Program Manager, AIC

  • Location
    Boston, MA or Portland, Maine
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 28

Position description

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international education and exchange.  For 70 years CIEE has been committed to bringing the world together through meaningful international exchange programs to help humanize international relations – all students, all nations.  Driven by this purpose, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.  Serving over 400 U.S. College and University consortium members, CIEE operates sixty-five study centers in forty-five countries that support study abroad programs for over 10,000 students annually.  In addition, as the largest sponsor for U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa programs, CIEE helps nearly 30,000 international students participate in U.S. based exchange programs annually.  CIEE programs and services span study abroad, teach abroad, international faculty development seminars, and inbound exchange study, work, and internship programs for today’s high school and university students, professionals, and educators.

The Academic Internship Council (AIC) is a small, global, not-for-profit internship organization that is part of the CIEE family. AIC specializes in customized, academically directed internship programs in Berlin, Boston, Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, Santiago (Chile), Singapore, and Toronto. AIC's dynamic team throughout the world works with over fifty university partners and places students across a broad spectrum of industries and organizational settings. AIC programs are customized, based on the needs of its university partners. AIC became part of the CIEE family in 2014, bringing together a century of leadership in global education to offer more opportunities for more students in more places.

Summary of Position:
The AIC Boston Manager is responsible for assisting the Boston Director in the planning, organization, and execution of all AIC activities in Boston, the central focus of which is placing students into relevant internships. The Program Manager also participates in organization-wide projects and activities related to program development, university relations, industry-area networking, and sharing best practices in experiential education.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Assist the Director in overseeing all the activities of AIC's internship and programmatic operations in Boston

• Provide internship placements and related services (including processing of J-1 visas) to undergraduate and graduate students of AIC partner universities

• Consult and advise domestic and international students on their professional development by holding individual career assessment meetings as part of a personalized placement process

• Conduct employer and internship sponsor outreach at various professional associations, career fairs, and networking events

• Maintain and expand network of employer relationships

• Develop, coordinate and host workshops and presentations for students on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, internship professionalism and success, and workplace culture

• Liaise with local authorities to provide internship students and local employers with appropriate visa guidance and support

• Coordinate relevant program components such as housing, academic coursework and orientation or cultural activities

• Maintain positive and productive relationships with AIC partner universities

• Assist on market research and provide content for marketing and internship program materials

• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

• Experience in sales or business development preferred

• Enthusiastic about experiential education and working with undergraduate students

• Strong networking and client service skills

• Knowledge of Boston and its industry sectors, culture and dynamics preferred

• Good judgment and the ability to prioritize workflow, juggling multiple responsibilities

• Strong cross-cultural awareness

• Collaborative and consultative team player

• Excellent written and oral communication

• Ability to work autonomously and in small group situations

• Strong research skills and close attention to detail

• Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Salesforce (preferred)

• Open to occasional brief periods of travel

• Committed to doing important work without taking yourself too seriously

Work Environment:

 Physical Demands

• Lifting: 0-25 lbs

• Frequency of lifting: infrequent

• Typical business day: 9am-5pm

Additional Physical Demands

• Ability to speak and listen on a telephone

• Ability to type, and view a computer screen

• Ability to bend and sort paperwork in a filing cabinet.

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