World Affairs Council

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WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
66 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
 
Internships with the World Affairs Council offer an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful and substantial experience in a dynamic work environment. Many of our former interns have used their experience with us as a springboard to great things, including working for: Pew Charitable Trusts, Travelers, The Department of the Army, a national public relations firm, and international NGO’s. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to info​@ctwac.org. Please write Internship in the subject line of the email and make sure to indicate which position you are applying for. We offer Spring, Fall, and Summer internships which are typically the length of one semester. The Fellowship position is 9-12 months long. 
All WACCT internships are unpaid positions 
  • Fall internships start September 1st. Applications for Fall internships are due by June 15th. 
  • Spring internships start January 15th. Applications for Spring internships are due by October 15th. 
  • ​Summer internships start May 15th. Applications for Summer internships are due by March 15th. 


Fellowships

The Council fellowship is ideally suited for a recent college graduate looking for a significant work experience while taking a year to apply to graduate school or while looking for a permanent position. The fellow is an integral part of the WAC staff on a daily basis and has the opportunity to develop a wide range of skill sets. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills alongside a strong knowledge and interest in international affairs. Previous office experience and knowledge of database management are desirable. Fellows should also be available for 9-12 months depending on start date, preferably from June-June. Please note that is a 30+ hours a week commitment. 
Tasks Include: 
  • Managing the council’s membership records
  • Assisting in program planning and implementation 
  • Being on-site to help with most of the council’s programs 
  • Working on public relations efforts and social media initiatives 
  • Providing marketing support to the council 
  • Developing and implementing programs for young professionals 

Education Assistant(s) 

The education assistant helps prepare and plan the Council’s educational programs, including Model United Nations. Candidates must have interest in global education, excellent organizational skills, and be able to help the Council on the actual days of the Model U.N. on site (these dates vary by year). Previous experience participating in a Model U.N. program is desirable. Interns are expected to work 8-10 hours per week. 
Tasks Include: 
  • Assist the educational director on all education program initiatives 
  • Work with the educational director to coordinate the Model U.N. program 
  • Develop a variety of materials for the Model U.N. program 
  • Communicate with faculty advisors and students about the Model U.N. 
  • Arrange and attend student appointments at U.N. missions in NYC (fall interns) 
  • Assist the council on-site at the Model U.N. program (fall and/or spring interns) 
  • Work on post program evaluation and data compilation for the Model United Nations (spring and/or summer interns) 

Program Assistant 

The program assistant aides in the planning and delivery of all WAC programs. The program assistant must demonstrate knowledge of global affairs and is expected to attend all WAC programs during their internship. Candidates must be organized and able to learn and adapt quickly, possess excellent communication skills, and be able to multi-task. They must also have excellent writing skills, and be able to work 15-20 hours per week. Prior office experience is highly desirable. 
Tasks Include: 
  • Assist the program director in coordinating event logistics, including developing outreach strategies, booking venues, overseeing details of event production, and event registration 
  • Be present on-site for events to help with program logistics 
  • Prepare a variety of program materials 

Marketing, Communications, and Media Assistant 

The marketing, communications, and media assistant works assists with the Council’s marketing initiatives and helps grow the Council's online profile. Acting as a "hub" for the Council as a whole, the intern is responsible for communicating with members about WACCT activities and fostering the exchange of ideas via posts, tweets, and blogs, while also monitoring for overexposure and duplication. Candidates should be creative, have experience with social media platforms, and possess excellent communication skills. Experience with web design is desirable. Interns should expect to work 16-20 hours per week. 
Tasks Include: 
  • Create an email newsletter and develop a monthly e-newsletter 
  • Develop press materials and conduct outreach with the local press 
  • Update the Council’s profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube 
  • Develop marketing and outreach materials and conduct marketing research 
  • Populate web content and maintain the Council’s website 
  • Manage the Council’s photography collection by archiving, editing, and posting photographs
  • Explore new ways to utilize social media platforms