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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Created 60 years ago in the aftermath of WWII, the US-UK Fulbright Commission plays a key role in facilitating transatlantic cultural understanding and educational exchange through our prestigious scholarship programme, as well as our student advisory service. Our work to create globally-minded ambassadors impacts public diplomacy around the world, as well as the lives of the individuals who benefit from our programmes and services. 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education. New staff join a small but dynamic and highly-motivated team of colleagues who are passionate about their work. 


Chief Operating Officer

Application Deadline: Friday, 25 November (12 pm GMT).

This vacancy is being managed by Saxton Bampflyde. For more information please click here, where you will find the full advertisement and a briefing document.

Alumni and Awards Assistant (One year fixed-term contract)

Application Deadline: Thursday, 24 November 2016 (6 pm GMT)

For those individuals who receive a Fulbright award, they join the elite group of global Fulbright programme alumni around the world – over 320,000 people in over 150 countries have received Fulbright awards since the programme was founded seventy years ago.

Our Awards teams is responsible for managing the application, selection, and in-country processing of all US-UK Fulbright award recipients. The team works closely with the Alumni and Development Manager who focuses on continuing the relationship with these individuals once they become alumni through regular communication, events and other engagement programmes. The Commission also fosters a sense of giving back amongst its alumni via several fundraising initiatives.  

The Alumni and Awards Assistant is a new role which will support both of these teams, as well as the grantees and alumni of our awards programme. The role will assist with a variety of key activities that underpin the success of both the awards and alumni relations programmes, including communication and marketing, information management, event planning and general administration.

Generally speaking, we are looking for an individual with strong communication and organisation skills who is extremely detail-oriented and works to a high level of accuracy. Candidates with previous experience working with alumni or scholarship programmes will be at a strong advantage. 

Please note this is a fixed-term post for 12 months. Applicants must already possess the legal right to work in the UK. 

A full job description is available for download. 

Salary: £24,500 (includes London weighting) 

How to Apply: Please complete this Equality Monitoring form online and then send a copy of your CV, a covering letter and an application form by email to Please send all documents in one email and mark the subject line “Job Application – Alumni and Awards Assistant”.  


The Fulbright Commission offers unpaid internships to current students and recent graduates. Our internships offer a unique opportunity for individuals interested in international education (as well as students in other fields) to learn about the field while gaining work experience and taking responsibility for challenging projects.

Internships can be arranged through partnerships with US universities or internship companies or by the applicant individually. 

Applicants may express their interest in taking part in an internship by emailing a CV and covering letter to the email address listed below.

The covering letter should describe your dates and hours of availability, details of your visa status and legal right to work in the UK (for example, on a Tier 4 student visa, UK citizenship or the BUNAC Intern in Britain visa for students and recent graduates), previous experience, overseas work and study experience and knowledge of the US/UK educational systems. Internship applications will be kept on file, and qualified applicants will be invited for an interview when positions are available.

There are three different options in terms of internship opportunities at the Fulbright Commission. We seek full and part time interns with the Advisory Service (projects related to advising UK students about US study), Awards Programme (helping to administer and promote scholarships for US and UK grantees and applicants), and Alumni/Fundraising efforts.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities with Fulbright, please contact us:

Organisations interested in working with the Commission on internship placements may find out more information by emailing the above contact.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in assisting with the Fulbright Commission’s work on a one-off basis? Volunteer opportunities include assisting with USA College Day, USA Grad School Day, outreach events and at the Fulbright Commission's office. To register your interest in volunteering, please complete this form. A member of staff will contact you when an appropriate opportunity arises.