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: Director of Programs
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 Program Intern will work with the Director of Programs to produce the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston’s General Programs from inception to completion. The intern will research potential topics and speakers and write articles for publication once the subject matter has been finalized. In publicizing programs, the intern will also be responsible for creating graphics and other visual assets to represent the event, managing and updating the website accordingly, and working with other departments as needed.
The Program 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: 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 written and oral communication skills
- Detail-oriented, organized, and reliable
- 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)