Employment & Internships

Employment
Internships

Employment

Global Ties U.S. looking for two new team members:

Director, External Relations

The Director of External Relations is a critical senior leadership role. The director is responsible for developing and implementing Global Ties U.S.'s strategic communications efforts to engage and inspire key stakeholders to work with us to carry out our mission to strengthen relationships between individuals and nations by making international exchange programs more effective. To download the position description and application instructions, click here (.pdf).

Program Manager, Membership

The Program Manager of Membership is responsible for managing relationships with a diverse group of individuals and organizations in the Global Ties network, as well as assisting leadership with research, development, and execution of new projects. To download the position description and application instructions, click here (.pdf).

Internships

Global Ties U.S. is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Summer semester. There are two positions open, the Public Diplomacy internship and the Communications & Technology internship. More details on the positions and available scholarships are below.

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).

Public Diplomacy Internship

Qualifications

•    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

Communications & Technology Internship

To be considered, applicants should highlight their experience working with contact management tools (such as Salesforce) and website CMS (such as Joomla or WordPress), as well as any relevant communications experience.

Qualifications

•   Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop), contact management systems (Salesforce), and website CMS (Joomla and WordPress) preferred

•    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

Scholarships

Scholarships are made available to accepted applicants, based on successful completion of a 1-2 page essay. Two scholarships are currently available:

Andrew J. Valuchek Scholarship

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 stated in 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.

Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship during their semester with Global Ties U.S.

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.

Application Instructions

Email a single Microsoft word document or PDF to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it containing your cover letter (detailing your interest in working with Global Ties U.S.), resume, one brief writing sample (2-4 pages), Contact information for two references, and scholarship essay (if applicable).

Materials should be addressed to:

Judy Donner
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.