Fort Worth Sister Cities International is seeking enthusiastic individuals with a global citizenship mindset who are interested in being part of a successful non-profit organization committed to cultivating international relationships and cultural understanding.
Each internship position is centered around international project management and provides you with hands on experience in managing youth and adult exchanges, as well as local projects. Universities may offer course credit for our internships, so check with your adviser to see if ours meets the criteria for your school.
Once again we welcome this year’s group of talented interns. These interns are managing projects and helping make our programs and international exchanges possible. This spring’s interns are: Katrina Elmasri, who just graduated from the University of North Texas; Christine He, who is from China and has served as an official interpreter for the Beijing Olympics; Larkin Churchill, Texas Christian University; Diana Muradyan, University of North Texas; and Ashton Myles, Tarrant County College. Welcome!
Internship opportunities focus on a variety of career interests including:
- Non Profit Management / Development
- International Business / Protocol
- Marketing & Communications including Public Relations, Online & Social Media
- Cultural Exchange Programs, Youth & Adult
- Tourism / Cultural Diversity
- Government and Public Relations
We value the ideas, enthusiasm, and ambition that you bring. Our internship positions offer an opportunity to be involved in meaningful projects; be exposed to daily operations; attend informational sessions and/or board meetings; and participate in networking activities with other interns, professionals, and business leaders. We offer a unique opportunity to incorporate a global perspective in your projects and your resume. You will be introduced to knowledge and resources that will help you grow both professionally and personally throughout the program. So why wait…
- Develop experience in creating international projects from ground to final program implementation
- Opportunity to establish a network with international and local business, government and community groups
- Develop an understanding of international cultural & political relations
- Eligibility to travel with our youth delegations as an Assistant Delegation Leader
- Establish experience in a highly visible position
- Excellent international experience to include on working resume
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday – Shifts can be scheduled around student’s classes. Interns must work a minimum of 10 hours per week
Ideal candidates have the following qualities:
- Great work ethic and positive attitude
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
- Familiarity with popular social media websites and networks
- Well developed internet research skills
- Ability to work in a multi-task environment
- Organizational skills and ability to prioritize
- Demonstrated Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Suite (Word, Publisher, Power Point, Excel)
- Copy editing and writing skills a plus
- Good sense of humor also a plus
Knowledge of any of the following languages is a plus, but not required.
Spanish Japanese Italian German Hungarian Indonesian Chinese
About Fort Worth Sister Cities International
There is a movement in the United States. It began in 1956 with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He envisioned that U.S. cities could create formal partnerships with foreign cities to build relationships. Municipality to municipality, cities could exchange information and ideas in order to build friendships and understand cultural differences. This idea sparked the beginning of Sister Cities International and a huge step to world peace. Today, more than 600 U.S. cities have relationships in 137 countries, some 2,000 municipal partnerships. Each year, thousands of citizen-diplomats, young and old, represent the United States around the world, promoting democracy and understanding.