All who are selected to participate in the ACES International Internship Program receive hands-on relevant training in the field of international education and international relations, as well as skill development in writing, research, program planning, and much more.
The intern will have the opportunity to conduct direct work in collaboration with project managers on current international programs and associated topics while helping to create a new series of educational programs. This intern will be exposed to the writing, research, and program planning of model education programs and projects, as well as providing support for the ACES International initiative that prioritizes global engagement for learning communities in Connecticut and around the world.
ACES International internships are paid stipends, require a 14 – 18 hour commitment weekly, and are filled on a rolling basis. All interns are evaluated on a regular basis for performance and professional development.
Internship opportunities are on a fully remote/virtual basis but can be in-person based on the assigned responsibilities.
• Assisting with communications and research, drafting, and editing information on behalf of the project management, issues in global education; program governance, international institution initiatives, and other topics, as requested
• Reviewing and where necessary, researching and drafting data collection, analysis, and updates for existing projects which can include outreach and informational materials, timelines, recommended action plans, and videos across diverse topics
• Contributing to other tasks for ACES International that include its commitment to stakeholders as a service provider, as requested
• Collaboration and communication supporting online project management, communicating with school representatives, students, and organizational partners to strengthen program aligned goals
• Advance presence and contribute to the development of public social media outreach such as WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, and web applications.
• Proficiency in Mandarin and English is a daily requirement, including Speaking, Writing, Reading in both languages;
• Seeking an undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in international relations, international education, history, political science, or a related field;
• Students should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship;
• Relevant research experience, as well as an interest in education, diplomacy, international affairs, and/or globally relevant work is a plus;
• Experience with basic quantitative and qualitative data;
• Strong attention to detail and resourcefulness as communication and highly professional conduct is essential in international relations;
• Proficiency using all forms of technology, software and media platforms;
Founded in 1969, ACES is a regional education service center (RESC) and LEA (local education agency) that provides support and service to twenty-six public school districts in Connecticut reaching over 150,000 students. The international education division was founded in 2013 extending the reach of ACES throughout the world to foster campus internationalization for Connecticut schools, promoting global engagement for learning communities worldwide. Currently, ACES extends its work around the world providing service to institutions seeking every facet of advisory in development and advancement. ACES operates under the authority of the Connecticut Department of Education and is an equal opportunity employer.
ACES International and its work through global engagement and international relations embrace cultural competency and a commitment to education-centered programming. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the ACES international division in the composition of its workforce.