Organization: The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. The mission of the Council is to promote better understanding of the world – the people, politics, economies and cultures – enabling our citizenry to participate more effectively in the global community.
This program will expose the intern to the dynamic office setting of an educational nonprofit focused on international issues. The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the mission of the Council while learning and developing skills specific to their interests and area of study.
Reports To: Senior International Education Manager
Type: Part-Time (flexible hours within 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. office hours) for current or recent undergraduate/graduate student
Compensation: Unpaid, Course credit possible. Membership in the Council upon completion.
The Education Intern will assist the Director of Education in producing the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston’s Education Program. The intern will help develop and coordinate comprehensive programs for students and teachers on international relations by researching topics, planning events, updating the website accordingly, and reaching out to teachers and students. The intern will work within the Education Department to evaluate the success and impact of programs, and with other departments for additional opportunities to engage students and teachers. To this end, the intern will help manage and track relationships with Houston-area teachers and schools and explore potential partnerships with local institutions and organizations.
The Education Intern will be comfortable in a fast-paced office environment, must possess the drive to learn and see tasks through independently but ask for assistance when needed.
- Currently pursuing, or recently graduated with, an undergraduate or graduate degree
- Preferred concentration: Education, International Studies, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Education, or related field with high academic credentials
- Comfortable using computers (both Windows and Mac OS), proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe suites
- Some experience in graphic design and writing in a professional capacity
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- Detail-oriented, organized, and reliable
- Demonstrated interest in education and working with students a plus
- Familiarity with and a demonstrated interest in the mission of the Council
- Availability to work one to two events in the evening each month (counts toward internship hours)