Saturday, April 25, 2015

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 Summer 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 Spring 2015 interns:

Christian Askin


Christian Askin is a senior at Arizona State University attending Barrett the Honors College studying Business Management with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and Marketing at W.P. Carey School of Business.  At ASU, Christian served as a marketing intern for Changemaker Central, a student organization for social entrepreneurship and service.  In high school, Christian was a delegate to Beaulieu-sur-Mer for Tempe Sister Cities, where he remains involved. Christian is passionate about international travel and cultural exchange and has self funded three trips to Europe, visiting Sister Cities and maintaining his international connections.  Upon graduation, Christian hopes to join TAPIF to teach English to French high school students and enhance his own foreign language skills.  Christian then hopes to pursue a Masters in International Business to promote cultural exchange and diplomacy.  Christian is very excited to work with Phoenix Sister Cities to develop professional skills, give back to an organization he loves, and learn more about starting an international university exchange program of his own.  

Miriam Polo-Petro


Mariam Polo-Petros is a senior at ASU where she is majoring in Global Studies, minoring in Political Science and Justice Studies, and receiving a certificate in Religion and Conflict Studies. She also is earning a BA in Theology from the University of Mary in North Dakota and has an Advanced Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster-Magee in Northern Ireland, where she studied abroad her sophomore year. After living in a variety of cultures with her international family, it is not surprising that Mariam became passionate about travelling and learning international affairs. Her studies led her to Washington DC where she worked with an international youth development program to promote cultural awareness and leadership skills by personal engagement with well-known international institutions, such as the World Bank and the United Nations. Mariam is excited to join the CEDD International Relations Division and Phoenix Sister Cities team where she will grow in her professional international relations skills and, undoubtedly, deeper in her love for the vision of a fraternal world. 

Kattie Dolan


Kattie Dolan is a Justice Studies major and a Barrett Honors College student at Arizona State University. She is currently studying Japanese and recently spent 10 days in Japan this last summer as part of the Kakehashi Project for U.S. and Japan Youth Exchange. Since returning from the program, Kattie has assisted in facilitating the equivalent visit from Japanese university students to ASU, and found the experience extremely rewarding due to the many international friendships it has created. She has a strong interest in promoting international relations and cultural exchange, and is eager to learn in her internship experience about sustaining global ties as well as working in a professional environment. She is very excited to be joining the team at the CEDD International Relations Division and Phoenix Sister Cities, and hopes that she can contribute to future with a more peacefully connected global community.

Bethany Bahl


Bethany Bahl is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Media Analysis. Outside of school she also participates in volunteer events as a makeup artist as well as also managing the social media accounts for a group Arizona based filmmakers.  Bethany has always had a passion for travel and spent the summer of 2013 backpacking across Europe immersing herself in the culture of the countries visited and hopes to someday go back. She is excited to be interning with the Phoenix Sister Cities program and all the opportunities it holds and is looking forward to learning more about the organization, non-profits, and 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.