About BCFA: The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs (BCFA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to citizen education in foreign affairs. Our mission is to empower citizens to critically analyze foreign policy and actively engage in national debates on international issues.

Internship Overview: BCFA offers internship opportunities for diligent, well-organized, and personable students, preferably with a strong interest in international affairs. This non-paid internship provides valuable experience in various aspects of our organization and is eligible for course credit. Transportation expenses will be reimbursed.

Specific Duties of Intern: Interns will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of tasks that enhance their understanding of American foreign policy, contribute to Council development projects, and assist with administrative tasks. Duties may include but are not limited to:

A. Programs:

  • Assistance at Distinguished Speakers Programs.
  • Background research for the Distinguished Speakers Program: current American policy rationale; key contemporary issues; and experts on key topics.
  • Cable television network expansion.
  • Foreign Policy Conferences assistance.
  • Event documentation, including capturing high-quality photographs during BCFA events.

B. Membership and Audience Development:

  • Enhancement or creation of membership development rosters.
  • Young professionals development project.
  • College and university liaison.
  • Clerical assistance to membership secretary: membership surveys, inquiries, and reports.

C. Administration:

  • Office computerization enhancements; data entry.
  • Documentation and organization of event photos.

D. Support Activities:

  • Publicity.
  • Newsletter.
  • Grant proposal assistance.
  • Survey of the nation’s councils project.
  • Montage creation: the photographic history of the Council.

E. Photography-related Tasks for General Interns:

  • Event documentation through photography, including capturing key moments and attendees.
  • Basic photo editing and organization tasks (e.g., cropping, resizing, and cataloging event photos).

Type: Non-paid internship; transportation expenses will be reimbursed; eligible for course credit

Position Dates: Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms. Acceptances ongoing.

Total Number of Hours: 120-hour minimum

Number of Hours per Week: Flexible within Council office hours: M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Application Process: To apply for the General Intern position at BCFA, please fill out the form below with:

  • A letter expressing your interest in the internship.
  • A brief resume highlighting your qualifications and relevant experience, including your willingness to assist with photography-related tasks.
  • A writing sample.

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