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Conni Ingallina Internship

PCFR Intern

Arnulfo Acedo, Jr.

Conni Ingallina Fall 2023 Intern

Arnulfo was born and raised in the Southern Arizona city of Tucson and of Mexican, French, and Native American descent. He is a first-generation college student and first-generation American, currently an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Arizona State University (ASU), majoring in Global Studies, double minoring in Political Science and Spanish as well as receiving certificates in International Studies, International Business, Political Economy, and Political Entrepreneurship. Arnulfo plans to continue his higher education and get into grad school to pursue a degree in either International Business, Global Public Policy, or International Affairs.

Arnulfo is a Gilman Scholar, Hispanic Scholar, on ASU’s Dean's List, and most recently was nominated to be a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). He is involved on-campus with a variety of organizations such as the Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab; and with off-campus organizations such as Gilder Lehman Institute and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Arnulfo started his academic and professional career in foreign affairs by participating in a study abroad program with ASU where he conducted academic research on history, physical place, national identity, and heritage in the Southeastern European countries of Greece and North Macedonia. Most recently, he was honored to be selected in a very competitive application process, as the very first U.S. student to participate in the Young Leaders Strategic Forum (YBSF) in Ljubljana & Bled, Slovenia in August 2023 - part of the wider Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) a project of the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) in partnership with the European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) an initiative of the U.S. State Department to further grow the collaboration between ASU and Washington D.C.

ABOUT THE Conni Ingallina Internship

The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce the Conni Ingallina Internship honoring the late Conni Ingallina who, as PCFR Executive Director for 16 years, was the steady and experienced hand that guided a succession of PCFR leaders with diplomatic tact and ever-present grace. Thanks to the Galbut and Morris families, longtime members and donors of PCFR, Conni’s industrious spirit will remain with PCFR in perpetuity with the creation of an internship in her name. PCFR is eternally grateful to the Galbut and Morris families, who have made a generous contribution to fund the Conni Ingallina Internship. This contribution will provide a $500 stipend per semester to internship recipients.

The Conni Ingallina Interns will receive complimentary PCFR membership for the entire year and the opportunity to participate in PCFR’s Reading Group and Great Decisions program.

Internship Overview

The Conni Ingallina Internship will provide undergraduate students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Maricopa County Community Colleges the opportunity to participate at the forefront of Arizona’s premier foreign relations organization. Student interns will gain hands-on, real-world experiences through projects that directly impact PCFR’s members, programs, development and marketing efforts.

PCFR is seeking a creative, detailed and globally-minded intern to help fulfill its mission of growing Arizona’s global prominence by providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and build enduring international connections. For more than 40 years PCFR has welcomed a variety of distinguished guests; U.S. and foreign ambassadors, cabinet ministers, policy-makers, economists, analysts, journalists, authors, renowned educators and heads of state. The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations strives to raise the level of international awareness in both public and private sectors because of our belief that unbiased information leads to improved policy making. We are determined to promote better understanding of global trends, and we particularly encourage the involvement of students of government and international affairs.

Internship Description

The ideal intern candidate will be a student who demonstrates commitment to a global affairs curriculum and nonprofit leadership. Because this internship will provide regular opportunities to interface with speakers from all over the world, the intern will be required to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. This educational internship opportunity will report directly to PCFR’s Executive Director and spearhead assignments in the following areas:

Program: Work closely with the Program Committee to ensure that member ideas for programs and prospective speakers are documented properly with actionable next steps. Create briefing materials for guest speakers and help build programs.

Membership: Provide support to the Membership Committee to streamline new member application/onboarding processes; update and maintain membership dashboards for reporting purposes. Responsible for auditing membership roster on a regular basis to ensure proper communication to members related to membership.

Public Affairs: Collaborate with the Public Affairs Committee to provide upcoming program updates and ensure that marketing and communications reflect the appropriate content. Maintain and monitor social media platforms. Liaise with PCFR Fellow to make sure that “The Muse” materials are collected on a timely basis. Support PCFR Fellow to fulfill requirements of digital marketing campaigns.

Interested undergraduate students currently enrolled at Arizona State University and University of Arizona should submit a cover letter, CV and writing sample to

Fall Internship deadline has now passed. This 3-month internship will being on September 18 and end December 15.

Multiple internships will be made available to accommodate students not based in Greater Phoenix. Candidates must commit to at least 5 hours per week and have access to appropriate technology to participate in remote, virtual work. Computer, reliable access to WiFi, and phone are required, including demonstrated ability in use of virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Suite, Glue Up, Wild Apricot, Hootsuite, Canva, etc.

Past Interns

Meghan Searle, Fall 2023 Intern

Lillie Boudreaux, Spring 2023 Intern

Alison Tobin, Fall 2022 Intern

Kaylynne Burleson, Summer 2022 Intern

Ashish Dubey, Summer 2022 Intern

Ana Paula Chavarry Pizzorno, Summer 2022 Intern

William Johnson, Summer 2022 Intern

The Conni Ingallina Internship is generously funded by the Galbut and Morris families, and Mitchell family.

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PCFR is dedicated to growing Arizona’s global prominence by providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and build enduring international connections.


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