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Thank you for your interest in joining The Global Village Project team as an intern. We value all applicants, and applicants from traditionally underserved populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Internships are unpaid, but college credit can be arranged. All interns must commit to working a minimum of 8-12 hours a week for 3-4 months. Start and end dates are negotiable, based on the position and the needs of the intern and staff members. This year, our Community Engagement internship is offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters; our Development/Marketing, ESOL/Literacy, Materials/Technology Support, Research, and STEAM internships are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters ONLY; and our Summer Literacy & Book Club internship is offered during the Summer session ONLY. Please read each position description for specific duties and scheduling information.

How to Apply

 

Applications for internships are accepted year-round until positions are filled. Please apply by the following dates for priority consideration. Please email a tailored resume and cover letter to Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate at taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org with the title of the position(s) you are applying for in the subject of the email. In your cover letter, please note which term you are applying for (spring or fall). 

Spring: January 5

Summer: May 1

Fall: August 3

Internship Positions 

 

Community Engagement INTERNSHIP 

(Available: Fall, Spring, & Summer)

 

The Community Engagement Intern will support the Community Engagement Associate (CEA) in improving management systems for volunteer program and community partnerships. In Summer 2018, the internship will focus on: monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of volunteer activity, data management in the Salesforce CRM database; assisting with recruiting volunteers and planning for Connecting Communities Walk 2018; assisting with event planning for Volunteer Appreciation event; communicating with volunteers and partners. Our commitment is to help this intern gain experience in several aspects of community engagement through volunteer and partnership management, data management, communications, and event planning, and to provide the opportunity for this intern to take a leadership roles in planning one of our annual special events.

Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Organizing our digital volunteer hour tracking application, entering data into Salesforce NPSP and ensuring volunteer activity is recorded weekly and reported to CEA each month
  • Assisting the CEA and Donor Relations Manager with planning and executing duties for Connecting Communities Walk 2018
  • Helping to recruit and train volunteers for Connecting Communities Walk 2018
  • Collaborating with CEA and other interns to plan Volunteer Appreciation event in August 2018
  • Preparing and sending acknowledgements, updates, and reminders to volunteers and partners through email communications
  • Researching volunteer management software, volunteer program evaluation tools, and creating and editing content and materials for volunteer trainings
  • Accompanying CEA to represent GVP at meetings and events in the wider community
  • Other duties as assigned

Specific schedule requirements: Minimum of 12 hours per week preferably spread across 3 days, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or as needed. Occasionally this intern may be asked to attend events outside of traditional business hours.

Required qualifications:

  • Experience in community engagement and interest in volunteer management
  • Familiarity with data entry in Salesforce or another CRM database
  • Meticulous and detail oriented, with the ability to self-monitor for mistakes and troubleshoot
  • Self-starter who will take ownership of a project and initiate tasks
  • Works well with others in a team
  • Proficiency with computers, particularly Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with event planning
  • Previous experience working with refugees or in any multicultural environment
  • Prior experience or willingness to learn social media management tools (Hootsuite) and graphic design tools such as Canva

Interested persons should send resume and contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, Global Village Project, taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org.

**This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

 

Development & Marketing Internship 

(Available: Fall & Spring ONLY)

 

The Development & Marketing Intern will support the Development team in increasing revenue from our spring fundraising campaigns and events. In Spring 2018, the internship will focus on: donation processing and data management in the Salesforce CRM database; social media expansion; event planning and sponsorship solicitation, assisting with developing and executing a marketing campaign for our Tribute to Education Gala; Our commitment is to help this intern gain experience in several aspects of fundraising through data management, communications, and event planning, and to provide the opportunity for this intern to take a leadership role in planning one of our annual special events.

Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting the Donor Relations Manager and Community Engagement Associate with planning signature Tribute to Education Gala, one of GVP’s highest-grossing events
  • Assist with writing for social media and managing e-mail tools and other communication systems
  • Collaborating with Donor Relations Manager to plan a Donor Appreciation event
  • Soliciting business sponsorships and in-kind donations for spring fundraising events
  • Assisting the CEA with executing the Tribute to Education Gala campaign through social media and email communications
  • Other duties as assigned

Specific schedule requirements: Minimum of 12 hours per week preferably spread across 3 days, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or as needed. Occasionally this intern may be asked to attend events outside of traditional business hours.

