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Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are in no particular order. If you are interested in an internship where you can use a language other than English, please use your browser's search tool to search this page for that language (French, Spanish, etc.). Most of these opportunities are unpaid. If you are seeking a paid internship, please search using 'paid'.


Summer Youth Assistant

Description

Oak Hill CDC is seeking an intern to work directly with teens this summer, supervising the students in building job skills through a variety of projects. Projects include: Office Work, Clean Ups, Door Knocking, Event Work, and Special Projects. Intern will oversee 4-6 youth at a time. Internship will last 8 weeks.

Flexible schedule available during week days. 20-25 hours a week required. Some weekend work may be needed in the spring months. Please send resume and cover letter to Maryann Johnson, mjohnson@oakhillcdc.org

Qualifications:

Skills:
• Supervision Skills
Good Communication
• Independent worker
• Detail oriented
• Responsible
• Spanish speaking a plus
• Team player

Compensation:Weekly stipend of $200.00
Time Frame:20-25 hours per week for 8 weeks
Location: Worcester oakhillcdc.org


Seasonal Rental Representative/Intern

Description

Position Summary:
Penske Seasonal Rental Representatives/Interns will train in an entrepreneurial environment and have the desire to manage their own operation and improve their sales / management skills. You will be actively involved with the sales, administrative, service, and operations teams. This is an excellent opportunity for confident individuals with customer focus to begin an exciting, well-paid seasonal position/internship with the nation's leading transportation company.

Regardless of experience or college major, this position will give you the business experience you need to excel. We offer a structured training program, which will enable you to apply your educational training and skills to real world situations. For interns, weekly meetings with managers will ensure your involvement and growth throughout the program.

This is a great opportunity as you develop skills while earning additional income during the remainder of their school year. Upon graduation, our best seasonal rental representatives/interns have an opportunity to join our full-time Sales / Management Trainee program.

This position will give you the real world sales and business skills to stand out amongst your peers!

Major Responsibilities:
- Handle inbound and outbound sales process
- Generate new business leads and maintain existing customer relationships
- Manage and oversee large fleet of vehicles
- Match vehicle demand with availability
- Coordinate all aspects of customer's accounts
- Ensure complete customer satisfaction in a fast-paced environment.
- Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

At least 6 months of retail sales and/or customer service experience preferred
-Current enrollment in an associates or bachelors degree program required
-Bilingual, Spanish, preferred
-Ability to make independent decisions, work well in a team environment, customer service skills, organizational skills, and a positive attitude are required.
-Proficiency in the use of a computer, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required
-Valid Driver's License required, as is the ability and willingness to drive Penske vehicles, up to and including a 26' box truck.
-Students looking for an internship are required to review this position with their school representatives
- Willingness to work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, travel as necessary, accurately complete Penske's employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required
-The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a disabled individual to perform the essential functions. The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25lbs/12kg. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Compensation:Hourly
Time Frame:25 hours per week
Location:Auburn, Framingham, Fitchburg, Franklin


 

HEAT Internship—Union Organizing

Description

The New York Hotel Trades Council (NYHTC), AFL-CIO (NYHTC) is the union that represents 30,000 hotel, restaurant, and gaming workers in New York City, upstate New York, and northern New Jersey. NYHTC is the strongest union, with the best contract, for hotel workers in North America. The New York City hotel industry has been experiencing a prolonged construction boom, and it is vital to our members, and to those who work without the dignity of a union contract, that we maintain and improve union density in our industry.

This year we plan to launch a new, long-term program to organize non-union hotels in the city on a large scale. Mobilizing our 30,000 members will be essential to winning this ambitious campaign. We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to increase the participation of the membership in the union and to greatly enhance the union's ability to mobilize our members for large-scale action, in order to organize non-union workers, to fight for higher wages and better benefits, and to increase the rights of hotel workers.

We are seeking to hire a number of energetic, intelligent and dedicated individuals to work as interns in support of these goals under the supervision and direction of a H.E.A.T. System Supervisor. They will have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn internal union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union. Responsibilities will include support of all aspects of the operation of the H.E.A.T. System, which may include:

  • Recruitment and training of rank-and-file leaders (H.E.A.T. Captains and Network Leaders)
  • Member outreach and mobilization
  • Information management and tracking that provides the department with valuable tools for organizing
  • Preparation of written communications to rank-and-file leaders and members, and the public
  • General support for field operations and campaigns
  • Logistical support for a wide variety of union events, including strikes and picket lines
  • Boycott research

This internship offers the possibility of permanent employment. Resourceful and committed internswho distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work.

