The Institute of International Education (IIE) is currently seeking students for two spring internship opportunities in the Washington, DC area for the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Awards Program Division. The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National SecurityEducation Program (NSEP) and are administered by IIE to provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
Interns should be prepared to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:
Assist with program outreach and communication activities. Assist with preparation for the annual Boren Fellowships Symposium. Help to plan and prepare materials for campus visits. Post updates and other content to borenawards.org, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Identify campus representatives and update information in multiple databases. Interview award recipients via phone and email, then write profiles for our website and newsletter. Complete other duties as assigned.
IIE also encourages interns to take advantage of the following professional development opportunities:
IIE Brown Bags: Brown bags provide interns with the opportunity to hear about other programs at IIE, network with IIE colleagues in other divisions and learn more about career opportunities at IIE.
DC Networking: Interns are also encouraged to take advantage of networking opportunities in DC by attending lectures at think tanks, briefings on Capitol Hill or other unique-to-DC events.
Undergraduate or Graduate students currently pursuing a degree; Excellent communication skills, both oral and written (attention to detail); Experience and familiarity with U.S. universities and study abroad are strongly desired; Self-motivated and able to manage multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Computer knowledge including Word and Excel; HTML knowledge a plus;
All interns are required to possess knowledge of computer systems prior to the commencement of the internships. We also encourage interns to propose solutions or offer ideas relevant to managing a high volume program with competing priorities and deadlines. IIE will provide the interns the opportunity to discuss and share knowledge with staff across the Institute. Since these internships will allow the interns to interact directly with IIE staff and partner organizations, it is necessary that the interns possess a professional and mature attitude.
Please note that these are unpaid internships. Candidates must be students at an accredited college or university, and must receive academic credit for the internship or an internship must be a requirement of their degree program.
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