Internships - World Trade Center Institute


Internships at the World Trade Center Institute offer unique hands-on experience and unparalleled networking opportunities. As an intern, you will gain insight into the world of non-profits and international business, learn from industry leaders and get to know about the local professional and business community. All interns are assigned real life tasks and given professional titles and business cards to be used throughout the semester. WTCI’s interns attend all of our prestigious events and get a chance to practice valuable networking skills. Some of our best interns go on to full-time positions with many of our clients – some of Maryland’s most prestigious institutions.

Internships are available in the following areas:

Business Development

Research Maryland’s top international companies and industry sectors; Perform Customer Relationship Management tasks through database and account management; Strategic planning for membership based on data collection and analysis; Identify strategic outreach efforts to membership and sponsorship prospects; Draft meeting notes agendas; Prepare and organize new member onboarding material; Event preparation; Accurately communicate WTCI’s mission and benefits; Miscellaneous duties as needed

Skills Needed:
Excellent writing and interpersonal communication; Self-motivated; Detail-oriented; Comfortable working in a small office environment; Strong Analytical skills; Experience with Customer Relationships Management Software (i.e. Salesforce, ACT, Goldmine); Ability to multi-task; Experience managing multiple clients and/or accounts; Desire to learn and foster partnerships between diverse local businesses; Conduct business research and create company profiles; Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


Assist in finance related activities such as accounts payable/receivable; Assist in the preparation of quarterly expenses analysis and weekly financial reports; Assist in IT related activities as needed; Attend WTCI networking events; Perform other miscellaneous duties

Skills needed: Professional communication and attitude; Comfortable with working in a small office environment; General understanding of financial operations; Attention to detail; Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred but not necessary; Knowledge of graphic software a plus

Program Management

Participate in the process of developing and executing the Emerging & Developing Global Executives (EDGE) Program sessions management and logistics; Research and learn about Maryland’s top international companies and industries;  Utilize client management database, such as Salesforce and Access; Perform research on strategic alliances and potential new sources of revenue building for EDGE Program; Assist with EDGE participant retention and composition analysis; Communicate with potential participants and sponsors; Attend WTCI networking events; Other miscellaneous duties related to WTCI networking events or EDGE sessions

Skills Needed: Interested in working with emerging global executives and learning about Baltimore’s international business community; Good interpersonal skills; Professional communication and attitude; Analytical skills; Detail oriented; Ability to multi-task; Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. word and excel); Comfortable with working in a small office environment


Assist in Marketing, communications and event planning activities including: Assist in development and design of marketing materials and advertising;Research various companies and countries to assist in developing marketing language; Use Google Analytics to increase web traffic; Update WTCI’s Social Media and Strategize best practices; Participate in event preparation, management and logistics; Perform website updates; Attend all WTCI networking events.


Skills Needed: Professional communication and attitude; Comfortable with working in a small office environment; Attention to detail; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (ability to write Press Releases is a plus); Creativity and flexibility; Ability to complete assignments on deadline; Must be able to work independently with strong project management skills; Knowledge of Adobe programs and advertising classes a plus; Knowledge of html and/or WordPress is a plus.

Professional Exchanges Program

Help the PEP team design professional and cultural programming for visiting delegations of foreign professionals; Escort visiting foreign delegations to meetings with local experts; Get acquainted with various government and private sector resources in MD; Maintain and update database and website content; prepare welcome packets for visitors; Perform research projects as needed; Attend WTCI networking events; Perform other miscellaneous duties in the internship program field, event planning, or office management.

Skills Needed: Professional communication and attitude; Comfortable with working in a small office environment; Good interpersonal skills; Detail oriented; Ability to complete assignments on deadline; Must be able to work independently; Interested in working with foreign professionals and learning about foreign cultures and affairs; Ability to multi-task; Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite; Command of a foreign language preferred but not required.


How does it work?

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Positions are unpaid, however, a stipend of $85 per month is granted for parking expenses. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. This internship is not suitable for people with too much labor market experience. Longer than a semester internships are encouraged and arrangements can be made with the respective manager depending on the department’s needs. All interns will design an end-of-semester presentation which will be presented to WTCI staff.

Other Benefits:

–       College Credit
–       Mentorship
–       Professional references upon good performance
–       Unique networking opportunities
–       Participation in all WTCI events
–       Personalized Business Cards
–       Interaction with business executives and foreign diplomats
–       Access to the Top of the World Observation level

The Application Process:

Intern Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and answer 2 of the 3 questions via the application below. The cover letter should clearly state the position the applicant is applying for, the semester of interest, approximate date on which he/she would be available to begin work, if selected and why would this he/she be a good fit for the position desired. WTCI will invite 3-5 applicants for each position for an interview. After the interviews, WTCI will notify all interns, regardless of the outcome.

Internships at WTCI are quite competitive. The top three to five applicants will be invited for an interview by each manager in charge of the different departments. Each manager might interview at different times, so there is no set interview week. After the interviews WTCI will notify selected interns.

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