Salary
Interns will be paid a stipend of $14 per hour, with overtime pay. The union will sponsor students for academic credit when applicable.

How to apply
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letters should be limited to one page and they should explain in specific terms the reasons for your interest in the internship. Applications should be sent to careers@nyhtc.org. The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. People of color and women are strongly urged to apply.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Willingness to handle a wide range of dynamic responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently
  • Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
  • Thorough attention to details
  • Willingness to work hard and put in long hours when necessary
  • Reliability, and a cooperative attitude
  • Experience not needed

Extra consideration will be given for the following additional qualifications:

  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
  • Bilingual, especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian or Polish
  • Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, or other service industries

    Compensation:$14.00/hour
    Time Frame:40+ hours per week
    Location:NY, New York


Volunteer Computer Teacher: Latino Elder Program

Description

The volunteer computer teacher would be responsible for teaching a 1 hour session on basic computation skills to interested participants of the Latino Elder Program. The program would run on Wednesdays and/or Friday mornings between 9am and 12pm. The volunteer should dedicate about 2-6 hours per week (depending on level of involvement desired) Centro Las Americas' Latino Elder Program offers to many low-income Seniors ages 60 and over who reside in the city of Worcester and Southbridge the opportunity to socialize, meet new people of different cultures, learn about health issues, English classes, computer classes, advocacy, health screenings, consumer protection and case management. Centro partners with Elder Services of Worcester, U-Mass Medical, Visiting Nurses, the Worcester Senior Center and other local providers to successfully deliver these critical services to this fast-growing segment of the Latino population in the city.

Qualifications

Conversational Spanish-speaking ability required for all volunteer positions.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Academic Year or Summer
Location: Contact Roxana Gomez (508) 798-1900 ext.224


Volunteer ESL Teacher: Latino Elder Program

Description

The volunteer ESL teacher would be responsible for teaching a 1 hour session on basic English skills to interested participants of the Latino Elder Program on Wednesday and/or Friday morning between 9 a.m. and 12. Class themes should focus on the practical needs of Latino elderly age 60 and above. They should also be participatory, light-hearted and fun! Commitment would be 2-6 hours per week (depending on level of involvement desired).

Centro Las Americas' Latino Elder Program offers to many low-income Seniors ages 60 and over who reside in the city of Worcester and Southbridge the opportunity to socialize, meet new people of different cultures, learn about health issues, English classes, computer classes, advocacy, health screenings, consumer protection and case management. Centro partners with Elder Services of Worcester, U-Mass Medical, Visiting Nurses, the Worcester Senior Center and other local providers to successfully deliver these critical services to this fast-growing segment of the Latino population in the city.

Qualifications

Conversational Spanish-speaking ability required for all volunteer positions.This is a great opportunity to hone Spanish skills and pursue an interest in client advocacy on behalf of Worcester's Latino population.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Academic Year or Summer
Location: Contact Roxana Gomez (508) 798-1900 ext.224


Family Support Program: Centro Las Americas (CLA)

Description

Volunteer would assist program with data management and also childcare during family support groups and office visits.

Family Support Program: Centro Las Americas (CLA) now runs three Family Support Centers dedicated to provide support services to developmentally disabled clients and their families by coordinating medical appointments, community integration activities, respite services, case management services, information & referral, family support groups and workshops. Our Family Development Workers are responsible for identifying support gaps and advocating for isolated and overburdened families.

Qualifications

Conversational Spanish-speaking ability required for all volunteer positions. This is a great opportunity to hone Spanish skills and pursue an interest in client advocacy on behalf of Worcester's Latino Population

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Academic Year or Summer
Location: Contact Viviana Alzate (508) 798-1900 x 237


Legal Internship Opportunity—Lutheran Social Services of New England

Description

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of New England is a non-profit organization that provides legal services to asylum seekers as well as victims of violent crime, human trafficking, and domestic violence. The legal unit is currently seeking a legal intern to assist clients who are applying for immigration relief. The intern will work with the volunteer coordinator and have the opportunity to attend client meetings and community presentations whenever possible.

The intern's duties will include:

  • Conducting intake interviews with potential clients;
  • Assisting staff attorneys as needed by: researching country conditions, conducting legal research, and interpreting (depending on language proficiency);
  • Assisting staff attorneys with the family reunification process for detained minors;
  • Assisting staff with trainings, meetings, and special projects.

