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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'.


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. Bi-lingual in Spanish/English is a plus!

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • bilingual Spanish is a plus
  • very good oral communication skills with a diverse population.
  • Good writing skills.

CompensationUnpaid Internship
Time Frame4-8 hours/ week
Location: Worcester oakhillcdc.org
Application Deadline: October 10, 2014


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; bilingual ability in Spanish is preferred. A minimum of 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; full-time during the summer.

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess good to excellent academic standing, have an interest in civil rights, and have 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 Internship
Time Frame:10-15 hours per week
Location: Worcester
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015


Massachusetts Audubon Society Internship

Description:

Internships generally fall into three categories: education, ecological monitoring (anything to do with the preservation of the sanctuary and the plant and animal species in it), and visitor services – how can we spread the word about Mass Audubon and Broad Meadow Brook to a greater audience.
We are happy to discuss internship projects and special projects with students. We do not offer paid internships, but we guarantee that your experience will be fulfilling and rewarding!

Qualifications: Non-Specified

Compensation:Unpaid
Time Frame:TBD
Location:Worcester
Application Deadline: October 14, 2014


Higgins Armory Museum Internships

Description

The Higgins Armory Museum is the only museum in the Western Hemisphere dedicated to the interpretation of arms and armor from antiquity to circa 1800, with an emphasis on the European medieval and Renaissance periods. Internships are available year-round in a variety of subject areas. Interns work closely with the Museum staff person in their area of interest, who, in conjunction with the student’s academic supervisor, oversees the progress of the internship and the completion of a distinct project. Internships are designed for college students, advance high school juniors or seniors, or post-graduates.

The Museum Conservator/Exhibits Preparator is responsible for the physical care, maintenance, and protection of the collection and also installs exhibits. Conservation interns assist the Conservator/Exhibits Preparator with ongoing functions and responsibilities. The internship provides hands-on skills and experience in a variety of activities relating to artifact care, management, and display.

Internship applications are accepted three times a year by the following deadlines:

•March 15 for summer internships (between May/June and August)
•September 1 for fall internships (between September and December
•December 15 for winter internships (between January and April)

QualificationsNon-Specified
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: 8-12 weeks, 10-35 hours/week
Location:Worcester
Application Deadline: December 15, 2014


American Red Cross Intern

Description

Semester long internships (part time, unpaid) available in Youth Services, Emergency Services, Health Services, Development. Most internships are approximately 120 hour per semester (8-10 hours per week) and most students do receive college credit (dependent on individual college programs and requirements). Possible job duties include: Creating and updating youth and/or disaster services newsletter, school Red Cross Youth Club liaison, grant opportunity research, providing community disaster education to community groups (we will train!), disaster and shelter planning, MORE. Exact duties dependent on student’s area of interest/study and abilities, and Red Cross Chapter needs (specific needs change with the communities needs!).

Qualifications
Students committed to serving their community! Strong social, communication and organizational skills required. Strong computer skills, proficient in Word and Excel a definite plus. All specific college requirements for credit responsibility of student. Background Check is required.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame:Most internships are approximately 120 hour per semester (8-10 hours per week)
Location: Worcester
Application Deadline: October 17, 2014


After School Intern-Girls INC.

Description

About Girls Inc. of Worcester:
Girls Inc. of Worcester, located at 125 Providence St. in Worcester, MA, works to inspire all girls to be
strong, smart, and bold by offering quality research-based programs in a safe environment, providing
opportunities for girls to take healthy risks, and helping girls to build leadership skills and master physical;
intellectual; social and emotional challenges. All internships offered through Girls Inc. of Worcester are
unpaid and run on a seasonal basis (Fall: September-December, Spring: January-April, and Summer: May-
August).
Position Description:
The After School Intern will work directly with the girls, providing critical assistance to the program staff in
the after school program. Girls Inc. of Worcester’s current programs include: Homework Help, Computer
Lab, Health and Fitness, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and art.

Qualifications

College and/or work experience in any of the following fields: human services, education, health
sciences, and/or psychology
· Experience and sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds
· Personal commitment to empowering and inspiring youth
· Strong communications skills
· Must successfully complete a CORI background check
· Teaming building skills are a plus

Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Time Frame: After school hours, approximately from 2PM to 6PM.
Location: Worcester
Application Deadline: June 01, 2015


Teen Program Intern-Girls INC.

