Gain hands-on experience in public diplomacy while learning about the work of a nonprofit in San Diego. Our volunteer intern positions are for college junior through graduate level students. Our internship program is attractive to emerging global leaders looking to expand their skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Program – designed to give students practical experience in planning and scheduling professional appointments for international visitors who come to San Diego.
- Operations – designed to give the student a global perspective on how non-profit organizations are managed, organized and run
- Executive – designed to give the student experience in working with executive level personnel on administrative, meeting planning and communication tasks.
- Events – designed to give the student a high level of responsibility and exposure in planning professional and social events.
- Membership – designed to give the student experience conducting first-hand research with international businesses, foundations and individuals to determine potential sources for support or affiliation with our organization.
- Data Analytics – designed to give students real world experience in utilizing a variety of techniques to interpret data and identify growth opportunities in membership, funding and community involvement through analysis of data and trends.
- Marketing – designed to give the student a high level of responsibility and exposure to local media sources in a professional, intercultural environment.
Internship Details and Timeline
Our unpaid internships are approximately 15 hours per week, between 10 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Internships are available during the following times.
Winter: December, January and February – resumes accepted until December 1
Spring: March, April and May- resumes accepted until March 1
Summer: June ,July and August- resumes accepted until June 1
Fall: September, October, and November- resumes accepted until September 1
*Exact start and end date of internships are subject to change based on capacity and organizational needs.
Email your resume and internship interest to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
We are looking for a Part-time IVLP Program Associate!
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the IVLP Program Director, the IVLP Program Associate works to ensure a successful visit for the international visitors and the local program professional partners. The Program Associate will assist with all aspects of the program including researching prospective local professional contacts, arranging logistics, drafting the local itinerary of appointments, and communicating all logistical details to the appropriate authorities. Duties also entail tracking project expenditures, maintaining database, statistics and activity records related to the program.
Reports to: IVLP Program Director
Responsibilities: The IVLP Program Associate will provide administrative, coordination and logistical support to the program team working on International Visitor Leadership Program projects.
- Conduct research on a variety of international topics and local professional contacts
- Make logistical arrangements for groups of international visitors to San Diego, including travel, hotels, ground transportation, catering, etc.
- Arrange meetings with local partners, implementing U.S. Department of State-outlined project objectives
- Process and track project expenditures; produce financial documents; Assist in the monitoring of project budgets
- Produce project materials, including but not limited to arrival packets, name badges and administrative documents
- Maintain project files and database and provide general project support
- Brief interpreters and international participants on administrative procedures and logistical arrangements pertaining to project
- Provide direction to IVLP interns and volunteers in their tasks
- Perform other duties, as assigned
Required skills and qualifications: Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple administrative tasks with a high degree of accuracy; ability to work independently and as a team member, take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in international relations, global studies or related field
- Strong computer skills including use of databases and proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel, familiarity with Salesforce, Publisher, WordPress and social media platforms a plus
- Strong verbal and writing skills with ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
- Excellent time management, attention to detail and organization skills
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
- Demonstrated interest in international exchanges, event management and protocol
- Effective leadership, volunteer management and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work with multiple cultures and constituencies, including local community resources, international Visitors, interpreters and escorts
- Driver’s License and access to a car required
- Willingness to be on call to handle issues and concerns that arise after hours (evenings and weekends) required
Compensation: This is a part-time exempt position with a salary range of $17,500 – 19,500, commensurate based on experience.
Application Process: Send cover letter, resume and list three professional references to Employment@SanDiegoDiplomacy.org with IVLP Program Associate in the subject line or via mail to:
San Diego Diplomacy Council.
4305 University Avenue, Suite 510,
San Diego, CA 92105.
Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2017 at 5 pm. Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will be contacted by email before June 16, 2017 if your application is selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in employment with the San Diego Diplomacy Council.