CCIS International Education Intern: Education Abroad Advisor Toolkit

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CCIS is an education abroad non-profit that facilitates over 100 study abroad programs globally, including internships and volunteer opportunities.

The Education Abroad Advisor internship focuses on taking a practical and tactical approach to getting more students abroad. The perfect candidate will have an interest in understanding what motivates students, barriers students face in going abroad, and how to provide information and support in the most effective manner. This position will lead the project from ideation to implementation, with support of the CCIS team.

- Conduct research to understand what advisors need to best support students in garnering interest in education abroad, creating follow-through, and finding the right program to create retention
- Develop toolkit with customizable content for two- and four-year institutions related to barriers, support, and practicalities such as courses, internships, volunteer opportunities, and scholarships


Candidates must have experience in international education or have studied abroad, and be interested in the advancement of the education abroad community.

Candidates will have the opportunity to enhance their project management skills while developing a strong understanding of the education abroad field to include best practices, policies, and procedures. The individual will develop and manage a project from start to finish that will demonstrate knowledge and ability to future employers, particularly colleges, universities, and NGOs.

Ideal candidates are creative thinkers and motivated, self-starters. They will be encouraged to continually evaluate tasks and projects, and propose more efficient methods or platforms. Candidates must be able to think proactively, pay close attention to detail, and be able to work independently. Candidates must be based in the Washington, DC area.

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