Our Volunteers ROCK!

Program planning and execution, research and social media, producing the International Festival and other events, and all other areas of International Focus operate through the help of dedicated, creative people who generously share their time and talents.

Chose from current  volunteer and intern opportunities below or tell us how YOU would like to make your mark!












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College students gain excellent work and portfolio experience by assisting on projects aligned with your interests. Positions include data maintenance, research, communication, marketing, planning for international delegations, and helping produce the International Festival of Raleigh. Applicants should have interest in cross-cultural communication, political science, international affairs, communication, history, media, or event planning.  Students must be willing to work at least nine hours per week.


Assist our Program Directors with the coordination of incoming delegations and professional and youth exchanges.  This might include researching professional contacts, writing narratives, planning itineraries, or assisting the delegations while they are in town.

Administrative Support

Be in the heart of the organization and help with research, front office facilitation, data entry, and other ongoing administrative tasks.

Volunteer Spotlight: SOCIAL MEDIA LEAD

Are you a strategic social media guru? Do you love to develop and plan social media campaigns? We need YOU to lead our team of social media interns and volunteers. 

Event Planning

From membership receptions and speaker series to cultural events and our flagship International Festival of Raleigh, there are many ways to be involved with International Focus events.  Program and venue planning, marketing, production, and facilitating at the event itself are just some examples of how you can help create outstanding experiences for our participants.

Communication and Design

Assist our Executive Director with PR, organizational communication, marketing, branding, and design. Tasks are varied and may be for specific events and features or organization-wide.


Want to work as part of a team to craft systems and find better ways of serving our various stakeholders? Open committees include Membership Recruitment and Retention, Donor and Sponsor Relations, Development and Fundraising, Events, and the Festival Committee.