Internship Opportunities

Why intern for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio?

An internship with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio offers a career development opportunity with a unique perspective on current geopolitical events, how they impact San Antonio and the United States, as well as valuable insight and exposure to the workings within our international community. While working closely with the Council’s leadership on major projects, interns will build skills in event & program planning, marketing & communication, and organization management. Our internships also provide a great opportunity for interns to develop their own network among San Antonio’s most prominent international leaders. Many of our interns have gone on to careers in the public and private sectors and used their Council experience to work on international and national projects.

What kind of roles are available for interns?

Interns are a critical part of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Students contribute to our mission while gaining hands-on work experience in the following departments:

  • Education: assisting with educational outreach, organization of high school and college programming, and work with educators to bring international education to San Antonio students.
  • Fund Development and Communications: assisting with fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations. Also assists with media relations including press releases.
  • Communications and Membership: assists with managing council social media and email presence, as well as assists with managing the membership database.
  • Events: assisting with research, planning & logistics around Council events including Young Professionals and General Programming.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for all internships. Having strong initiative, focus, and follow-up skills are also critical.

How do I apply?

Please submit your cover letter, resume, at least one recommendation from a professor, and two references to our Executive Director, Armen Babajanian, at armen@wacofsa.org with subject line “ATTN: Internship Application.”

If you have any questions, please email armen@wacofsa.org or call 210-308-9494.

We will contact you after reviewing your application. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.