International education internships are less in-classroom, and more focused on international education as a whole. Placements are typically with learning institutions or centers that facilitate cross-cultural learning and development.
This US governmental agency's London office seeks bright, motivated students for an internship focused on promoting education in the US to UK citizens. Interns are fully integrated into the work of the organization and are exposed to the day-to-day activities of one of the oldest and most prestigious bi-national organizations in the world. Though some administrative work is required, participants work closely with staff on a wide range of professional activities, from assisting prospective students with questions about US study to helping plan the annual USA College Day fair. For many students, this type of work is an exciting way to help other students interested in studying abroad and to compliment coursework, by experiencing first-hand differences in culture and educational systems between the US and UK.
Ideal Candidate: Some work experience in a university study abroad office is ideal but not necessary. In events, good written and oral communication skills; Ability to learn quickly; Initiative; MS Office Intercultural sensitivity. Prefer Junior and up. Interest in NGO marketing, PR. Knowledge of US education system.
A Creative Writing and Mentoring Center for Young People in London
This organization uses storytelling to inspire young people and believes that writing stimulates their imaginations and builds communications skills as well as confidence and self-respect. Tasks may include: assist workshop leaders; prepare equipment and materials; help the students settle in; work alongside and support new mentors; supervise and lead work with small groups; provide additional assistance to those in need; act as a floating mentor.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in teaching and learning through formal or informal education and/or arts practice; be able to recognize creativity and have experience working with young people and group learning; be proficient in MS Office and Internet Research; have strong communication and writing skills; be organized and able to handle administrative duties.
At its office near the Kennedy Center in Washington, this organization offers unpaid internships around the year to outstanding university students. Full time interns work between 35 and 40 hours a week. An intern's responsibilities may include fundraising, marketing of the organizations magazine, promotion of the Arts Olympiad to schools, social media, and writing and research.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be expected to provide a writing sample CV/ Resume and cover letter
Interns work on a variety of tasks at this organization. Interns are involved in supporting the staff in development initiatives; including generating reports, identifying prospect leads and assisting staff in responding to requests for proposals. Interns are also involved in supporting the logistical, administrative, or other functions of this organizations. All interns work to support the daily activities necessary to run a small non-profit
Some examples of tasks required may include the following:
o Help prepare reports for funders, identify potential funding leads and help prepare proposals in response to requests for proposals.
o Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities.
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH
Work on development of e-newsletter and media releases as well as Web site and Facebook page content.
o Draft e-newsletter for approval by staff.
o Assist with general administrative and logistic support for all member events and programs.
o Photo document member events and programs.
o Assist staff with the web-site redesign.
Arts for Every Student and Professional Development Initiatives
o Work with staff to produce necessary documents for successful program implementation for SY 2013-2014.
o Edit content for the annual Catalog.
o Assist staff in the teacher training workshops.
o Assist staff with the upload of member offerings into on-line registration system
Ideal Candidate: • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, administrative skills.
• Excellent communication, customer service and teamwork skills.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to multitask.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
• Prior internship experience in a non-profit or for-profit setting.
• Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools.
• Working knowledge of HTML or website applications.
"I had a good time in my training. I very much liked the actual teaching practice through which I met a banker who invited me to stay at her parents' farm in Italy, milking cows and eating fresh fruit. I am now in Istanbul on a 9 month teaching contract. I'm staying with a Turkish family right by the Marmara Sea.
I think the best move I made--thanks to your help--was taking the 2 week Italian language component beforehand. My apartment was right above the mercato centrale, 2 minutes from Il Duomo. It was a 30 minute walk to the school in the morning, but that was a small price to pay for living in the center of the city. In addition, because my roommates were from the Italian language school, they were from many different countries--Slovenia, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. Through the Slovenian I met French friends who I was later able to visit in Paris.
Anyway, this experience, I can safely say, has been the best of my life, and so I send you a long overdue thank you for all of your work in making it happen! Ciao!"