At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Institute of International Education Scholarship Division Graduate Internship Program

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Office for Latin America works with various foundations, private corporations, institutions, and governments in managing scholarship and training programs to provide Latin Americans with more opportunities for higher education and exchange. Currently, IIE works closely with Cargill, ExxonMobil, Rolex, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as with NYU Abu Dhabi on the promotion, selection and monitoring of scholarships across Latin America.

This is a paid internship position. 
The Scholarship Interns work with one or more IIE/Latin America scholarship programs to assist in:
  • Responding to inquiries about IIE/Latin America scholarship program opportunities. 
  • Managing contact databases and statistical information about grantee cohorts. 
  • Assistance in promotional activities. 
  • Communication with university representatives and students. 
  • Assistance in selection processes. 
  • Conducting research. 
  • Creating promotional and statistical analysis presentations. 
  • Organizing orientation programs for grantees. 
  • Program development initiatives including research and proposal writing. 
  • Completing office tasks and working on other programs as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program (or recently graduated with a Master’s degree) at higher education institution in the United States. NOTE: It is not required that interns be U.S. citizens, as long as they have studied in a U.S. college or university.
  • Ability to communicate competently in both Spanish and English, intercultural competence. Strong writing skills in English, preferably Spanish as well. 
  • Personal maturity as demonstrated by the ability to receive instruction and work on projects with limited supervision in a fast paced environment. 
  • Self-direction is essential, as is the ability to work with a small team. Must also feel comfortable working in a shared office space. 
  • Problem solving, leadership skills, and flexibility in responding to changing priorities. 
  • Intermediate skills in software applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous participation in a study-abroad program or other international experience.  
  • The ability to adapt to and benefit from a new cultural experience. 
  • Professional experience in a public service office, preferably working with high school or college students. 
  • Demonstrated interest in international education and Latin America. 
  • General knowledge of Mexican history and culture. Interns are encouraged to keep abreast of current political, economic, educational, and social events in Mexico. 
  • Intermediate skills in Outlook and Access software applications, and social media.

Application Information:

The application deadline is October 15, 2012. More information is available at Or contact Elizabeth Arredon at


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