Graduate Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Education Abroad


The Office of Education Abroad (EA), located with Global Programs at University Park, is the primary administrative office facilitating education abroad endeavors at all of Penn State’s campuses. EA professionals manage semester and year long, summer, faculty-led and embedded programs inclusive of recruitment, advising, record keeping, in addition to financial and administrative duties. EA is a fast-paced and student-centered environment, that works to serve credit bearing study experiences abroad. This position will manage the Education Abroad Peer Adviser Program and support the advising staff in serving the approximately 1,200 students who visit the office for study abroad advising each semester. The EA Peer Adviser program is made up of 14 to 15 diverse undergraduate returned study abroad students who volunteer help in outreach initiatives and serve as a resource to students interested in study abroad. Peer Advisers hold daily walk in appointments, respond to general inquiries from students and their families, represent the office at events, give presentations and perform classroom visits. The Graduate Assistant will manage the scheduling for the Peer Advisers, give guidance on advising and provide feedback. The GA will also develop trainings, community building activities and professional development opportunities to enhance the quality of the program. This position will also provide support to the Education Abroad professional advisers, including general study abroad advising, participation in recruitment and outreach activities and administrative tasks as needed. Global Programs is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion for all employees and students; we value individuals of all perspectives and backgrounds in our collaborative, respectful, and globally engaged environment. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience living, working and/or studying abroad and have a passion for global education. Preference will be given to those currently enrolled in a graduate program related to international education, higher education administration, or a related field. The candidate must have demonstrated strong leadership skills in current or previous position and have the ability to work as an integral part of the advising team. Additionally, strong attention to detail, organization and communication skills partnered with a positive attitude would be considered assets to the Education Abroad Office.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088