NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come. Whether you are majoring in humanities, the sciences, the arts, business, or engineering, our paid, part-time internship program offers current university students the chance to get inside the most comprehensive association of professionals committed to advancing international higher education.
NAFSA provides several opportunities to learn and develop professionally. Not only will you have the ability to leave a lasting impact on the organization during your internship, you will develop your professional network, meet amazing mentors, make lasting connections, and learn from our leadership team.
No specific credential or work experience is required; however, applicants should have an interest in NAFSA’s mission and in global education. Interns will be expected to contribute to the programs, products, and services that NAFSA produces for its members and the global community. As an intern, you could be involved with:
Learning how to write scripts and storyboarding
Creating informational databases for use by association members
Conducting research on specific topics/analyzing data to identify trends and issues
Developing content for messaging association members
Preparing for special or signature events
Performing occasional general office work
Using technology to facilitate stakeholder engagement
Internships work with staff teams on a variety of projects and programs. By submitting your application to this posting, you will be considered for all open positions. You will have the opportunity to express preferences during the application process. Opportunities exist in multiple areas such as public policy, media relations/advocacy, education abroad and international student areas, career center operations, IT, meeting/event logistics, or supporting member leadership and professional development efforts. Your specific role, team, and project(s) will be determined throughout the interview and onboarding process. Candidates will be selected based on the best fit with their background and experience.
In addition to an hourly wage, interns are eligible to receive academic credit from their university or college for their internships. Credit arrangements should be made in advance with your institution and academic advisor. If there are special terms, conditions or requirements associated with earning credit, you will need to discuss these with NAFSA’s Human Resources office before you arrive.
NAFSA is seeking individuals with:
Knowledge of major social media platforms
Project management skills
Excellent Microsoft Office skills (especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High level of initiative
Ability to work independently and manage time appropriately
Undergraduate applicants must possess at least sophomore standing to apply. A cover letter and resume are required as part of the application process. 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?
Do you have any administrative, international, or cross-cultural experience to bring to this role?
What is your availability for Spring 2020?
Successful completion of a background investigation is required of all candidates selected for employment at NAFSA.
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, and 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.