The Professional Exchanges Division (PED) is looking for one fall 2015 intern who is an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior. Though hours per week, start, and end dates are flexible, the ideal candidate would begin Monday, August 31st and be in the office 15-25 hours per week. Availability on Monday mornings is required. Although internships are largely unpaid, a stipend is offered.

The Visitor Services Program Intern supports services provided to International Visitors who are participants in the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The Program Intern reports to the Senior Vice President for Professional Exchanges and works closely with the Division Administrator and Visitor Services Program Coordinator on the daily management of all Visitor Services programs. This includes arranging Capitol Hill Tours and Home Hospitality, and coordinating weekly Federalism briefings for IVLP groups. The Program Intern will be provided with a monthly stipend. This part time position requires 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be available from 12:30-4:30 pm M-F from late-August thru mid-December (hours and dates are flexible).

Meridian International Center, a not-for-profit organization, promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas, and the arts. The Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy (MCCD) organizes, presents, and circulates a variety of high-profile, international exhibitions each year, sending these to museums, embassies, and cultural institutions around the United States and the world. MCCD also organizes and implements cultural exchanges for the U.S. Department of State and for foreign governments.

The GlobalConnect division was established in 2001 to pursue new business opportunities for the organization. The majority of our projects have involved the development and implementation of exchange programs for professionals and university and high-school students, sponsored by U.S. embassies around the world, U.S. government agencies and private-sector firms. Our programs cover a wide array of issues—some recent topics include U.S. foreign policy, youth leadership, empowering women entrepreneurs, human rights, journalism training, women as political leaders, interfaith issues and the US election process. In addition, we continually develop grant proposals (solicited and unsolicited) for government agencies and foundations for projects in the coming year.