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2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIP - Exchange Program Associate

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International Focus, Inc.

  • 8 people are interested


  • Research professional resources and current cultural events in Research Triangle Area
  • Contact local resources to arrange professional meetings for international participants
  • Assist with narratives and proposals for upcoming programs
  • Assist with International Focus Newsletter
  • Assist with social media
  • Assist with database entry
  • Help design and plan for IF socials and community events
  • Administrative support, such as: answering phones, helping with mailings, welcoming visitors, filing programs
  • Prepare local programs and welcome packets
  • Meet with International Visitors whenever possible (great opportunity to network with North Carolina professionals and international leaders)

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Intern will work under the direct supervision of the Program Director.

NUMBER OF HOURS REQUIRED: Flexible 10-15 hours/week

Internship is not compensated.


The focus of the position is to assist in planning and organizing international exchange programs of international visitors coming to the Raleigh area. Our programming interns play a critical part in helping to facilitate these exchanges. Not only will you learn about the visitors and their countries, you will also learn about the abundant resources in the Research Triangle area. This internship allows you to network with people in the community as well as from abroad. In addition, you will develop important office and communication skills. This is a great opportunity to build your resume promote international and cross-cultural understanding.

International Focus, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership organization based in Raleigh, N.C. Through facilitating US State Dept. funded exchange programs and our flagship event, the International Festival of Raleigh, IF aims to support multiculturalism and diversity within the research triangle area.

Please send cover letter and resume attention to DeAnne Dotson, Volunteer and Intern Coordinator;; 919-782-0552

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About International Focus, Inc.


PO Box 46842, RALEIGH, NC 27620, US

Mission Statement

International Focus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to promote mutual understanding between North Carolina’s Triangle Region and the international community through education, economic and cultural exchange, arts, and the celebration of achievements.


International Focus supports multiculturalism and international exchange through the International Visitors' Leadership Programs, the Community Connections Programs, and the Open World Programs. International Focus also promotes diversity via its newsletters, collaborations, workshops, resources, and its flagship event, the International Festival of Raleigh, considered to be a key component of the Triangle’s cultural and artistic offerings. The event showcases music, dance, cuisine, art, and cultural education from 55 diverse cultures, and welcomes 30,000 visitors annually.

We continue to welcome new ethnic communities to our network as the Triangle’s population expands; and we are honored to be the area’s pivotal connector for cross-cultural understanding and respect.

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Sat May 01, 2021 - Fri Jul 30, 2021


Your HomeRALEIGH, NC 27601



  • Technical Writing
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 21
  • Flexible 10-15 hours/week. Some evening or weekend hours may be required due to special events.
  • Flexible 10-15 hours per week depending on intern's work and school schedule.

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