GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Visitor Services program intern has two main responsibilities which are carried out concurrently. The first one is to coordinate Federalism Briefings and the secondary one is to arrange Home Hospitality. Under the supervision of the Senior Vice-President and the Visitor Services Team, the Visitor Services program intern arranges federalism briefing schedules, schedules the federalism briefings, arranges home hospitality, and performs other related duties as assigned. This part time position requires no fewer than 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be available from 12:30-4:30 pm M-F from mid-January thru mid-May 2015.

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.

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.

GlobalConnect is recruiting an IYLEP Intern to provide program support primarily for a U.S. Department of State-sponsored project begin implemented by Meridian in the summer of 2015. The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) will bring 100 Iraqi college students to the U.S. for a five-week academic and cultural exchange program. The IYLEP Intern will support the ongoing planning process and program design. S/He will also assist in the planning and implementation of an opening and closing conference.

GlobalConnect is recruiting an Intern to provide program support primarily for the 2015 U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellowship for Europe, an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, focused on the themes of developing entrepreneurial skills and enhancing economic opportunities for 40 young professionals from throughout Europe. The Intern will support the ongoing planning process and program implantation.

The Professional Exchanges Division (PED) is looking for one spring 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 Wednesday, January 14th and be in the office 15-20 hours per week. Availability on Monday mornings is required. Although internships are largely unpaid, a stipend is offered.

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 and cultural institutions around the country and the world.