World Affairs Events and Marketing Internship

Whether it’s by hearing from high-caliber international speakers and diplomats, experiencing a blend of culture and cuisine at local restaurants, or networking with globally-minded people, Global Minnesota’s World Affairs events are a local link to the global community. In addition to event planning, the World Affairs Events & Marketing Intern assists with marketing and promotion of Global Minnesota events and other program areas including Great Decisions Discussion Groups, K-12 Education, and Professional Exchanges.

See the full internship description here.

Internships for the Spring 2024 semester have now closed.

Program features include:

  • Hands-on experience working for a World Affairs Council nonprofit organization
  • Two assigned supervisors who will provide training and guidance
  • Opportunity to join Global Minnesota staff meetings to gain deeper understanding of our operations
  • Free admittance to public programs
  • Complimentary Global Minnesota membership
  • Networking opportunities
  • Gain both clerical and program-specific skills
  • Optional stipend of $500

What the internship will look like:

  • Researching emerging speakers, authors, and academics on a variety of topics and contributing to the ongoing preferred speakers list
  • Contacting and liaising with venues that meet a variety of needs for the organization
  • Drafting communications with event attendees and organizing outreach and reminder notifications
  • Supporting with event set-up, including technology, food and beverage, and registration. Helping process walk-in registrations at each event
  • Compiling attendance data after each event and updating program database
  • Coordinating social media promotion across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Instagram platforms
  • Assisting in authoring content for the weekly E-News and Global Connect newsletters
  • Implementing website updates using WordPress
  • Refreshing program flyer content using Microsoft Publisher

What you bring to Global Minnesota:

  • Must be pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree, or have recently graduated
  • Nonprofit Management, Global Studies, International Relations, Public Policy, Peace Studies, and Political Sciences or Area Studies majors preferred but not required
  • Previous work and/or volunteering experience ideal
  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office software a plus

Skills & mindset:

  • Dependable, globally-minded students with an interest in learning and the ability to write well, pay attention to details, be part of a team, and respond to feedback would be a great fit for this opportunity.

Timeline of program:

  • Start date: week of January 29
  • Expected completion: week of May 3

Reports to: World Affairs Events Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager

Important considerations:

  • Able to work in-person at the Global Minnesota office 6 to 8 hours a week and up to 2 to 4 hours remotely
  • Access to equipment and shared-drive will be provided in-office only
  • This is an unpaid internship with an optional $500 stipend available to those who successfully complete 12-14 weeks at about 10/hours week
  • The internship involves engagement with important daily tasks and is not set up to lead or own independent end-to-end projects