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, 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 at least 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.
- 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.
Start and end dates are flexible with a slight preference for candidates who can begin as soon as possible.