MIT-India Program Assistant

MIT Center for International Studies

Position description

MIT-INDIA PROGRAM ASSISTANTCenter for International Studies-MIT-India Program, to perform a variety of administrative duties for the program. Will respond to general inquiries from internal and external stakeholders; assist the program manager with reviewing applications and with the internship matching process; coordinate student travel arrangements, housing, insurance, and other administrative items with both hosts and students; serve as a contact point for interns; maintain intern files and update the intern database as needed; coordinate event logistics for training and organize other program events; process program financial transactions and reconcile accounts; maintain the program’s website and social media; draft written materials and reports for the program; analyze student data for stakeholders; and perform other administrative tasks as needed. 

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ professional administrative/office experience; excellent organizational, customer service, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; experience with organizing and hosting both in-person and virtual, small- and large-scale events (both in-person and virtual); discretion and good judgment with confidential information; and technical proficiency with MS Office/Outlook and willingness to learn new programs and software as needed. Must be able to follow through on tasks; work both independently and as part of a team; and interact with a diverse group of faculty, students, staff, and corporate sponsors.  PREFERRED: working knowledge of South Asia, a bachelor’s degree, and global education and/or MIT experience.  

MIT-India is housed under the umbrella of MIT Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), MIT’s flagship international education program. 


Occasional weekday evening and weekend work will be required.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

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