The World Food Prize Foundation

International Dialogue Programming

Applications for the 2024-25 Academic Year are due on June 23, 2024.

Every year, the International Dialogue Team at the World Food Prize Foundation plans and coordinates the Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, otherwise known as the Borlaug Dialogue. This symposium attracts foreign dignitaries, heads of state, US senators and representatives, as well as experts in global food insecurity, agriculture, technological innovation, and policy from around the world. The International Dialogue Team also plans and implements the Iowa Hunger Summit, which brings together Iowans from around the state to collectively eradicate hunger. International Dialogue Interns are highly qualified undergraduate or graduate students, who will have the opportunity to assist in the planning of the Borlaug Dialogue and the Iowa Hunger Summit. Interns develop tremendous insight into the logistics associated with event planning while gaining management experience. Interns are organized, problem-solvers, and self-starters. Various duties may include: 

  • Conduct research to identify prospective speakers and explore relevant panel topics in collaboration with the International Dialogue team.

  • Work with the International Dialogue team to organize panel discussions, roundtable sessions, side events, and workshops for various events

  • Research relevant academic literature to recommend panel topics to WFPF staff.

  • Support event planning efforts, including post-event surveys, stakeholder promotion, and speaker research

  • Attend agricultural events to identify potential participants for the Borlaug Dialogue and other World Food Prize Foundation events.

  • Contribute to the creation of invitation letters, news stories, and promotional content, amplifying the organization's presence across various platforms
  • Collaborate in marketing and promoting Borlaug Dialogue and other World Food Prize Foundation events
  • Engage in website content creation, ensuring a compelling and informative online presence

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, a passion for addressing global food insecurity issues, a capacity for analytical and problem solving thinking, impeccable attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills. They will also possess significant knowledge about international relations and affairs.

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