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.
Applications for Spring 2016 will be due
November 9th, 2015.
Required documents for the internship application:
CEDD International Relations Division
200 West Washington St. – 20th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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 2015 interns:
Assistant to President/CEO
Sarah Rutkowski is a sophomore at Arizona State University attending Barrett Honors College studying Supply Chain Management with a certificate in International Business. At ASU, Sarah is a member of BLAST, Barrett Leadership and Service Team, where she is the social media chair. Sarah is also a new member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. This past summer, Sarah spent four weeks studying in Prague, Czech Republic, learning about their economy and international management. Sarah was also a facilitator at Camp Carey, a camp for incoming freshmen at W.P. Carey. She is ecstatic to be spending her semester with Phoenix Sister Cities and is looking forward to improving her professional skills and learning more about international relations.
Assistant to Vice President
Hazel Serrano is currently a senior at Arizona State University and part of the Barrett Honors College. She is majoring in Applied Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Hazel was recently a part of a research team at ASU studying the implementation of physical activity and meditation in the daily lives of Hispanic breast cancer survivors. She also had the opportunity to work one on one with breast cancer survivors by conducting meditative movement classes, Tai Chi. Hazel is excited to be an intern for Phoenix Sister Cities and hopes to gain a better understanding of the day to day operations that occur in government work.
Website and Newsletter Editor
Kendell Marquez is a senior at Arizona State University earning her Global Studies degree while studying to receive her minor in Spanish. At ASU, she has been a part of many clubs and local non-profits, for example, Best Buddies. Kendell spent this last summer studying in Spain, experiencing local customs and culture while receiving Spanish language credits. This program inspired her to search for an exciting internship involving international relations and business. She has always had an interest in international studies, working with many different international non-profits, like Invisible Children, since the age of 15. This fall at Phoenix Sister Cites, Kendell hopes to gain experience and develop skills on a professional level involving dedication to the international division of the government.
Assistant to Youth and Education Program Manager
Jacob Zarate is a sophomore at Arizona State University attending Barrett, the Honors College and majoring in Global Studies, in addition to pursuing a minor in Spanish and a TESOL certificate. Jacob’s experiences with the Tempe Sister Cities Student Exchange Program as a delegate to Cuenca, Ecuador during the summer of 2013 fueled his desire to work in an international context. At ASU, Jacob is a mentor with the Mentoring Program, a student organization dedicated to making the transition into college easier. Jacob spent this summer studying in Mexico, improving his Spanish skills while also learning about Spanish-American civilization and Mayan culture. Now, he is eager to be interning with Phoenix Sister Cities and looks forward to gaining valuable insight into the public and private dynamics of city development and sister city relations.
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