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DoD Language Flagship Program, Thomas S. Johnson Intern - (3483)

Institute of International Education
Washington, DC
$17.00 per hour
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

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Job Description:

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is seeking a current student for a summer Thomas S. Johnson internship opportunity. The internships, established in honor of Thomas S. Johnson, Chairman Emeritus of IIE’s Board of Trustees, are designed to expose students to the day-to-day operations of a leading international education and exchange not-for-profit that values diversity equity and inclusion. IIE internships allow students to gain insight into the field of international education, learn about career opportunities and establish a network.

The internship opportunity is within The Language Flagship program, which provides US undergraduates with opportunities to learn professional-level Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, or Russian, as well as advanced culture skills. Coming from any major, students obtain advanced language at their home university before spending a capstone year abroad to achieve superior language and culture abilities. The Flagship intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the program team, communications manager, as well as application/selection specialists to learn about the lifecycle of the Flagship program. The intern work with a designated supervisor on assigned projects for the duration of the internship and complete the internship with a final project presentation. 

Essential Functions:

Work closely with the Flagship team on programmatic projects such as alumni engagement, Capstone application improvement, university and national website review, and data management.

Lead brainstorming of student-facing and alumni engagement activities in consultation with Flagship team and hired consultants.

Analyzing data and creating one-page summary handouts for distribution on website and to program stakeholders.

Represent The Language Flagship at virtual events, with potential for in-person local events.

Internship period:

Summer internships will take place between late May 2023 and early August 2023.

Internships may be 8-10 weeks in duration up to 35 hours per week with core working hours 9am – 5pm EST but subject to flexibility.

Pay rate:

$17.00 per hour.

Job Requirements:

Submission of a resume and a cover letter are required to be considered for this role.

Educational Requirement:

A multidisciplinary undergraduate/graduate student matriculated at an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

An interest in exploring the field of international education and exchange.

Good communication skills.

Attention to detail.

Proficient in Microsoft office suite, especially Excel.

Experience with outreach and recruitment a plus.

Experience with data analysis and/or data visualization a plus.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Established in 1919 with the founding premise that international exchange could make the world a more interconnected place, the Institute of International Education has championed international education and pioneered new models of collaboration across institutions of higher education with a worldwide reach. Today, IIE proudly supports flagship educational and cultural exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, in addition to government, corporate and foundation programs. IIE is proud to assist scholars, students and artists threatened by conflict and unrest in their home countries.

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