Paid Internship – International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

  • Internship
  • Posted on 12 July 2018
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 11 August 2018
  • Current

Job Description

World Learning seeks a Paid Program 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:

  • Arranging program logistics (air and ground travel/hotels/meeting space);
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefing books and program materials for participants, and entering and editing information into database;
  • Processing and creating financial documents, including invoices and expense reports;
  • Assisting in developing program itineraries and arranging professional appointments for visitors;
  • Assisting in conducting project briefings with visitors on program arrangements;
  • Accompanying visitors to appointments, as required;
  • Conducting research to support the preparation of programs;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Fluency with the use of various social media tools and platforms.

About the Organization

For more than 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.

As a thriving international nonprofit organization with impact in 150 countries, World Learning works across six major program areas. We’re hard at work improving global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students — including English language instruction through our TESOL teacher training. We encourage civic engagement in communities around the world, and we strengthen institutions so that they can best serve their constituencies. Our workforce development programs help people cultivate the hard and soft skills they need to succeed. And we offer people-to-people exchanges for people of all ages who seek professional and academic enrichment.

All World Learning programs are grounded in five key approaches: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We believe in partnering with local experts, organizations, and institutions to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow.

World Learning is a member of the World Learning Inc. family, which also includes The Experiment in International Living and School for International Training.

More information

Job Description - IVLP Intern 2018.pdf

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