Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Internship Opportunity for CIES

POSITION: Internship | Unit: CIES

About CIES
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE), is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. For the past sixty years, CIES ( has administered the Fulbright Scholar Program, the United States flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United StatesDepartment of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

The daily work of CIES is overseen by over 60 program and administrative staff members in Outreach and PublicAffairs, Finance and Operations, Events, Regional Program Units, and Global Programs. CIES interns are given short- and long-term projects and will have the unique opportunity to observe processes, learn policies and contribute to organizational goals through the mentorship of CIES staff. They report to CIES staff on special projects, as well as day-to-day assignments. Interns are also encouraged and invited to attend educational and cultural events outside of
the office.

Internship Details
Internship starting and ending dates are flexible based on the intern’s academic calendar. Full-time and part-timeinternship opportunities are available. (Part-time interns must work for at least twenty hours per week.) Supervising staff will complete required forms and evaluations for the intern to receive academic credit for the internship.

  •  Undergraduate or graduate student currently pursuing a degree
  • Ability to secure academic credit for the internship
  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with MS Office (Access, Word, & Excel) and strong typing ability
  • Background and interest in international relations, exchanges and education
  • Ability to interact with high level professionals and with all levels of staff

Application Instructions
To apply for this internship, please visit the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Careers and Internships Webpage at

**Please note that before the start of your internship, we will require a letter from your university, stating that you willreceive academic credit for the internship.

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