Qualifications

  • Foreign language proficiency preferred (especially Spanish)
  • Currently enrolled in college/university
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and immigration issues (immigration experience is preferred but not required).

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Academic Year or Summer
Location: Lutheran Social Services


Bilingual Helpline Counselor-Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter

Description

Spanish speaking volunteers needed for Alzheimer's 24/7 Helpline.The MA/NH chapter is trying to increase the number of Latinos in Massachusetts who are reached with information about Alzheimer's disease. Volunteer will respond to calls to our Helpline, a toll-free support and information line for individuals, families, and professionals with questions or concerns related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Provide a supportive ear to listen, help to determine need for information and support, provide education and referrals to community services.

Qualifications

Fluent in English and Spanish. Must commit to a year of volunteer work due to extensive training.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: One Full Year
Location: Alzheimer's 24/7 Helpline


Property Management Intake Assistant

Description

Work with individuals and families who are applying for tenancy in the more than 100 units of housing managed by WCHR. Assist applicants in completing all requirements to be considered for tenancy. Learn state and federal guidelines for subsidized housing programs, collaborate with community agencies on participants' housing needs, and assist in development of application and outreach materials. Understanding of and interest in working with individuals and families who are low income/living in poverty, who have mental health needs, are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and/or have other special needs.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual with Spanish is a plus
  • Very good oral communication skills with a diverse population
  • Good writing skills.
    Compensation: Unpaid
    Time Frame: 4-8 hours per week
    Location:Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc.

 


Summer Program Group Leader

Description

Harlem RBI, an award winning youth development program, is seeking dynamic, motivated individuals to serve as coaching and teaching interns in an innovative summer program for students in grades K-5 in the South Bronx. Harlem RBIs summer elementary program provides youth with a full day of educational, enrichment, and baseball activities, designed to foster a positive learning environment and stop summer learning loss.

For appropriate candidates, these internships will offer direct service with South Bronx youth in a non-profit environment. There may also be opportunities for coaching interns to work on program design committees to evaluate and initiate summer activities to enhance and strengthen the elementary program. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with a co-leader and workshop teacher to design
  • Document and lead lesson plans in Clubhouse, a daily program component focused on helping youth build social-emotional skills in areas such as teamwork, conflict resolution and self-esteem;
  • Serving as an assistant teacher, helping to design daily reading activities in an innovative literacy program intended to improve reading skills and enthusiasm for reading;
  • Coaching and organizing baseball and softball teams for teams of second and third graders or fourth and fifth graders;
  • Leading recreational activities and chaperoning off-site enrichment field trips;
  • Modeling and encouraging positive participation in all daily activities;
  • Supervising and managing team and individual behavior at all times using positive discipline techniques and pro-active interventions to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all youth;
  • Participating in weekly professional development and tactical meetings.

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus, but not required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to take initiative and maintain flexibility
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and meet high expectations for youth and staff
  • Knowledge of baseball/softball is helpful, but not required.


Program runs from July 3rd through early August. Summer Group Leaders direct service hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All Summer Group Leaders must participate in training before camp begins, which may start as early as Friday, June 20th.
A paid opportunity to attend sleep-away camp in mid-August, directly following the conclusion of camp, may also be available.

Compensation: Interns are paid a weekly stipend of $225. Work-study and college credit may also be available to candidates who apply early.
Time Frame: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: South Bronx, New York

 


Public Education and Outreach Intern

Description

Public education and outreach (undergraduates, law, or other graduate students). Students contact organizations that serve individuals likely to experience discrimination to schedule outreach presentations, and then conduct those presentations to the public. Excellent public speaking skills are required.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual ability in Spanish is preferred.
  • Applicants should possess good to excellent academic standing
  • An interest in civil rights
  • Relevant skills to each position, such as administrative, public speaking, investigative, and legal research and writing skills.

A knowledge of discrimination law is helpful, but not expected.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame:
A minimum of 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; full-time during the summer.
Location: Worcester, MA


Intern/Volunteer-courseworld.org

Description:

If you love to learn, we'd love your help. CourseWorld (www.courseworld.org) is the first online education platform for the liberal arts. A fast-growing nonprofit startup, our free video library includes over 19,000 lectures in the Arts and Humanities.
This is a virtual/remote opportunity -- i.e., you can work from anywhere.
Commitment is 5 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of two months. Unpaid. Course credit may be available depending on your school.

