Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Internship Program


Phoenix Sister Cities, administered by the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department International Relations Division, offers internships during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applicants should be college students with interests in non-profit agencies, event planning, international business, communications, cultural diversity, economics, art, tourism, web design, government, and public relations. Available internships include: Assistant to the Executive Director/ Deputy Director, Website and Newsletter Editor, Assistant to the Youth and Education Programs Manager. Interns may be eligible for stipends and/or credit depending on college policy and number of hours worked. Click here for more information.


We are now accepting Summer 2014 internship applications until April 1, 2014.



Required documents for the internship application:

Please mail or email your completed application to:


City of Phoenix
CEDD International Relations
200 West Washington St. - 20th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Click HERE for frequently asked questions about this great internship opportunity!

Read Human Interest pieces written by past interns as their long-term project HERE (featured in the Summer '13 newsletter) and HERE (to be featured in an upcoming newsletter).



Meet the Spring 2014 interns:

Shae Knowlton is currently a senior at Arizona State University, majoring in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. While pursuing this degree, she also serves as President of the Nonprofit Leadership and Management Student Association. In 2011, she volunteered for six months teaching English in Zhongshan, China where she found her passion for world travel and cultural exchange. Shae is excited to be a part of Sister Cities as it will increase her professional experience as she works to become certified in TESL/TEFL. 
Yuhe "Grace" Gao is a graduate student at Arizona State University in the Master of Public Administration program, focusing on Nonprofit Management. She grew up in Beijing and received her bachelors degree in English Language and Literature from North China University of Technology. She has work experience in the nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors in both China and the U.S. Being culturally competent and highly motivated, she has four years of public relation and volunteer experience including event planning and fundraising practices. She has recently finished an internship in the City of Phoenix, Mayor's Office this past Fall semester 2013, this past experience has given her a good understanding of cross-sector collaboration among governments, nonprofits and for-profits to build a globally competitive community for Phoenix Citizens. Yuhe is proud to be a team member of Phoenix Sister Cities and hopes that this internship will improve her professional skills and knowledge on international relations to achieve her career goals through global networks and collaboration 
Aimee Quach is a Global Studies major and TESOL certificate senior at Arizona State University. For the past two summers she has taught English in the rural Jeollanam-do province of South Korea to groups of Elementary and Middle School students. She is also currently assisting ASU with supervising the Jeollanam-do program development for this upcoming summer 2014. Aimee has an enthusiasm for foreign languages and has taken Japanese, Korean and Chinese language courses. She would love to work on a global scale after graduation and believes that interning with Phoenix Sister Cities will provide her with an excellent opportunity to foster intercultural communication skills and develop her understanding of International Relations. 



Please contact the Phoenix Sister Cities Office at 602-534-3751 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.