Internship Opportunities

Why intern for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio?

An internship with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio offers a career development opportunity with a unique perspective on current geopolitical events, how they impact San Antonio and the United States, as well as valuable insight and exposure to the workings within our international community. While working closely with the Council’s leadership on major projects, interns will build skills in event & program planning, marketing & communication, and organization management. Our internships also provide a great opportunity for interns to develop their own network among San Antonio’s most prominent international leaders. Many of our interns have gone on to careers in the public and private sectors and used their Council experience to work on international and national projects.

How do I apply?

World Affairs Council of San Antonio internships must be supported by a professor. Please submit your cover letter and resume to our Program Manager, Olivia Morales Gomez, at with brief recommendations from two of your professors. We will contact you after reviewing your application.

What kind of roles are available for interns?

Interns are a critical part of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Interns contribute to our mission while gaining hands-on work experience in the following areas

  • Education: assist with educational outreach, organization of high school and college programming, and work with educators to bring international education to San Antonio students.
  • Fund Development and Communications: assist with fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations. Also assists with media relations including press releases.
  • Communications and Membership: assists with managing council social media and email presence, as well as assists with managing the membership database.
  • Programs: assists with research, planning & logistics including Young Professionals and General Programming.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Self-starting ability, detail-oriented focus, and strong follow-up skills are also critical.

Spring 2019 Internship

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 2-3 References
  • Two (2) recommendation letters from professors or immediate supervisors.

Begins week of January 14, 2019 ends week of May 13, 2019.

Spring semester interns are expected to commit between 12 and 15 hours per week.

Applications are open until positions are filled.

* Please note internships with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio are unpaid. However, we do support academic credit for the internship. Please contact Olivia Morales Gomez at or (210) 308-9494 with any questions.