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International Center Internships

Interns help run the International Center’s daily operations and help develop and operate the center’s core programs.

An internship at the International Center will help you develop cross-cultural awareness and practical skills that are personally rewarding and highly valuable in an increasingly global society.

Internships are open to international and domestic students alike. Applications are currently being accepted for spring 2017.

Apply for an internship

Internships are a semester-long commitment. You will be expected to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to performing your duties in the International Center.

Academic credit may be available; check with your advisor and/or academic department for credit approval.

Be Part of the Leadership Team

As an International Center intern, you are part of the center’s diverse leadership team.

In your specific internship area, you will help to lead and implement critical aspects of the International Center’s mission.

Together with the center’s staff and fellow interns, you will:

  • Develop your culturally-sensitive professional skill set in an international office environment.
  • Gain experience in marketing, events planning or program management.
  • Attend weekly staff and team meetings, contribute ideas, constructive criticism, provide feedback and expertise on projects.
  • Engage in outreach and participate in volunteer programs focused on international issues and global citizenship through the International Center and other campus/community entities.
  • Share general office and customer service duties: answering phones, responding to email, and collaborating with fellow interns, staff, faculty, student organizations, and community members.

If your internship includes academic credit, your job may also include:

  • Planning a special event or activity.
  • Participating in the Global Philanthropy Project.
  • Preparing an Engage The World presentation for the local community.

Five Internship Programs

Events Planning and Programming

As an events planning and programming intern, you will lead and participate in the implementation and development of the International Center’s various events and programs.

Events and programming interns have the opportunity to work with student groups and other on and off-campus organizations on collaborative events.

Duties may include:

  • Plan and oversee Coffee Hour, which includes preparation and ‘day-of’ supervision of the program.
  • Assist staff and students of the International Center, International Students’ Council (ISC), and the Office of International Programs (IP) with programming and events planning, including Campus Friends and Friends and Family activities.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communication interns to advertise and promote programs and events.

Marketing and Communications

As a marketing and communications intern, you will oversee and help implement the International Center’s promotional and outreach efforts.

You will also coordinate and manage the center’s comprehensive marketing plan and collaborate with other interns and International Center staff on various projects, events, and programs.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinate, create, and distribute brochures, posters, flyers, resource guides, etc.
  • Manage International Center social media.
  • Incorporate multimedia applications in center’s promotions (for instance, utilizing the CUB digital signage system).
  • Collaborate with International Center interns and staff to develop and implement customized marketing plans based on targeting needs.

Friends and Family Program Manager

The Friends and Family program helps international students meet community members and experience U.S. family life. Working closely with International Center staff and other interns, you will help grow participation in this program.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinate and administer the logistics of matching international students with community members, including providing an orientation for new families and students.
  • Maintain correspondence and records of application materials, e-mails, information requests, etc.
  • Coordinate, create and distribute informational materials to the WSU campus and Pullman community (brochures, flyers, resource guides, etc.) with the help of the marketing and communications intern team.
  • Collaborate with International Center staff to organize and present programming and events (orientation program, appreciation reception, holiday celebrations, etc.).
  • Provide ongoing support to the individuals and families participating in this program.
  • Evaluate participant experiences periodically.

Campus Friends Program Manager

The Campus Friends program matches international and domestic students who are interested in friendship and cultural exchange. Working closely with International Center staff and other interns, you will oversee the operation and development of the program.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinate and administer the logistics of matching international students with domestic students.
  • Maintain correspondence and records of application materials, e-mails, information requests, etc., for the Campus Friends program.
  • Coordinate, create and distribute informational materials (brochures, flyers, resource guides, etc.) with the help of the marketing and communications intern team.
  • Collaborate with interns and staff to market, advertise, and promote the program on the WSU campus.
  • Communicate with participants via e-mail and help maintain tracking of hours/record-keeping.
  • Collaborate with International Center staff to organize and present programming and events (orientation program, appreciation reception, holiday celebrations, etc.).
  • Provide ongoing support to the individuals participating in this program.
  • Evaluate participant experiences periodically.

Engage the World Program Manager

Working closely with International Center staff and other interns, you will oversee the operation and development of the Engage the World program, in which international students or students who have studied abroad give customized cultural presentations or seminars to WSU classes, local schools, senior centers and other local community groups as requested.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinate and administer the logistics of matching requested presentations and presenters.
  • Maintain correspondence and records of application materials, e-mails, information requests, etc., for the program.
  • Coordinate, create and distribute informational materials (brochures, flyers, resource guides, etc.) with the help of the marketing and communications intern team.
  • Work with presenters to enhance presentation skills and accompany them to presentations.
  • Evaluate participant experiences periodically and keep data on program success.
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