Become an intern with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) is to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan discussions on current international issues. We accomplish our mission by organizing and bringing high-quality international programming to our area.

An internship with the WAC provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of areas, including international affairs through interaction with international visitors, community engagement, educational programs and office administration.

Expectations for all interns:

  • Schedule must be flexible to WAC office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Basic knowledge of administrative tasks (i.e. e-mail, answering phones, Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Casual dress unless assisting with meetings or events in which professional attire is appropriate.
  • Promote teamwork by sharing ideas, impressions, and suggestions with WAC staff.
  • Enjoy the volunteering and cross-cultural experience!

Now accepting applications for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017!

Focus: Administration Intern

As an Administration Intern, you will have the opportunity to develop strong organizational, communication, and computer skills; practical skills that are necessary for any work. The intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare various spreadsheets as requested
  • Maintain record and filing (virtual) of membership and program resources
  • Assist in event preparations and logistics
  • Answer the phone and make calls to vendors as requested
  • Preparing documents for meetings – copying, collating, ensure good presentation, etc.
  • Work with Executive Director and other staff on specific administrative tasks as assigned

Focus: Marketing & Communications

Assist with events preparation and marketing efforts. Responsibilities will include:

  • Support planning and development of programs.
  • Participate in discussions about ideas to improve marketing outreach.
  • Assist with brochures, flyers and other marketing materials.
  • Support public relations efforts including press releases, newspaper editorials, email blasts, publications, and mailings for other special events.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Focus: International Visitors Program (3 available)

As an International Visitors Program (IVP) Intern, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist WAC staff with logistical arrangements of international visitors’ cultural and professional program.
  • Arrange hotel and home-stay accommodations.
  • Greet visitors at the airport and assist in their departure.
  • Research professional appointments and internships.
  • Research and develop cultural activities for participants.
  • Participate in cross-cultural activities with visitors and staff.
  • Accompany international delegations to meetings and site visits.
  • Perform administrative tasks as requested.

Focus: Education Program

As an Education Program Intern, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Research education programs from across other councils in the US.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director in developing a global education program.
  • Assist in work related to proposed Education Consortium.
  • Reach out to relevant stakeholders for education efforts as requested.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

To apply to become an intern with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana, please fill out and send the Internship Application, your resume, and cover letter to contact@worldkentucky.org or World Affairs Council, 2500 Montgomery Street, Suite 6, Louisville, KY 40212.

*Internship applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. WAC is always interested in volunteer and intern assistance!