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to write cogently for social media and leverage online platforms to plan and execute social media campaigns (i.e. MailChimp, Hootsuite, etc.)
  • Meticulous and detail oriented, with the ability to self-monitor for mistakes and troubleshoot
  • Self-starter who will take ownership of a project and initiate tasks
  • Works well with others in a team
  • Proficiency with computers, particularly Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with event planning
  • Previous experience working with refugees or in any multicultural environment
  • Prior experience or willingness to learn graphic design tools such as Canva
  • Familiarity with data entry in Salesforce or another CRM database

Interested persons should send resume and contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, Global Village Project, taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org.

**This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

 

ESOL/LITeracy INTERNSHIP 

(Available: Fall & Spring ONLY)

 

ESOL Interns work closely with GVP teachers to support refugee English language learners in the classroom. This intern will gain invaluable experience working with learners at a range of proficiency levels and with highly experienced ESOL teachers.

Schedule

Must be available to work at least 8 hours per week between hours of 8:30AM-5 PM M-F 

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an education program or closely related discipline, with an interest in ESOL, literacy, applied linguistics, refugee learners, and/or learners with limited previous formal education
  • Cultural competency and understanding of working with marginalized communities
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Passion for working with teenagers
  • Patience and a positive attitude

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, particularly refugees
  • Foreign language proficiency desirable (Arabic, Nepali, and Burmese (Burmese, Rohingya, Karen, Chin) or African languages (Somali, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Amharic) desirable but NOT required (please, apply anyway!)

How to Apply:

 

Interested persons should send resume and weekly availability (day and hour times Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm) to Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, Global Village Project, taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org.

**This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

 

Materials/Technology support INTERNSHIP 

(Available: Fall & Spring ONLY)

 

The Materials/Technology Support Intern will work closely with GVP teachers to support refugee learners by preparing class materials and providing basic technology support. This intern will be given an opportunity to gain experience working with curriculum for learners at a range of proficiency levels and with highly experienced English language, literacy, and content area teachers.

Schedule

Must be available to work a minimum of two days for 8-10 hours per week, between the hours of 8:30AM-1:30PM on Monday or Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. One of the two available internship days must be on a Monday or Friday to meet with internship supervisor. Most of the intern duties can be done independently and working from home on one of the two internship days is a possibility.  

Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Prepare Math word problems and other activities for the week
  • Prepare Lexia (mylexia.com) individual lessons for students
  • Add new vocabulary words to the word wall and grade homework packets
  • Assist teacher in composing writing exemplar pieces for Writing Workshop
  • Use iPad apps to create custom materials for vocabulary, phonics, and other word work
  • Transfer printed tests and materials to online test format
  • Print and copy intervention materials kits from online learning programs
  • Set-up materials on iPads and computers
  • Create systems for managing new and existing materials, books, and technology
  • Train and support volunteers in how to manage and use new materials

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills; detailed oriented; works well independently
  • Proficiency with computers, particularly Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Cultural competency and understanding of working with marginalized communities
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Passion for working with teenagers
  • Patience and a positive attitude

Preferred qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in an education program or closely related discipline, with an interest in ESOL, literacy, refugee learners, and/or learners with limited previous formal education
  • Experience working with English Language Learners, particularly refugees

Interested persons should send resume and contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, Global Village Project, taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org.

**This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

 

Research internship 

(Available: Fall & Spring ONLY)

 

The Research Intern will support the Head of School and Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator in researching and improving assessment methods and tools and curriculum development.

Schedule

Must be available to work 8-12 hours per week between the hours of 7:30AM-5:00PM M-F

Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Support Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator in designing and writing curriculum
  • Collect and annotate relevant literature related to GVP’s educational approach
  • Research assessment methods and tools
  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
  • Maintain up-to-date and organized student records and research findings
  • Support morning and/or afternoon study hall supervisors and tutor students
  • Communicate with and support enrichment activities facilitators
  • Assist teachers, administration, enrichment facilitators, and volunteers when needed

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have an interest in research methods, education, literacy, ESOL, applied linguistics, refugee learners, learners with limited formal education, and/or non-profit development
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Patience and a positive attitude
  • Sensitivity to people of all cultures, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds
  • Cultural competency and understanding of working with marginalized communities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational/time management skills, ability to prioritize with attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior experience developing assessment tools relevant to data collection and/or assessment activities
  • Prior experience organizing and analyzing various types of data
  • Proficiency with software databases and spreadsheets and programs and applications such as ACCESS, EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT and other data management tools
  • Experience working with English Language Learners, particularly refugees
  • Foreign language proficiency desirable (Arabic, Nepali, and Burmese (Burmese, Rohingya, Karen, Chin) or African languages (Somali, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Amharic) desirable but NOT required

How to Apply:

Interested persons should send resume and letter of interest to Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, Global Village Project, taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org.

