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Internship Program

Intern Job Description

The positions offered allow for the individual to learn in depth about foreign policy and non-profit work through the duties assigned.  Some of the things you will work on as an intern include:

Collaboration Management

  • Assist Executive Director/Staff in meeting and working with collaborative organizations in the Valley

Event Planning and Preparation

  • Including attending our regular programs
  • Write up a summary and post pictures of events
  • Help set up and facilitate both small and large scale events.


  • Find information on potential international speakers, international groups in Arizona, topical research, etc.

Social Media Improvements and Blog Writings and Posts

  • Write pieces related to our events
  • Find relevant current events to share

Policy Task Force

  • Work on international projects and polices of the organization

Targeted Marketing/Advertising

Benefit to the Intern:  Interns have access to many of the PCFR programs, which allows them to hear speakers on international topics in a “closed door” environment as well as meeting potential mentors and international community members, making for a rich environment with high value. 

How to Apply

You can apply to the positions offered by going to our website and filling out the application along with submitting your resume and cover letter here .  Learn more about the application process on our Intern Positions page. If you have any questions, please contact:

Conni Ingallina, PCFR Executive Director at conni@pcfraz.org.

Intern Positions

Positions Available

Research Assistant

  • Organize research on foreign relations organizations on the West Coast
  • Look for potential members interested in our furthering our objectives
  • Collaborate with organizations in Arizona that will help improve the state’s global status
  • Create social media posts as needed and work events (registration, inform guests of itinerary)

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

  • Analyze social media data to foster more exposure
  • Create contemporary and interesting posts for our various social media platforms
  • Create badges for event guests and process event registrations
Intern Program Coordinator
  • Develop and assign training materials to interns
  • Manage the program as a whole and brainstorm ways to improve it
  • Recruit and interview potential interns for the following internship period
  • Work events


Applicants must be a college student or recent graduate with a strong interest in international business, economics or politics, non-profits agencies, event planning, and/or public relations.  It is preferred that applicants are Political Science, International Relations/Global Studies, Non-Profit Management majors but not required.  Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to work in a fast-paced work environment.  We also prefer our interns to be well-acquainted in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Publisher.  If you have any questions about internship requirements or the program itself, refer to our FAQs.


All positions available are part-time and interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week and have the flexibility to work in the office or remotely.  One of the benefits of this internship is the opportunity to attend PCFR sponsored events where you will meet and mingle with PCFR members and hear renowned speakers on international topics.  You are not required to attend, but you will have the opportunity to attend all of the programs with the admission fee waived.


  • How many hours a week will I work?
    • A minimum of 10 hours a week with flexibility to work remotely with some weekly hours in the PCFR office. 
  • What are the benefits of this internship?
    • There are many benefits to this internship.  One of which is the opportunity to work in a non-profit, bi-partisan organization that is helping to guide Arizona’s leaders in international affairs, business and politics in becoming more aware of international developments and global trends.
    • You will also have the opportunity to network at our events with PCFR members and working professionals in various internationally themed jobs.  When you attend an event, you will have the opportunity network, with the admission fee waived. 
    • Tasks assigned during the internship are designed to assist with expanding the interns knowledge and skills of working in globally-minded environment.
  • Is this internship paid?
    • This is an unpaid internship.
  • What is the dress code?
    • In the office, the dress code is business casual
    • At PCFR sponsored events, business formal is required.
  • How long are the internships usually?
    • Internships usually last one semester.  However, you may wish to add a summer portion either before or after your selected semester.
  • Can I receive credit for this internship?
    • Yes, we do offer college credit for our internships.  If you come with the proper documents your school requires, the organization can sign off for your internship credit.
  • What type of events does the PCFR sponsor?
    • PCFR hosts events to bring in global ambassadors and foreign policy experts to discuss various international topics.  PCFR hosts, on average, one dinner meeting and one Topical Discussion lunch a month. PCFR also sponsors the International State of the State where Gov. Doug Ducey addresses Arizona’s role in global markets.  Interns will be able to attend all events free of charge.
  • Who will I report to as an intern?
    • The Executive Director and Membership Manager are in charge of the internship program.
    • The Intern Program Coordinator will assist in weekly coordination of the interns and their assigned tasks.  


Tel: 602 441-4967

7729 E Greenway Rd, Suite 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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