Los Angeles World Affairs Council 


The Los Angeles World Affairs Council offers interns first-hand experience at the largest international affairs forum in Southern California. As part of the LAWAC team, you will be instrumental in facilitating discussion on current events and foreign affairs with the most influential people in the world.

An internship with us could be the ideal start if you are interested in a career in international affairs and/or nonprofit management. This position will test your organization skills, attention to detail, versatility, and professionalism. You will gain working knowledge of nonprofits in an international context, and get a chance to demonstrate your creativity, ability to learn quickly, and communication skills. 

LAWAC Interns at the Annual Consular Corps Reception at the Getty Museum

Interns have varying responsibilities, including:
- Hosting events (creating reservations, facilitating set-up, hosting high-level guests)
- Driving membership renewals and maintaining membership records
- Assisting development by researching and working on grants and new partnerships
- Reaching out to media and press contacts; updating social media content
- Recording events (photography, filming, and video editing)
- Creating promotional material and graphic design 
- Website design and website management

Ideal Candidate
- Commit a minimum of 14 hours weekly in our office in Culver City
- Attend events, mostly on weekday evenings
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Be well-groomed and personable 

LAWAC Intern meeting Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Dr. Ben Bernanke


The Los Angeles World Affairs Council offers internships for the Spring, Summer, and Fall Terms.

Applications for the Spring 2018 term is now open. The deadline to submit is Friday, December 22, 2017. We recommend applicants apply well before the deadline as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified in early January if they are selected for the next stage. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter stating weekly availability to Sarah Tran at stran@lawac.org

No phone calls or drop-ins, please.