Saturday, August 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 Fall 2014 internship applications until July 28th, 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 Summer 2014 interns:

Kathleen Bauer is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sustainability and a certificate in International Studies. Kathleen is a part of numerous clubs on campus including GreenLight Solutions which is a Sustainability consulting cohort that works with businesses nationwide on corporate responsibility with regards to sustainable practices. Kathleen is currently the project lead for a nationwide certification program, sponsored by the Tennis Legacy Fund, with the goal of creating and implementing a sustainable facility certification program for tennis facilities throughout the United States. She hopes to use her political science major and sustainability minor to one day improve sustainability governance on a global scale - Kathleen aspires to one day work for an international organization such as the United Nation Environmental Program to advocate for more comprehensive sustainable development treaties/agreements in third world countries. She hopes that interning with the CED International Division & Phoenix Sister Cities will give her practical working experience at a non-profit organization and is excited for the opportunities and experiences that the internship will provide. 

Amanda Forlin is currently a senior at Arizona State University, pursuing a dual degree in Business Communication and Public Service and Public Policy. While at ASU, Amanda is also involved in the psychology department and is an active board member for risk management of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Her focus of youth and education stems from her time spent in elementary classrooms and dedication to serving to the families of Gold Medal Gymnastics as an administrator. Additionally, Amanda carries a strong passion for international relations and culture which she developed from her philanthropic work in Haiti and study abroad trips to Italy and France. She is proud and eager to be a team member of the CED International Division & Phoenix Sister Cities. Amanda is excited about the internship as it infuses her interests, prepares her for a fall internship in Washington D.C., and increases her professional experience.  


Santy Villarico is finishing his senior year at Arizona State University with the School of Resources and Development majoring in Parks and Recreation Management with an emphasis in Special Event. Originally majoring in Fine Art in Photography, Santy received his Associates Degree in Fine Art at Scottsdale Community College and transferred to ASU to continue his Art Education in Photography.  He later found that Fine Art education was not the path for him and changed majors to Parks and Recreation Management while still pursuing his own art on the side. Santy has worked (and continues to work) in The Parks and Recreation field as well as Special Events for seven years now.  He is currently working for the City of Scottsdale and the City of Tempe as a Recreation Leader and has worked as an Art Teacher in the past summer for the City of Chandler. Santy is energetic with working and learning from the CED International Division & Phoenix Sister Cities and hopes that this experience will lead to amazing opportunities and growth. 



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.