The Spring 2015 Junior Fellows Program application period is now closed. Please return 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

* 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
* Draft transcripts and summaries for programs and teleconferences with occasional correspondence to members
*Conduct substantive contextual research pertaining to programmatic policy issues
*Provide ad hoc administrative and programmatic support across departments


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, February 13. Candidates identified as finalists will be notified and interviewed by telephone or in person from February 16-20. Internship offers will be extended no later than February 23. The Spring 2015 Junior Fellows program will begin shortly thereafter. Term committment will be pending a contractual agreement. 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 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.


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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