Employment & Internships
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The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is now accepting interns for the Summer 2013 Semester. All interns are expected to work for a minimum of eight weeks, but ten weeks or more is preferred. Extension beyond one semester is not possible. The internship position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Please note, NCIV cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.
Successful applicants are invited to work with NCIV for one semester. Interns take on a particularly significant role at NCIV. With a small but dedicated full-time staff of ten, we depend on our interns. Consisting of a balance of short-term tasks and long-term projects, NCIV interns develop their communications, event services, member services, research, nonprofit, advocacy, and public diplomacy skills. 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. Interns are often invited to attend special educational and cultural events outside of the office.
Internship starting and ending 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 (Access, Word, & 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 (In Design, Photoshop, Dreamweaver) 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 NCIV.
Materials should be addressed to:
Manager, Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy
National Council for International Visitors
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.