Join a Council in Your Area
With Councils in over 40 states and the District of Columbia, there's likely a Council near you! Click here for the full list of member Councils, listed by state.
Become a Member Council/Start a New Council
There are two ways to become a member Council in the national network of the World Affairs Councils of America:
- By starting a new organization
- By applying for an existing organization to become a member
Our operations paper, "Starting a New World Affairs Council" provides more details about eligibility, etc. There are many benefits to becoming a member of the national association, which are described on our Members page.
If you are thinking of becoming a member Council, we strongly recommend that you contact the national office for assistance. For more information regarding the numerous benefits of becoming a WACA member council, see our Membership Benefits Overview.
Join the 1918 Society (formerly the Chairman's Circle)
The 1918 Society is a unique group of individuals with a strong commitment to the mission and work of the national association. Membership benefits include special access to world leaders and exclusive program opportunities. Click here for more information.
Become a corporate/foundation sponsor
Becoming a sponsor of the national WACA is the fastest way to highlight your commitment to keeping Americans engaged in the world. Sponsorship opportunities exist at several levels and carry different benefits, depending on your requirements. At all levels, sponsors enjoy immediate exposure to a broad national audience. For more information about corporate and foundation sponsorships levels and event sponsorships click here.
The WACA accepts a limited number of interns at its Washington, DC office each semester. Fall internship run from approximately September-December, spring internships from January-May, and summer internships from May-August. Internships are unpaid; hours are flexible depending on students' schedules and the needs of the office.
The deadline for current Spring internship vacancies is January 6, 2017.
No current vacancies.