Position Title: International Visitor Leadership Program FellowshipCompensation: $15.00 per hourLocation: Washington, D.C.Reports To: Senior Program Associate and Fellowship Coordinator, Professional Exchanges DivisionMeridian International Center’s Professional Exchanges Division (PED) offers fellowships to qualified undergraduates interested in international relations and cultural exchange. The Fellows will work closely with PED staff to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) – the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience the U.S. firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts while on the IVLP. Common project themes include:U.S. Foreign PolicyDefense and National SecurityCountering Violent ExtremismNGO ManagementJournalism and the Free PressThe IVLP fellow will provide logistical support to facilitate the program. Responsibilities include creating and assembling welcome materials for participants in State Department exchanges, researching cultural activities for international visitors in Washington D.C., and assisting staff with program book writing. Additionally, the fellow will research country-specific issues to create one-pager briefing memos for staff, write blog articles for publication on Meridian’s blog The Lead, conduct a long-term international research project on a local D.C. issue, and attend meetings with IVLP participants across D.C. The ideal applicants will demonstrate: Strong interest in cultural exchange, American studies, public diplomacy, international education, or international relations Experience with cultural exchange on or off campus Proven initiative and strong interpersonal skills, especially in a professional setting Superb organizational skills and attention to detail Strong writing skills Desired Skills and QualificationsCommit 20-29 hours per week to the FellowshipBe able to work on Mondays and either Thursday or FridaysVisual Acuity, Hearing, and Speaking Excellent verbal and written command of the English languageEnvironment and SchedulingMeridian Fellows are limited to a maximum 29 hours per weekInterest in working with an international not-for-profitInterest in working within a diverse work environmentThis position is classified FLSA non-exempt.Employer’s Statement and RightsThis position posting does not list all the duties of the job. If an offer is made, you will be presented with a detailed job description. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their demonstrated ability to perform the tasks listed above, and their education and experience. The employer has the right to revise this posting at any time. Neither this posting nor the job description is a contract for employment. Meridian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Application Open: October 1Application deadline: November 15Decisions are generally made by: December 4Program start date: January 11Program end date: May 7Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to HR@meridian.org. Subject line should read “IVLP Fellowship” only and a cover letter, with salary expectations, and resume should be attached. Applications sent outside deadlines will not be reviewed. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered as applicants. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.For additional information about Meridian’s work on the International Visitor Leadership Program please visit http://www.meridian.org/ivlp and http://eca.state.gov/ivlp.