Internship Documents

Internship Overview 

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

Join the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Fall 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 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 and GRAs


Garrison Cox

Garrison CoxGarrison has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Georgia State University, and will be completing a Master’s of Accounting at the University of Georgia before he plans to become a CPA. He interned with PwC’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, and will be working in their Boston office starting in the fall of 2019. Garrison aspires to use what he learns from working with PwC and the World Affairs Council to pursue societal improvement through nonprofits. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and acting.

MJ Majidi

MJ MajidiMJ is a first-generation Iranian-American immigrant, who moved to the United States when he was 16. He has recently finished his B.A. in social sciences and is on his way to law school. His passions include international relations and foreign policies

Jazzmen Fobbs

Jazzmen FobbsJazzmen is a fourth year student at Georgia State University completing bachelor degrees in political science and psychology. After graduation in the fall, 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 a few 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.

Lorena Ayala-Ortiz

Lorena Ayala-OrtizLorena 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.