Apply by e-mailing a resume and cover letter stating weekly availability to orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the World Affairs Council of Orange County!

Employment Opportunities

 

Administrative Officer

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is seeking to hire a part-time Administrative Officer. The position will be responsible for daily administrative tasks to ensure that the office is operating smoothly and efficiently. This individual must be able to take on multiple duties at a time while adhering to strict deadlines. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, answering emails and phone calls, maintaining membership database, organizing and maintaining administrative files, and overseeing office procedures.

Hours Needed

20 hours per week, 4 hours per day

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

Qualifications

  • Prior professional experience in an office setting required
  • Highly organized individual – detail oriented with time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including excel and database management
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and hard-working

Internship Opportunities

 

Time Commitment: 10 – 15 hours per week with a consistent schedule to be identified with the student for at least 2 quarters/1 semester. 

Compensation: Our internships are unpaid positions; however, we are happy to work with your school to help you receive academic credit for your internship. 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs and the area relevant to the respective internship position
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work creatively on a given project
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and hard working
  • Additional qualifications are specified in the description for each internship position

Benefits to the Intern:

  • Practical application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
  • Exposed to multiple aspects of nonprofit operations and the office environment
  • Increased familiarity and connections with international efforts in the Orange County area
  • A complimentary yearlong membership to the World Affairs Council of Orange County
  • Academic credit for your work (must be arranged with college/university)

Please review the descriptions for positions below. You may apply for up to two different positions with the same application.

AUDIO & VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN
For many years, the bulk of the WACOC’s programs have been live and in person. The audio & video production intern will help us strategize and implement ways to make these programs available to a larger audience through visual and audio technology. Prior experience in video and/or audio production (including films, radio, television, podcasts, etc.) is required. With your application, please submit two samples of your audio or video work.

COMMUNITY INTERN
The Orange County community has an incredible array of businesses, organizations, and K-12 and university programs that focus on international topics. The primary work of the community intern will be to catalogue and connect with a wide range of internationally oriented organizations and groups in Orange County as a resource for the community. Significant familiarity with the greater Orange County community is an important qualification for this internship.

DIGITAL RESOURCES INTERN
The digital resources intern strategizes and executes development of existing and new online engagement opportunities for the WACOC community, including the speakers bureau, volunteer center, online resources, and WACOC archives. Previous experience with website maintenance is helpful, though not required, for this internship. Students of nonprofit management, public administration, or a related field are encouraged to apply.

EVENTS INTERN
The WACOC regularly hosts and partners to present a variety of events ranging from lectures and panel discussions to special events with academics, diplomats, journalists, and interested community members. The events intern will help to coordinate logistics, registration, and execution of WACOC events. Applicants should have previous experience in planning and carrying out events of a variety of sizes and types.

GLOBAL EDUCATION INTERN
The WACOC works with a variety of area K-12 schools to put on Academic WorldQuest, a spring Quiz Bowl–style program on international topics. We are also looking to restart a number of other K-12 initiatives with local schools. The global education intern will support these projects. Education majors and teachers-in-training will be given preference for this internship.

MARKETING INTERN
Nonprofit organizations rely on consistent brand identity and the creation of collateral materials that further the reach of that brand. The marketing intern will evaluate the WACOC’s current brand identity and create materials to share about our work with the general public. Graphic-design skills and abilities with Adobe Creative Suite are required for this internship. Applicants should provide a link to a portfolio of their design work.