Professional Leadership or Youth Progams Intern

Our Program Interns works closely with the Senior Program Officer or Youth Program Manager to support our virtual and in-person professional exchange programming.

Professional Leadership programs primary responsibilities include supporting proposals and programs of the IVLP, Sister Cities, and other professional exchange programs. Programs take place virtually and inperson. Routine hours during the standard workday and a 6 month commitment are preferred. Evening and weekend opportunities may also occur when international in-person delegations are in Philadelphia.

Youth Programs primary responsibilities include supporting the expansion of our international virtual exchanges for high school and college students from Greater Philadelphia and their peers in Sister Cities and worl-wide. Exchange topics focus on STEM innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as global studies and cultural change-making. Young people participate in 9-week virtual exchanges after school and on Saturday mornings to build practical skills and global competencies through synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Intern’s specific tasks may include:

  • Helping to manage virtual communication platforms (e.g. Canvas, Google Sheets and Zoom);
  • Preparing session-related documents and conducting research;
  • Promoting events and program activities on social media,
  • Communicating with participants and program partners;
  • Coordinating logistics and tracking various forms of data; and
  • Supporting other programs including the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), IVLP Diplomacy & Dialogue events, and Receptions events.

Qualifications we seek:

  • Self-starter, able to work with limited supervision, and ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Resourceful team player with strong customer service orientation;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience or interest in social media or storytelling;
  • Strong computer skills and database knowledge (or willingness to learn);
  • Interest in learning to assist with the management of a complex flow of documents that require collaboration and multiple approvals; and
  • Patience, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

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