- Internship - Research, Policy, and Practice, USA

Internship - Research, Policy, and Practice

Organizational Unit IIE Organization -> IIE US

Location Washington DC - Washington, DC 20005 US (Primary)

Job Description

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 IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact:


The internship is based in IIE's Washington, DC Office with the IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact, which conducts research and evaluation projects in partnership with the U.S. government and other private and public sponsors.  The intern will work with the Research team on two projects funded by the Department of Education.  By assisting with these projects, the intern will have an opportunity to gain experience building and implementing a large-scale national survey, as well as collaborative and national education resources. Both projects support the creation of valuable resources for academics and practitioners in the field of international education.


Internship Scope of Work:


The intern will play an integral role in researching, compiling and maintaining data necessary for outreach activities, as well as conducting outreach and managing outreach activities. The intern will also support the development of toolkits, webinar content, instructional resources, and survey tools relevant to the respective projects.



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.


Job Requirements

Required Skills:


Experience conducting online research and managing data.


Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.


Demonstrated proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


Knowledge of Access, SPSS or other statistical software is beneficial, but not required.




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, including professional telephone and email skills.


Political and intercultural sensitivity; overseas experience is beneficial.


Interest in international education and/or internationally focused non-profits is preferred.


Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.


About the Position:


Interns are required to commit to three full in the office work days (21/hours per week). IIE will work with the intern to develop a work schedule that compliments their academic schedule.


Applications must be submitted by December 6th, 2017


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Job posted on 27th November 2017

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