Paid Spring 2020 Intern, AC Study & Research Abroad Programs
Job Details
Washington - Washington, DC

FLSA: Non-exempt

Pay Band: 1 Temporary

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour

Hours: 30-35 hours per week



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 Spring Internship is a paid 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.


  • Assist in tracking and filing applicant documents;
  • Editing, distributing, and collecting program materials;
  • Sending deadline reminders;
  • Coordinating logistics for program events and campaigns (e.g. selection committee meetings, program orientation sessions, webinars, and alumni events);
  • Processing student blogs;
  • Compiling data for grant reports or proposals;
  • Assisting with maintenance of the AC Study Abroad social media presence;
  • Drafting alumni success articles for publication on the AC Study & Research Abroad website;
  • Assist in carrying out outreach and recruitment strategies for the department;
  • Routine administrative work.

Anticipated Internship Dates

The spring internship is anticipated to last from mid-January to mid- to late May. Start and end dates are flexible. The position is approximately 30-35 hours per week. Please address dates and hours of availability in your cover letter.



  • Current student working towards a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in international affairs, international education, communications, foreign language, or a related field of study;
  • 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. 



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