Monday, March 27, 2017

Internship Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 Here are some of the questions we receive most often about our internship program. Please send additional questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (602) 534-3751. (View as a PDF)

Is the internship paid?

Some positions receive a stipend. All interns, paid or unpaid, receive a parking pass for the 305 parking garage, located half a block west of Phoenix City Hall.


How many hours do I have to work?
Hours vary depending on your schedule, credit requirements, and if you are paid or unpaid. Phoenix Sister Cities requires paid interns to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, while unpaid interns must work a minimum of 15 hours a week.


Do I have to work weekends or evenings?
Not regularly, but you are encouraged to attend various events, programs, and meetings that take place on the weekends and evenings. Interns are required to attend Board of Directors meetings as well as City Committee meetings.


What are the benefits of this internship?
The benefits of this internship include the opportunity to work in a public-private office environment at the City of Phoenix, providing you with the skills and opportunities necessary for a future professional career in a variety of industries.


What are the hours of the office?
Regular office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM.


Who will I report to as an intern?
You will primarily report to one staff member, but you will work with other staff members on a variety of projects.


What is the dress code?
The dress code is business attire.


What are some of the projects you work on?
Projects include newsletters, website, research, manuals, marketing for programs and events, Teach Abroad Program, Youth Ambassador Exchange Program, City Committees, Board of Directors meetings, international delegation visits, protocol services, and other various assignments.


How long is the internship?
The internship is a semester long.


Can this internship count towards college credit?
Yes, with an agreement between the college, the intern, and office supervisor. Approval must be cleared with the International Relations director.


Do interns get to participate in events?
Yes, if you are assigned to an event, the admission is hosted by the office.


Where is the office located?
Phoenix City Hall – 20th Floor
200 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003


Does this internship require travel?
Occasionally special events and meetings will be held off-site at local venues (Phoenix Metro Area); transportation can be arranged.


Does this internship require a background check?
Yes, the City of Phoenix requires a background check and your offer of the internship is contingent upon a positive background check.


Are there age, grade, or academic requirements?
Typically, the internships are filled by undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore year.

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The deadline to apply is March 27, 2017. 


Department: Community and Economic Development, International Relations Division

Download the Application Here!

Phoenix Sister Cities is proud to offer various internship programs throughout the year. We currently offer 4 internships opportunities for individuals interested in non-profits agencies, event planning, international business, communications, cultural diversity, economics, art, tourism, web design, government and/or public relations. Internships are a semester long and occur in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Applications for the program will be made available at least 3 months prior to the internship start date. If there is currently no application posted, please check back at a later time for any updates.  




Must be a college student or recent graduate with a strong interest in non-profits agencies, event planning, international business, communications, cultural diversity, economics, art, tourism, web design, government and/or public relations. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, attention to detail, organization skills, and willingness to learn. It is preferred that interns have some experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.




Full and part- time internships are available; preference is for interns to work no less than 20 hours a week over a minimum of three days. Interns are also required to attend occasional evening meetings, and have opportunities to attend committee events on the weekends. Applicants interested in working as the Youth and Program Assistant Intern will need some weekend availability.


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Deadline to apply for the Summer 2017 internship

March 27th


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, cultural diversity, economics, art, communications, tourism, web design, government, and public relations. 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.


The required documents for the internship application are: 

Please send completed application, Cover Letter and Resume to:  AThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


If you have any questions please contact:

Adrian Ramirez, CEDD International Relations Division

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Office Phone: (602) 534 -3751

200 W. Washington St. 19th Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85003

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