AIEA Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 2019 Internship Program | 2019 Conference Volunteers


AIEA Internship Program: 2019 Annual Conference

The deadline for the 2019 Annual Conference Internship Program is September 21, 2018. Apply now!

Learn about our 2018 AIEA Interns!

The AIEA internship provides meaningful, practical work and professional development opportunities at the annual conference. AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, is a professional organization that serves leaders in international education. The AIEA Annual Conference is an event that brings senior international officers from all over the world together for provocative, relevant and rewarding dialogue and networking.

AIEA is now accepting applications for four interns that will oversee a variety of functions.  Interns play a critical role in ensuring the conference’s success. All positions require a high level of organization and leadership skills to carry out the following key responsibilities:

  • Volunteers – Recruit volunteers from local college campuses within an hour of the conference, Train and manage a volunteer staff of 40-50 individuals, oversee staffing and logistical needs for the duration of the entire conference.    
  • Events – Assist in managing and scheduling volunteers, serve as point person on logistics for events, and escort high-level guests and speakers for the duration of the entire conference.
  • Sessions – Oversee logistics for 100+ conference sessions and workshops for the duration of the conference.
  • Technology – Work with audiovisual staff to assist and review session logistics and track equipment usage.  Work closely with conference speakers on individual technology issues related to laptops, PowerPoint presentations, and LCD projectors for the duration of the conference. 

LOCATION: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, January 19-23, 2019 
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: English fluency required. 
TIME REQUIREMENT: Detailed requirement to follow. Interns should be prepared to recruit volunteers at their institution and other San Francisco institutions. Interns should also anticipate several phone calls, required reading, and several small assignments in the two months prior to the conference.  From January 19-23, interns should anticipate working 7:00 am - 7:00 pm with breaks. 

BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

Upon successful completion of duties, interns will receive

  • a modest stipend
  • a recommendation letter from AIEA
  • limited access to conference sessions and events
  • networking opportunities with professionals in the field of international education
  • experience leading intercultural teams

AIEA prepares students to succeed in a global and diverse workplace.  Interns benefit in the following ways:

  • Develop work experience and develop connections for a career in international education
  • Learn about internationalization of higher education
  • Training in personal leadership

 Eligible candidates will be interviewed by phone, Skype, or in person (when possible).

Transportation and lodging expenses and arrangements will be the responsibility of the intern.

Interns must be eligible to work in the U.S.  


AIEA Volunteers: 2019 Annual Conference 

The AIEA volunteer program provides meaningful, practical work and professional development opportunities at the AIEA annual conference. AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, is a professional organization that serves leaders in international education. The AIEA Annual Conference is an event that brings senior international officers from all over the world together for provocative, relevant and rewarding dialogue and networking.

AIEA is collecting information from volunteers interested in assisting in a variety of tactical and logistical tasks associated with hosting our annual conference. AIEA will need a volunteer staff of 50-60 people to work dedicated shifts of 2-4 hours over the conference days, January 19-23, 2019. 
 
Volunteers will be responsible for ensuring logistical and tactical tasks are implemented to make the attendee experience memorable and productive, including: 
  • Sessions—ensure each of the rooms for each session is properly set and ready for presenters and attendees. 
    1. Audiovisual equipment is in place and working. 
    2. Sufficient number of seats for expected attendees. 
    3. Evaluation forms are ready. 
    4. Water station is set. 
    5. Correct signage outside room. 
    6. Check name badges to verify participants are registered.
  • Events—these include meals and keynote presentations on and off site.  Volunteers will be available to welcome attendees and help direct to rooms and seats, etc.
  • Keynote Presenters—ensure everything on stage is ready; sound check and audiovisual is working.  Speaker gifts under podium. 
  • Exhibit Hall—monitor badges for admissions.  Check with exhibitors to ensure they are ready for attendees. 
  • Registration Desk—assist registration team in handing out bags and materials.
LOCATION
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, January 19-23, 2019 
Volunteers are responsible for travel and/or lodging costs.
APPLY NOW!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Annual Conference, please fill out this AIEA Volunteer Interest Form. Preference will be given to undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals.