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Communications and research internship with IB research, Washington DC: October 2017

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Research department is seeking a Communications and Research Intern to start in October 2017 (fall and/or winter). This is a paid internship position. The internship will require up to 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule. Our office is located next to the Bethesda Metro station.

Please apply by 2 October 2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The IB’s Research department investigates the efficacy and outcomes of IB programmes for students, teachers and schools, and communicates these findings to a variety of internal and external audiences.


  • Conduct background research to support Research team members
  • Develop social media posts about research findings for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • Write blog entries and other communications about research studies
  • Conduct resource searches and update the IB’s International Education Research Database (IERD)
  • Monitor the news for interesting articles related to education or the International Baccalaureate
  • Literature reviews or other research support
  • Administrative duties and event planning
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree in education, psychology or communications
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative research experience preferred
  • Experience with social media and other communications outlets and approaches preferred
  • Ability to synthesize information and distill it into key points for a specific audience and purpose
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of proper citation procedures
  • English language fluency
  • Knowledge of education and/or the IB preferred

The IB offers interns:

  • A flexible working schedule and environment
  • The opportunity to work with Ph.D. mentors
  • The possibility of publishing work
  • The opportunity to add to your professional portfolio of science communications
  • Accommodation of various skill sets and interests
  • Networking opportunities in the field of international education
  • University course credit according to your university program’s guidelines

To apply please send a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to Please include your name and ‘Communications and research internship’ in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Note: The IB cannot pay for relocation expenses to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The International Baccalaureate is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political disposition, or on the basis of any personal characteristic protected by law.