Category Archives: Internships

Internship: Culture.pl in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Spring 2018 internship: Oct 30, 2017.

Intern at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw for UT students and recent graduates

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.

Requirements:

• Current student at UT Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but only required to receive travel funding.

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Internship: Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites students to spend a semester in Moscow studying and doing unpaid internship in one of the most modern Russian University Higher School of Economics. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

We can accommodate different types of people with various backgrounds and academic and
professional interests. We would like to find motivated interns who are ready to work to accomplish certain tasks while changing the environment around them. We need people with excellent work ethic, who are creative and hard-working, and who can inspire people around them with their innovative attitude and performance, bringing U.S. service standards to the Russian environment.

The qualities that we are looking for are:

– ability to write and edit in English
– interpersonal skills, including patience, motivation, clarity of reasoning and excellent English communication skills
– strong personal self-control and ability to handle the fast pace of life in Moscow
– genuine interest in helping others

For more information about the internship, email Oxana Budjko.

Watch a short video on international students’ experiences at HSE here.

Internship: Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program (Dept. Of State)

Deadline for Applications: July 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program is bigger and better than ever! This year, they have over 1,300 vacancies at 33 U.S. Government agencies. Students can apply between July 2 – 26 on USAJOBS to their top three projects.

VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance. Selected applicants will contribute up to 10 hours per week from September 2017 through May 2018 working on projects across the U.S. government. As eInterns, students will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, housing and other essential initiatives. Continue reading

Internship: Recruiting Info Sessions (Peace Corps)

Deadline to Apply for Positions Leaving in Jan-Mar ’18: July 01, 2017

Walk Through the Application Process with a Recruiter

July 1 is the deadline to apply for positions leaving in January, February, and March 2018. Learn how you can strengthen your Peace Corps application and find openings that match your skills.

Online Events:

  • Tuesday, May 30, 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern; click here to register
  • Tuesday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern; click here to register

Local Events:

  • They are holding local application workshops throughout the country in advance of the July 1 deadline. Search events here.

Twitter Chat:

  • Friday, June 2, 3 to 4 p.m.; @GopeaceCorps; Use #AskPC to participate

Internship: English Teacher (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

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“If you have students still looking to intern or study or do a year abroad in Russia for the next academic year, will you please let them know that we have a vacancy for one of our best internships available in the city of Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia?

The internship comprises a course on methodology of teaching English to Russian learners, a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk, and participating in our children’s language camps as a volunteer teacher of English. We provide FREE accommodation in a centrally located apartment in the city of Novosibirsk as well as an opportunity to have Russian language lessons and/or work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable. Continue reading

Internship: Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 30, 2017.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Job: Health Extension Volunteer-Albania (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: July 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Health Education (HE) Volunteers are assigned to a community in which they co-teach Health Education at a middle school or combined elementary and high school, and/or work within a regional community visiting several schools co-teaching lessons with “Life Skills” teachers.

A significant component of Peace Corps Albania’s Health Education project is to co-teach students as well as to help train teachers on Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health. Some Volunteers may also liaison with a health education unit or at a community health center to provide staff trainings, which have a long history of being under-resourced. Volunteer placement is typically in smaller towns and rural areas, and no Health Volunteers are placed in the capital city of Tirana.

In addition to classroom teaching and facilitating other health education trainings, Volunteers may also liaison with local health directorates on community-wide health promotion and education campaigns.

In the summer months, HE Volunteers will be leading summer camps and other youth development efforts/activities by working through the schools, or with NGOs that focus their efforts on youth/children, or by taking part in youth-centered projects such as Model UN, Outdoor Ambassadors (an environmental-themed afterschool program begun by Volunteers), Girls Leading our World (GLOW) camps, etc. Volunteers may develop or participate in summer youth camps, promote “life skills” education, tutor students in other school subjects including English; and assist with efforts on the development of school student governments or linkage with projects that promote career development and foster youth employability.

