Professional Exchanges Internship

Global Minnesota’s Professional Exchanges program coordinates programs for U.S. Department of State-sponsored emerging leaders visiting Minnesota. Through the International Visitor Leadership Program, Global Minnesota arranges professional meetings and cultural opportunities on various topics, including education, trade, human rights, journalism, U.S. foreign policy challenges, and nonprofit management. These meetings not only facilitate an exchange of ideas, best practices and cross-cultural competencies, but also advance mutual understanding and create long-lasting partnerships.

Common Tasks

  • Research Minnesota resources on U.S. foreign policy topics and develop proposals to assist in program development
  • Compile and edit program documents, including program itineraries and welcome materials
  • Prepare and assemble program materials
  • Coordinate on-site meeting logistics
  • Accompany international visitors to meetings with local professional resources
  • Handle follow-up communication with local resources, meeting confirmations, and thank you notes
  • Compile and record exchange program information for Global Minnesota’s database


  • Hands-on experience working for a nonprofit organization in an office environment
  • Gain both clerical and program-specific skills
  • Free admittance to public programs
  • Complimentary Global Minnesota membership
  • Networking opportunities


  • Precise attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Minnesota’s nonprofit sector, civil society, and government
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database software preferred
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Punctuality
  • Strong written, verbal, and telephone communication skills
  • Previous clerical experience preferred
  • Ability to provide and accept feedback
  • Strong customer service skills

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