We offer two types of internships (or you may do a combination):
VIDEO INTERN: Help build our virtual library by adding, tagging, and categorizing videos (30 per week) within a desired subject specialty. Whether your passion lies in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, Languages, Philosophy) or the Arts (e.g., Art History, Music, Theater), you'll be helping to build a valuable educational resource--and hopefully learning a lot in the process.

MARKETING/PR INTERN: Help promote our grassroots initiative by growing our community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/courseworld), Twitter (www.twitter.com/courseworld), and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/courseworld). Write and edit status updates; contribute to online discussions; design witty image macros and quotes; and/or write and pitch guest blog posts.

Qualifications

Sincere love of learning -- and passion for a particular subject/specialty - Self-motivated, independent, and highly disciplined - Detail-oriented - Responsible and deadline-driven

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Commitment is 5 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of two months.
Location:

Website:  http://www.courseworld.org
Address:  817 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY
10003 United States

 


Summer Staff Advisor

Description

Summer Study is looking for enthusiastic, energetic, outgoing role models who desire to teach and mentor high school students at one of program locations (Penn State University, The University of Colorado Boulder, The Sorbonne in Paris, and Fordham University (New York City). Summer Study offers a unique experience to high school students by combining academics with the excitement and activity of a college environment. Staff members supervise sports and afternoon recreational activities, chaperone nightly events (movies, plays, concerts, dance clubs, etc.), reside in our dedicated residence halls and may teach 1 or 2 enrichment classes per day. Additional opportunities include non-teaching positions such as Sports Clinic Instructors, General Office Support Staff, Medical Coordinator, Special Events Planner, Sports Director and others. We can help instructors design and structure an internship to meet your specific department requirements, or simply offer the opportunity for further experience working with adolescents. The programs also include off-campus weekend excursions to other colleges and cultural sites. Compensation includes all lodging, meals, planned entertainment and activity fees, weekend travel expenses and salary.

Visit our website to complete an Application for Employment. Please submit, via email, fax or mail, a copy of your unofficial transcript and a resume.

Qualifications

All applicants must have completed at least 3 years of college, be willing to live in the residence halls with our students, and be willing to be on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the length of the program. Students majoring in any area are welcome to apply for a position. Staff interested in our program in Paris should be fluent in both French and English.
Compensation: One Time Stipend
Time Frame: Commitment is 5 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of two months.
Location: Penn State University, The University of Colorado Boulder, The Sorbonne in Paris, and Fordham University (New York City


U.S Embassy: Paris—Intern

Description

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. We provide a range of services and programs to help American companies export goods and services to foreign markets and to encourage and facilitate inward investment into the United States.

The U.S. Commercial Service France at the U.S. Embassy in Paris analyzes information on the French market, facilitates contacts with French businesses, promotes U.S. products in the French and European marketplace, and advocates U.S. business interests. We assist trade missions to France and provide logistical support to U.S. companies holding product launches and exhibitions.

Interns are given assignments that will provide exposure to a full range of our activities and services and every attempt is made to provide meaningful and pragmatic learning opportunities. Assignments may include the following:

  • Collecting and analyzing information for market research reports
  • Responding to enquiries from U.S. Companies
  • Assisting in the preparation of trade events and trade missions
  • Assisting with our matchmaking services that help U.S. companies find partners and distributors in France

We accept applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer Internships. Please note interns do not receive any compensation and no housing or financial assistance is available.

Qualifications

To qualify, you must be:

  • a junior, senior or postgraduate student
  • available to work for a minimum of 3 months
  • able to work full time (5 full days per week)
  • currently enrolled in an accredited American College or University and ---returning to education after the internship ends
  • in possession of a U.S. passport or a French passport (host country national)

French language ability is a plus

Compensation: unpaid; no housing or financial aid available
Time Frame: fall, spring, summer
Location: Paris, France

 


ESL Tutor—Lutheran Social Services of New England

Description

Lutheran Social Services is looking for ESL volunteers to practice English with refugees clients outside the classroom. Responsibilities would include visiting refugee clients in their homes as assigned, practicing English with clients using conversation and materials provided by LSS.

The program runs weekday afternoons from 2-5 p.m. Transportation is provided for students traveling to LSS on Wednesdays.

Email Brigid at LSS for more information and for application details Division Services for New Americans.

