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Year Founded:
1981
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Autumn Weil - Executive Director
Main Address:
1817 Central Ave
Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28205
Volunteer Opportunity:

Citizen Diplomacy Program

Job Description: Citizen Diplomacy Intern
Program: Citizen Diplomacy Program

Interns will engage in an experiential learning experience through which they learn what is involved in the daily operations of the International House’s Citizen Diplomacy Program. Interns work under ongoing supervision of the Program Director and Program Assistant and receive an on-going training in area of citizen diplomacy, cross-cultural competency, international relations, and community outreach and partnership building. Interns interested working in the field of international affairs and diplomacy, public policies, human rights, grassroots advocacy, nonprofit and government sector will additionally benefit from this experience as a result of gaining program planning, proposal development, project management, marketing, public relations, social media, and information management experience.

Areas interns will gain experience in include:
•Research and Development
-Identify potential program themes for international visitors by conducting research on local industry companies and cultural events/attractions
-Maintain current information files on the City of Charlotte and its resources (professional and cultural)
-Expand professional and volunteer resource base
•Marketing
-Assist in developing a promotional packet containing information on International House services and on the Charlotte area
•Program design and itinerary preparation
-Make logistical arrangements for visitors (hotel, transportation)
-Arrange visitors’ information packets
-Assist in creating visitors’ programs by identifying appropriate professional counterparts in Charlotte and setting up meetings
-Create visitors’ itineraries once professional program has been set up
•Data Maintenance
-Record visits, professional resources, and cultural resources in the program database

Time Commitment:
•Minimum of 12-15 hours per week in 9 a.m. -5 p.m., 9 a.m.-12 noon or 1 p.m. -5 p.m. shifts
•Minimum of at least three or four months strongly preferred

Qualifications:

•Student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or a recent graduate. Areas of study that may be a particularly good fit include international studies, public affairs, political sciences, or a closely related field.
•Excellent organizational and communication (both oral and written) skills
•Amicable, positive, cheerful, and flexible personality
•Independent, responsible, and self-motivated
•Cultural awareness and sensitivity
•Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Office and Google docs)
•Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus
•International background or travel experience is a plus

To apply, please submit your application on https://www.ihclt.org/get-involved/volunteer/ you will need your
1. Resume
2. Cover letter expressing interest in the position
3. Writing Sample

For questions please contact Nina Batson, nbatson@ihclt.org.

Internship

Open to
Individual

Skills Needed

Donor Relations
Event Planning & Support
Grant Writing
Marketing & Public Relations

When

Next occurrence is
Mon, 01/18/2021  
Repeats every day from Jan 11th, 2021 to May 13th, 2021.
Anytime
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.

Location Details

Work from Anywhere