International Partnerships

Position Overview

The position provides an exciting opportunity to gain experience in International Partnership Agreement management in the UM Education Abroad Office. This position will enhance individual skills in interpersonal communication, database management, public speaking, and writing. Good computer skills are necessary, and the successful applicant should be very familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain UM’s International Partnership Database
  • Maintain a current list of Partner Universities and update regularly
  • Assist with administrative processes with UM’s International Partnership agreements
  • Prepare materials for International Counsel meetings
  • Work on other projects, as assigned


  • Develop skills in a professional work environment
  • Enhance leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Have a chance to use the knowledge of international matters and cross-cultural communication acquired from your own study abroad experience
  • Have the opportunity to work with individuals around the campus, including faculty, staff, and students
  • Experience an exciting, challenging, and rewarding job in a fast paced, cross-cultural setting
  • Gain concrete experience to put on your resume
  • Create international connections and pursue opportunities
  • May earn UM credits


Candidates for this position must be the following:

  • A UM student currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program at UM, and be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Available to work at least 10-15 hours a week
  • Able to enthusiastically and accurately promote the concept of international education to UM students, faculty, and staff
  • Someone with a high level of written and oral communication skills
  • Able to effectively manage time, prioritize work, and multitask across multiple assignments
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and resourceful
  • An individual with excellent computer skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with building and managing databases
  • Knowledge of Access, PowerPoint and Excel software

Application Instructions

For full consideration, complete the application via Handshake for the Education Abroad International Partnerships Assistant internship. Please include a resume and cover letter of no more than 500 words, alongside your weekly availability.  

Preference in hiring will be given to students who are able to commit to the position for the entire term. All new hires must complete the mandatory training program. All positions will be open until filled.

Please email Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry at if you have any questions, using the e-mail subject line "EA Intl Partnerships Assistant Internship Application".

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