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Summer Intern

Open Position: Summer Intern (Potential for 2 positions) 

Term: Summer 2022 (June-August) 

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid

Reports to: Communications Manager 



The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 46-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 


In partnership with school districts from across the region, the Columbus Council on World Affairs delivers an experiential approach to global education via the Global Scholars Diploma program. Throughout the course of the three-year program, high school students communicate and collaborate face-to-face with global community partners, businesses, civic leaders, and people of varying cultural backgrounds. 

The Global Scholars Diploma develops globally competent High School students by building the awareness and skills needed to take action on a global issue and to become responsible citizens of the world. The first two years are spent at face-to-face events where local experts share their personal experiences with culture, jobs with global components, and issues around the world. Students engage in various collaborative activities within the theme of the event, learning and exercising their cultural fluency and competency. 


The Summer Intern will support the Communications, Development, and Programs departments of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Communications 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, volunteer and event coordination, annual fund, database and donor relations, and other efforts as needed.  


Communication Development and Projects (40%) 

  • 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

Program Support (30%) 

  • Assist in the development of internal communication within Learning Management Software 
  • 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 
  • Collect and organize GSD participation data 
  • Update program materials such as slide decks, recruitment assets, and Learning Management System 
  • Archive GSD Take Action projects 

Development Support (30%) 

  • Assist Development Director with data entry in our donor database 
  • Conduct donor & 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 b) cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Summer Intern” in the email subject line.