SPRING Academic Affairs Intern

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Niagara Foundation, founded in Chicago in 2004, is a non-profit organization with branches currently in Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The foundation is committed to building global bridges locally by convening dialogue that fosters understanding, respect, and acceptance. Niagara Foundation envisions a community in which people from all walks of life interact with each other and cooperate to serve their communities, thereby strengthening civil society and promoting the development of shared human values.

Niagara Foundation’s Center for Academic Affairs works in collaboration with distinguished universities and scholars to make advancements in all academic fields more visible by offering platforms for discussion.

Niagara Foundation offers a highly competitive internship program that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to, through professional contributions, foster our organization’s success. Interns are assigned a long-term project that they work on during their 12-week internship in addition to daily responsibilities. Diverse long-term project assignments include working on new program development, creating strategic plans, conducting research and analysis, as well as contributing to the organization of department-specific programs. Because we are a non-profit organization, our internships are unpaid.


The Academic Affairs Intern works closely with the VP of Academic Affairs and VP of Academic Relations. Throughout the internship, interns will assist with the development of new publications relating to the Hizmet Movement and Turkey, help plan the Study Turkey program, and research potential topics for future publications. Responsibilities include assisting the Director of the Center for Academic Affairs with daily operations, researching speakers and relevant topics, contributing to ongoing academic publications being created, in addition to working on other long-term projects.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to respectfully communicate and work with diverse community groups varying in age, religion, denomination, and ethnicity
Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to process and protect confidential information
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal skills with strong writing skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience in publishing academic reports and studies, editing and proofreading, and a desire and interest to eventually pursue a career in higher education.

Other Requirements
Must be an undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate
Preferred majors in Sociology, History, Communications, Psychology, or Anthropology; other majors will still be considered
Must be able to commit at least 12 hours a week for 12 weeks in our downtown office
Recommended GPA of 3.2 or above

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