Institute of International Education
Work Site Location: 
New York, New York
Job Description: 

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is among the world’s largest and most experienced international exchange organizations, dedicated to increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. IIE currently seeks an administrative/research intern. The internship is based in IIE's New York Office with the Research and Evaluation division, which conducts research and evaluation projects on behalf of the U.S. government and other private and public sponsors. The intern will work on IIE’s Open Doors®, an annual statistical survey of international educational mobility in the United States. By assisting with Open Doors, the intern will have an opportunity to gain experience working on a large-scale national research project that is a valued resource in the field of international education. The intern will also assist with Project Atlas®, a global community of national agencies, country representatives, and academic mobility researchers who collaborate to collect and report comparable data on global student mobility.


IIE seeks undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated administrative experience. Applicants should show the ability to work under pressure of continuing deadlines and to prioritize multiple tasks. Applicants also have excellent oral and written communication skills, political and intercultural sensitivity, and interest in international education and/or internationally focused non-profits. 

Applicants should demonstrate computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail, and internet. Overseas experience is a plus. Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Additional skills required include basic knowledge of survey research and basic statistics, attention to detail, and strong analytical ability. Knowledge of SPSS is beneficial, but not required.


The intern will help with survey administration, data cleaning, and data analysis related to Open Doors and Project Atlas. The intern will participate in preparing presentations, graphics, website updates, and research reports.

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To apply for this internship, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or use this contact form.