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Want to change the world? So do we. Come find out how.

How To Be Part of It

At CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange, we do work that brings people from different cultures together. We are passionate, mission-driven, and committed to delivering the absolute best in international exchange.

Want to join us?


Think a group of talented, passionate people can help change the world? So do we.

The work we do helps people learn more about themselves, grow, and bridge differences with others. We help people develop new ways to support themselves as they push their own boundaries, make new connections, and gain fresh perspectives.

At CIEE, our mission is central to what we do, but committed, inspired people make us who we are. We’re always looking for outstanding, highly motivated people who want to make a difference and who thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. If you're up to the challenge, we have opportunities – domestic and international – that could be right for you.

Working in Portland, Maine

We love what we do and where we do it.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Portland, Maine.

A city that’s earned superlative titles – from the nation’s “Foodiest” to “America’s Most Livable” to “America’s Greenest City” – Portland’s diversity, international flair, world-class cultural offerings, and small-town sense of community make it a perfect fit. “Outside Magazine” named Portland one of “The Greatest Places to Live in America.” For more information about our great city, check out LiveWorkPortland.

Our beautiful, modern headquarters are a landmark in the city’s historic Old Port district. Whether we’re hosting a foreign film screening, a panel discussion with a Nobel Peace Laureate, or a cultural event for local high school students, we’re committed to fostering understanding and developing connections between local and global communities.

CIEE Culture & Benefits

Whether you work at one of our U.S office locations or a CIEE Study Center in one of 40-plus countries around the world, CIEE offers a dynamic work environment and diverse workforce. Our culture reflects our core values.

CIEE strives to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service, and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge. We foster excellence through tapping the skills of a diverse workforce and promoting a dynamic environment where talented individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds work together to advance our mission.

CIEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications by ethnically diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

CIEE provides a comprehensive benefits package to help employees succeed. International benefits vary. Portland-based staff members receive the following benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Up to 21 paid holidays
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Retirement savings plan (403B) with contributions by CIEE based on years of service
  • Tuition assistance for dependents for CIEE high school and college study abroad programs after one year of service
  • Educational assistance after one year of service
  • Education savings plan (529)
  • Full employer-paid life insurance
  • Supplemental term life insurance
  • Full employer-paid short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Full employer-paid travel accident insurance
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Domestic partner coverage
  • Onsite workout facilities
  • Parking benefits

Application Process

Please browse CIEE’s open jobs, select a specific position and click "Apply On-line.” First-time users must create a profile and set up a password. Attach both an updated résumé and a customized cover letter to ensure proper consideration. If you have applied through our online system before, select Edit Your Profile to submit a customized cover letter and résumé.

  • Applicants must complete all application questions.
  • Positions remain posted until filled unless otherwise noted.
  • For help with the application process, please send us an email.

Current Opportunities

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Our programs change lives; our alumni change the world.

With upwards of 350,000 former participants, CIEE alumni are members of a vast and diverse community of students, teachers, and professionals. Our alumni services can provide you with information, resources, and contacts that allow you to reconnect with old friends and form new relationships with potential colleagues, mentors, and employers.

Visit our CIEE alumni page and discover opportunities – both domestic and international – to work, teach, intem, volunteer, or continue your studies.

Alumni Internships

You've studied abroad with CIEE; now help others do the same!

The alumni internship program identifies a group of exceptional alumni – who have participated in a CIEE Study Abroad program – to serve as paid interns at our Portland office or a CIEE Study Center for nine weeks over the summer.

Summer interns are given an engaging and challenging project that has a high impact on both the students’ professional skill set and CIEE’s family of programs. Learn more here.


At CIEE we’re proud to work with a vast network of representatives who are as passionate as we are about making international experience a reality for their students. Whether you’re a U.S. college or university interested in more information on helping your students take part in a CIEE program, or an international organization interested in promoting our programs in your country, we want to work with you.

For more information, U.S. colleges and universities should contact our Institutional Relations team. International representatives should contact us here.