student during the internship period

· Background in communications, journalism, media, marketing, or related fields

· Desire to pursue a career in communications, public diplomacy, and/or international affairs

· Ability to pass a short writing and editing test

· Experience in writing and/or preparing content for websites, email, and social media

· Experience with graphic design (preferably Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva) and/or productivity software (MS Office, Google Drive, etc.) a plus


· Learning opportunities to engage with 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 communication work.

Work Environment:

Hybrid or remote

Office location: Washington, DC