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Open Position: Communications Intern (Potential for 2 positions) 

Term: Fall 2022 (September-December), Spring 2023 (January – April), or Summer 2023 (May – August)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Communications & Grants Manager 



The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 



The Communications Intern will support the Communications, Development, and Programs department of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Communications & Grants Manager on efforts related to content creation, social media management, database management, and program support. The Intern will also work with the rest of the team to address fundraising efforts related to marketing and communications, database and donor relations, and other efforts as needed.  


Communication Development and Projects 

  • Develop ways to tell the Global Scholars Diploma story by highlighting student projects, accomplishments, and community impact  
  • Develop assets that highlight the GSD (Global Scholars Diploma) 
  • Create posts for all of CCWA’s social media platforms that promote CCWA programming and awareness of current global affairs 
  • Engage public in CCWA programming through social media  
  • Assist in developing social presence for the Global Fluency Institute (GFI) 
  • Assist in creating content for mass email communications to the various audiences of the CCWA & GFI

Program Support

  • With the guidance of CCWA staff, brainstorm and develop ideas for new activities around global cultures, global issues, and global careers 
  • Help with testing of virtual activities and provide feedback on functionality and engagement of activities 
  • Update program materials such as slide decks, recruitment assets, and Learning Management System 
  • Archive GSD Take Action projects 
  • Conduct research for national education credentials  

Development Support  

  • Assist Communications & Grants Manager with data migration and CRM implementation 
  • Assist in managing contacts between integrated CRM platform, inclusive of GSD participants, donors, advisors, partners, etc.  
  • Conduct grant research and provide opportunities for funding


  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 


Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Communications Intern” in the email subject line.