Payment: 20 hours per week; $15/hour

May be eligible for credit based on college/university assessment and requirements

Appointment: Late May – mid August; four positions available

The American Council on Education’s (ACE) represents the interests of campus executives and leaders of higher education associations and organizations, ACE provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and programmatic initiatives.

ACE’s Internship Program is a cohort experience reporting to the Office of the President, and interns are assigned to various departments throughout the Council. The program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students ‘real-world’ work experience within a leading national higher education association. The summer 2019 cohort will include professional development sessions with current ACE staff, a DC outing, and presentations at the conclusion of the program. The internship program is inclusive of all learners and is aligned with ACE’s Strategic Framework.

Job duties and requirements for specific internship experiences in the summer of 2019 are listed below. Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or recently completed, an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

The marketing intern will have an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience and knowledge to advance their academic goals in the field of marketing communications. The marketing intern will gain a better understanding of the higher education nonprofit marketing space and build positive professional/networking relationships. The marketing internship provides an opportunity to apply academic learning of the marking communication discipline to actual practice in ACE’s marketing department. The three main areas of focus for the internship are data analytics, research, and social media. The intern will learn about and provide support for the CRM (customer relationship management) system, the email deployment tool (Microsoft Dynamics), email marketing, and ACE annual meeting 2020.

Application Process

At ACE we promote public policies and institutional practices that provide affordable, high-quality post-secondary education opportunities for all and we believe that flexible pathways support learners in their pursuit of completion. We are interested in hearing about your path. In no more than 500 words, respond to one of the following short-answer essay questions.

  • What are some paths to post-secondary education, including your own?
  • What will be your path to completing your degree and what challenges and/or privileges have you had along the way?

Please upload your resume/CV and short-answer essay during the application process through the employment section of our website Please indicate the specific internship experience that is aligned with your interests when prompted during the application process. Review of applicants will begin immediately and selections will be made in April.