The Pacific Council seeks to hire a Membership Associate to support the work of its membership team. Reporting to the Senior Membership Officer, the candidate would be responsible for administering the Pacific Council’s membership program, augmenting strategic innovation efforts, and otherwise supporting the Pacific Council’s operations.

Core Responsibilities:

Member Management: Support the Sr. Membership Officer in all realms of membership management, particularly in new member recruitment efforts. Work closely with the Sr. Membership Officer to coordinate outreach to key stakeholders and member prospects. Collect and log member and prospective member outreach efforts in the Pacific Council’s database. Manage the member dues renewal drive, execute the Annual Giving fund drive, and support strategic innovations and new initiatives as they develop.

Member Relations: Liaise directly with members of the Pacific Council as well as other contacts to build member engagement and respond to member needs. Promptly answer email and phone queries from members or forward to appropriate staff as necessary.

Member Committee Support: Facilitate the development and operations of existing and future Pacific Council Member Committees. Recruit new committee members, maintain Member Committee email lists, and handle logistics pertaining to Member Committee programs.

Data Management: Serve as the primary conduit for the input of new data into our main database. Add new members and member prospects to the database, oversee the maintenance of accurate membership records, make regular updates, and serve as a point person for the export of data to other Pacific Council staff.

Interdepartmental Liaising: Serve as a key liaison between the membership department and other departments, representing member needs to all stakeholders within the organization.

The Pacific Council partners with the University of Southern California. You must apply for this position through the USC Jobs portal at:

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Pacific Council on International Policy Internship Program

The Fall 2014 Internship application period is now closed. Please check back in December for Spring 2015 internship opportunities.

Program Description

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. This internship is unpaid. For a 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 Friday, August 22. Candidates identified as finalists will be notified by August 25 and interviewed by telephone or in person from August 25-Sept 12. Internship offers will be extended no later than September 19. The fall internship will begin Monday, September 22. No applications will be considered complete until the following items are received by the Pacific Council: a cover letter; an updated 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] Intern Application”. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. You may download the application by clicking here.

Key Dates

 * June 30, 2014                 Application period opens  

* Aug 22, 2014                     Application deadline  (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 29)

* Aug 25-Sept 12, 2014      Interviews extended to finalists    

* Sept 19, 2014                    Finalists notified of awards  

* Sept 22, 2014                    Fall Internship begins

*Mid December                    Fall Internship 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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