Programs & Events Internship

The Events Intern supports the External Affairs Team on a broad range of initiatives surrounding the planning and implementation of Global Ties U.S. programs & events. This includes but is not limited to events designed for our member organizations, such as our signature annual National Meeting, Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits, and National Programmers Workshop, as well as, externally-facing events and partnership campaigns.

The ideal candidate should possess strong project management skills; be detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize assignments; and be comfortable using (or learning to use) various project management tools, event planning software, and website content management systems (e.g. WordPress). Through this internship, we hope to support candidates seeking a career in event planning or program management, specifically within the nonprofit or international exchanges 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. Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.

Core Responsibilities
Assisting with event registration buildout and management
Writing and editing marketing and program materials (via email blasts, social media posts, website pages, etc.)
Building project planning timelines and action lists
Aiding in the creation and publication of event recaps
Supporting the onsite production of both in-person and virtual events
Enrolled as a student during the internship period
Previous event planning or project management experience is strongly preferred
Strong writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills
Quick learner with the ability to work under minimal supervision
Experience with productivity software (MS Office, Google Drive, etc.), virtual meeting software (e.g. Zoom Webinars), and other event or project management platforms (Basecamp, Cvent, etc.) a plus
Interest in public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, or international education and exchange preferred
In an effort 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 event planning and external affairs work

Please apply through our website.