Youth Visitor Program Intern


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Mon Jan 16, 2017 - Mon Apr 17, 2017


1200 SW Park Ave, Third FloorWorld Affairs Council of OregonPortland, OR 97205


Summary The World Affairs Council is seeking a part time intern to support staff with upcoming visitor delegations through the International Visitor Program (IVP) and Young Leaders Exchange Programs. The IVP program brings approximately 500 international visitors to Portland each year participating in short-term professional study programs. Young Leaders Exchange Programs are two week youth leadership exchanges for international teen leaders ages 15-18. The intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with an aspect of American foreign policy, which promotes person-to-person diplomacy thorough international friendship, understanding and youth development. S/he will be encouraged to escort visitors to appointments and attend visitor activities and will have an opportunity to meet Council staff working in additional areas that may be of particular interest to the intern. Primary Responsibilities - Supporting Youth Visitor Programs * Researching and drafting proposals for visitors’ leadership workshops and cultural programs. * Drafting correspondence to secure meetings and host families for the visitors. * Creating welcome notebooks and packets for visitors. * Assisting with logistics and planning of orientations, seminars and other events for visitors and hosts. * Accompanying visitors to appointments and cultural programs. * Archiving past visitor program information and updating program databases and statistics. * Helping with other administrative tasks of the IVP team such as preparing gifts for visitors, taking photos, drafting newsletter articles, writing thank you notes, photocopying, and answering phones. * Assisting with grant research for youth and education programs as needed. Qualifications * Excellent attention to detail. * Excellent editing and writing skills. * Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team. * Interest in international affairs and other cultures. * Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. * A positive, solutions focused attitude, flexibility, and the ability to multi-task. Preferred Qualifications * Experience working with teenagers and youth groups. * Experience with intercultural communication. * Event planning knowledge and experience. * Familiarity with photo, video, and multimedia equipment and software. Must be a US citizen or have a visa that permits the individual to work. For international students, curricular practical training (CPT) or optional practical training (OPT) paperwork is required prior to the start of the internship. Successful candidates will be hired contingent upon the results of a background check. Comments All World Affairs Council of Oregon internships are unpaid. Interns are encouraged to attend monthly lectures and forums sponsored by the Council. We require a minimum of 15 hours per week during the 9am-5pm workweek and a three month commitment. Increased hours can lead to increased responsibility. Compensation comes in the currency of new skills, networking opportunities, hands-on experience in assisting a local non-profit, and fun! Tri-Met pass reimbursement available after meeting certain requirements. Application Instructions Please submit a resume and cover letter to


  • Data Entry
  • Organization
  • Project Management
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hrs/week

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