UMD Now Accepting Internship Applications

Description: The United Macedonian Diaspora provides internship opportunities as an International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow throughout the year. The program’s purpose is to provide experience for those interested in Macedonia,Southeast Europe, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, NATO, and the European Union. This opportunity can serve to introduce and advance a career in foreign policy, journalism, public relations, human rights, advocacy, government, or the nonprofit sector through several different networking events.

Responsibilities: May include monitoring legislation and congressional hearings; acting as a liaison between UMD and Congressional offices, advocating on subjects vital to the diaspora; having basic understanding of current news in the Balkans and being able to coherently explain said events. Another important aspect of being a Fellow will be attending events to represent the Diaspora. Throughout the internship you will attend events on topics that not only relate to the Balkans and Europe; you may attend events at embassies, Congressional Hearings, and think tank panels, among others. Additional Responsibilities include: drafting letters to Congress and the Executive Branch; drafting press releases and statements to various organizations; monitoring human rights in Southeast Europe; organizing events throughout the U.S. and around the world; and assisting with general administrative duties 

UMD’s work has implications both nationally, in regard to United States foreign policy, and globally, as we are an International Organization that advocates for Macedonians all across the world. As a Fellow, there is never a dull day, and you will gain invaluable hands-on experience in the multilateralism of international relations and how advocacy plays a key role in the Governance of the U.S.

Qualifications: This amazing experience is open to both Undergraduate and Graduate students. Applicants from any and all majors are more than welcome to apply! Candidates for UMD should expect to work a minimum of 16 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer. Full-time internships (5 days a week) will be given preference. This position is unpaid. GPA must be 3.5 and above. Reference letters, a formal resume and a cover letter are required to be considered.

Applicants must have/be: able to work independently; highly motivated, responsible, and reliable individuals with strong research and writing skills; excellent oral communication skills; strong organization skills; able to collaborate well with others; good at problem solving; and able to develop own initiatives. Time management and workability are traits that are highly necessary to make the best of this experience!

We here at UMD are excited to hear from you! 

TO APPLY: please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Metodija A. Koloski at mkoloski@umdiaspora.org