The deadline to apply for the 2020 Annual Conference Internship Program is July 15, 2020. Apply now!
The AIEA internship provides meaningful, practical work and professional development opportunities at the annual conference. AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, is a professional organization that serves leaders in international education. The AIEA Annual Conference is an event that brings senior international officers from all over the world together for provocative, relevant and rewarding dialogue and networking.
AIEA is now accepting applications for four interns that will oversee a variety of functions. Interns play a critical role in ensuring the conference’s success. All positions require a high level of organization and leadership skills to carry out the following key responsibilities:
Volunteer Recruitment and Management – Recruit volunteers from local college campuses within an hour of the conference, Train and manage a volunteer staff of 40-50 individuals, oversee staffing and logistical needs for the duration of the entire conference.
Event Planning – Assist in managing and scheduling volunteers, serve as point person on logistics for events, and escort high-level guests and speakers for the duration of the entire conference.
Session Monitoring – Oversee logistics for 100+ conference sessions and workshops for the duration of the conference.
Technology Assistance – Work with audiovisual staff to assist and review session logistics and track equipment usage. Work closely with conference speakers on individual technology issues related to laptops, PowerPoint presentations, and projectors for the duration of the conference.
LOCATION: Washington D.C. Marriott Wardman Park, February 13-17, 2021
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: English fluency required. Fluency in other languages is helpful and encouraged but not required. All official conference programming is in English.
TIME REQUIREMENT: Detailed requirement to follow. Interns should be prepared to recruit volunteers at their home institution and Washington D.C.-based institutions. Interns will also anticipate several phone calls, required reading, and other small assignments remotely in the two months prior to the conference. From February 13-17, interns should anticipate being on site and working 7:00 am - 8:00 pm with breaks during the conference days.
FLEXIBILITY: Due to COVID-19, while AIEA is planning for a relevant and quality in-person conference, there is a need for all interns to be flexible in case of moving to virtual or other modalities.
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION Upon successful completion of duties, interns will receive:
a modest stipend and access to discounted hotel rates
a recommendation letter from AIEA
limited access to conference sessions and events
exclusive networking opportunities with professionals in the field of international education
experience in volunteer management and leading intercultural teams
AIEA prepares students to succeed in a global and diverse workplace. Interns benefit in the following ways:
Develop work experience and develop connections for a career in international education
Learn about internationalization of higher education
Training in personal leadership
Eligible candidates will be interviewed by phone, Skype, or in person (when possible). Transportation and lodging expenses and arrangements will be the responsibility of the intern.
Masters or doctoral student focusing on international education preferred.
Flexibility and adaptability required.
High level of motivation, ability to work well under stress, and team player mentality.
The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), a membership organization formed in November 1982, is composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. The purposes of the Association are to: provide an effective voice on significant issues within international education at all levels; improve and promote international education programming and administration within institutions of higher education; stablish and maintain a professional network among international education institutional leaders; and cooperate in appropriate ways with other national and international groups having similar interests.
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