Global Ties KC Internships


Global Ties KC is currently accepting applications for Fall and winter 2019 interns

Interns are a critical component of Global Ties KC. Interns are invited to actively contribute and interact with our staff, international visitors, and Kansas City professionals while also gaining hands-on work experience.   

Our volunteer intern positions are for undergraduate juniors through graduate level students. Successful applicants will be invited to work with Global Ties KC and will be expected to take on a significant role with the organization. Interns will have the opportunity to network with visitors from across the globe; gain invaluable nonprofit, international relations, fundraising, and media experience; and become a citizen diplomat by promoting diplomacy in Kansas City. These internships will also provide the skills needed in a variety of employment settings.

Interns will be overseen by Global Ties KC staff. Internships are unpaid, volunteer positions. We require a minimum of 15 hours a week for three months/ one school semester. 



Interns work closely with the entire team on all aspects of event planning and implementation. Interns will also work collaboratively on a broad range of tasks including, but not limited to: monitoring social media channels, updating various databases, nonprofit leadership and international education exchange. 


Essential Duties and Functions

  • Assist with writing program proposals

  • Plan itineraries for International Visitors Leadership Program according to the objectives and directives of the U.S. Department of State Officer and Federal Program Agency Officer who administer the program

  • Writing program itinerary details including descriptions of all appointments and transportation needs and directions

  • Write thank you cards for past program meetings

  • Communications, Design, Publications, Video Editing, and Social Media Support

    • Conduct environment scan of relevant events and articles related to citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange

    • Monitor relevant social media channels

    • Draft and develop content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) posts

    • Draft and develop website updates



  • Ideal candidate has experience in event logistics

  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills

  • Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)

  • Background and interest in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

  • Detail oriented

  • Experience with graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop, and video editing) desired but not necessary

  • Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description

  • Maturity and sense of humor

  • Social media experience

  • Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently

  • Desire to grow and learn from experience

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing work demands, as well as ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines

  • Highly organized, reliable, and strong attention to detail

  • Occasional overtime/ weekend hours required during Open World, Community Connection, and Fulbright programming


Applications must contain a cover letter and a resume or CV. Applications will not be considered unless all these items are included. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. 

Please email application materials to Courtney Brooks at