NAFSA: Association of International Educators is offering a paid internship for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students as part of its Professional Learning Services (PLS) team. The internship is ideal for applicants who are considering careers in or want to learn more about international education or higher education administration, teaching and training, and curriculum instruction and design. To learn more about PLS visit http://www.nafsa.org/internships.
NAFSA is the world’s largest professional membership association dedicated to international education. The association promotes study abroad for students from the United States, increased access to the U.S. for international students and scholars, and the internationalization of college and university curricula.
Assist with data management and analysis or professional learning programs
Support workshop planning and logistics
Proofread and revise NAFSA workshop, online learning, and other training materials
Update/enhance handouts, resources, and other supplementary instructional and support materials
Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter, be familiar with Microsoft Office suite applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, and have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Preferred skills include writing and copyediting experience, instructional design experience, training/teaching skills, or administrative and nonprofit management experience. Candidates with an interest in and/or knowledge of training, curriculum development, higher education, international education, education research, and U.S. campus internationalization will be able to apply this work to their academic careers.
Spring Term: The spring internship is a part-time (up to 14 hours per week) position and is available for one term beginning in January and concluding in May. Compensation is $14 per hour for both undergraduate and graduate students. NAFSA will work with the student’s institution if the intern is seeking academic credit.
To apply send your resume and cover letter by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note the position title, “PLS Internship,” in the subject line.
In your cover letter, please include information that answers the following questions:
Why are you interested in this internship? What experience would you like to gain through this position?
How do your skills compare to those of the ideal candidate listed above?
Do you have any administrative, international and/or cross-cultural communication experience to bring to the role?
What is your availability for Spring 2018?
Please note: All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must pass a background check.
About NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is an organization of people dedicated to building a global community and fostering a more peaceful world through advancing international higher education. With more than 10,000 members, NAFSA is the world’s largest professional development and advocacy organization committed to international learning and creating a more globally engaged, welcoming, an...d educated United States.
We are an organization of individuals who believe that: international education advances learning and scholarship; strengthens America’s diplomatic ties with countries across the globe and is an integral part of national security; and is essential for developing globally competent individuals.
We believe that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by peace, security, and well-being for all.
NAFSA is a workplace that not only appreciates diversity but believes it is our strength, and we strive to create an inclusive culture for all our team members. NAFSA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.