International Visitor Program Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1207 SW BroadwaySuite 300Portland, OR 97205


Application Instructions

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please email a resume and cover letter to with "IVP - Internship Application" as the subject line. Please be sure to indicate your general availability (i.e., March - June)


WorldOregon is seeking an intern to support the International Visitor Program (IVP) team by performing a variety of duties. The IVP team is responsible for the programming for approximately 500 international visitors each year participating in short-term professional study programs. The intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with an aspect of American foreign policy, which promotes person-to-person diplomacy through international friendship and understanding. S/he will be encouraged to escort visitors to appointments and attend professional meetings and will have an opportunity to meet Council staff working in additional areas that may be of particular interest to the intern.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Internet research and updating professional resources throughout Oregon
  • Drafting correspondence to secure professional meetings and home hospitality for the visitors
  • Researching and drafting proposals for incoming visitor delegations
  • Drafting visitors’ professional program
  • Researching cultural activities and sightseeing tours for visitors
  • Compiling statistics on visitors
  • Maintaining and updating program outreach databases
  • Helping with other administrative tasks of the IVP team such as preparing information packets for visitors, ordering brochures, writing thank you notes, photocopying, answering phones, archiving and filing.

Preference is given to persons who are studying or have studied in the areas of International Affairs, Intercultural Communications, Regional Studies, Language Studies, or a related field.

  • Sharp attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Very strong editing and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Interest in international affairs and other cultures.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Database skills a plus.

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.

Compensation and Credit

All WorldOregon 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.


  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3+ month commitment

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