Qualifications

Ability to practice English under guidance of staff ESL teacher.
Comfortable working with refugee clients in their homes

Compensation: unpaid;
Time Frame: academic year or summer
Location: various

 


English as a Second Language Program—St. Peter's Catholic Church

Description

St. Peter's runs ESL classes every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12. They are currently looking for child care help during classes, but there is also a possibility for students to be able to teach, if they have some sort of experience.

Qualifications

Ability to work with children

Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: academic year or summer
Location: St. Peter's Catholic Church


U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

Description

The Department of State tries to provide student interns with opportunities both educationally and professional substantive in nature. The purpose of the program is to provide students with insight into work of U.S. foreign policy and the administration of the U.S. Department of State and our diplomatic facilities around the world. Specific duties and responsibilities vary according to the domestic office or overseas post of assignment. Former Department of State Student Experience Interns have written reports on human rights issues, participated with trade negotiations, assisted with U.S. citizen's services or visa work, helped Americans in distress abroad, supported and helped to coordinate international conferences and visits of high-level officials, researched economic or environmental issues, monitored and evaluated media reporting, supported educational and cultural exchange activities and identified U.S. experts to speak overseas, and worked on web pages and electronic journals.

Other examples include interns with scientific and technical backgrounds working on issues such as arms control, genetically modified organisms (GMO's), infectious diseases, and remote sensing.

Also, students interested in management and administration may use their expertise working on projects involving budgets, human resources, information systems, or general logistical support to posts abroad. Student Experience Interns should also expect to do some routine administrative work.

Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in—and with—Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America's diplomatic efforts.

Qualifications

To qualify you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Be pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree.
  • Be a college junior, senior, or graduate student. You are considered a college junior if you will be starting your junior year immediately following the completion of your internship.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university on at least a half-time basis.
  • Must be a continuing student, meaning that you will be returning to your course of study the semester/quarter immediately following the completion of your internship.
  • Be able to receive and maintain a security clearance.

Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: summer
Location: Internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S.


American Educational and Cultural Ambassador Program in China

Description

Have you ever wanted to travel to the fastest-growing superpower on Earth without breaking the bank? Do you want to fully immerse yourself in the art, culture, and society of China? Do you love travel, but hate being a tourist? Do you want to experience China in a unique way that mere tourists never get to experience? Do you want to travel to a new culture while EARNING money instead of SPENDING it? Here is your chance!

Chinese Culture Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering reputable international exchange programs. This organization exists to foster cultural exchange, learning, and a fantastic opportunity for interested people to experience a brand new culture. If you've ever wanted to learn Chinese, there's no faster or more accurate way than by living in China, where you can immerse yourself in the language and customs!

A program that can bring you to a new country where you are completely engaged in a new culture and language can be a life changing experience unlike any other. Learn what our current and past teachers think of our program here. Don't just take our word for it!

If you think you don't have what it takes, you might want to think again. Despite what you may have heard about other programs, there is a massive need for all kinds of teachers in China. Do you want to teach in university, college, K-12, or even in a sports training facility? Are you natively fluent in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, or another language? Do you have training in math, physics, chemistry, music, arts, linguistics, marketing, economics, law, accounting, language and literature, physical education, or pretty much any other field of study? There's a good chance you'll find a place with the Chinese Culture Center!

Many people believe that you need to make a whole year's commitment in order to teach English overseas. However, the Chinese Culture Center offers contracts in many lengths. You can teach for one semester, two semesters, or even just a summer. Year-long contracts can be renewed for several years, and you can even earn bonuses and raises by staying longer!

Qualifications

There are very few requirements you must meet to begin teaching in China. Part of our mission is to make certain that anyone who truly wants to be part of the Chinese culture is able to come over and experience it firsthand. Therefore, we have many programs available for all levels of experience!
The most important thing is that each individual that applies must have a genuine passion for and interest in teaching. You don't need to know a lot about the Chinese culture—that's what you're here to learn! All you need is a strong desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge.

If you want to be a summer camp counselor you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 60
  • Have standard English as your first language at a native level
  • Have leadership, interpersonal, social, and public speaking skills.
  • Have a clean bill of health

If you want to be a teacher, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 60
  • Have a bachelor of arts (B.A.) or bachelor of science (B.S.) degree by the time of your departure for China
  • Have standard English as your first language to a native level
  • Have leadership, interpersonal, social, and public speaking skills
  • Have a clean bill of health

There are some long-term positions that do not require a college degree, such as kindergarten teachers or English tutors. Check out which options are open to someone with your qualifications, and start learning about how easy it is to become part of an exciting exchange with Chinese Culture Center.


