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Internships at ACEI

ACEI sometimes has internships available during the summer months, with applications being reviewed during the spring. Interns are given the opportunity to gain work experience consisting primarily of online research and data gathering that will contribute to the development of briefing papers and other types of resources. In addition to their day-to-day assignments, interns will have the opportunity to attend various meetings related to childhood education.

Interns should be enrolled in a graduate degree program that focuses on global education issues with a particular interest in children's education. A focus on one specific aspect of childhood education, such as basic education or early childhood development, is also acceptable. Interns who have had some international experience(s) working or living outside the U.S., are preferred.

Internships typically range from 8 -12 weeks. All interns must reside in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area during their assignment and are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation. Interns are based at the ACEI Headquarters located at 1101 16th Street NW, Washington DC, 20036, a few blocks north of the White House.

ACEI offers a monthly stipend.

How To Apply
Please send to ACEI via fax or email:
• A cover letter that indicates why you are interested in the internship, briefly describes your qualifications, and indicates the timeframe during which you would be available. You should also indicate whether you are seeking a full time or part time internship.
• A resume or C.V.
Fax: 202-372-9989
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No phone calls please.

Below is a reflection written by one of our previous interns:

Interning at the Association for Childhood Education International was more than just work; it was an interesting and humbling experience. The staff was very welcoming and supportive in my endeavors in and out of the office, giving me room for active learning and personal growth.

By attending advocacy meetings, The Children Budget Summit and other forums related to childhood education, I was not only able to get a taste of what ACEI has been doing over the years, but also understand and appreciate what it values today and strives to achieve in the future, which I believe is key. Also, attending a discussion held at the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Senate as well as sessions at The Brookings Institute, provided me with a fresh perspective on views and opinions related to international development and foreign policy.Almas

Connecting and sharing ideas with educators at the International Institute for Education Diplomacy, an ACEI sponsored program, helped me to recognize and understand the efforts being made by individuals and other organizations on matters related to childhood education, which at the institute we collectively agreed should be made a top priority. The challenging nature and content of the program sparked moments of personal reflection, and most notably, infinite wisdom from all those that were a part of it. I remain grateful for the opportunity and most certainly miss the ACEI staff.

—Almas Ismail

Almas is from Kenya and currently studying economics at the The State University of New York, Buffalo. He hopes to pursue a career in international development.