IISE provides the opportunity for a limited number of internships with international and development education organizations, universities, and ministries of governments. The primary objective of IISE Internships is to offer participants an opportunity to acquire first-hand experience in a leading international development organization, higher education institution, or government agency. Internships are designed to complement graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh with practical experience in development and service learning settings.
Education: Completed undergraduate degree (Bachelor) and current enrollment in a University of Pittsburgh graduate degree or equivalent program.
Field of study: Social and Comparative Analysis in Education; Higher Education Management; School Leadership; Education; Instructional Learning; and development-related fields such as Economics, International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology, Public or Business Administration, or Environmental Studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending on the type of assignment.
Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably in an additional official UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese) where applicable.
Demonstrated interest in the field of international and development education and the work of international organizations, higher education institutions, and government agencies.
IISE Internship Applications should be forwarded to the Internships Coordinator. Applicants must submit a completed application packet to IISE to be considered for one of its internship programs (to download an IISE Internship Application click here). Applications are comprised of the following materials:
signed IISE Internship Application;
current Curriculum Vita;
Cover Letter detailing the areas of special skills, fit with future career goals, and any other information that may contribute to your abilities in performing the internship position you are applying for at IISE;
two Letters of Recommendation using the Recommendation Form for IISE Internship Programs; and
other materials required by specific internship program (if applicable).
Completed application materials should be submitted electronically in either Word or PDF format to:
Attention: IISE Internships Coordinator
Institute for International Studies in Education
University of Pittsburgh, School of Education
5706 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA