D.C. Internship with Education Abroad Programs


Internship with Education Abroad Programs
Location: Washington, DC – Washington, DC 20005 US (Primary)
Category: Administrative

Internship Scope of Work: 

Interns should be prepared to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with program outreach and communication activities
  • Process recipient materials for the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
  • Help to plan and prepare materials for campus visits
  • Post updates and other content to borenawards.org, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Interns will develop the following skills:

  • Communication with sponsors, coworkers and collaborators to create effective partnerships
  • Event planning and administration
  • Using various platforms such as social media, video, and traditional advertising to reach diverse stakeholders

Job Requirements
In addition to the important work that interns perform for their respective programs, interns will also have several networking opportunities:

  • Brown Bags: 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/NYC Networking: Interns are also encouraged to take advantage of networking opportunities by attending lectures at think tanks, briefings, or other unique to DC/NYC events.


  • IIE seeks undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated administrative experience
  • Ability to work under pressure of continuing deadlines and to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Political and intercultural sensitivity
  • Computer knowledge, including Word, Internet, email, and Excel; overseas experience a plus
  • Interest in international education and/or internationally focused non-profits is preferred
  • Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or university

Compensation: $10.50 an hour

For full position details and to apply, visit https://iie.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/1351

About the Institute of International Education:
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is among the world’s largest and most experienced international exchange organizations, dedicated to increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. Founded in 1919 as an independent, nonprofit organization, IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors and donors.

About the Education Abroad Programs Division:
The Education Abroad Division administers programs on behalf of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. The programs include the Boren Awards, the Language Flagship, Project Global Officers, and the English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship. This position will primarily support the Boren Awards, but there may be opportunities to also work with the other programs. The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by IIE to provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.


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