Volunteers, especially those with prior health education-related technical training, may work closely with health education professionals at health centers or NGOs, or with other health professionals, in addition to being at schools and kindergartens to increase their capacities regarding new techniques and methods of teaching preventive health education. Volunteers will also link with NGOs and other community-based organizations to provide basic health education, instruct proper sexual and reproductive health practices, and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and other emerging health issues.

Some of the HE Volunteers’ work takes place outside the school as well, and Volunteers will likely have more than one main colleague, depending on the projects or activities you are involved in. Health Education Volunteers work with multiple schoolteachers responsible for health education classes, and sometimes with representatives of NGOs (if they are located in the community), as well as with representatives from the District Health Promotion Unit. If you are placed in a school within a community that also has a rural health center, you may also focus on linking directly with the doctors and nurses staffing those facilities and the smaller health posts in the surrounding villages, as well as schools and kindergartens linking them with resources and assistance to improve their skills and implementation of health education efforts. Finding colleagues to work with on diverse projects will not be automatic but will demand a concerted effort on the Volunteer’s part to seek out active community members. For this reason, successful community integration and language acquisition is crucial.

Required Skills

Competitive candidates will have one or more of the following criteria:
• Master of Public Health degree or Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Public Health
• Certified Physician’s Assistant or Public Health Nurse with expressed interest in public/community health
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Health, or Nursing

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Community Development Volunteer-Albania (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: July 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

As a Community and Organizational Development (COD) Volunteer, you may be placed with either a local government unit (Municipality Regional Council) or one of a variety of different community-based organizations. Depending on your background, you may be placed with a department within Municipal Unit (Social Services, Planning, or Development Department), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or other institution. Project activities are focused in several key areas: municipal development, business development, tourism/cultural development and preservation, youth development (including youth employability and job skills) and/or capacity-building in the areas of information and communications management and technology. Post may find a limited number of sites that can utilize Volunteers with education or experience in GIS/Mapping or Information/Communication Technology Development, but this may not likely be the primary focus of one’s site assignment

COD Volunteers often target youth and work to increase their capacities in starting up businesses, developing their entrepreneurial skills, and provide employability trainings to teach skills such as resume writing, cover letter writing, and job interviewing skills. Volunteers and a local counterpart are often the main liaison with their community’s Youth Council, working to develop internship programs, civic awareness campaigns and other community projects.

Depending on the specific placement, your role may be to work in partnership with the key actors in the community, to build the capacity of local institutions, or to increase the involvement of citizens and youth in local decision-making. You may facilitate collaborative activities between local non-governmental organizations, businesses, and citizen groups. You may provide assistance to all sectors of the community in strategic planning or in project design and management. You may also support the development of non-governmental organizations and youth groups, depending on locally- identified needs.

Other potential activities include:
• Coordinating with other Peace Corps Volunteers in the sphere of youth development and employability and implementing grassroots community development projects.
• Providing direction and training within specific areas of expertise; i.e. marketing, administrative, financial, IT or business English.
• Becoming aware of and competent in the use of all available resources for community development; i.e. small project grants, etc.
• Providing support in editing materials that are prepared by your organization in English, basic training in the use of computer hardware and software, and at the same time helping your colleagues improve their business – English skills.
• Improving marketing PR strategies of organizations and businesses.
• Conducting needs assessment surveys to determine development opportunities within the community and organization.
• Building the capacities of your counterparts in management, organizational development, customer service and financial management.
• Promoting networking and partnership-building in communities among business development organizations, local governments, NGOs and citizens groups; and between these groups and outside resources.
• Providing assistance to all sectors of the community in strategic planning or in project design and management.

Despite the challenges, there are many opportunities for change and growth, and increasing attention is being paid to the development of local capacity of local organizations. You will find support for your activities from both the host agencies that have requested you, and from organizations working to promote civil society and institutional development in the country.

Required Skills

Competitive candidates will have one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any business discipline
• 5 years professional experience in business management

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Secondary Education English Teacher-Moldova (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

English Education Teachers support Moldovan teachers, students and community members to strengthen their personal and professional capacities by improving English language teaching and learning, critical thinking instruction, and school and community-driven initiatives. This is a full-time, in-class, formal team-teaching position, requiring a minimum of 18 hours of instruction per week. All instruction complies with the English language teaching curriculum requirements of the Moldovan Ministry of Education. English Education Teachers will be part of the Peace Corps English Education Project in Moldova.

