Internship: Help Organize Live International Dialogues

About Learning Life and Its Citizen Diplomacy Initiative

Learning Life is an educational nonprofit in Washington D.C. that seeks to spread learning in everyday life beyond school walls.  Learning Life has recently begun a Citizen Diplomacy Initiative that engages lower-income American families in Washington D.C. in live internet video dialogues or “virtual exchanges” with similar foreign families in order to foster global citizenship and family and youth development.

About the Internship

Learning Life is now recruiting metro D.C. university students to serve as interns.  Interns assist with finding and screening eligible families in D.C. and abroad, connecting and coordinating with nonprofit partners abroad, organizing and moderating the live international dialogues, research and drafting of documents, document translation and dialogue interpreting, and mentoring of D.C. youth involved in our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative.

Interns must be able to commit eight hours per week.  Learning Life’s founder, Dr. Paul Lachelier usually holds weekly four-hour work meetings with interns as a group, then assigns each intern four hours of homework.

This opportunity is unpaid, but offers substantive, resume-building experience on an innovative international initiative, and a formal reference and/or recommendation letter given satisfactory performance.

The Interns We Are Looking For

Applicants should be interested in international affairs, languages, community organizing and/or social justice.  Applicants should also be outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, motivated and responsible (e.g., complete work well and on deadline, and show up to meetings on time).  Native or fluent speakers of Spanish, Arabic, French or Tagalog are especially encouraged to apply.  People who have lived in or have family in Washington D.C.’s Wards 7 or 8 (D.C. east of the Anacostia River), and/or in Latin America, Africa, Asia or the Middle East are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply  

Email Dr. Lachelier directly at with your resume and times you are available in the next seven days for a phone interview.