Intern, International Visitor Leadership Program

World Learning
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 25

Position description

World Learning seeks a summer Intern to support the implementation of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a program funded by the U.S. Department of State. This position provides an opportunity to engage with U.S. and international leaders in a range of fields, learn about key U.S. foreign policy issues, and help forge international partnerships.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work both independently and collaboratively, and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders. An interest in working with people from other cultures and backgrounds and a positive, proactive attitude are essential. This position is part of World Learning’s Global Exchange Unit, which implements a diverse professional exchange portfolio. Interns primarily will support the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the flagship professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State.

The IVLP Program Intern is responsible for the following:
• arrange program logistics (air and ground travel/hotels/meeting space);
• assist in preparing briefing books and program materials for participants, along with entering and editing data for database;
• process and create financial documents, including invoices and expense reports;
• assist in developing program itineraries and arranging professional appointments for visitors;
• assist in conducting project briefings with visitors on program arrangements;
• accompany visitors, as required, to appointments;
• conduct research to support the preparation of programs; and
• handle other assigned tasks as needed and requested by intern coordinators.

The internship program will include various professional development opportunities, including resume and interview workshops, shadowing sessions with internal and external entities, and brownbag lunches on various topics relevant to international education and exchange.


We seek candidates with excellent attention to detail, who thrive in collaborative settings, and who are committed to international exchange. Candidates may include undergraduates in junior or senior year, current graduate students, or recent graduates. You should have:

• eligibility to work in the U.S.;
• demonstrated commitment to maintaining excellence and meeting goals;
• an ability to problem solve and work under pressure;
• experience managing multiple tasks concurrently and successfully, particularly under strict deadlines;
• strong attention to detail, including in written work and financial tasks;
• international work or study experience;
• prior administrative experience is preferred;
• proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office; and
• fluency with the use of various social media platforms.

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