Employment & Internships
There are no open positions at this time.
Global Ties U.S. is not currently accepting applications. The next application period will be for the Summer of 2014, and will open in the Spring.
All interns are expected to work for a minimum of eight weeks, but ten weeks or more is preferred. The internship position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Please note, Global Ties U.S. cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.
Successful applicants are invited to work with Global Ties U.S. for one semester, and expected to take on a particularly significant role with the organization. Global Ties U.S. interns develop their communications, event services, member services, research, nonprofit, advocacy, and public diplomacy skills through a balance of short-term tasks and long-term projects. Long-term projects are undertaken depending on a particular intern’s backgrounds, skills, and interests. In addition, interns are also assigned some daily administrative functions, and are often invited to attend special educational and cultural events outside of the office.
Internship start and end dates are flexible based on the intern’s academic calendar. Full-time and part-time internship opportunities are available (part-time interns are strongly encouraged to work at least three full days per week). Stipends and scholarships are available.
• Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
• Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
• Background and interest in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange
• Ability to work under minimal supervision
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Event planning background/interest desired, but not essential
• Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) desired, but not essential
• Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
• Maturity and a sense of humor
Andrew J. Valuchek Scholarship Program
Applicants with a strong interest exploring the impact of professional exchanges programs, examining the role of exchange in promoting global civil society, or advocating for the importance of public diplomacy should consider applying for the Andrew J. Valuchek scholarship. Interest should be clearly state the applicant’s cover letter.
To be considered applicants must submit a separate 1 to 2 page essay explaining how professional exchange programs impact society, build international understanding, and promote global civil society. The essay should also offer thoughts on how to effectively advocate for Congressional support of professional exchange programs.
Lawrence J. Chastang Scholarship
Applicants who are interested in the impact of internationally focused NGOs and the local level, how global engagement positively impacts American communities, and the economic benefits of public diplomacy should consider applying to this scholarship. The procedure is very similar to the Valuchek listed above, applicants should submit a 1 to 2 page essay explaining how exchanges positively impact local communities and the difference they make in American civil society.
Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship during their semester with Global Ties U.S.
Materials should be addressed to:
Program Officer, Procurement and Services
Global Ties U.S.
1420 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
** Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Vacancies will be open until all positions are filled. No phone calls, please.