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Teaching and Learning Programs Intern


American Political Science Association


Washington, DC (In-person or Remote)


Michelle Allendoerfer, Director, Teaching and Learning

Description of the Intern’s Role and Responsibilities

The Teaching and Learning department at the American Political Science Association is responsible for planning and executing teaching and learning and professional development programming for the association’s membership. A central goal of these programs is to increase engagement with and support for a diverse collection of members from a variety of backgrounds, areas of specialty, and institution types, and to create an overall environment of inclusivity. In the fall of 2022, we expect the intern will support the department in the following ways:

  • Work with director and program associate to help manage APSA’s digital teaching library, APSA Educate, and APSA’s civic engagement resource platform, Raise The Vote. Program activities include soliciting new content, curating resource collections, working with faculty and other academic organizations to build the library repository, and producing media to market and communicate the materials to other political science educators.
  • Work with director and program associate in collaboration with Publishing to produce memoranda, reports, and blogs on teaching and learning programs and events.
  • Support teaching and learning programming major events including: a standalone teaching conference (TLC 2023), a mini conference within a conference (TLC at APSA 2022), regular workshops, teaching symposia, and webinars.
  • Support professional development programming including annual meeting events (such as panels, Interview Services, and Career Open House), workshops, and webinars.
  • Work with director and program associate to support APSA governance committees under Teaching and Learning: Status of Community Colleges in the Profession Committee, Status of Contingent Faculty in the Profession Committee, Careers Diversity Committee, Teaching and Learning Policy Committee, TLC at APSA Program Committee, TLC 2023 Program Committee.

Ideal candidates will have strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within established deadlines. The intern will gain valuable project management experience in several emerging programmatic areas, communicate with leading political scientists in the field, and provide a key support role in furthering APSA’s mission to “support excellence in scholarship and teaching and informed discourse about politics, policy, and civic participation.”

Additionally, all team members are required to adhere to APSA’s vaccination policy.
Schedule: Specific days and times and remote work possibilities will be discussed during the interview and hiring process.


Note: all students are expected to work 20 hours per week. The specific days of the week and remote work possibilities (if any) are at the discretion of the site and should be discussed explicitly during the interview and hiring process. Here you can identify specific days of the week students should plan to work because of staff meeting times, team schedules, etc.

About the Organization

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world. The association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics.

The association disseminates information, facilitates collaboration among its members, publicizes research findings on important theoretical and political issues, and publishes a variety of materials relevant to the discipline. It enhances the capacity of political scientists to conduct research, improve teaching, develop professionally, and communicate their ideas within the discipline and to the wider public. The association is also committed to transparency, open enquiry, scholarly pluralism, high standards of ethics and integrity, and a global perspective.

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