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International Programme Co-ordinator

Job description

The International Program Coordinator role is designed to intern in Operations unit of Absolute Internship in Barcelona and then spend the final three months on-site, in one of Absolute Internship’s 11 program locations as an on-site Program Coordinator hosting a group of students.

The role

Part 1: Integrate a Business Unit

  • Barcelona from March to mid-May
  • Combine your strengths in customer service (English) to help our students discover the world. Your role is to assist the Operations team with:
  • Program organization, Student Housing, Pre-Departure material, Webinars, Program compliance
  • You will report directly to the Operations Manager.

Part 2: Program Coordinator

  • Selected destination from mid-May to August
  • The Program Coordinator serves in multiple roles throughout the summer from marketing, to resident advising to event planning. In essence, the role of the Program Coordinator is to work as the primary point of contact for all communication between students and Absolute Internship in the selected destination.

The Program Coordinator’s responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and supervise program events and program logistics for students with given budget together with the Operations Team
  • Act as a role model for participants by conducting yourself in a mature, responsible, and professional manner throughout the program time
  • Lead and support in the areas of customer service, resident advising, marketing and promotions, community building, and event planning and execution
  • Collect marketing material such as photos and videos from students
  • Be “on call” 24/7 in case of any and all emergencies
  • Go on “employer site visits” to document the internship experience

Duration: Four months minimum
Start date: beginning April 2020

What we are looking for

  • The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, a passionate team player, good under pressure and fast on his/her feet.
  • Passion for international experiences with a global mindset
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and intellectual curiosity
  • Comfortable speaking to people on the phone
  • Strong communicator with excellent writing, verbal, and presentation skills in English
  • Previous study or intern abroad experiences a must
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple competing requests
  • Comfortable building relationships with people on behalf of the brand
  • Social media savvy and a strong sense for customer service
  • Able and eager to wear many hats and collaborate with a small (but mighty) team
  • You are enthusiastic, energetic, super-organized – you thrive in a small team and love to communicate with people
  • You believe in the benefits of travel and love telling other people about it
  • You know how to communicate over the phone
  • You want to be part of a young international team that motivates and inspires you
  • Going above and beyond is the only way you do things
  • You excel at problem-solving- and are extremely detailed-oriented


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

To apply to be one of our International Program Coordinators, please send a CV and cover letter in English, via the Apply button. Note the International Program Coordinator position and your name in the subject line

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 February 2020

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Closing date:  20 February 2020

Expires25 days

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