Description

About the Girls Inc. of Worcester:

Girls Inc. of Worcester, located at 125 Providence St. in Worcester, MA, works to inspire all girls yo be strong, smart, and bold by offering quality research-based programs in a safe environment, providing opportuniyirs for girls to take healthy risks, and helping girls yo build leadership skills and master physical; intellectual; social and emotional achallenges. All internships offered through Girls Inc. of Worcester are unpaid and run on a seasonal basis (Fall: September-December, Spring: January- April, and Summer: May- August).

Position Description:

The Teen Progran Intern will use personal expertise and talnts to enhance the current teen program offerings. girls Inc. of WOrcester's extensive teen programming includes: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum, confidence building exercises, Anti-bullying educaion, expressive arts performance, and much more. The Teen Program INtern will work closely wiyh yhe Program Director to bring these initiayives to life for the girls and further develop the present array.

Qualifications
Must have an interest in and affinity for working with teen girls
Must be a positive, hardworking, team player
Must help facilitate progaams in a way that respects girls and encourages them to take healthy risks and try new things.
Must successfully complete a CORI background check
Resulting skills and experience gained:
The opportunity to use personal skills yo help individuals and the community
Experience in quality, research-based, gender specific programming

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Mostly after school hours, approximately from 2 pm to 6 Pm and daytime hours for prep time and on MOndays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with some variance from program to program. Flexible hours are available.
Location:Worcester
Application Deadline: June 01, 2015


Winter Internship Programme

Description
Christie's offers unpaid winter, spring, summer and fall internships in specialist and business support deparments that provide a hands-on introduction to the inner workings of an auction house and to the New York art world. An internship at Christie's involves a combination of general day to day tasks associated with the auction process, opportunities for researching artists and objects, and occasions to attend organized intern events.

The majority of internships take place at the Rockefeller Center location. Select internship opportunities in our regional offices throughout the United States

Winternship Internship Programme
This full-time, six-week program is dsigned for students to gain experience in the art world during their winter break from school. The program is similar to the spring and fall internships in structure but on a smaller scale.

Qualifications
Requirements:

  • All intens must be degree-seeking students currently enrolled in school.

  • The internship must be relevant to the student's current course of study.

  • Interns must provide a letter from their school confirming that the student is receiving school credit for the inyrtnhip, or

  • Provide a letter of acknowledgement from their school recognizing the internship if credit is not offered.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: This full-time, six-week program is designed for students to gain experience in the art world during their winter break from school.
Location:New York City
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014


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.
    Application Deadline: October 10, 2014

Program Assistant

Description
In the lending department interns assist with sustainability and growth of the Community Loan Fund and in the disbursement of these funds in the community. As a Community Development Finance Institutuion, WCHR, Inc. adheres to all regulations of the State Division of Banks and the US Treasury Department. Assist in the individual borrower and property reserch required for all loan applictions, prepare lending files, and work with staff in the development of new products and outreah in the community.

In the development department you will work on the full range of affordable housing rehabilitation, receivership and real estate development. Set up property project files; reserch value, history, and status of properties; assist in the property review process and other tasks. Learn basics of Addordable Housing finance, Housing and Sanitary Codes, Construction / Real Estate terminology, and other related areas. Involves data research and compilation, as well as writing skills.

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 guidelilnes 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. BI-lingual in Spanish/English is a plus!

Qualifications
Interns participate in staff meetings and group problem-solving. Position requires good research skills, writing ability, and knowledge of basic office software- focused on Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Time Frame: 8-16hours/week
Location:Worcester
Application Deadline: October 21, 2014


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
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015


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

Application Deadline: September 18, 2015

 


Civil Liberties Research & Production Intern

Description
Interns are needed to help in the office and to help with the interviewing of clients, investigations, legal research, preparation of forms, nd other duties. All volunters will receive on the job training. Intake responsibilities include screening telephone complaints to determine whether they donstitute civil lilberties violations, and writing up the complaint for review by he Director and legal Panel.
If the complaint is not a civil liberties matter, the assistant directs the caller to another agency. Other activities include writing interrogatories, summarizing cases, writing press releases and newsletters, and helping to pass legislation through outreach and advocacy. The intern is also invited to attend board and legal panel meetings, observe trials, and attend meetings with local governmenrt and civic organizations.

