LFA Internship

2017-18 Lessons From Abroad Intern Job Description

Lessons From Abroad (LFA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to help students make sense of their education abroad experience after they have returned home. LFA offers programming, resources, and research that establishes a community of learners who successfully integrate their international experience in all facets of their academic, personal, and professional lives. LFA also provides practitioners in the field of higher education opportunities for collaboration, research and professional development.

We are currently accepting applications for a LFA Intern to begin June 2017 (start date can be negotiated for the right candidate). The LFA Intern will work with the Board and Leadership Team of Lessons From Abroad to support the mission and vision of the organization. The selected candidate will assist in the daily operations of the organization and allow for increased visibility, outreach and growth.

The position is for 20 hours per week for the summer, fall and spring terms. The LFA Intern receives university holidays and does not work during Thanksgiving break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters. The position will receive a stipend of $9,840 per year. The position will have access to office space in Chicago (for local candidates) or can work remotely and will report to a member of the LFA Board. The position is one year in length and has the possibility of being renewed for a second year. Individuals pursuing a Master’s Degree are welcome to seek credit for the experience through their home institution. Although LFA is unable to grant credit, we will provide progress reports and any necessary documentation to secure credit for the experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks including reconciling conference registrations, updating Power Point presentations and curriculum materials, data entry and analysis, web site development, creating marketing materials for regional conferences
  • Attend monthly conference call with members of the Board
  • Conduct independent research on grant and fundraising opportunities for non-profit organizations
  • Provide support to regional conferences around the US
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Board

Required Qualifications:

  • Some international education experience (studying, teaching, interning, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner with limited supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress and social media platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at an accredited US institution (preferably Higher Education Administration or similar program). If a current student, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
  • Interest in returned student services
  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience with accounting software or practices

For more information on Lessons From Abroad, visit http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (Word or pdf formats accepted) to board@lessonsfromabroad.org by midnight EST on April 28, 2017.