Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Full Time Position

There are no full-time positions currently open.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a State Coordinator

We are seeking dynamic and dedicated individuals to serve as State Coordinators. Current vacancies can be found here. If you are interested in applying please review the State Coordinator Job Description and Application. Contact membership1@sister-cities.org for further information.

2014 Summer Internships

Sister Cities International is currently accepting applications for the summer 2014 internship period. Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a one page writing sample to jobs@sister-cities.org with your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line (i.e. John Doe – Membership). All applications are to be submitted by April 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.

Selected candidates will receive a $500.00 stipend at the end of their tenure. While the desired start is flexible, selected candidates are encouraged to start on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 with a flexible end date in August.


Open positions include:

Membership Intern

These interns (2) work with the Membership department on day-to-day operations, including research and recruitment of members, identifying possible city-to-city partnerships, preparation for meetings with visiting international delegations, responding to members, and special projects depending on the skills and desires of the intern. These interns may be asked to assist with meetings with member communities throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia depending on the intern's availability.

 Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct research for recruitment and retention campaigns
  • Prepare materials and information for upcoming meetings and conferences
  • Website and Database management
  • Receive international delegations to the Sister Cities International Office
  • Assist international communities as they consider American partnerships
  • Research and compose member related content for website
  • Correspond with current and potential members
  • Other administrative tasks as directed
  • A special project may be developed based on the interest of the intern


  • Currently enrolled, full/part time student in an undergraduate or graduate program. Recent graduates will also be considered
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, and fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Close attention to detail is required
  • Experience living or working abroad and fluency in a second language preferred, but not required
  • Sense of humor

Youth Programs Intern

Sister Cities International runs three major youth programs which include The High School Homestay Exchange, Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS), and the Youth Leadership Summit. This intern will work with the Membership Manager on day-to-day operations, including processing high school homestay applications, cataloguing youth art and author submissions, and assisting with the curriculum development of the Youth Leadership Summit.


  • Currently enrolled, full/part time student in an undergraduate program
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, and fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Close attention to detail is required

Conference and Events Intern

The intern will work directly with the Conferences & Events Manager and assist with all logistics related to planning Board meetings and the Annual Conference. Duties will include, but are not limited to: helping organize speakers for workshops, answering inquiries from conference registrants, monitoring and reporting status of conference registrations, tracking hotel housing reports, researching potential vendors and facilities, and writing articles for newsletters and publications. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with hotels, vendors, and event participants. This intern will also work closely with our Communications Department regarding various PR and marketing matters.

We are looking for organized individuals with a professional demeanor who can multitask and meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in a team are necessary.


  • Resume w/cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program
  • MUST be competent in all aspects of Microsoft Office software, including mail merging capabilities;
  • Strong customer service skills – you will be interfacing on the phone and via email with our members and government officials

Finance and Accounting Intern

The Finance Intern will work mainly with the Finance Coordinator to coordinate and manage day-to-day Finance, Human Resources and Administrative activities. The Director of Finance and Administration will serves as the primary supervisor. A $500 or $1000 stipend payable at the end of the internship will be provided for the summer semester.


Essential Job Functions

  • Coding and entering accounts payable transactions
  • Preparing and entering journal entries
  • Participate in monthly Finance Committee meetings
  • Printing, distributing and mailing checks
  • Interacting with vendors and customers as needed
  • Processing payments and receipts
  • Proofing budget and grant reconciliation documents
  • Banking, Filing, Other tasks as assigned

Requirements & Skills

  • Accounting, Finance or Business major/minor
  • Outstanding communications skills both written and oral
  • Successful completion of accounting I or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient computer and Internet skills, Excel and Word a plus, Sage accounting software ideal
  • Responsive in dealing with inquiries and requests and an ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team