Summer Intern: Critical Threats Project-- North Africa (564-410)

Description

The Critical Threats Project, led by Frederick W. Kagan, tracks and analyzes current and emerging challenges to American national security. The North Africa portfolio includes, but is not limited to, research on security developments in Algeria and Tunisia related to al Qaeda and associated movements. Interns will assist in conducting research on local security developments and will work in conjunction with other team members to produce analytical and data products.

Qualifications
Interested candidates should demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to conduct independent research, as well as the ability to work within a team. Initiative, dedication to the project’s mission, work ethic, and creativity are highly valued. The ability to read and conduct research in Arabic and French is highly desired.
Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: Summer 2014
Location: Washington D. C.


 

Orphanage Home Volunteer Opportunities

Description

The Teshie Children's Home in Ghana began as a child care society which operates from Teshie-Nungua, a suburb of Accra, where the Cripples Home is now located. This is the most over looked Orphanage in recent years in the Capital. The society was established in 1994 by Mrs. Janet Parker with the help of several Ghanaian women to care for orphans and vulnerable children. The number of these children increased over time as a result of industrialization and urbanization. Presently, the number of children as at now, between the ages of 7 months and 20 years is 45. That is 23 boys and 22 girls. Teshie Orphanage has been in existence 8 years ago
The organization provides a home for these vulnerable children at all levels of education from senior high school, special needs schools, all the way down to pre-school. Basic schooling is done within the community and children are given the opportunity to make the best of their abilities without hindrance. This is achieved through the awarding of scholarships by several renowned schools, sponsorships by individuals and organisations, and the Children’s Home’s resources. It is the mission of Teshie Orphanage Home to provide children with appropriate care and clearly established regulations and procedures to afford them hope for a better future. This hope comes from the efforts to fully reintegrate all those children in the Home back into mainstream society.
It is the aim of the Teshie Orphanage with the help of Volunteers and any form of aid to run educational, health care clinics and awareness-raising programmes relating to women and children.
Placement categories
Teaching Assistant
A teaching assistant is needed to assist the children with their class work and home work. The volunteer will seek to offer one-on-one assistance to the children.

Volunteer Co-ordinator
A volunteer coordinator is needed to supervise and coordinate the work of volunteers at the orphanage. These will include both local and foreign volunteers.

Project Assistant
A project assistant is required to assist the Director in administering day-to-day affairs of the orphanage, including sourcing funds.

Care Assistant
A Care Assistant is needed to assist staff in providing needed care to orphans throughout the various developmental stages of the children’s life. The volunteer will need to help create a friendly, healthy, and loving environment for the children. This may include helping them get ready for school and generally giving them love, attention, and a smile.

Sports Teacher
A sports teacher is needed to design and implement an effective physical education programme for the Home. The volunteer will seek to help the children appreciate the importance of regular physical activity.

Nursery Project Assistant
The services of a project assistant are needed to help raise money for the nursery project as well as help in the construction and introduction of this new nursery.

Qualifications:

You must be at least 18 years of age upon application.
• You must have a background of relevance to the individual position and have a strong interest in helping disadvantaged children.
• In order to maintain the sustainability and high performance of this project all interns are required to complete a detailed hand-over document for successive interns.
• You will need to be flexible and tolerant, show initiative and enthusiasm to face the many hurdles and challenges that you will encounter

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: 20-30 hours per week
Location: Ghana


School For the Deaf Volunteer Opportunities

Description:

Accra School for the Deaf (Accra Deaf) aims to give formal education to hearing-impaired children in Ghana. The school seeks to equip its students with basic literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills. Furthermore it teaches its students important skills such as carpentry, farming, and dressmaking, enabling the students to be participants in the socio-economic life of this developing nation. Accra Deaf is amazing, such a happy, vibrant and positive school.
The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the world's 278 million deaf people live in developing countries and 25% became deaf as children. Only 10% of deaf children living in developing countries receive any education at all. Hearing impairment and deafness are serious disabilities that can impose a heavy social and economic burden on individuals, families, communities and countries. Children with hearing impairment often experience delayed development of speech, language and cognitive skills, which may result in slow learning and difficulty progressing in school. Both children and adults may suffer from social stigmatization and isolation as a result of hearing impairment.
The school uses Ghanaian Sign Language which is similar to American Sign Language. Volunteers with other sign languages are also welcome and in our experience adapt well to the different sign language.
Accra Deaf requires the following volunteers:
Grounds Men (or women!) Grounds men are required to help with the upkeep of the grounds, farmland and animals. No formal experience is required, but would be appreciated.
Classroom Assistant The volunteer will help supervise the children and check their work. Ideally the volunteer would have working knowledge of sign-language and an interest in teaching.
Playtime & Sports Assistant The assistant needs to be outgoing & proactive, should organize games for the kids, create lesson plans & generally encourage the students to pursue sport.
Please be aware that you do not need to be able to sign to apply for these volunteer opportunities.

