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Partners of the Americas seeks a passionate and knowledgeable intern for the Education & Global Citizenship Unit, primarily to work on assignments related to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Partners of the Americas administers this capacity-building and grantmaking program to support colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions throughout the Western Hemisphere to develop partnerships that make international study and training more broadly available to all students.
The Intern, Education & Global Citizenship Unit will support the Innovation Fund in the day-to-day activities required to promote current and upcoming grant opportunities and events to networks of higher education institutions, implement orientation and follow-up phases with award recipients, and report on project outcomes.
• Interest and/or knowledge or in higher education, exchanges, or international relations in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
• Administrative skills, including logistics, to implement program activities and plan events.
• Organized, detail-oriented, and ability to handle multiple tasks and work with team members in a dynamic environment in various settings.
• Strong written and oral skills in English, knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese preferred
• Demonstrate good communication skills and possess strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for compiling data and information
• Experience and/or interest in grants management
• Strong cross-cultural/interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with diverse stakeholders.
• Experience in working with higher education institutions, preferred but not necessary
• Ability to commit 20+ hours per week
• Assist the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund team in the on-going planning and coordination of grant competitions, technical assistance workshops, and special events
• Outreach and promotion to higher education institutions (HEIs), educational organizations, and associations throughout the Western Hemisphere.
• Assist in coordinating and hosting informational webinars to HEIs in English and Spanish.
• Support monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of programs by tracking outcomes and achievements
• Track incoming inquiries about grant competitions.
• Support with scheduling and coordinating grant application review processes, tracking and evaluating incoming applications, preparing proposal assignments, reading proposals, and taking notes during selection meetings.
• Support program staff in donor reporting process by drafting project summaries and compiling annexes.
• Draft correspondences and update program materials in English and/or Spanish for diverse audiences, such as donors, HEIs, and the general public.
• Develop self-directed learning goals to measure own progress and achievement
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV/résumé with subject line “EGC Intern Application” to Laura Cossette, Senior Program Officer of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund at email@example.com.
A small daily stipend will be provided to the selected intern.