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The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, a non-profit, non-partisan organization affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based World Affairs Councils of America and Georgia State University, accepts undergraduate students as research and program interns each academic semester, including summers. Many interns are on the research team working on the Robinson Country Risk Index (RCRI), a unique, interactive tool that measures country risk across different dimensions. Other interns are part of the program and membership team working on expanding council membership by delivering relevant and impactful programs that inform and challenge new thinking about global issues. All interns focus on highlighting Atlanta’s growing role in international affairs and business.

All interns should have a strong interest in political-economic leadership, country risk, corporate social responsibility, and, most importantly, the most pressing issues shaping international affairs in the 21st Century. Interns should have excellent computer and writing skills, be creative and highly motivated, and have the ability to work as a team player on multiple projects.

Expectations include a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week. Though the internship is unpaid, those accepted may be eligible for course credit as determined by their academic department.

How to Apply

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to wacintern@gsu.edu. Applications can be submitted at any time, but review of applications for each semester begins as follows:

March 15
July 15
October 15

Meet Our Current Interns

Guy-Stephane Aka

Guy-Stephane AkaGuy is pursuing a master of professional accountancy degree at the Robinson College of Business with a focus on taxation. He is a big fan of soccer, Legos and puzzles.

Clarissia J. Bourdeau

Clarissia BourdeauClarissia Bourdeau is a junior at Georgia State University. She is a political science major with a concentration in international affairs and a minor in French.

Perrin Brown

Perrin BrownPerrin Brown is a sophomore at the George Washington University, majoring in international affairs and economics. Perrin has worked on multiple political campaigns and is one of the lead writers at The Rival, where he writes about politics and foreign affairs.

David Denton

David DentonDavid Denton is graduate from Virginia State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-medicine. David has been invited to serve in the Peace Corps this fall in the health and youth development sectors. He enjoys interacting with different individuals, providing exceptional services and working in diverse environments.

Brazil Fagan

Brazil FaganBrazil is a junior at the University of Georgia, majoring in international affairs and economics. Her interests include learning about international development, watching documentaries, and meeting people.

Jarred Schmitz

Jarred SchmitzJarred Schmitz is beginning his fourth year at Georgia State University and is double majoring in political science and psychology. He enjoys traveling all around the world and hopes to work for the State Department someday.

James Seidl

James SeidlJames is junior at Oglethorpe University. He is majoring in international studies and minoring in Spanish.