Join a fast-paced, global working environment, made up of talented, committed professionals. Our people are our key asset.


WorldOregon is a fast-paced, global working environment, made up of talented and committed professionals. Our employees are our key asset. We seek to hire individuals who are professional, collaborative, and creative thinkers with a passion for international affairs. We strive to build a team of diverse individuals who will work well together to fulfill our mission to connect Oregonians to the world. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits including medical, life insurance, retirement, transportation subsidies, and generous vacation and leave packages.


Current Career Opportunities: 

Program Officer, International Visitor Program (full-time)

The International Visitor Program enables cross-cultural conversations and facilitates professional knowledge exchange between Oregon communities and the world. 

WorldOregon partners with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to facilitate inbound exchanges with young, emerging, and established leaders from around the world. Visitors are nominated and selected by U.S. Embassies around the world to travel to select U.S. cities for several weeks. Program activities reflect the professional interests of the visiting leaders and U.S. foreign policy goals including topics such as environmental sustainability, transportation accessibility, advancing minority rights, and more! 

This is a unique opportunity to plan and implement inbound international exchange programs, including the prestigious U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, at Oregon's premier international affairs organization and contribute to its mission of connecting Oregonians to the world.

Please read a full description and application instructions here. Applications are due March 29, 2019.

Young Leaders in Action Coordinator (part-time)

Young Leaders in Action is a youth-directed program that brings together approximately 20 high school students from across the greater Portland area who are interested in learning about all things international while building important leadership skills.

Throughout the year, participants will also work in groups to help design, plan, and facilitate WorldOregon's annual Youth Forum, in the Spring. The goal of the program is to develop a network of young leaders in our community with a strong awareness and understanding of global issues, and to build young leaders' capacity to take action through service, advocacy, and intercultural understanding.

This is a unique opportunity to use your youth leadership skills and interest in global issues to work with Oregon's premier international affairs organization and contribute to its mission of connecting Oregonians to the world.

Please read a full description and application instructions here. Applications are due March 29, 2019.


Current Internship & Special Volunteer Opportunities:

International Visitor Program Intern

The International Visitor Program (IVP) team is responsible for approximately 500 international visitors each year participating in short-term professional study programs. The intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with an aspect of American foreign policy, which promotes citizen diplomacy thorough international friendship and understanding. S/he will be encouraged to escort visitors to appointments and attend professional meetings and will have an opportunity to meet WorldOregon staff working in additional areas that may be of particular interest to the intern.  

Please find a full description of the internship here. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to volunteer@worldoregon.org by the below deadlines to be considered. Please indicate which internship term you are applying for in the subject line. 

  • Summer 2019 (May/June - August/September): April 1, 2019 
  • Fall 2019 (September - December): August 1, 2019 
  • Winter/Spring 2020 (January - April): December 1, 2019

Development and Non-profit Management Intern (Spring 2019)

The Development department at WorldOregon is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of membership and donor relations and is ideal for someone looking to gain real world experience in non-profit management. In addition to becoming familiar with non-profit membership processes, the intern will have opportunities to develop their research, writing, and event planning skills. This intern will primarily report to the Development Manager.

Please find a full description of the internship here. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to volunteer@worldoregon.org with "Membership - Internship Application" as the subject line. 

Community Service / Academic Credit Opportunities 

Do you need credit for a school project or class? We welcome statements of interest throughout the year for any student who would like to get involved at WorldOregon to fulfill service learning requirements for their academic pursuits. Please email your resume and a brief cover letter to volunteer@worldoregon.org to indicate interest in fulfilling your hours at WorldOregon.

Your cover letter should explain the requirements of your service hours, your specific interest in WorldOregon, and how serving at WorldOregon will fulfill your goals for the class.

 

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“Oregon is better because of the dialogue sparked by WorldOregon programs—and my life is enriched by the knowledge and friendships I've gained by being a member. WorldOregon gives me hope for our global future!” - Yassi Irajpanah, Member & Supporter