**This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

 

S.T.E.A.M Internship

(Available: Fall & Spring ONLY)

 

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Intern work closely with the STEAM Coordinator and GVP teachers to support refugee English language learners in the classroom. This intern will gain invaluable experience working with learners at a range of proficiency levels and with highly experienced STEAM teachers.

Schedule

Must be available to work at least 8 hours per week between hours of 8:30AM-5 PM M-F

Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Must be able to assist STEAM Teachers with STEAM block from 10:50-11:40AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Friday each week
  • Help organize and prepare STEAM activities for STEAM teachers

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an education program or closely related discipline, with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, refugee learners, and/or learners with limited previous formal education
  • Cultural competency and understanding of working with marginalized communities
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Passion for working with teenagers
  • Patience and a positive attitude

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, particularly refugees
  • Foreign language proficiency desirable (Arabic, Nepali, and Burmese (Burmese, Rohingya, Karen, Chin) or African languages (Somali, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Amharic) desirable but NOT required (please, apply anyway!)

How to Apply:

Interested persons should send resume and weekly availability (day and hour times Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm) to Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, Global Village Project, taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org.

**This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

 

Summer literacy & book club INTERNSHIP

(Available: Summer ONLY)

 

Summer Literacy and Book Club Intern will work closely with GVP’s ESOL/English Literacy teacher to create curriculum for ELA, Guided Reading, and Literacy support for all Content Areas. In addition, the intern will work with Book Club Leaders and volunteers to support roughly 25-50 refugee English language learners in the weekly Summer Book Club Program through small group work, planning, and data collection/analysis. The internship will include work at GVP to prepare materials for the book club. Interns will be given an opportunity to gain experience working with curriculum for learners at a range of proficiency levels and with highly experienced English language, literacy, and content area teachers. One position is available.

Schedule

Interns must be available to work at Global Village Project, from 9:00-1:00 Monday-Friday, as well as 2:00- 6:30 the Tuesdays of book club: June 5, June 19th, June 26th, July 3rd, July 17th, July 24th. There will also be a half-day field trip at the end of the session, date TBD.

Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Prepare and organize GVP curriculum materials
  • Leading a small group of students during book club 
  • Ordering and organizing books and materials
  • Setting up and taking down book club materials
  • Communicating with volunteers via email and in person
  • Compiling survey data, using paper surveys, Survey Monkey, and Excel
  • Organizing a book swap
  • Provide logistical support for book groups
  • Assist in identifying books at variety of reading levels and create reading bins and teaching plans
  • Assist with planning book group discussions and facilitation
  • Provide critical communication support to help volunteers and readers know goals for each week, reading lists, etc.
  • Document ESOL curriculum – learning outcomes and book selections, questions for discussion, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills; detailed oriented; works well independently
  • Proficiency with computers, particularly Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Cultural competency and understanding of working with marginalized communities
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Passion for working with teenagers
  • Patience and a positive attitude
  • Must have transportation to GVP in Downtown Decatur

Preferred qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in an education program or closely related discipline, with an interest in ESOL, literacy, refugee learners, and/or learners with limited previous formal education
  • Candidates who have taken Children’s Literature course or ESOL courses/training

Internship Supervisor: Anne Garbarino, Literacy Coordinator/ESOL Teacher
Volunteer/Intern Program Manager: Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to: taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org and annegarbarino@globalvillageproject.org. This is an unpaid internship. Intern positions are open until filled. College credit can be arranged.

**All volunteers/interns must sign a volunteer release and waiver of liability document that includes the following terms in regards to Assumption of Risk and Insurance for volunteers/interns:

Assumption of Risk. The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include, among other things, strenuous physical activity, emotional stress, travel, and hazardous or dangerous conditions. The Volunteer shall advise the Organization of any preexisting condition that may preclude the Volunteer’s participation in any Activity. The Volunteer personally assumes all risk of injury or harm that may result, directly or indirectly, from, during, or with respect to the Activities, and forever releases, discharges, indemnifies, holds harmless, defends, exonerates, and covenants not to sue the Released Parties from all liabilities or claims for injury, illness, death, or property damage or loss resulting from or with respect to the Activities.

Insurance. The Volunteer understands that the Organization carries basic commercial general liability insurance that covers its volunteers, but does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for the Volunteer. The Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain appropriate medical or health insurance coverage.