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Education Abroad Intern

Employer
Amideast
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
$17.00 per hour
Closing date
Apr 8, 2024

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Specialty
Global Education
Knowledge Communities
Education Abroad
Position Type
Other
Hours
Part-time
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
Non-profit

Job Details

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit us at www.amideast.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This intern role will support the Program Officer as they manage Amideast’s participation in the U.S. Department of State sponsored programs such as YES Abroad and the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y). The intern will also support the Education Abroad team in the development and implementation of Amideast Education Abroad’s intercultural learning initiatives, in supporting the needs of traditionally underserved participants specifically and student life generally across all Education Abroad programs, and in marketing Amideast Education Abroad digitally and at U.S. institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

-Assist in the implementation and support of YES Abroad and NSLI-Y programming
-Provide administrative support for student applications and document management
-Assist with social media and other digital marketing for all Amideast Education Abroad programs
-Assist with general office tasks as needed
-Chaperone and supervise high school participants during orientations in D.C.
-Assist with planning and coordinating Amideast events as assigned
-Provide general staff support for all student programs

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Required

-Excellent oral and written communication skills, preferably including social media marketing experience
-Excellent attention to detail
-Excellent communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders
-Flexibility and adaptability in organizing workload
-Demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa, Islamic studies, international education, social sciences and/or public diplomacy
-Strong sense of intersection of justice, equity, diversity, and belonging in and between US and Global South contexts
-Strong computer skills, especially in Office365 applications; familiarity with the broad range of social media platforms beyond that of a standard user
-Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as with other staff members
-Ability to travel locally in the DMV and perhaps more broadly in the U.S. several times a year as needed
-Ability to work up to 30 hours during orientation weeks

Preferred

-Strong research skills
-Some knowledge of Arabic and/or French or any other regional language
-Experience studying abroad in the Global South
-Experience editing various types of digital content
-Video or audio editing experience
-Event planning experience

Company

Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit us at www.amideast.org.

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