Come join our lively team in a fast-paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! As a small team with huge ambitions, we are always on the lookout for the next great addition to our team. Our intern program is a fundamental arm of our organization, and interns have the opportunity to work with hands-on initiatives and express their creativity as part of a world-renowned non-profit.
The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world. 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. Out interns are talented, self-starters, and team players.
if one of the below positions interests you, please send a resume, cover letter, and a three- to five-page writing sample to info@fulbright.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Government Affairs Internship

Duties Include:
  • Assist with our annual Advocacy Month, working on content strategy and development
  • Research and contact relevant Congressional reps
  • Monitor policy updates, craft member alerts, and work on PR Strategy and campaigns
  • Drive social media and grassroots campaigns
  • 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)
  • Create advocacy training webinar and materials for attendees and chapters
  • All staff participate in membership & donor renewal calls, and some admin tasks.
Hours:
Minimum 15 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. Virtual applicants welcome, but preference for in-person.
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

Development and Fundraising Internship

VIRTUAL ONLY

Position Summary

  • Remote, with flexibility to meet in person in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 10 to 12 weeks in spring 2022, as determined at beginning of internship by intern and supervisor
  • 5 to 15 hours per week, as determined at beginning of internship by intern and supervisor
  • Reports directly to the Assistant Director for Philanthropy

Job Duties

  • Manage donor relationships using CRM platform
  • Assist with external relations projects, including blogs, annual report, and mailings as needed
  • Draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals
  • Prepare reports and presentations
  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets, and industries
  • Other tasks as needed and as discussed with supervisor

Ideal Candidate

  • Can commit to a consistent virtual work schedule throughout winter 2022 and spring 2022
  • Is a nonprofit management college student or graduate student
  • Wants hands-on experience and resume-building opportunities in nonprofit fundraising
  • Wants one-on-one coaching and feedback as they develop their fundraising practice
  • Is self-motivated, works well with others, and works well independently
  • Has a growth mindset and desire to learn new skills

Communications and Media Internship

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 as needed.
Hours:
Minimum 15 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. Virtual applicants welcome, but preference for in-person.
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.

Events and Programming Intern

Duties Include:
  • Assist with the planning, marketing, and implementation of international travel programs
  • Plan events, including the upcoming Annual Conference and Fulbright Prize for International Understanding
  • Communicate with the Fulbright member and donor community through e-mail and social media
  • Assist chapters in the development of engaging programs for members
  • Attend local chapter events
  • Organize small-scale event logistics and outreach plan
  • Participate in membership & donor renewal calls, and some admin tasks as needed
Hours:
Minimum 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 Street NW in Washington, D.C. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Virtual interns welcome, but preference for in-person.
Required Skills/Interests:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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, International Studies, or related fields
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Graphic design ability
  • Experience with event planning
  • 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