English Education Teachers will teach conversational English, TEFL, or content-based English in middle and high schools to gymnasium or lyceum students of ages 11 to 18 (i.e., grades 4 to 12). Volunteers will be full-time classroom teachers. They will team-teach with their Moldovan school-teaching colleagues. Through team-teaching, English Education Teachers and partners will develop lesson plans together, learn how to share responsibility for the quality of their team-taught lessons, enhance each other’s creativity, use individual strengths to complement each other, and share teaching responsibilities, which makes it easier for both teachers to combine efforts to meet students’ learning needs. Watching their teachers work together, students will also see the value of teamwork and partnership.

Team-teaching is a process, and it takes time for effective relationships to develop between teachers. The ability to communicate is the thread that binds teachers together to successfully team-teach. Flexibility, humility and patience are key characteristics Volunteers can bring to assist this process of relationship building.

The English Education Teacher’s teaching schedule will be from Monday to Friday and will include a minimum of 18 hours per week of team-taught lessons. In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers and become involved in community- and school-based projects. Volunteers also undertake and implement a variety of extra-curricular/ secondary activities with youth.

Successful secondary activities in Moldova have included organization of volunteer tree-planting, town or lake clean-ups, promoting health awareness activities in schools, establishing English language and other after-school clubs for youth, creating and organizing libraries, assisting schools with using computers to help with teaching and learning, creating a local park, and supporting the development of playgrounds and sports fields for schools.

Peace Corps Moldova Volunteers promote gender awareness, girls’ education and empowerment through their activities. Volunteers in this program will receive in-depth training on the incorporation of gender analysis into education, community assessment and development efforts. Volunteers are encouraged to find culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth, especially girls, into their work and projects.

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have an expressed interest in teaching English to students at school and one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field, preferably Education or Language Acquisition;
• At least 30 hours of English, foreign language, or literacy instruction/tutoring experience with primary, middle, or high school students or adults; and/or
• A strong desire to teach English.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Health Education Teacher-Moldova (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Peace Corps Moldova seeks Health Education Teachers to work with children and adolescents throughout the country. There is a significant need to develop life skills and knowledge for healthy lifestyles including basic hygiene, prevention methods of communicable diseases (such as tuberculosis, viruses, gastrointestinal diseases, STIs, and HIV), as well as the prevention of substance abuse and non-communicable diseases (such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, and chronic respiratory diseases).

Volunteers will be placed in rural schools to co-plan and co-teach with Moldovan teachers on health topics to students of various ages. Schools are often the strongest community institution, making students in these settings an ideal audience. Volunteers will also lead youth peer education groups in after-school activities for youth (ages 7-18).

In addition to teaching, Volunteers may have the opportunity to work to increase the availability and quality of existing health information and health education school programs through close collaboration with school and community professionals.

Health Education Volunteers may also have the opportunity to develop in-school and community-wide health awareness campaigns and other projects based on needs, identified in collaboration with their students, teacher partners, school administrators, local health professionals, parents and other community members.
The majority of Health Educators’ time will be spent teaching and giving health education presentations in schools as well as in community venues such as youth centers, houses of culture, and libraries. Health Education Volunteers will not engage in clinical work.

Peace Corps Moldova Volunteers promote gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment through their activities. All Volunteers in this program will receive in-depth training on the incorporation of methods of gender analysis into community assessment and development efforts. Volunteers will be encouraged to find culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth, especially girls’ education, into their work and projects as appropriate.

To be successful as a Health Education Volunteer in Moldova, Volunteers will need to understand and share Peace Corps Moldova’s accountability to its national partners (the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, schools and communities), to act with commitment and respect for the Moldovan culture and to demonstrate good Romanian language skills.

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have an expressed interest in working in the health sector and one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field
• 5 years’ professional work experience