Unpaid Fall Intern- AC Study & Research Abroad Programs
Job Details Job Location Washington - Washington, DC Position Type Seasonal Description SUMMARY The AC Study & Research Abroad Programs department administers year-round fee-based study abroad programs, overseas research programs, and faculty-led programs in countries throughout Eastern and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and East/Southeast Asia at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. The department is responsible for all aspects of program administration, from selection and placement to travel logistics and on-program support. The AC Study & Research Abroad program staff also are responsible for designing and implementing advertising and recruitment strategies for all AC Study & Research Abroad programs. The AC Study & Research Abroad Fall Internship is an unpaid internship that presents undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to learn about program administration in the international education sector. The departmental intern will work closely with staff to help with tasks associated with the day-to-day management of AC Study & Research Abroad programs, which will provide the intern with valuable insight into international education administration, as well as the workings of a nonprofit organization. Other professional development opportunities also will be available to interns, including any organization-wide trainings or brown bags. If interns are interested in receiving academic credit, we are happy to work with the intern and their university to satisfy necessary requirements. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Through this internship, undergraduate or graduate students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in higher education in the international education sector by working under close supervision of staff on tasks related to program administration. Specific tasks and responsibilities will vary according to the interns interests and skills, but may include editing, distributing, and collecting program materials; deadline reminders; assisting with maintenance of the AC Study Abroad social media presence; processing student blogs; compiling data for grant reports or proposals; drafting alumni success articles for publication on the AC Study & Research Abroad website; and coordinating logistics for program events and campaigns. Interns should also expect to assist staff with routine administrative work. ANTICIPATED INTERNSHIP DATES The fall internship is anticipated to last from late August to mid-December. Start and end dates are flexible. The position is approximately 20-35 hours per week. Please address dates and hours of availability in your cover letter. Qualifications Working towards a Bachelors degree or graduate degree in international affairs, international education, communications, foreign language, or a related field of study; Must be currently enrolled in a higher education institution, to which you will be returning or plan to return to after the completion of the internship; Study abroad or international work experience preferred, but not required; Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access; Knowledge of WordPress or similar platforms; Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities effectively; Strong written and oral communication skills in English; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; detail-oriented; and Knowledge of a foreign language in a region relevant to AC Study & Research Abroad programs preferred, but not required. HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should upload both a resume and cover letter as part of their application. The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how that relates to the mission and goals of the AC Study & Research Abroad programs. Applicants should also address what their goals are for this internship and what they hope to learn or take away from this experience. Please also address any additional relevant skills that you have (i.e. software, knowledge of other languages, etc.). EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.
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