Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
Internship and Fellowship Application Form

About Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy:

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) believes that everyone has the right, even the responsibility to help shape U.S. foreign policy one handshake at a time. Since 1967, we at UCCD have fostered citizen diplomacy by creating meaningful person-to-person interactions with individuals from other countries and cultures.

UCCD works with the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange programs to welcome hundreds of emerging leaders from around the world to Utah to meet with like-minded professionals, businesses, government agencies, and organizations to exchange best practices and create networks while experiencing Utah's unique culture. 

UCCD invites the local community to attend the World Affairs Lecture Series, Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions course, and our Fireside Chats live podcast recordings where our lectures, conversations, and dialogues provide insight into critical national and global issues, shaping public discourse. 

Our Young Diplomats of Utah program immerses youth, age 14 - 32, in international relations in preparation for becoming Utah's future leaders. 

UCCD offers a dynamic working environment with ample opportunities to learn about global issues and cultures while creating professional networks with international, national, and local individuals. 

UCCD & Social Responsibility

UCCD is a non-partisan, non-profit committed to social responsibility. We celebrate, support, and thrive when diversity in all forms is represented.

As an equal opportunity employer that promotes respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations, we do not discriminate in employment or participation in our programs based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, relationship status, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Furthermore, UCCD recognizes we must play an active role in being environmentally conscious. Therefore, UCCD is committed to using sustainable green business practices in our business and our programs whenever possible.

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Description: International Exchange Program Fellowship

Description of position:

UCCD is currently seeking a student who can commit to an academic-year length fellowship that would fulfill university credits in either an internship course or independent study course.

During the fall semester, this fellow will have the opportunity to work directly on U.S. Department of State exchange programs, work with community leaders through UCCD’s International Exchange Programs, learn the expectations and requirements for implementing citizen diplomacy and international exchange programs, and develop skills and knowledge on how to plan, implement, and host professional meetings and cultural opportunities. 

During spring semester, the  fellow will continue exchange program implementation while having the opportunity to design, implement, and manage a substantive project in consultation with UCCD aligned with the interests of UCCD and the student. This project would be something the fellow could add to their portfolio and professional resume. Suggested projects could include but is not limited to a special event, research, outreach, or youth or school engagement.

Additionally, pending budget availability, the fellow will be invited to attend a national conference in Washington D.C. with either the World Affairs Council of America (Fall 2022) or the Global Ties U.S. National Meeting (Spring 2023) - travel expenses covered by UCCD.  Both conferences create an opportunity for the fellow to engage and network with international nonprofits from around the country, think tanks in the D.C. area, and U.S. Department of State representatives.

Position Title

International Exchange and Diplomacy Fellow


A weekly commitment of 15-20 hours is required, must be available for in-office work in Salt Lake City at least 3 days a week.


August or September 2022 – May 2023


Paid $15.00 per hour; school credit; letter of recommendation can be provided upon successful completion; pending budget availability, travel to Washington D.C.

International Exchange Responsibilities:

  • Research local professional resources, programming themes, and cultural opportunities for the International Exchange Program.
  • Contact local resources to arrange professional meetings for International Visitors, focused on enhanced person-to-person diplomacy.
  • Prepare local professional programs and documents to welcome International Visitors to Utah, virtually or in person.
  • Meet with International Visitors and accompany them to professional appointments. If virtual, lead welcomes and meetings.
  • Conduct campus outreach and UCCD promotional events.

UCCD Responsibilities:

  • Join weekly staff meetings and report on Exchange activities.
  • Meet regularly with the Program Director to discuss exchange programs.
  • Assist the Events and Outreach Director in preparation for community events including the World Affairs Lecture Series, as requested.
  • Assist the Youth Director with preparation for UCCD’s high school programs, college scholarships, and local Academic WorldQuest competition, as requested.
  • Assist with the UCCD Resource Library or Diplomacy in Action program, as requested.
  • Provide administrative support, as necessary.

Position Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork.
  • Strong attention to detail, and highly organized.
  • Able to manage many projects simultaneously.
  • Positive and outgoing attitude. Able to speak confidently.
  • Self-starter; able to work with little supervision.
  • Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Moderate level of computer proficiency.
  • Ability to analyze and think critically, resourceful.
  • Personal integrity and discretion.
  • Adheres to the highest standards of protocols, business etiquette, and diplomacy in all interactions.

Description: Global Leaders Fellow

Description of position:

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) has an opening for a Global Leaders Fellow working directly with the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund! UCCD seeks a student who can commit to an academic-year length fellowship. This can fulfill university credits in an internship course, independent study course, or similar upon request. In this position, the fellow will help implement a new program called the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund. This fund is supported by Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski as a legacy of the United Nation Civil Society Conference held in Salt Lake City in August 2019.

The fellow, along with UCCD staff, will outreach to prospective applicants across Utah, work directly with members of the Selection Committee, including Mayor Biskupski to screen and interview applicants, and work with selected students after they are selected to receive the scholarship. The fellow will have the opportunity to travel with a cohort of recipients l to events or conferences outside of the United States, provided by scholarship funds.

The applicant should have high energy, enjoy a busy atmosphere, and handle multiple ongoing projects. The position requires a high standard of quality, excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail, thorough follow-through, initiative, flexibility, and strong computer skills. Successful candidates must have a passion for working for change at a grassroots level and an interest in international affairs and cultures.

Position Title

Global Leaders Fellow


A commitment of 15-20 hours a week is required, must be available at least 3 days a week in the UCCD office in Salt Lake City. Also, must be available on some evenings.


August 2022 – May 2023


Paid $15.00 per hour; school credit; letter of recommendation can be provided upon successful completion; direct outreach to colleges throughout Utah; and international travel with fellowship cohort is available upon successful competition of the fellowship.

Global Leaders Scholarship Responsibilities:

  • Learn about and contribute to the administration of the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund, and act as a point of contact for potential applicants. Work closely with the Youth Director and UCCD staff while scholarship is implemented.
  • Conduct scholarship outreach to identify applicants for this scholarship – learn speaking and presenting skills with the support of UCCD staff.
  • Opportunities to learn Nonprofit management. Attend monthly Selection Committee meetings as part of the scholarship management; work with Committee Chair and Vice-Chair to report on scholarship activities. Network with each Committee member. Learn budget management skills with support of UCCD staff.
  • Maintain applications, travel records, and financial information using Salesforce. Trained and supported by UCCD staff.
  • Organize interviews for scholarship applicants, learn how interviews are evaluated.
  • Follow up with scholarship recipients to evaluate and report on event outcomes.
  • Assist UCCD in hosting the International Youth Summit on September 23 and 24.

UCCD Responsibilities:

  • Join weekly staff meetings and report on Scholarship activities.
  • Meet regularly with the Youth Director to discuss scholarship activities, and upcoming tasks. Opportunities for mentorship if interest.
  • Attend meetings with international visiting groups, if interested.
  • Provide administrative support, as necessary.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Commitment to teamwork.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Positive and outgoing attitude.
  • Self-starter; able to work with little supervision.
  • Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Moderate level of computer proficiency.
  • Ability to analyze and think critically, resourceful.
  • Honest and able to exercise discretion and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to advancing causes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

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