Qualifications:

You must be at least 18 years of age upon application.
• You must have a background of relevance to the individual position and have a strong interest in helping disadvantaged children.
• In order to maintain the sustainability and high performance of this project all interns are required to complete a detailed hand-over document for successive interns.
• You will need to be flexible and tolerant, show initiative and enthusiasm to face the many hurdles and challenges that you will encounter

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: 20-30 hours per week
Location: Accra, Ghana


China Internship Program-Get Work Experience Abroad!

Description:

CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its 2014 China Internship Program. Chinese language skills are not necessary, fluent English is the only language requirement.
Our program has been featured in numerous high profile media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and the BBC. Click here to read more: http://www.crccasia.com./about-us/media-coverage/
This is an incredible opportunity to gain excellent professional experience and transferable skills in one of the worlds most important and fastest-growing economies. You will be working in a company in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, or Sanya where you will be required to work independently and in international teams. Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months.
There are many sectors available including (but not limited to) Business Development, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Legal, PR, Pharmaceutical, NGOs, Sustainable Energy and Engineering.
Typical tasks include: conducting research, writing reports, giving presentations, working in teams on strategy, accompanying colleagues on client meetings and business administration.
Our China Internship Program is highly regarded by employers and is certain to make a positive impact on your Resume. Many of our previous interns are now working in top international firms.

CRCC Asia offers other programs including: Intensive Mandarin courses, Hospitality Internships on the tropical resort of Sanya, and a China travel program, all of which can be done in conjunction with or in lieu of our Internship Program.We have internship programs running throughout 2014. More information can be found on our website, www.crccasia.com

All CRCC Asia Programs provide a full package of support, activities and networks from the moment you join the program until well after your return from China. Due to Republic of China visa regulations internships are unpaid. International internship experience in China can only be possible through an unpaid internship, however we ensure that every aspect of your trip to China from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities is managed in a friendly and professional manner.

Our Comprehensive China Internship Program Includes:
Guaranteed internship in a sector of your choice
Visa processing for China
Airport pickup
Accommodation for duration of internship
Welcome banquet
Welcome pack
SIM card and city guide
Induction course and cultural training
Weekly Beginner Mandarin lessons
Social and networking events
English speaking supervisor
Full support and guidance from our Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen/or Sanya office


How To Apply:
Apply online at http://www.crccasia.com/apply/

Qualifications:

All applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a degree program. We are also looking for you to exhibit a strong academic record, and an interest in foreign travel and culture. Fluent English is essential; if you speak some Chinese and would like to practice your language skills we can find you a company where this is possible.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months. 
Location:  Beijing/Shanghai/Sanya/Shenzhen


Summer Intern: Asian Economies (572-410)

Description: Derek Scissors is a Resident Scholar at AEI, where he focuses on Asian economic issues, especially the Chinese and Indian economies and US economic relations with Asian countries. The Asian Economies intern will be responsible for researching and media monitoring of Chinese outward investment, fact-checking, and providing support for ongoing projects.

Qualifications: Interested candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in Asian economics, the ability to conduct independent research, and strong analytic skills. Work ethic and attention to detail are highly valued. Ability to easily and quickly read Mandarin Chinese is required.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Summer 2014
Location: Washington, DC


Summer Intern: Demographics and Political Economy (537-410)

Description:Resident Scholar Nicholas Eberstadt focuses on global demographic trends and economic development, with a current emphasis on China, India, and other developing nations. He also researches North Korea, poverty in the United States, foreign aid, and global health and mortality (especially HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s). Interns will do quantitative analysis, background research, fact-checking, and editing for articles and ongoing projects.

Qualifications: Attention to detail and experience with Excel a must, experience with STATA highly desirable. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese preferred.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Summer 2014
Location: Washington, DC