SUSI for Global Student Leaders Fellow


Meridian International Center seeks a Fellow to support the Meridian Center for Global Leadership team that administers the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUS)I for Global Student Leaders program. The SUSI Fellow will play a pivotal role in developing effective virtual and possible in-person engagement strategies, and help administer robust post-program alumni capacity building initiatives, as well as program monitoring and evaluation. The Fellow also supports: logistical/administrative coordination and tasks of virtual and possible in-person exchanges; production of events on Zoom or other virtual platforms; engaging program participants and alumni in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments, creating and editing participant materials, editing content in Learning Management System (LMS) platforms such as Canvas; creating compelling, creative media to sustain engagement across SUSI program social channels;  research on program design, implementation, technology platforms, vendors, and other elements as needed; post-program follow-up, monitoring & evaluation, and data management/analytics/regulation and compliance. The Fellow may also support business development teams in proposal writing and contribute to Meridian-wide communications initiatives. The Meridian Center for Global Leadership (MCGL) administers professional and educational exchange programs that enhance Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world. This position will be remote until further notice, but D.C., Maryland, or Virginia residency is required.


All candidates must possess:
  • Ability to commit 20-29 hours per week to the Fellowship from May through August 2021
  • Working towards or recently graduated with a bachelors (or master’s) degree focused on International Relations, Nonprofit Management, Global Communications/Journalism, or other related field,; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Strong interest in cultural exchange, public diplomacy, international education, or international relations
  • Excellent cross-cultural competencies, experience working with diverse cultures and languages
  • Previous experience with a nonprofit or an organization working with international students and/or visitors is a plus
  • Exemplary writing and communication skills, particularly with day-to-day internal and external communications
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, especially in a professional setting; experience & enjoyment working with global audiences, and journalists or high school and university students is encouraged
  • Interest in working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and ability to bring a flexible, open-minded, “no task is too small” mentality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is mandatory; knowledge of cloud-based/shared file systems (SharePoint), CRMs (Salesforce), and/or virtual engagement tools (Zoom, Canvas, etc.) is a plus
  • Social media experience is preferredStu

Additional information about Meridian can be found at

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Interested and qualified applicants should submit your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (3 pages maximum, preference for a professional sample) here.

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