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.

We are now seeking interns for the fall 2017 semester! Check out our internship opportunities below.

Membership and Operations Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international-minded office environment! 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, D.C., 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 support the Fulbright Association’s national 60-chapter network in the management and recruitment of membership, development of programs, and communication with chapters on membership and finances. Our intern will provide hands-on support in the areas of membership recruitment, membership data management, and event management.

Reports to: Manager, Chapter Relations and Membership

Duties Include:
  • Create and build upon membership recruitment strategies.
  • Communicate with chapters regarding membership.
  • Manage membership data through CRM system, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.
  • Work with staff on value proposition of membership.
  • Assist chapters in the development of engaging programs for members.
  • Attend local chapter events.
  • Assist in event planning including budgeting, researching, and communicating with vendors, managing attendance lists, etc.
  • Organize small-scale event logistics and outreach plan.
  • Calls: All staff and interns participate in membership & donor renewal calls, and some admin tasks.
Hours:
Between 15-20 hours per week. Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located near Farragut Square at 1900 L Street NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Required Skills/Interests:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Some experience in event planning.
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Some experience with social media and website technology (WordPress, email platforms).
  • Interest in international exchange or education.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to figure out how to get things done.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a degree related to Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Business, Data or Business Analytics, or related fields.
  • Foreign language proficiency.
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access.
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program.
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education.
  • Experience working or volunteering with non-profit organizations.
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad.
We are currently seeking fall semester interns, with start and end dates flexible based on availability. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to kelsey@fulbright.org with the subject line “Membership and Operations Internship.”

Social Media and Communications Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international-minded office environment! 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, D.C., 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 among Fulbright alumni and members; broaden visibility for the Fulbright Association and its programs; and highlight the global impact of the Fulbright Program and its alumni.

Overview: The Communications and Social Media Intern provides hands-on support for engagement, donor and membership campaigns; writes blog posts and newsletter feature stories; and manages social media accounts for the Association.

Reports to: Manager, Communications and Marketing

Duties Include:

  • Social media: Researches, writes, and manages posts shared on official Fulbright Association social media accounts. Curates content related to Fulbright alumni, news, events, travel programs, and advocacy campaigns. Expands social media engagement by driving interaction with alumni, chapters, university members, and partners in international education and foreign relations.
  • Blog: Contributes pieces to the Fulbright Association blog. Interviews Fulbright alumni to write articles on their experiences, researches and summarizes advocacy campaign updates and travel programs. Schedule permitting, attends and covers local Fulbright events.
  • Website: Supports website maintenance by updating content, images, and design features using WordPress CMS.
  • Communication Campaigns: Collaborates with and supports staff with campaign strategy and implementation for ongoing advocacy, fundraising, and membership campaigns.
  • Calls: All staff & interns participate in membership & donor renewal calls & some admin tasks.
Hours:
15-20 hours per week. Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located near Farragut Square at 1900 L St, NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Candidate Requirements:
  • Excellent writing skills, with experience writing articles and promotional content for website, social media, and email outlets.
  • Experience using social media effectively in a professional setting. Proficiency with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter required.
  • Experience with website management and WordPress CMS preferred.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to figure out how to get things done.
  • Good at managing multiple tasks and driven to meet fast turnaround deadlines.
  • Adept at quickly learning new software and marketing tools.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Business, International Education, or related fields.
  • Experience working with school newspaper or supporting an organization’s website or blog.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, basic HTML coding for web design, and social media planning tools.
  • Basic graphic design skills using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program; experience with study abroad or international exchange.
  • Passion for international travel and curiosity for other cultures.
We are currently seeking a Social Media and Communications Intern for fall semester openings. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and 3 brief writing samples (e.g. sample social media posts, blog or professional email announcements) to michelle@fulbright.org with the subject line “Social Media and Communications Internship.”

Development Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international-minded office environment! 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, D.C., 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 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

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.
  • Plan and assist in membership and donor campaigns.
  • Develop store and other fundraising promotions.
  • Work with communications manager on messaging and value proposition development.
  • Calls: All staff and interns participate in membership and donor renewal calls, and some admin tasks.
Hours:
Between 15-20 hours. Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located at Farragut North, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 302 Washington, DC. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Required Skills/Interests:
  • Pursuing a degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International Business, or related degree
  • 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.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest in international exchange or education
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience working or volunteering with non-profits
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad
We are currently seeking a Development Intern for fall semester openings. To apply send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to info@fulbright.org with the subject line “Development Internship.”

Government Affairs Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international-minded office environment! 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, D.C., 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 drive Fulbright advocacy initiatives with legislators (global), members, coalition partners and media. 2017 is the 40th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program. During this year, we will carry out community-wide advocacy efforts through the 60-chapter U.S. network to fight for the continued funding of the Fulbright Program.

Reports to: Executive Director

Duties Include:
  • Work on content strategy and development.
  • Research and contact relevant Congressional representatives.
  • 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 (minimum of 15 hours per week). Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located near Farragut Square at 1900 L St NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Required Skills/Interests:
  • Pursuing a degree in Political Science, Government Affairs, International Affairs, or related field
  • 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 Qualifications:
  • 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.
We are currently seeking Government Affairs Interns for fall semester openings. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to info@fulbright.org with the subject line “Government Affairs Internship.”

Accounting Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international-minded office environment! 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, D.C., 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: 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.

Overview: 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.

Reports to: Finance Consultant

Hours: Between 15-20 hours per week. Exact schedule and dates of internship to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located near Farragut Square at 1900 L St NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Duties Include:
  • 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
We are currently seeking an Accounting Intern for fall semester openings. To apply, submit your resume to info@fulbright.org with the subject line “Accounting Internship.”