Mission and Purpose
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization seeking to enhance public dialogue on and understanding of important international economic, political and social issues through informed discussions, personal contacts and other educational activities with business, community and educational leaders and the general public in Northeast Ohio.
What Interns Can Expect from the Council
- Opportunities to complete projects that can be used in a work portfolio or for credit (based upon college/university policy)
- Monitoring and supervision as the interns work to achieve their goals
- Involvement in Council events (attend lectures, speeches, discussions, etc.)
- International Leadership Seminars, where interns will have the opportunity to have a discussion with staff, organizational leaders, or selected members of the Board of Trustees who will share their professional experiences and the wide range of international careers available
- Experience of day-to-day operations in a small, nonprofit organization involved in promoting
- International understanding through public dialogue and personal contacts.
- Intern presentation at the end of the internship period, to summarize your projects and learning experience.
What the Council Expects from Interns
- Commitment to the mission of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.
- Development of goals for the internship and the desire to find ways to meet these goals.
- Knowledge of general Council activities.
- Attention to detail in their work and documentation of program status so that other interns and staff can continue projects where they get left off.
- Attendance at programs during the internship period.
- Attendance at meetings appropriate to the intern's projects (as necessary).
Additional information including internship descriptions, deadlines and how to apply can be found here:
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