Summer internship at The Center for Citizen Diplomacy (Des Moines)

The Center for Citizen Diplomacy  seeks an intern for the Summer of 2014 to assist in communications and marketing outreach, carrying out administrative tasks, and initiating independent research projects in the Des Moines, Iowa office.

Position: Intern | Communications & Administration

Contact: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples to Matt Clark | 202.810.0138

About the organization: Citizen diplomacy is the concept that every global citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to engage across cultures and help create shared understanding through person-to-person interactions. Citizen diplomacy is recognized as a powerful force in building and sustaining a secure, economically sound, and socially interconnected world. The Center unites a movement toward purposeful global engagement by providing a collective voice, platforms, and tools for organizations that offer opportunities for individuals to be exemplary citizen diplomats.

Position responsibilities:

  • Author original content for The Center’s blog and social media outlets
  • Assist with writing/researching/compiling information for communications outreach (including email campaigns, press releases, blog posts, etc.)
  • Assist with ideas for marketing and outreach
  • Assist staff and consultants with various projects, programs, events, and meetings as they arise Assist with upkeep of The Center’s contact database
  • Assist with coordinating The Center’s Network membership program and benefits


  • Current university student (graduate or undergraduate) requiring college credit and/or experience OR a recent college graduate looking for real world experience
  • Background in any of the following, but not limited to: journalism/mass communications, international relations or business, political science, marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic graphic design and photography/videography skills are desirable, but not required
  • International experience (study abroad or personal travel) preferred, but not required
  • A solid sense of humor is a plus (and highly appreciated)


  • Opportunity to gain real world experience with an international non-profit organization
  • Opportunity to develop skills in writing, marketing, and project coordination
  • Possibility to receive college credit
  • $8.00/hour Work schedule
  • Part-time or full-time available, flexible hours to work around class schedule
  • Must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week