Membership Programs Intern

Purpose of the Role

The Membership Programs Intern supports the Membership Team with the planning, implementation, and communications of professional development events and programs designed for Global Ties U.S. members. This includes webinars, online resources, and in-person events such as our Network DC program, annual National Meeting, and Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits.

The ideal candidate should possess a solid foundation in communications and/or events experience (can include coursework and/or previous internships), including the ability to make simple website updates, write and edit short, compelling copy to market our professional development programs, and compile and analyze data to support improvements to our programs. The ideal candidate is meticulous in their attention to detail and is comfortable using (or learning to use) various virtual meeting platforms, databases, project management platforms, and website content management systems (e.g. WordPress). 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 program management, 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.

Core Responsibilities

Writing and editing digital marketing and program materials

Assisting with planning and implementing professional development programs, both in-person and virtual

Maintaining and reporting on membership data and contact information

Building project planning timelines and action lists

Customer service to members


Enrolled as a student during the internship period

Desire to pursue a career in public diplomacy, international exchanges, international affairs, and/or nonprofit management.

Strong writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills, with a preference for those with experience in writing, editing, and/or preparing content for websites or email and/or in event planning or project management

Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual meeting software (e.g. Zoom Webinars). Familiarity with platforms such as Bridge LMS, Salesforce, Cvent, Basecamp, Canva, InDesign, and WordPress are a plus

To strengthen the internship experience, ideal candidates would be able to commit to a full academic year during the Fall and Spring semesters; however, this is not a requirement


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

Work Environment

Hybrid work options: Required in-office days on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the ability to work remotely on other days.

Occasional need to come into the office outside of traditional in-office days for event-related activities

Office location: Washington, DC