Employment at WACA

The World Affairs Councils of America provides a collaborative, mission-driven environment to highly qualified applicants who seek challenging assignments and professional growth. We embrace diversity, passion, intellectual curiosity, and innovation.

Job Vacancies

No openings at this time.

Due to the number of applications we typically receive, we are unable to acknowledge each applicant personally. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted; no phone calls, please.

Internships

Summer 2020 Programs and Outreach Internship
Internship term: Tuesday, June 2 - Friday, August 14

The WACA National Office fulfills its mission by sponsoring speaker programs for its national network of over 90 Councils; organizing and implementing an annual National Conference for its leadership and vast network of members; coordinating and implementing leadership missions overseas; organizing and hosting the annual national high school competition, Academic WorldQuest™; and other initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess strong computer skills, the ability to work independently as well as on a team, an excellent command of the English language, and strong writing skills. The candidate should be a voracious newsreader, possess a keen interest in foreign affairs, respond positively to constructive criticism, and have a desire to find creative solutions to complex challenges. Experience with website editing, social media, graphic design (i.e., Canva), and ConstantContact (or other mass emailing services) are a plus.

We seek a commitment of 30-40 hours per week. College credit can be arranged. See here for internship details.

To apply, please submit the following to rpastor@worldaffairscouncils.org:
1. A brief cover letter that addresses the qualifications listed above and lists your availability (hours/week and dates)
2. Resume/CV

Due to the number of applications we typically receive, we are unable to acknowledge each applicant personally. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted; no phone calls, please.

Volunteer Opportunities

From time to time, WACA seeks volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to support the annual Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition for high school students (April) and the WACA National Conference (November). Please email waca@worldaffairscouncils.org if you would like to be considered for a volunteer position at one of our events.

Opportunities at Member Councils

WACA posts employment opportunities at member Councils around the U.S. If you are with a member Council and would like us to post an open position at your Council, please email waca@worldaffairscouncils.org for more information.

See Employment at Member Councils page.

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