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SCUSA Internship

Sibling Cities USA (SCUSA) seeks Interns with a passion for bridge building, public affairs, political science, and/or community service to support our work connecting US cities. Experience with communications, cross-partisan dialogue, and/or economics/business is a plus.

Internship Activities

SCUSA interns will have opportunities to:

  • Help plan civil discourse Town Halls and Living Room Conversations 

  • Attend meetings with city leaders and organizations

  • Research cities wanting to participate

  • Support SCUSA communications, including website, social media, and newsletter

  • Facilitate interaction with national board and advisory board members

  • Research policy issues related to city connections

  • Event planning

  • Fundraising research and grant application tasks

  • Administrative support including participant and connection tracking, task tracking, and mailing list management

Applicants should

  • Possess strong administrative and logistical skills, including the ability to complete multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines

  • Be proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and slideshow software, as well as shared online workspaces including group documents, calendars and task management tools

  • Have superb written and verbal communications skills, including a strong command of written and spoken English

  • Have excellent research and analytical skills

  • Show initiative and responsibility for work assignments

  • Be flexible and possess problem-solving skills

  • Work well independently and with a team

  • Be highly accurate and precise, and pay attention to detail

Part-time: Interns are expected to devote approximately 8-12 hours per week to SCUSA projects. 

Location:  Remote, with in-person opportunities. The intern will attend regular video/audio conferences with Founder Vicki Veenker in Palo Alto and the City Coordinators in Palo Alto, CA and Bloomington, IN. The intern will also be invited to videoconferences with joint and local steering committees, experts, community leaders, and partner organizations. When in-person meetings and events are possible, the intern will be invited to attend those as well, as schedules allow. Preferably, interns will be located in or near Bloomington or Palo Alto.

Benefits of interning with SCUSA

  • Behind the scenes look at a rapidly growing national non-profit

  • Attend meetings with leaders from different regions of the country to listen and learn 

  • Exposure to real-world public policy considerations impacting US cities

  • Develop communications skills

  • Gain experience in event and meeting planning

  • Work as a social entrepreneur developing new and constructive ways for Americans to interact

  • Learn how to operate in a non-partisan way in today’s highly partisan world

  • Be part of a team

  • Cultivate a deeper awareness of your skills and interests

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with the subject line “SCUSA Internship Application.” No phone calls please.

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