The Institute of International Education (IIE) is seeking current students for two spring internship opportunities in the Washington, DC area for the Global EducationUSA Services Division.
Through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State, IIE collaborates in the development of the global EducationUSA advising network by providing programmatic and administrative infrastructure for 13 Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs) to enhance the quality of the 400 EducationUSA advising centers throughout the world. Through a variety of online platforms, IIE also expands the global outreach of the EducationUSA advising network to promote the United States as the preferred higher education destination. Additionally, IIE hosts the virtual EducationUSA advising center for Iran and facilitates EducationUSA advisers' professional development activities in the United States.
EducationUSA centers actively promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational institutions in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities. Millions of prospective students learn about U.S. study opportunities through EducationUSA centers each year.
For more information about this division, visit www.iie.org/en/Our-Global-Reach/REAC and www.iie.org/en/Scholars-Faculty-and-Administrators/Education-USA .
Intern assignments will support the variety of activities in the Global EducationUSA Services Division and may include: assisting with the organization of EducationUSA events such an annual conference for representatives from U.S. higher education institutions; assisting the marketing and communications team in various projects utilizing social media and webinars, coordinating newsletters and announcements; assisting in narrative reporting on program activities for the sponsor; liaising with international colleagues; and other duties as assigned.
In addition to the important work that interns perform for their respective programs, interns will also have several networking opportunities:
Brown Bags: Weekly brown bags provide interns with the opportunity to hear about other programs at IIE network with IIE colleague 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 student currently pursuing a degree;
Demonstrated administrative experience (overseas experience a plus);
Ability to commit to work requirements (minimum of 10 weeks/20-35hours per week);
Ability to work under pressure of continuing deadlines and to prioritize multiple tasks;
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
Computer knowledge including Word and Excel; Internet, and email;
Interest in international educationand/or internationally focused non-profits is preferred (political and intercultural sensitivity).
All interns are required to possess knowledge of computer systems prior to the commencement of the internship. 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 intern the opportunity to discuss and share knowledge with staff across the Institute. Since this internship will allow the intern to interact directly with IIE staff and partner organizations, it is necessary that the intern possess a professional and mature attitude.
Please note that this is an unpaid internship; however, a modest transportation stipend is provided at the end of the internship. 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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