The application period for the Spring 2015 Junior Fellows Program is now closed. Please check back in June 2015 for Summer opportunities.


Program Description

Designed for students and recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in international affairs, the Pacific Council Junior Fellows Program is an opportunity for individuals of junior professional background to gain experience in the public policy sector, particularly in a non-profit setting. Individuals selected will complete projects in the departments of Event Programming, Membership, Communications and Development. Tasks will include assistance with event programming, logistics, writing, editing, research, membership administration, and completing all other tasks assigned by Pacific Council staff.

Key Responsibilities

* Support the Pacific Council’s communications and social media strategy
* Support the production and quality of all Pacific Council content and marketing materials
* Support the quality and timeliness of content on the Pacific Council’s website


* Assist the Membership Department with member cultivation and renewal
* Help develop processes for cultivating relationships with existing and prospective donors
* Maintain and track donor and member information in the database

* Assist with general programming by drafting invitations to members, compiling programming materials, and identifying potential speakers
* Compile background materials for participants around major annual conferences, trips and general programming&nbsp
* Draft transcripts and summaries for programs and teleconferences with occasional correspondence to members

* Provide administrative and programmatic support primarily to executive staff and other departments as needed
* Collaborate with other interns on long-term projects that align with the Council’s Strategic Plan
* Assist other departments on an ad-hoc basisid.

For a full breakdown of internship responsibilities, please click here.


Eligible candidates must be in their junior or senior level of undergraduate courses, a graduate student, or a recent graduate of either with a degree in international relations or related subjects; must have a strong academic record; and must be eligible to work at least 15 hours a week in the Pacific Council office in downtown Los Angeles – days are flexible. Candidates should have prior experience in a professional office setting, excellent written, oral communication and computer skills, strong attention to detail, resourcefulness and creativity, and the capacity to balance and efficiently prioritize a range of responsibilities. Interest in international policy and a commitment to the Pacific Council’s mission is critical.

Application & Submissions

Applications must be submitted before Monday, December 22. Candidates identified as finalists will be notified and interviewed by telephone or in person from Jan 12-16. Internship offers will be extended no later than January 23. The Spring 2015 Junior Fellows program will begin Monday, January 26. No applications will be considered complete until the following items are received by the Pacific Council: a cover letter; a current resume; a complete copy of the intern application with references, and a short writing sample. When all four documents are compiled, the complete package should be sent in one email to with the subject heading "[Last Name], [First Name]: [Term] Junior Fellows Application”. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. 

You may download the application by clicking here.

Key Dates

 * Dec 1, 2014                      Application period opens  

* Dec 22, 2014                     Application deadline  

* Jan 12-16, 2015                Interviews extended to finalists    

* Jan 23, 2015                      Finalists notified of awards  

* Jan 26, 2015                      Spring 2015 Junior Fellows Program begins

*July 27, 2015                      Spring 2015 Junior Fellows Program ends                  

Pacific Council – Korea Foundation Internship Program

 The Pacific Council is proud to announce its partnership with The Korea Foundation in launching the Pacific Council – Korea Foundation Internship Program. The program will provide outstanding young Korean nationals with the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for an intensive six-month residency at the Pacific Council. Koreans with interest in the program and demonstrated commitment to global affairs are encouraged to contact The Korea Foundation about this proram (full application details available here).



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