CityNet Programs Internship

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Who are CityNet interns?  

CityNet interns are young international leaders of the highest caliber. We train, equip, and develop interns’ skills through involvement across a spectrum of CityNet programs. Our interns are welcomed as a part of our team and take part by shaping projects, sharing ideas, and taking on substantial work.

Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), graduate students, and recent college graduates majoring in public policy, urban development, marketing, international relations, business management, environmental studies or related fields are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will balance high-level research and database management proficiency with strong writing skills.

What do interns do?

CityNet offers the opportunity to work in a variety of fields, specifically, website development, communications and marketing, research, program coordination, event organization, and government relations. While we are looking for individuals who have focused experience and skills in one of these areas, interns will be expected to take part in a variety of tasks.

Interns typically work 30-40 hours per week, providing research and administrative support to CityNet’s current projects and day-to-day office functions, depending on program needs and the intern’s availability. Please note that all positions are unpaid.

What do interns gain? 

– Exposure to an international organization and network
– Experience researching urban development and other issues
– Experience handling complex database systems
– Work on interesting communications and events as part of an experienced team


– Bachelor’s degree candidates (Master’s preferred) majoring in public policy, urban development, marketing, international relations, business management, environmental studies or related field
– Interest in urban issues and/or international development
– Excellent spoken and written English
– Experience working with governments or international organizations preferred
– Website management, CRM, and communications experience preferred
– Fluent in using MS Office Suite, experience in using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop preferred
– Language ability in a CityNet member native language preferred (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian, Nepali, Tamil, Sinhala, Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer, Malay, Lao, Marati, Urdu, and Mongolian)

Intern Responsibilities:

Arisu workshop

– Note taking
– Write a draft report of the workshop results

SHRDC workshop

– Support in communicating and following up with participants

SMFDH program

– Support communication with beneficiary and ADRF(Africa Asia Development Relief Foundation)

CityNet Congress

– Support officers in implementation of congress


– Maintain and update CityNet member contact list and assist with CityNet member management
– Conduct research on CityNet member cities and partner organizations
– Research trends in urban development and possible programming activities
– Research and write blog and media posts
– Support on preparing or researching about grant proposal
– Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and projects
– Complete administrative tasks for the Program Team
– Create innovative content for social media channels, including infographics and web videos
– Assist with preparations for CityNet events and activities
– Assist with other tasks as designated by the Program Director
– Build partnerships and sponsorship relationships between CityNet and international leaders, including phone call campaigns, marketing strategies and email targeting

Timeline and stipend: 

– Please send your CV and cover letter to by June 2nd, 2017
– Interview: June 12-13, 2017
– Start Date: June 26
– 30-40 hours/week
– Full-time, long-term commitment preferred
– Term: 3 months
– Stipend: 250,000won / month