Conni Ingallina Internship
The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce the Conni Ingallina Internship honoring the late Conni Ingallina who, as PCFR Executive Director for the last 16 years, was the steady and experienced hand that guided a succession of PCFR leaders with diplomatic tact and ever-present grace. Thanks to the Galbut and Morris families, longtime members and donors of PCFR, Conni’s industrious spirit will remain with PCFR in perpetuity with the creation of an internship in her name. PCFR is eternally grateful to the Galbut and Morris families, who have made a generous contribution to fund the Conni Ingallina Internship for the next two years. This contribution will provide a $500 stipend per semester to internship recipients.
The Conni Ingallina Spring 2021 Intern will receive complimentary PCFR membership for the entire year, the opportunity to participate in PCFR’s Reading Group, paid materials for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program (March-December 2021), and an exclusive invitation to the Sedona Forum, the McCain Institute’s annual, high-level gathering of national and international leaders.
The Conni Ingallina Internship will provide undergraduate students in the Phoenix metropolitan area the opportunity to participate at the forefront of Arizona’s premier foreign relations organization. Student interns will gain hands-on, real-world experiences through projects that directly impact PCFR’s members, programs, development and marketing efforts.
PCFR is seeking a creative, detailed and globally-minded intern to help fulfill its mission of growing Arizona’s global prominence by providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and build enduring international connections. For more than 40 years PCFR has welcomed a variety of distinguished guests; U.S. and foreign ambassadors, cabinet ministers, policy-makers, economists, analysts, journalists, authors, renowned educators and heads of state. The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations strives to raise the level of international awareness in both public and private sectors because of our belief that unbiased information leads to improved policy making. We are determined to promote better understanding of global trends, and we particularly encourage the involvement of students of government and international affairs.
The ideal intern candidate will be a student who demonstrates commitment to a global affairs curriculum and nonprofit leadership. Because this internship will provide regular opportunities to interface with speakers from all over the world, the intern will be required to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. This educational internship opportunity will report directly to PCFR’s Executive Director and spearhead assignments in the following areas:
Program: Work closely with the Program Committee to ensure that member ideas for programs and prospective speakers are documented properly with actionable next steps. Create briefing materials for guest speakers and help build programs.
Membership: Provide support to the Membership Committee to streamline new member application/onboarding processes; update and maintain membership dashboards for reporting purposes. Responsible for auditing membership roster on a regular basis to ensure proper communication to members related to membership.
Public Affairs: Collaborate with the Public Affairs Committee to provide upcoming program updates and ensure that marketing and communications reflect the appropriate content. Maintain and monitor social media platforms. Liaise with PCFR Fellow to make sure that “The Muse” materials are collected on a timely basis. Support PCFR Fellow to fulfill requirements of digital marketing campaigns.
Interested undergraduate students from the Phoenix metropolitan area should submit a cover letter, CV and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12, 2021. This 3-month internship will begin on March 1 and end on May 28.
Please note that the Spring 2021 internship will be remote. Candidates must commit to at least 20 hours per week and have access to appropriate technology to participate in remote, virtual work. Computer, reliable access to WiFi, and phone are required, including demonstrated ability in use of virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Suite, Wild Apricot, Hootsuite, Canva, etc.