Internships

InternPicture_2The Alhambra U.S. Chamber offers university students and recent graduates the invaluable opportunity to gain experience in international education and international affairs. An internship with Alhambra offers the following:

  • Professional networking and exposure to high-level executives in government, business, and academia
  • Leadership and mentor-training
  • Insight to educational, political and social institutions
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, positive and rewarding environment
  • University course credit (if needed)
  • Flexible hours

At Alhambra, we pride ourselves on the level of responsibility we give our interns as we aim to provide solid experience to the next generation of global leaders in business, governments, and NGOs.

As a volunteer intern, you’ll be an important part of the Alhambra team, responsible for tasks including:

  • Promoting international missions
  • Regional and national public relations and communications
  • Maintaining social media platforms
  • Special event and conference preparation
  • Working with international students – in and outside the classroom
  • Assistance with promotional outreach activities
  • Research
  • Travel and appointment calendar coordination

Previous interns have experienced continued professional success, including working with organizations and enterprises affiliated with the Chamber’s networks. Alhambra interns can now be found at both the federal and state government levels, Senate and congressional offices, several NGOs and with some of our sister companies.

Requirements include:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Exhibit strong personal interest in international business and/or education
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all Microsoft programs
  • Commit 10-15 hours per week
  • Have excellent written and oral skills
  • Contribute to work with positivity

To apply, please forward a letter of interest and résumé to management@alhambrauschamber.org

Are you a former Alhambra Intern?  Stay connected with the Chamber and fellow intern alumni on our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed.

 

Alberto Garcia – American University

Working for Alhambra has been an incredible experience that has helped pave the way for new opportunities for me. I was able to work both independently and in groups in order to accomplish the many tasks and projects given to us. I can say with confidence that my experience at Alhambra improved and refined my professional skills. There is so much to learn while interning with this group of talented and hardworking individuals. The skills and experience I learned here have led to several job and internship offers in Washington, DC.

Waleed Aldakhil – St. Edward’s University

Interning at Alhambra U.S. Chamber has been the greatest experience that I have had in my undergraduate career. It was a wonderful opportunity that allowed me to learn many professional skills such as conducting research for businesses, developing critical thinking and organizational skills, working on a variety of projects and communicating with the administration at overseas businesses . The Chamber is a fabulous place for interns, the faculty and staff are super friendly and provide assistance whenever needed. I was glad to utilize my Arabic skills and enjoyed being around linguists from all over the world. I will recommend this incredible place to whoever is interested in a meaningful internship experience. I am grateful to Anjum Malik and the terrific team at the Chamber for being my mentors.

Ali Alsulaim – St. Edward’s University

The internship at Alhambra U.S. Chamber opened my eyes up to the significance of teamwork. Interacting with different interns was such a wonderful and beneficial experience. The staff at Alhambra U.S. Chamber are friendly and welcoming. The ​Managing Partner​, Anjum, came out to us multiple times to ask if we have any questions or concerns, I found that ​to be ​very nice of her even though she ​was​extremely busy. I believe that working with Alhambra will secure good opportunities for me in the corporate world. And I will definitely memorize the skills I learned and apply it in my future career

Yinan Sun – Cornell University

It has truly been my pleasure to work with everyone in the chamber especially with Anjum who is my mentor and my best teacher. It was very rewarding to use my abilities in Chinese and my knowledge of the Chinese academic/business environment in the global work of the Chamber. I have learnt so much here, this experience is an asset for me far beyond professional development. I am deeply enlighten by the staff, teachers, and students here by talking and working with them, which taught me how to be a better communicator and critical thinker.

I am deeply grateful for all the support and guidance that any intern would only dreamed of here. I especially admire the passion and perseverance of the staff here which inspired me a great deal for my future career.

Andrea Goldberg – Harvard University

The internship with the Alhambra US Chamber prepared me and in fact was the catalyst in the DC position I secured through Anjum. Just having access to Anjum's contacts and the privilege of working around a dynamic, determined and persistent leader was a great experience but that was topped by mastering business writing skills from Jonathan and tech skills from Nick - this was indeed the perfect summer for me.

Robert Purnell – UT Austin

Interning at Alhambra has been very beneficial and has provided me with insight on small business management, administration and international education. It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at the chamber and it felt very much like a family. Anjum and Camille were very accommodating in working with intern​s in order to create a very flexible work schedule. I am deeply grateful for all the support and guidance and would definitely recommend the internship program at Alhambra U.S. Chamber.

