Interns play a very integral role here at SDWAC and we would not be successful without their support. As an intern you are given a free one year membership to the organization. You will obtain many opportunities to meet and work with influential people in world affairs first-hand. Interns will also receive mentoring and gain valuable insight into the day-to-day operations of non-profit organizations, public relations and event coordination. Another benefit is the opportunity to network with professionals with experience in international fields including humanitarian work, diplomacy, policy research, academia, and international business.
Denisse Medina, CSUSM & Yonsei Alumn
“My experience living in the U.K. initially ignited my affinity for developing a greater understanding of the world we live in. My undergraduate studies in Global Business Management further led me to fulfill a one year foreign residency requirement studying abroad in South Korea, where I hope to pursue my graduate studies in International Relations & Cooperation in the future. Working with SDWAC has given me the opportunity to work with a group of individuals who are passionate about making an impact on the world as well as enabled me to continue to foster a deep appreciation for the importance of becoming a global citizen in today’s increasingly globalized world.”
Sofia Pedras, SDSU Student
"My experience as an intern at SDWAC allows me to grow professionally and develop the skills necessary to a career in global politics. Preparing for and attending events coordinated by SDWAC has shown me the value of differing perspectives. Handling outreach opens a network of connections and I’ve had the opportunity to meet a variety of professionals in the political field. SDWAC offers countless opportunities that prepare me for real world experiences, and continuously builds problem solving and communication skills."
All interns are expected to have strong communication skills, excellent time management, and organization. Candidates should have an interest in world affairs, have good written and oral communications skills and demonstrate a professional and responsible work attitude. We offer Spring, Fall, and Summer internships which are typically the length of one semester. Interns must be able to commit X to X hours weekly to administrative work (X-X days per week). Interns must have the ability to work independently and manage their time effectively. Interns must attend Council events and help with set-up, guest registration, and take-down (usually two to four events per month on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Intern responsibilities have been broken up into various committees. We have provided a list of these committees below as well as some of your potential responsibilities and expected skillset. All interns are expected to work together to optimize the organization’s efficiency.
Event and Special Projects Committee
Recommended experience: Strong social skills and etiquette is required.
Community Outreach and Development Committee
Recommended experience: Interest/knowledge in community or academic outreach.
Communications and Marketing Committee
Recommended experience: Coursework or experience in journalism, English and writing. Proficiency in various social media outlets.
Web Development and Media Committee
Recommended experience: Knowledge in HTML/Coding. Proficiency in Photoshop or design is a plus.
*Please Note: If applying for school credit, be sure to specify what is needed for the fulfillment of your internship requirement and provide the contact information of your institution.
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