Programs Internship

Programs Internship
(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

Learning Outcomes:
 • 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).

About you:
 • 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.

Work Schedule:
Semester Interns
 • 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

Summer Interns
 • 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 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.