Intern-Academic Exchange Team
Intern- Academic Exchange Team
Reports to: Cameron Teaney, Program Associate
Term of Employment: February 13, 2023-June 2, 2023
Base of Designation/Remote Eligible: Washington, DC/Hybrid, not remote eligible
Applications must include a cover letter and resume to be considered.
World Learning is a global not-for-profit organization with 90 years of experience in promoting international and intercultural understanding. Its four program units, Global Exchange, the SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad, and the Experiment in International Living foster global citizenship through international experiential education and community-driven development programs. World Learning is committed to fostering a global capacity for peace, justice, and tolerance.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, World Learning administers scholarship programs for sponsored international undergraduate students. World Learning facilitates these students’ programs by handling some or all of the following: needs assessment; student recruitment and selection; placement at host colleges/universities; orientation; monitoring and evaluation; logistics; and follow-on.
Opportunities & Responsibilities
The Academic Exchange Team seeks one candidate for a fall internship to assist the World Learning Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) team in project implementation. The Program Intern may assist in performing research, arranging logistics and administrative aspects of programs, filing, data entry, assembling orientation packets, creating Program newsletters, and providing general Program support. Occasional non-traditional work hours should be expected. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who wish to gain experience in the field of international education, exchange, and development.
The intern will be responsible for the following key tasks:
- Provide administrative support to Program team, including collecting/organizing the team’s mail
- Assist in the oversight of social network websites
- Help prepare the participants’ yearbook
- Assist in the coordination of academic program and participant evaluations
- Maintain participants’ files
- Data entry
- Assist with organizing and staffing the UGRAD Summit in Washington, DC
- Interest in international affairs/education/development
- Proven strong written and oral communication skills in English
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Proficient Word and Excel computer skills
- Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills
- Experience living, studying, and/or working abroad desired
- Fosters diverse, equitable and inclusive practices and challenges practices which may be exclusionary.
- Effectively copes with change; able to shift comfortably; decides and acts without having the total picture; comfortably handles risk and uncertainty. Demonstrates the ability to function in unstructured work environments and/or uncertain conditions.
- A curiosity about World Learning as a whole, with the aim of being able to effectively represent the organization to external audiences commensurate with the position.
Please note that this is a one semester (subject to renewal) paid internship. Compensation is $20.10/hour. Work days and hours are negotiable; however, a commitment of 20 hours/week is required. Internship dates are February 13 to June 2, 2023.
Application and selection process
Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé and list of references. The deadline for submission is February 5, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all employees in our U.S. offices except for those receiving medical or religious exemptions. If boosters are subsequently recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) then employees and faculty will be required to receive the booster within thirty (30) days of their eligibility to access the boosters.
The World Learning Inc. Family
For more than 90 years, World Learning Inc. is a thriving global organization made up of The Experiment in International Living, the nation’s most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students; School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master’s degrees through SIT Graduate Institute; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization.
World Learning | worldlearning.org
World Learning has worked to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world. World Learning’s education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society, and build relationships across cultures. With World Learning’s support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.
The Experiment in International Living | experiment.org
The Experiment in International Living is the nation’s most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students. For more than 90 years, The Experiment has empowered young people to step off the beaten path, experience the world as a classroom, immerse themselves fully in another culture, and build the knowledge and skills needed to confront critical global issues.
SIT | sit.edu
School for International Training (SIT) was founded in the early 1960s as a training center for the first Peace Corps volunteers. For nearly 60 years, SIT has prepared students to be effective changemakers and global citizens through experiential education focused on the world's most critical global issues. SIT Study Abroad offers accredited summer and semester undergraduate programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs on multiple continents. SIT Graduate Institute offers global and hybrid certificates, master's, and doctoral degrees.
An organizational commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
We are a globally diverse community of staff, faculty, board members, alumni, students, and participants who believe that inclusive and equitable practices are at the heart of a peaceful and just world. Each of us strives to honor diverse voices and lived experiences, examine our own biases and privileges, actively work to address inequities in our structures, and foster a community of open dialogue. We are committed to acting with accountability, transparency, reciprocity, authenticity, and empathy.
World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.