Full Job Description
World Learning seeks a Program Intern to support the implementation of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a program funded by the U.S. Department of State. This position provides an opportunity to engage with U.S. and international leaders in a range of fields, learn about key U.S. foreign policy issues, and help forge international partnerships.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work both independently and collaboratively, and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders. An interest in working with people from other cultures and backgrounds and a positive, proactive attitude are essential. This position is part of World Learning’s Global Exchange Unit, which implements a diverse professional exchange portfolio. Interns primarily will support the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the flagship professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State.
Please note this position is contingent upon the receipt of federal funding.
The IVLP Program Intern is responsible for the following:
arrange program logistics (air and ground travel/hotels/meeting space);
assist in preparing briefing books and program materials for participants, along with entering and editing data for database;
process and create financial documents, including invoices and expense reports;
assist in developing program itineraries and arranging professional appointments for visitors;
assist in conducting project briefings with visitors on program arrangements;
accompany visitors, as required, to appointments;
conduct research to support the preparation of programs; and
handle other assigned tasks as needed and requested by intern coordinators.
The internship program will include various professional development opportunities, including resume and interview workshops, shadowing sessions with internal and external entities, and brownbag lunches on various topics relevant to international education and exchange.
We seek candidates with excellent attention to detail, who thrive in collaborative settings, and who are committed to international exchange. Candidates may include undergraduates in junior or senior year, current graduate students, or recent graduates. You should have:
eligibility to work in the U.S.;
demonstrated commitment to maintaining excellence and meeting goals;
an ability to problem solve and work under pressure;
experience managing multiple tasks concurrently and successfully, particularly under strict deadlines;
strong attention to detail, including in written work and financial tasks;
international work or study experience;
prior administrative experience is preferred;
proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office; and
fluency with the use of various social media platforms.
Successful candidates will also demonstrate the following qualities:
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.
Demonstrates 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.
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World Learning works globally to enhance the capacity and commitment of individuals, institutions, and communities to create a more peaceful and just world through education, sustainable development, and exchange. Our programs advance leadership in more than 150 countries.
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The Experiment in International Living is the most experienced provider of summer abroad programs for high school students. For more than 85 years, our immersive programs have allowed participants to explore the world in an authentic and impactful way, while developing enduring friendships through hands on cultural experiences and homestays. Students come away from The Experiment with invaluable cultural, interpersonal, leadership, language, and college-prep skills that help them thrive in diverse environments and careers.
School for International Training (SIT), founded more than 50 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, provides accredited undergraduate study abroad programs on all seven continents and global and low-residency master’s degrees focused on the world’s most pressing issues. Undergraduates on SIT Study Abroad programs engage deeply with a critical global issue—climate and the environment; development and inequality; global health; media, the arts, and social change; peace and human rights; or migration and identity—within specific cultural and geographical contexts. SIT Graduate Institute students get hands-on professional training in the fields of climate change and global sustainability, conflict transformation and peace and justice leadership, international education, sustainable development, and TESOL. All SIT programs are based on the experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice.
World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.