(Semester or Summer)
The Programs Intern works under the direct guidance of the Program Coordinator and TIEC Programs team and provides administrative and research support for current projects, programs, and J visa exchange programs.
• Identify trends and speakers for in-person and virtual educational conferences
• Provide administrative and organizational support to current projects
• Assist with in-person programming, as requested
• Assist with composing and editing proposals
• Assist with J-1 Exchange Program administration
Specific projects the student will assist with:
• Prepare a report on current trends in educational conferences and trade shows, including topics, key presenters, sponsors, and other requested details
• Assist with documentation and other administrative elements of programming, including support to any in-person sessions as requested
• Become familiar with the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program management process and research opportunities for TIEC to provide these services to current and new partners
• Provide regular updates to the Programs team about your work
• Other duties as assigned
• Knowledge of U.S. Government grant processes and procedures
• Problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills
• Understanding of the higher education landscape
• Project management and coordination skills
• Knowledge of non-profit policies and practices
• Strengthened interpersonal and communication skills
• Increased experience with developing communications, reports, and program materials
What experiences make you a good fit for this position:
• You have taken courses in the following subject areas: international relations, political science, area studies, public affairs, government, and/or communications (required);
• You have experience using Excel/Google Drive (required);
• You have experience conducting research and synthesizing ideas into a deliverable such as a memo, report, paper, or presentation (required);
• You have successfully contributed to a team in completing a project or assignment (required);
• You have experience writing proposals or applying for funding (preferred); and
• You have experience organizing events including preparing the budget, arranging logistics, working with vendors and stakeholders, and/or marketing the event (preferred).
• You are passionate about advancing social equity through education and internationalization;
• You are detail-oriented and your deliverables are accurate and complete;
• You enjoy conducting research and analyzing information for insights;
• You can handle a variety of tasks at the same time and communicate with your supervisor if an assignment doesn’t make sense;
• You are comfortable with your priorities changing if given an urgent task; and
• You learn quickly and work effectively with Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook), Google suite apps (i.e. Docs, Sheets, Slides), and Smartsheet.
• TIEC asks for a commitment of 12 hours/week for 12 weeks
• TIEC is a certified work site for UT Austin work-study
• Non-work-study interns receive a stipend of $750 for successfully completing their full internship and a certificate of completion as well as a letter of recommendation
• TIEC asks for a commitment of 24-32 hours a week for eight weeks
• TIEC will offer a stipend of $1,500-$2,000 depending on the schedule completed and a certificate of completion as well as a letter of recommendation.
TIEC encourages students to apply who are looking for academic credit for internships.
How to Apply:
To apply, email TIECSearch@TIEC.org with the subject “Programs Internship” and include a resume with a list of relevant courses and a recent work sample such as a research paper, project report, or logistical spreadsheet. Please include references, as available.