Careers and Opportunities

As a small team with huge ambitions, we are always on the lookout for the next great addition to our team. Whether a full or part time employee, intern, or volunteer, everyone becomes part of our dedicated team and is eager to make a substantial contribution to Fulbright and the mission of our organization. We rely heavily on volunteers and interns to help us expand our organizational capabilities. If you are interested in helping us advance the mission of the Association in a capacity not listed here, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Accounting Intern

Job Description:
The Accounting Intern will directly assist the Finance Team with a wide range of projects related to expense report auditing and documentation, revenue reconciliation and processing.
This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Finance can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of accounting. This is an unpaid internship, hours are flexible, Tuesday and Thursday preferred.
Who We Are:
The Fulbright Association is an organization that engages current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong opportunities that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy and dialogue on global issues.
The Fulbright Association serves approximately 8,500 individual and institutional members throughout the United States. The Association provides information on international education and exchange through its web site, annual conferences, and other special events held by the Association’s national office and regional chapters in the U.S.
Reports to: Finance Consultant
Location: Washington DC
The Accounting Intern will learn the practical application of:
  • Learning reimbursement systems and assisting with revenue processing.
  • Assist Finance Consultant with financial analysis of actual projected expenses.
  • Assisting with accounts payable and receivables.
  • Assisting with audit preparation.
  • Completing miscellaneous, special Finance projects as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Current or recent enrollment in an undergraduate degree or graduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Accounting, or non-profit management/administrative fields.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially in Excel) and internet applications.
  • Experience with Quickbooks required
To apply: Submit resume to info@fulbright.org

Chapters and Programs Intern

Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.
The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues. 
Internship Details
Purpose: To support the Fulbright Association’s national 60-chapter network in the development of programs, management of chapter grants and communication with chapters on membership and finances. Our intern will provide hands-on support in the areas of grant management, membership, and event management.
Reports to: Executive Director  
Intern duties include:
  • Organize event logistics and outreach plan;
  • Communicate with chapters regarding current membership lists;
  • Review chapter grant applications;
  • Work with Senior Director on value proposition;
  • Assist members and chapters in member engagement activities;
  • Attend local chapter events;
  • Assist in event planning including budgeting, researching and communicating with vendors, managing attendance lists etc.
Hours:
Between 15-20 hours. Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located in Farragut North, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 302 Washington, DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Required Skills/Interests:
  • Some experience with social media and website technology (Word Press, email platforms)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite especially Word and Excel
  • Some experience in event planning
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Preferred:
  • Pursuing a degree related to international education, curriculum development international business, Foreign Service, or related fields
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad
 
To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: info@fulbright.org 202.775.0725

Communications Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We’re offering an unpaid internship to upper-level undergraduates (junior and above) and graduate students. Detail-oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Fulbright Association is a nonprofit started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of 70 international Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance people-to-people understanding, international diplomacy and service in communities around the world. 
Internship Details
Purpose: To expand engagement of Fulbright alumni, increase visibility for the Fulbright effect and alumni impact stories and elevate the brand with alumni, legislators, media and the public.
Reports to: Communications and Marketing Manager
Overview: Communications intern provides hands-on support for advocacy, donor and membership campaigns; alumni eNewsletters and our social media, blog and website. 
Duties include:
  • Website: Update content and images for alumni stories, news, events, service, and advocacy. Research, write, and edit content. Experience with WordPress CMS (preferred).
  • Blog: Interview alumni to write articles on the Fulbright effect, research and summarize policy updates, and coordinate and edit articles from participants on Fulbright service programs.
  • Social Media: Write, research and post content on social media to promote alumni stories, news, events, service, membership, fundraising appeals and advocacy campaigns. Research and share content from alumni, chapters, university members and partners in international education and foreign relations. Expand our social media connections, followers and engagement.
  • Campaigns: Collaborate with and support staff with campaign strategy, planning, execution & outreach for advocacy, fundraising, and membership campaigns.
  • Conference Marketing: Contribute to content marketing strategy development for the 40th Annual Fulbright Association Conference, developing materials and content highlighting conference program and speakers.
  • Calls: All staff and interns participate in membership and donor renewal calls & some admin tasks.
Hours:
15-20 hours per week, unpaid. Exact schedule to be set with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located at 1900 L St, NW, Washington, DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 
Required:
  • Excellent writer with proven ability to produce articles and promotional content for website, social media, and email newsletters.
  • Some experience with website, blog, and/or email technology (WordPress, MailChimp, etc.).
  • Some experience using social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and knowledge of how to use it effectively to promote events, programs, and membership.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to figure out how to get things done.
  • Good at managing multiple tasks & driven to meet fast turnaround deadlines.
  • Adept at quickly learning new software & marketing tools.
  • Pursuing degree and coursework in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or Business.
  Preferred:
  • Working knowledge of WordPress (web updates), Mailchimp (distribute emails), Buffer or HootSuite (social media tools).
  • Experience working with school newspaper or organizationals website or blog.
  • Some design skills in Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator a plus.
  • Coursework in international affairs, international business, political science, or education.
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program, and/or experience with study abroad or exchange valuable.
  • Passion for international travel and curiosity for other cultures.
To apply send your resume, cover letter and 3 brief writing samples (e.g. sample social media posts, blog or professional email announcements) to: info@fulbright.org 202.775.0725