Audrey Townend -St Edward’s University

This internship provided me with a professional business opportunity and role during my undergraduate studies that I thought unimaginable. Working alongside Alhambra-U.S. Chamber's business development team in preparation for the 2017 International Higher Education Fair, both in Texas and India, was an invaluable learning experience. Some of the many deliverables of this internship included working with the Global Thinkers Mentorship Telemachus Program, serving as IHEF's Speaker Liaison POC, and traveling to India as a member of the Chamber team. This internship was unforgettable, and one I will always look back on with fondness of memories, relationships and professional development.

Sam Shepherd – Georgetown University

The Chamber internship taught me much more that I expected. The skills and lessons I have learned will go a long way. The Chamber team made me see the importance of professionalism, making presentations, dotting every i and crossing every t, the value of not just customer service but true customer delight, mastering organizational skills. I am truly grateful to the Alhambra team.

Charlotte Lawrence – Duke University

Interning with Alhambra has been an incredible learning experience. I’ve learned a good deal about small business management and administration, international education, project proposal writing, and much more. I’ve gained insight into the complexities of international collaboration, and job experience that will be valuable to me for the rest of my career. Anjum, Nick, Diane, and the other members of the Alhambra staff were warm, welcoming, and amazing resources throughout my time at Alhambra. I had a great time and learned a lot.

Elizabeth Bounds – Vanderbilt University

My internship at the Alhambra U.S. Chamber was an unforgettable experience that dramatically helped me in my academic and professional career. At Alhambra, I was able to learn about and facilitate interactions between NGOs around the world. My daily research covering these organizations opened my eyes to intricacies and complexities of international relations and the interpersonal and technical skills I learned while partaking in this internship have greatly helped me in my studies and subsequent jobs. I would highly recommend the internship program at the Alhambra U.S. Chamber.

Dounya Alami-Nassif – UT Austin

To be associated with Alhambra as an intern meant to connect with the greater community on a local, national, and international level. Through my experience working and learning with Alhambra, I grew as both a researcher and a person dedicated to the field of international education. As an intern, I assisted with educational events in partnership with the University of Texas Global Initiative and worked on time-sensitive research projects regarding international higher education institutions to determine potential partnerships and beneficiaries for Alhambra’s services. Under the guidance of Nick, Anjum, the rest of the Alhambra staff, and my fellow interns, I improved my cross-cultural speaking, research proficiency, and organizational skills. Ultimately, these skills prove to be invaluable as I take the steps necessary to build towards my academic and professional career.

Alex McLelland – UT Austin

As an Alhambra intern, it was wonderful to be able to use my abilities in Arabic to the benefit of the Chamber.  I also gained invaluable real-world experience which served as a welcome supplement to my graduate education. I stayed with Alhambra for nearly two years and, as a direct result of the relationships I built while interning, accepted a full-time position with one of the Chamber’s partner organizations. I could not be more grateful for all that Alhambra continues to do to help me succeed in this world.

Rachel Dacke – UT Austin

Interning with Alhambra was a wonderful learning experience. I was able to take part in the initial months of operation and it was really engaging to hear so many ideas bouncing around. I enjoyed my time with the Chamber and liked being able to develop my research skills and creativity. I would recommend interning with Alhambra to anyone interested in international relations and education.

Yuri Svjagintsev – UT Austin

Alhambra is a good internship program for those wanting to get an idea about NGOs. Probably the best in Austin where the alternative NGO work teaches you how to beg for money at strangers doors. Alhambra gives their interns responsibility and kept them close to the office to observe the inner working of business...and I needed it. I studied government and Alhambra showed me that the NGO world wasn't for me. I'm a field guy in my soul and I am very good in my trade as a Land Surveyor but the other secondary skills like marketing and business to business relationships were lacking. Even though I didn't end up in an industry remotely related to Alhambra, I still benefited from it. Without Alhambra I'd probably end up being a public relations nightmare.

Gabrielle Castagno – UT Austin

Interning with the Alhambra U.S. Chamber helped prepare me for a career working with both governmental and non-governmental organizations. I became comfortable collaborating with individuals from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, a skill which has served me well as an International Relations major. Interning here was one of the best decisions I made and I most certainly believe that my time here was well spent.

