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Experiential Education (Internship Placement) Coordinator

Foundation for International Education

Location: London
Salary: £30,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st May 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024

FIE: Foundation for International Education is an international educational organisation working in partnership with universities and colleges in the US to provide immersive study abroad programs for undergraduate students in London, Dublin, and Amman.

FIE is currently seeking qualified, enthusiastic, and competent applicants for the following full-time, permanent position within the Academic and Experiential Education Department.

Location: London, England (on-site)     

Start Date: 1st July 2024       

Job Summary: A stimulating and rewarding role for professionals experienced in international education or student career counselling, this position is responsible for organising the placement of international undergraduate students into for-academic-credit, unpaid in-person and remote internship experience opportunities. An excellent and versatile communicator, the post holder liaises with students throughout the successes and challenges of their study abroad experience as well as London employers to build mutually beneficial partnerships and identify new opportunities.

Qualifications/Experience

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous personal experience of having studied and/or worked abroad is preferred
  • An understanding of the international education sector, and preferably with some knowledge of the US Higher Education system is desirable
  • Experience working with international students is desirable

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent organisational and administration skills with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills to engage effectively across different groups of stakeholders
  • The ability to prioritise a complex workload in a busy office
  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with resilience
  • Confident and outgoing personality with a positive attitude
  • A strong command of written and spoken English and a high-quality telephone manner
  • Excellent IT skills with a knowledge of MS Office package and databases

Desired skills & experience

  • Previous personal experience of having studied and/or worked abroad
  • An understanding of the international education sector, and preferably with some knowledge of the US Higher Education system
  • Experience working with internship or work experience placements or in career services
  • Experience advising or counselling students
  • Strength in presenting in front of large groups of people
  • A good working knowledge of London and its industries

Job Description

The full job advert and job description can be downloaded on our website by clicking here.

Application Process

Please submit a CV, covering letter, and the contact details of two referees as attachments via email to Ahmed Said at hr@fie.org.uk (via the ‘Apply’ button above). In your covering letter, please include:

  1. a) Where you saw this position advertised
  2. b) What it is that interests you about this job opportunity
  3. c) What skills, experience and knowledge you can offer to FIE in this capacity
  4. d) How you would present the benefits of hosting an intern to a London-based company

Please note this position is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.

Successful applicant will be required to produce acceptable documents confirm the right to work in the UK.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVERING LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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