Development and Membership Intern

Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.
The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues.
Internship Details
Purpose: To drive Fulbrighter engagement and fundraising while supporting brand development. Specifically, our intern will provide hands-on support in the areas of business development, sales, membership and fundraising.
Reports to: Executive Director  
Intern duties include:
  • Work on development strategy and plan;
  • Develop fundraising and membership materials
  • Conduct active business development (audience research, outreach via email and phone);
  • Schedule development meetings;
  • Work with communications intern on audience data projects;
  • Work with communications senior manager on messaging and value proposition development;
 
Hours: Between 15-20 hours. One development intern is needed for both semesters, summer and winter session. Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located at Farragut North, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 302 Washington, DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
  Required Skills/Interests:
  • Pursuing a degree in communications, journalism, marketing or sales
  • Some experience with social media and website technology (Word Press, email platforms)
  • Track record of success in front-facing roles with sales, engagement and/or event responsibilities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 
 
Preferred:
  • Pursuing a degree related to international education, curriculum development international business, Foreign Service, or related fields
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Experience in fundraising at a non-profit
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad
 
To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: info@fulbright.org 202.775.0725

Government Affairs Intern

Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.
The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues. 
Internship Details
Purpose: To drive Fulbright advocacy initiatives with legislators (global), members, coalition partners and media. 2016 is the 70th Anniversary of the program. During this year, we will carry out community-wide advocacy efforts through the 60-chapter U.S. network.
Reports to: Executive Director  
Intern duties include:
  • Work on content strategy and development;
  • Research, relevant Congressional reps;
  • Monitor policy updates and craft member alerts;
  • Drive social media and grassroots campaigns;
  • Provide technical assistance and content for social media efforts;
  • Attend relevant advocacy and government affairs meetings with industry councils and congressional committees
  • Collect relevant information and draft content for setting up blogs and stories for monthly e-newsletter (from the Hill and our members visits);
  • Assist members and chapters in using the website to post grassroots events and stories;
  • Create advocacy training webinar and materials for attendees and chapters;
  • Work on data strategy and implementation;
  • Work on PR strategy and campaigns (to include advocacy work);
  • Provide administrative assistance for membership, chapter related announcements, general admin, advocacy, fundraising opportunities and research.
 
Hours:
Between 15-20 hours per week, unpaid (minimum of 15 hours per week). Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located in Farragut North at 1900 L St NW, Suite 302, Washington DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Required Stills/Interests:
  • Pursuing a degree in English or political and/or foreign affairs
  • Some experience with social media and webinar technology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
 
Preferred:
  • Pursuing a degree related to international business or related fields
  • Some previous experience with Congressional or State legislator/campaigns
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad
 
To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: info@fulbright.org 202.775.0725

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