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Unpaid Summer Intern, Teacher Programs 2024

Unpaid Summer Intern, Teacher Programs 2024

Washington, DC
Expired: January 16, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
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The Teacher Programs staff at American Councils is responsible for implementing the Teachers of Critical Languages Program, an international exchange program that recruits and places English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers from China, Egypt, Morocco, and Taiwan within U.S. K-12 schools where they teach their native language and culture for one academic year. Implementation includes but is not limited to recruitment, selection, placement, program training and support, and alumni relations.

During the summer, the main program activities include Pre-Departure Orientation in June and Orientation in August.

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program Summer Internship is an unpaid internship that presents students with an opportunity to work with a diverse group of teachers from China, Egypt, Morocco, and Taiwan and learn about implementing an exchange program. The departmental intern will work closely with the Program Officer and other team members to help with tasks associated with an international exchange program, which will provide the intern with valuable insight into the field of international education and the workings of a nonprofit organization. If interns are interested in receiving academic credit or must fulfill an intern requirement, we are happy to work with the intern and their university to satisfy necessary requirements.

Through this internship, the intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in communicating with international teachers and large-scale international education event planning, as well as insight into the workings of a nonprofit organization. Specific tasks and responsibilities will vary according to the intern's interests and skills, but may include developing program materials, assisting with maintenance of the program's social media presence, coordinating logistics including travel for program events, communicating with teachers in the U.S. and abroad, and compiling data and materials for grant proposals and reports. Interns should also expect to assist staff with routine administrative work.

The summer internship would begin mid-May to early June and go through mid-August. Start and end dates are flexible. The position is approximately 35 hours per week with additional hours requested during the workshop August 5-13, 2024. Please address availability in terms of days of the week and hours in your cover letter.

The Teacher Programs staff is currently following a hybrid in-person and remote schedule. This is subject to change.

• Working towards a Bachelor's degree or graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. language, education, education or public policy, area studies, etc.);
• Currently enrolled in a higher education institution;
• Study abroad or international experience preferred, but not required;
• Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and social media platforms;
• Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
• Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively; strong organizational skills; detail-oriented;
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English;
• Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; and
• Foreign language skills in Arabic or Chinese a plus, but not required.

Interested applicants should upload both a resume and cover letter as part of the application. The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how that relates to the Teachers of Critical Language Program. Applicants should also address what their goals are for this internship and what they hope to learn or take away from this experience. Please also address any additional relevant skills that you have (i.e. knowledge of other languages, working with people from other countries/cultures, etc.)

American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils' commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.



Washington, DC
20036 USA

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