Leila Vazquez – UT Austin

Working with Alhambra was one of the most educational experiences of my college career. I learned a wide array of business practices and benefited from close guidance from Anjum and Nick, which has better prepared me for a professional career.

Rebecca Bellay – UT Austin

I loved my internship at Alhambra during the summer of my junior year at UT. I worked on quite a few interesting projects concerning market research and I learned a lot. Everybody was great to work with and Anjum is a fantastic boss and mentor. Interning for the summer helped prepare me for UT law and I use the professional skills I learned everyday. Additionally, I still keep in touch with my fellow interns and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked at Alhambra.

Camille Schuetze – UT Austin

Interning at Alhambra has been one of the most beneficial learning experiences I have had during my college career. I have learned so much about international education, working on time sensitive projects, developing research and organizational skills and so much more. I will forever be grateful to the wonderful guidance of the Alhambra staff and the great skills they have taught me. I know that interning here has helped me to build an understanding of how government and non-government institutions interact and work together to promote education and to help students to have wonderful opportunities.  I would highly recommend the internship program at the Alhambra U.S. Chamber.

Marc Tuttle – UT Austin

The internship at the Chamber has given me the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment. The Alhambra leadership introduced me to many great resources and gave me the opportunity to interact with several professionals. The environment is very fast paced, pleasant and nurturing. It has provided me with the building blocks for my future.

Nawaf Alshammari – Texas State University

I enjoyed every single moment while I worked Alhambra US organization. I learned a lot. Also, I worked with a group that was professional. The whole crew was interactive and communicative with one another, which helped me to be engaged in such a professional career. After working with Alhambra US, I felt more confident and prepared to take my next step to the real world. Definitely, I will never forget the people who I worked with because they were so nice and kind to me. I'll keep the good memories wherever I go.

Robin Sczpanik – Texas State University

My time at this internship was very beneficial. I will always appreciate the opportunity to have been an intern at Alhambra US Chamber and hope to continue my relationship with the wonderful people at this organization. I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and observe numerous aspects of working towards hosting a college fair. This internship has increased my interest in pursuing recruitment for an organization as well as prepared me for a career in the field of public relations. During my time at The Chamber I learned to effectively work independently, asks questions and engage in critical thinking. Anjum Malik as well as the rest of the leadership team at The Chamber were always welcoming and inclusive and more than willing to answer questions and provide tasks. This internship was very inclusive and rewarding and I highly suggest it to anyone who is interested

Jewel Jimenez – Texas State University

Anjum, Diane, and Audrey were my mentors this semester and they made my first internship experience memorable. They have taught me to work independently on developing research, creating well thought out media postings and connecting with outside organizations that will potentially become partners. I have gained many skills during my time here at Alhambra, and I am forever grateful for working with such a diverse and warm-hearted group of people.

Mashael Jumaiah – St. Edward’s University

My experience as an intern at Alhambra was a fascinating learning experience. It helped me apply what I learned in the classroom to the professional field. I have learned countless professional skills. The experience provided me with a sense of direction regarding my future career aspirations. The Alhambra Chamber staff were very welcoming and provided help and guidance. Nick, Anjum and all the other staff members have made my experience special. I have learned a great deal from all of them and had such a great time in their beautiful office.

Averi Bulla – St. Edward’s University

Interning at Alhambra is unlike many other internships. Regardless of the task at hand you know that you are doing something to contribute to the larger picture to make a difference worldwide. The environment of Alhambra is welcoming, and everyone is ready to help you if you need it. Anjum and Diane are amazing and genuinely want the interns to succeed. I loved this experience, and I feel like the skills I made will carry me through my life.

Rachel Salazar – St Edward’s University

Working with the Chamber  was the perfect career - relevant internship. It truly prepared me for my job. The more I sat in on meetings with Anjum, Jonathan and Nick, the better I felt. Anjum's warmth both as our Director but more importantly as a caring, gracious and kind person is felt throughout the organization. She regularly cooked and brought food for all of us. She got to know each of us personally. When I was done with my internship Anjum wrote my letter of recommendation and actually called my boss to tell him more about me. I am forever grateful.

Jessica Goldberg – St. Edward’s University

The benefits from the Alhambra US Chamber internship are beyond words. Anjum's contacts and getting to work with so many of them - it is an impressive list. Organizing world class events, sitting in on the conference calls, researching and working with the other interns was enlightening and fun.  It was an incredible experience which has prepared me for the real world.