GCWAC Internships


The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) recruits 5-6 unpaid interns every school semester and summer break. An internship at GCWAC provides students and young professionals with valuable experience in an exciting non-profit environment. Interns commit to a 3-5 month period for 12-15 hours per week, in addition to a few occasional events. Apply for an internship at GCWAC to grow your professional skills, form lasting relationships with interesting people, and further an important global mission. Every applicant will be considered; Cincinnati needs your help!


From Left: Volunteering & networking at ONE Mind – ONE World – ONE Night Gala 2014, Interns from Miami University, Georgetown University, and University of Cincinnati joining to hear the speaker Dr. Art Cyr speak on nuclear security,Kendra Hein, recent graduate from Northern Kentucky University, at ONE Mind – ONE World – ONE Night Gala 2014 showing her enthusiasm for the #oneworldgala

General professional expectations

  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to attend GCWAC events on nights and weekends
  • Passion for international affairs and diplomacy
  • Flexibility
  • Positive, upbeat attitude
  • Ability to work with others and independently
  • Prepared to learn, research, and develop new skills

Typical Internship Cycles

  • Spring: January—May
  • Summer: May—August
  • Fall: August—December

Send your resume and cover at least one month before your desired internship start date to James McManus at jmcmanus@cincyworldaffairs.org

Short-term students and volunteer positions are available to accomplish small projects for the Council. If interested in a short-term Office Volunteer Project please contact us.

Please note that the GCWAC office is located at the Northern Kentucky University Campus. Because of this, the Council will pay for parking costs for all non-NKU students.

The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) has several rotating internship positions:

Global Exchange Intern Responsibilities

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

  • Research local resources (community groups, government agencies, business and political leaders, etc.) and current local issues for programs or proposals
  • Arrange professional appointments with influential local leaders for visitors
  • Create professional appointment itinerary programs
  • Create transportation itinerary
  • Assist with pre, during, and post program correspondence with resources
  • Attend meetings with international visitors when needed
  • Create welcome packets: visitors, hosts and professional resources evaluations, and thank you letters
  • Write engaging blog posts summarizing activities
  • Assist in other special projects as required

Global Programs Intern Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and plan global education programs and curriculum
  • Attend programs and assist with implementation
  • Develop program materials for events
  • Research international topics and events
  • Share Cincinnati event findings with other interns for calendar updates and promotional campaigns
  • Write engaging blog posts summarizing activities
  • Assist with other projects

Fundraising and Public Relations Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with event marketing and promotional material
  • Create marketing plan an advertisement for each event
  • Assist in planning of annual fundraiser
  • Contact local businesses and community members regarding event participation or donation
  • Write press releases and media alerts
  • Research potential media contacts
  • Coordinate visual content with social media intern and web intern
  • Write engaging blog posts summarizing activities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrollment in Marketing, Public Relations, Design or related program
  • Examples of previous projects

Please note GCWAC is open to recruiting multiple people with varied levels of experience for this position in a cycle.


Graphic Design and Web Management Intern Responsibilities

  • Manage and edit content on globalcincinnati.org with content from other interns
  • Create flyers for events and programs
  • Create graphics for promotional material
  • Create info-graphics regarding GCWAC stats
  • Research effective methods to increase website traffic
  • Assist with other research projects
  • Create and manage Wiki page
  • Complete office administrative responsibilities
  • Record visitor, host, and professional resource evaluations
  • Write engaging blog posts summarizing activities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in a relevant program
  • Experience in WordPress, Weebly, and Wikipedia
  • Basic understanding of SEO, SMO, Google Analytics and Webmaster
  • Examples of previous production and editing of engaging digital content
  • HTML coding experience

Please note GCWAC is open to recruiting multiple people with varied levels of experience for this position in a cycle.