Friday, December 19, 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 President/Vice President, 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 Spring 2015 Internship Applications.

 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 Fall 2014 interns:

Bethany Bennick is a recent graduate of Pepperdine University with a dual-degree in International Studies and French. Additionally, she holds an undergraduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution. Bethany has recently returned home to her native Arizona upon concluding a teaching assistantship for the French Ministry of Education in northern France. Her passion for world affairs and intercultural communication has been fueled through several opportunities overseas, including an internship with Pax Romana, a UNHRC affiliate NGO, in Geneva, Switzerland, a study abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a summer exchange to Bordeaux, France. While at Pepperdine, Bethany was heavily involved with the School of Law’s Nootbaar Institute for Law, Religion, and Ethic's Global Justice Program and the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law's Micro-Enterprise Program. She also served as Scholarship Director for her sorority and President of the Pi Delta Phi and Sigma Iota Rho honor societies. Bethany plans to obtain her Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy before pursuing a career with the US Department of State. Bethany hopes her time with the CED International Relations Division and Phoenix Sister Cities will provide her with valuable insight into non-profit management, local government, and foreign relations

Kacie Donovan is a senior at Arizona State University, studying Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business with an emphasis in International Marketing. At ASU, Kacie is involved in the ASU Amigos program, which involves mentoring exchange students and encouraging a positive study abroad experience. Last semester, Kacie studied abroad in Manchester, United Kingdom and discovered her love of foreign cultures and fostering international relations. She has been a youth ambassador to the Netherlands, traveled throughout Europe, and visited Africa. She is passionate about travel, meeting people from different backgrounds, and history. Upon graduation, Kacie hopes to further her education and pursue a Masters degree in International Business. Kacie is very excited to be working with Phoenix Sister Cities and is looking forward to increasing her international experience while gaining professional skills.



Dallon Bartleman is completing his final semester at Arizona State University, with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management with the School of Community Resources and Development. Prior to attending college he served 5 years in the United States Army where he was able to gain valuable leadership training and travel the world. Stationed out of Schweinfurt, Germany, he also served two tours in Iraq. He loves adventure and meeting new people. Originally attracted to Parks and Recreation through his hobbies of backpacking, climbing, and exploring, paired with the leadership skills attained through his military experience, Dallon felt this field of study suited him well. He continues to stay active in the Parks & Recreation community by working in Special Events with Auction and Event Solutions for the past year and volunteers with Camp Colley when time allows. Dallon feels very fortunate to be working with CED International Division & Phoenix Sister Cities and is excited to gain more knowledge about the organization, its partnership with the City of Phoenix, and the opportunity to grow professionally.


Samantha Neerhof is starting her third year at Arizona State University and Barrett Honors College, majoring in Marketing, with a specialization in International Business, and a minor in Spanish. Samantha is involved with several on-campus activities as a member of the Barrett Leadership and Service Team, Barrett Events Team Committee, and a W.P. Carey mentor. She is also the founding president of the Global Business Association at ASU, a club aimed at teaching and inspiring students to be involved globally as a professional, engaging with the international cultures both near and far. After studying abroad in Florence, Italy, Samantha fell in love with travelling and gained a desire to learn about different cultures and customs. Samantha is passionate about marketing, international relations, and culture with hopes to combine these interests into a career in international marketing. She is excited to be interning with the CED International Division & Phoenix Sister Cities to be able to learn more about the international business sector and the opportunity to expand her professional experience.



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