Why intern for the Montana World Affairs Council?
Contacts: An internship at the Council will expose you to many cultures and allow you to meet representatives from countries all over the world. As a Council intern, you will rub elbows with local policy makers and foreign diplomats while also gaining exposure to the Montana academic and business communities.
Community: A Montana World Affairs Council internship will allow you to interact daily with other people who feel passionately about global issues and international education. Your fellow intern, MWAC staff, and visiting speakers are all similarly excited about exploring our place on the world’s stage.
Credit: You can receive university credit for your internship through your major or minor department. Council staff are happy to help you work the internship into your field and provide you with relevant professional development opportunities.
Montana World Affairs Council (MWAC) internships are unpaid, but most students will earn college credit for their internship. Each intern will have duties specific to their skill set in the office and some duties that are shared.
Responsibilities of all interns include:
- Preparing for, attending and assisting at council programs and events
- 2 credits-6 hours a week; 3 credits- 9 hours a week; 4 credits- 12 hours a week
- Attending weekly intern meetings with MWAC staff and on an as-needed basis
- Working on the Academic WorldQuest Competition (AWQ), our annual signature program. (The 2020 AWQ will be held Monday, March 2nd, and Tuesday, March 3rd.)
- Helping to grow the MWAC to advance the mission of the organization.