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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. 


Programme Coordinator for the UK Scholar Programme, US-UK Fulbright Commission

Part time (Maternity Cover) –salary circa £27,350 pro rata per annum

Deadline for applications: Friday 10 July 2015 12:00 noon 

Interview date: Wednesday 22nd July 2015 in London (Vauxhall area)

An exciting opportunity to work in the field of international education and cultural exchange. The post holder will coordinate our prestigious Awards programme for talented academics and professionals wishing to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the US.

The post holder will act as the first point of contact and support for UK/EU citizens applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award. They will implement a targeted promotional campaign to encourage applications for our UK Scholar Awards, coordinate all elements of the selection process, manage a portfolio of events for our UK grantees and offer pre-departure advice to outgoing grantees.

This role would suit a motivated, ambitious graduate with a minimum of 3 years project management experience in the educational administration sectors. A good understanding of UK Higher Education in particular is desired, as well as a genuine appreciation for the benefits of international educational exchange. Strong written skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential.

We would be looking for someone to start week commencing 1st September 2015 working through to late August 2016.

Hours: This is a part time role of 21 hours per week (3 days) View the  job description for full details

Apply by sending a CV and cover letter to and ensure that MaternityCover is in the subject line.

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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.