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Are you passionate about international affairs?
Looking for new ways to network?

Join the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Summer Internship Program!

Our mission is to create a forum for informed discussion of global affairs that inspires Atlanta to lead globally, and YOU can help us achieve this.

The internship will provide you with first-hand experience and knowledge of global issues that impact Atlanta. From setting up luncheons for foreign Presidents and Ambassadors, to arranging evening briefings with renowned C-suite execs from UPS, Home Depot, and Coca-Cola, The Council will help you develop professional skills and establish valuable connections.

Program and development interns support the Council’s program and development team, which organizes impactful programs that inform and challenge new thinking about global issues and develop funding sources to support the Council’s work. Robinson Country Intelligence Index (RCII) Interns support the Council’s research endeavors, which include gathering and verifying country-level data, and investigating new data sources for the RCII. All interns focus on highlighting Atlanta’s growing role in international affairs and business.

What are you waiting for? Join our team today!”

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:

Summer
March 15
Fall
July 15
Spring
November 15

Meet Our Current Interns

Celina Cotton

Celina CottonCelina Cotton is a sophomore at Georgia State University studying political science with a focus in international affairs and a minor in international business. Celina spent the fall 2018 semester traveling to Melbourne, Australia on a work visa, while also visiting Indonesia and Fiji. Celina hopes to continue working in international affairs as a Foreign Service Officer, and eventually work towards being a U.S. ambassador in another country.

Jazzmen Fobbs

Jazzmen FobbsJazzmen is a recent graduate from Georgia State University where she obtained bachelor degrees in political science and psychology. She plans on applying for law school and pursuing a career in international relations. Before joining the Council, Jazzmen participated in terrorist conversion research and spent several weeks in Argentina studying human rights. She is especially interested in studying a foreign language abroad and learning more about international diplomacy while striving to make a difference in human rights.

Alexis Lopez

Alexis LopezLorena graduated from Georgia State University in May 2018 with a degree in Public Policy with a concentration in nonprofit leadership. During her time at university, she was a recognized scholar by receiving the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship for her four years of attendance. Lorena aspires to work in a nonprofit’s community engagement department. During her free time, Lorena enjoys volunteering with diverse nonprofits in the metro Atlanta area.

Anissa Rickerson

Anissa RickersonAnissa Rickerson is a fourth-year student at Oglethorpe University currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a Japanese minor. During her third year, at Oglethorpe she studied abroad in Japan for one semester. After graduation, she aspires to become an author writing books that will entertain and inspire others. In her free time, Anissa enjoys writing, cooking, and drawing.