Intern with CIVIC & the Hawkeye Diplomats

Interns play a critical role in the success of CIVIC’s mission.  Internships are volunteer, but offer significant professional development opportunities. Internships permit students to work in a professional setting, contribute in significant ways to the operations of a non-profit organization, enhance their global cultural competency, and to develop and implement projects that may be used to demonstrate work experience to potential employers.

CIVIC interns have gone on to attend graduate and professional schools, secure overseas State Department internships, work at area non-profit organizations (e.g., Peace Corps, March of Dimes, Domestic Violence Intervention Program) in a leadership capacity, and for national organizations, such as the Atlantic Council.

CIVIC requires a 10 hour per-week, academic year commitment. To apply, please send a current CV or resume and a letter of interest to  Letters of interest should include why you are interested in a CIVIC internship, the specific internship that you are seeking, your year and major, as well as your availability (summer + academic year 2019-20). 

Intern Job Descriptions:

Membership/Fundraising Intern

Communications Intern

Program Intern

Students join CIVIC’s network of Hawkeye Diplomats to:

  • Interact with State Department-sponsored international leaders from around the globe

  • Build a global network here at home

  • Strengthen your foreign language skills

  • Enhance your cultural competency

  • Develop your professional skills

CIVIC’s Hawkeye Diplomats meet with State Department International Visitor Leadership Program participants at social events and professional development meetings. CIVIC emails our Hawkeye Diplomat listserv when opportunities arise to engage with our international visitors.  To add your name to the Hawkeye Diplomat listserv, simply email and request that you be added to the list.


The Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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