Expand Your World

The Northern California World Trade Center’s competitive internship and volunteer programs connect students, recent graduates, and other community members with the dynamic world of global trade, international relations, and California business development.

Interns and volunteers have the unique opportunity to interact with international professionals, conduct trade research, support programs for foreign diplomats, and participate in the daily operations of the region’s preeminent non-profit organization responsible for international trade and diplomacy promotion.

Internship Program:

Interns at the Northern California World Trade Center will expand upon their educational backgrounds while gaining valuable real-world experience and strong professional connections. Interns are welcome to coordinate with their university advisers to receive course credit for working with the NorCalWTC.

Requirements: 3-month minimum with at least 12 hours a week in the office. Strong communication skills are essential. Knowledge of social media and web design, foreign language experience and degree or field of study in international relations, economics, policy, business or marketing are a plus. These positions are unpaid unless otherwise specified.

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Volunteer Program:

The Northern California World Trade Center is seeking long-term volunteers (6 months or longer) who are interested in supporting the International Visitor Leadership Program – the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program which seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations.

Volunteers will assist with designing short-term visits to Sacramento or San Francisco for current and emerging foreign leaders – expanding their knowledge of global diplomacy, international culture, and the diverse work of the vibrant organizations across Northern California that attract hundreds of international professionals each year.

Requirements: professional work experience, familiarity with Microsoft Word, and proficient computer and telephone skills.