Ron Madnick was for thirty-one years the executive director of the Worceste County Chapter of the Ameican Civil LIberties Union of Massachusetts. He has had, he believes, over 100 interns from Clark University. He is a 1959 graduate of Clark University. He continuesto do Civil Liberties work. He is also state president of the Massachusetts Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State as well as a board member of other organizations. He has a television show: Civil Liberties with Ron Madnick: know your rights on TV 13 Worcester which are shown five times each week and can be seen on the internet. Interns would help with preparation for the shows. He has had on the show judges, attorneys, government department heads and others.

 

Qualifications
The person should be patient, concerned and even-tempered. One must be able to listen, ask pertinent questions, and maintain an objective attitude in dealing with people who are experiencing problems. The person should be able to maitain confidentiality with legal and personal information. We do not have requirements for the applicants major, GPA or year. People interestd in civil liberties from the fields of public policy, law, government, sociology, psychology and journalism have been succcessful in our office. There are year-round opportunities for work.

Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: fall, spring, summer
Location: Worcester
Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

 


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
Application Deadline: October 08, 2014

 


Internships Abroad with Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)

Description

As an FSD intern, you will gain invaluable exprience by working directly on grassroots initiatives in your area of interest. As you work wih FSD's in-country staff, you ill receive on-site training and real-world skillbuilding. Our rigorous Internaional Internship program allows you to live with a host family and gain highly transferable skills in project design and managemeny, participayory leadership, community assessments, budgeting/financial managment, and corss-cultural communications

Qualifications

No specific qualifications

Compensation: unpaid;
Time Frame: academic year or summer
Location: various
Application Deadline: July 07, 2015

 


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.


ACLU:  Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Spring 2015

 

Description

https://www.aclum.org/jobs#spanish

Do you speak Spanish? Do you love to write? Do you want to work for justice and civil rights in a friendly and exciting environment?

The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, a public interest organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties, is seeking a person who is fluent in English and Spanish to help our outreach efforts in the Latino community. The person will write articles for publication on our websites and in media outlets and translate materials. He or she may also present on our issues, communicate with advocates and community members in Spanish, attend community meetings in Spanish and speak one-on-one with Spanish speakers on a variety of issues.

The intern/volunteer will address a variety of the issues the ACLU covers, from immigrant rights to free speech to LGBT issues. Articles will be posted on aclum.org, miaclu.org and/or our social media outlets.

Start/end dates and hours are flexible. It is also possible to work remotely.

The intern/volunteer will be placed in the Field Department and will work primarily with a lawyer in the Field and Legal Departments.

This is an unpaid position.

Qualifications
The applicant should be able to read documents in English and Spanish, communicate fluently in both languages, and write well in Spanish.

Please send a cover letter (in Spanish), a résumé or CV (in English or Spanish), and a writing sample (in Spanish) to the contact below. If you don't already have a writing sample in Spanish, you can write a piece (300 words or less) about a recent news event. Look at miaclu.org for style ideas. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

Laura Rótolo
Staff Counsel
ACLU of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
lrotolo@aclum.org
617.482.3170 x 311
Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: Spring 2015
Location: Boston, MA

Application Deadline: December 19, 2014.

Whitney Taylor
Director of Public Advocacy
ACLU of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
wtaylor@aclum.org
617.482.3170 x 344

 


 

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


Teaching Intern

Description:
The intern's responsibilities will include supervised teaching under the guidance of an experienced member of the department, observation of other classes, and teaching or assisting in at least one other class. The fields open to interns are English, Mathematics, History, Classics, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, the Arts (not Art History), and Admission. Interns also help coach athletics during at least two but preferably three seasons, assist in dormitory supervision one evening per week and every fourth Saturday evening or as needed, and participate in other areas of school life commensurate with their interests and talents.

Teacher-intern appointments are for one year and carry a salary of $27,300 plus living quarters, meals in the School Dining Hall, and full utilities except for telephone. Medical insurance is provided with interns paying 25% of the premium for whichever plan is chosen.

Qualifications:None Specified

Compensation:salary of $27,300 plus living quarters, meals in the School Dining Hall, and full utilities except for telephone. Medical insurance is provided with interns paying 25% of the premium for whichever plan is chosen.
Time Frame:Teacher-intern appointments are for one year 
Location: Groton, MA
Application Deadline: January 01, 2015


Summer Intern:

Description:

Qualifications:

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