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Sister Cities International (SCI) is in search of a tech savvy, entry-level program coordinator to take on the challenge of creating and producing exciting virtual and in-person events to further SCI’s goal of citizen diplomacy. The Program Coordinator will be entry- to mid-level with some experience in graphic design, virtual programs, project management, and event planning, and will oversee all SCI programs – virtual and in-person. This position will collaborate with all SCI National Staff and, occasionally, work with interns to accomplish the goals and needs of the organization. It is imperative that the Program Coordinator understands Sister Cities International and its missions and goals and maintains a good working relationship with all stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be meticulous, creative, energetic, diplomatic, astute, and able to manage multiple projects.
Job Qualifications and Skills:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Virtual and In-Person Events and Programs Development and Planning
Other Duties and Tasks
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Reports to: President & CEO and the Director of Operations
Pay: $45,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year
Benefits: dental insurance, vision insurance, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and more
Schedule: 40-hour work week, Monday – Friday, with some weekend and evening hours as needed
Travel: Travel may be required 3-5 times a year, depending on yearly programs and needs
Location: Sister Cities International Headquarters in Washington, DC
How to apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line. EOE/M/F/D/V
Sister Cities International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan association that has been working since 1956 to advance peace and prosperity through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and economic development exchanges. Sister Cities International represents over 400 communities with partnerships in over 1,800 cities and 140 countries around the globe and serves as a hub for institutional knowledge and best practices in citizen diplomacy. EOE/M/F/T/D/V/SO
Our intern positions are for current students and recent graduates at all levels and institutions. Interns will become an integral part of the staff at Sister Cities International.
Upon the successful completion of a semester, we provide interns with a stipend to help with expenses such as transportation costs to and from the Sister Cities International office.
Sister Cities International is seeking Interns to assist with membership, marketing, program, and administrative support. Interns will work part-time, 20-25 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. Upon completion of a 3-month term, interns will receive a $500 stipend. The start and end dates of this internship are flexible, and in-person or hybrid schedules can be accommodated. Although interns will have their designated tasks, they are encouraged and expected to offer support in other departments when needed.
Why You Want to Work Here:
Our interns have unique exposure to peacebuilding practices through global citizen networks and a dynamic work environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to work hands-on with one of the most influential nonprofit organizations in the country.
If you are interested in citizen diplomacy, international relations, or nonprofit work, and you enjoy collaborating with volunteers and employees in the field who have influence and make a difference in their communities, then this is the place for you! In this position, you will work with all departments (i.e., Membership, Programs, Marketing, and Operations) to assist the office staff with day-to-day and ongoing tasks. Interns are an integral part of the staff at Sister Cities International.
Membership & Donor Management
Marketing & Design
To apply, interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with their first and last name and “SCI Internship” in the subject line (ex: Jane Doe – SCI Internship).
International students studying in the U.S. are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization if they are receiving compensation for the internship. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Officer for visas at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to complete an internship at Sister Cities International.
Sister Cities International will NOT sponsor visas for interns. If you are an international student not already studying in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa, then you must go through a university exchange program or an outside organization (internship placement agency) that will sponsor your visa.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title referenced in the subject line. SCI is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
No phone call please. Please note, due to high interest in open positions at SCI, only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will receive responses from SCI.
Founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sister Cities International (SCI) is a leading nonprofit membership organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to connecting communities and empowering partnerships worldwide. Our global network connects over 400 U.S. communities with nearly 2,000 sister city partnerships in 136 countries. We build long-term relationships where cities and citizens can learn, work, and solve problems together through educational, civic, business, cultural, professional and technical exchanges and projects.