Government Affairs and Advocacy Internship, Council for International Education Exchange 

Position:           Internship (paid) for Government Affairs and Advocacy 

Reports To:      Vice President, Government Affairs and Advocacy (GAA)
Department:     President’s Office
Location:          Washington D.C. (Remote)Schedule:         Up to 20 hours a week (flexible schedule)
Council on International Education and Exchange (CIEE) is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations through study abroad and international exchange experiences that help people develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. CIEE seeks diverse, talented, high-energy, and highly motivated student interns in Washington, D.C. Interns will support the Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy shape strategy, developing research, preparing presentations, and advocating for international education and exchange programs.

The primary responsibility of each intern is to support the Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy by:

  • Developing organizational and communication skills to support research and advocacy, including salesforce software training, presentation skills, and public speaking skills
  • Researching and summarizing career profiles for all 535 members of congress, and key contacts at the Department of State, White House, US, and foreign embassies
  • Research, analyze and summarize federal and state policies and regulations
  • Summarize and stay current on internal and external international exchange and study abroad data, trends, and industry issues
  • Becoming an expert at efficiently using internal organizational and administrative tools (Salesforce, Teams, FisalNote, etc.) to develop key contact databases and build activity reports
  • Providing administrative support to the Office with outreach to elected officials and key stakeholders
  • Supporting the planning and execution of quarterly and annual events and advocacy meetings
  • Supporting the creation of GAA marketing materials — invitations, one-pagers, brochures, etc.
  • Assisting in developing a monthly GAA newsletter to celebrate and summarize GAA work

 What you’ll bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) 
  • Interns should be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with a major in Political Science, Public Administration, Foreign/International Affairs, Accounting, Sociology, or relevant academic field
  • Interns must be a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Interns must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and demonstrate effective project coordination, facilitation, and implementation based on past work or school experience
  • Interns must possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build relationships with others
  • Interns must be confident, communicate clearly and demonstrate excellent judgment and intercultural competence

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