Internships with the World Affairs Council offer an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful and substantial experience in a dynamic work environment. Many of our former interns have used their experience with us as a springboard to great things, including working for: Pew Charitable Trusts, Travelers, The Department of the Army, a national public relations firm, and international NGO’s.


We offer Spring, Fall, and Summer internships which are typically three months long. The Fellowship position is 9-12 months long. All CTWAC internships & fellowships are unpaid positions.



The Council fellowship is ideally suited for a recent college graduate looking for a significant work experience while taking a year to apply to graduate school or while looking for a permanent position. The fellow is an integral part of the CTWAC staff on a daily basis and has the opportunity to develop a wide range of skill sets. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills alongside a strong knowledge and interest in international affairs. Previous office experience and knowledge of database management are desirable. Fellows should also be available for 9-12 months depending on start date, preferably from June-June. Please note that is a 25+ hours a week commitment.


  • Assisting in program planning and implementation
  • Drafting emails, newsletters and press releases
  • Being on-site to help with most of the Council’s programs
  • Working on public relations efforts and social media initiatives
  • Providing marketing support to the Council
  • Communicating with offices of potential guests and speakers

Education Assistant

The Education Assistant helps prepare and plan the Council’s educational programs, including Model United Nations. Candidates must have interest in global education, excellent organizational skills, and be able to help the Council on the actual days of the Model UN on-site (these dates vary by year). Previous experience participating in a Model UN program is desirable. Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week.


  • Assist the educational director on all education program initiatives
  • Work with the educational director to coordinate the Model UN program
  • Develop a variety of materials for the Model UN program
  • Communicate with faculty advisors and students about the Model UN
  • Arrange and attend student appointments at UN missions in NYC (Fall Interns)
  • Assist the council on-site at the Model UN program (Fall and/or Spring Interns)
  • Work on data compilation for the Model United Nations (Spring and/or Summer Interns)

Program Assistant

The Program Assistant aids in the planning and delivery of all CTWAC programs. The program assistant must demonstrate knowledge of global affairs and is expected to attend all CTWAC programs during their internship. Candidates must be organized and able to learn and adapt quickly, possess excellent communication skills, and be able to multi-task. They must also have excellent writing skills, and be able to work 15-20 hours per week. Prior office experience is highly desirable.


  • Assist the program director in coordinating event logistics, including developing outreach strategies, booking venues, overseeing details of event production, and event registration
  • Be present on-site for events to help with program logistics
  • Prepare a variety of program materials

Marketing, Communications, & Media Assistant

The Marketing, Communications, and Media Assistant works with the Council’s marketing initiatives and helps grow the Council’s online profile. The intern is responsible for communicating with members about CTWAC activities and fostering the exchange of ideas via posts, tweets, blogs, etc. Candidates should be creative, have experience with social media platforms, and possess excellent communication skills. Experience with web design is desirable. Interns should expect to work 15-20 hours per week.


  • Create an email newsletter and develop a monthly e-newsletter
  • Develop press materials and conduct outreach with the local press
  • Update the Council’s profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Develop marketing and outreach materials and conduct marketing research
  • Populate web content and maintain the Council’s website
  • Manage the Council’s photography collection by archiving, editing, and posting photographs
  • Explore new ways to utilize social media platforms


Interested candidates, please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Please write ‘Internship’ in the subject line of the email and make sure to indicate which position you are applying for.