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Intercultural Horizons Internship Program Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

The Intercultural Horizon Internship Program promotes cultural awareness on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus by addressing various social issues that affect international and domestic students. The purpose is to establish a stronger connection between international and domestic students to create a more inclusive campus community. The goal of the internship is to develop recommendations to these issues and to implement programs throughout both semesters.

Selected interns will receive 3 credit hours of GLOBAL STUDIES 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY  during the Fall semester, and 1 credit hour of GLOBAL STUDIES 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY  during the Spring semester as well as a $500 stipend at the end of the Spring semester.

This internship is a partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center, the University YMCA, International Student and Scholar Services, and Diversity and Social Justice Education.

Primary Responsibilities

·         Maintain a schedule of 10 hours of work per week

·         Participate in weekly discussions about international and domestic student integration issues

·         Develop and implement several projects throughout both semesters

·         Create a list of recommendations for bringing together international and domestic students

·         Communicate effectively with the Asian American Cultural Center, the University YMCA, International Student and Scholar Services, and Diversity Education and Social Justice

Qualifications

·         Demonstrates commitment to bringing together international and domestic students

·         Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and independently with a high degree of initiative 

·         Undergraduate student at U of I that is enrolled in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters

·         Must attend weekly meetings

·         Federal Work Study preferred but not required

Application Procedure

Submit a resume, contact information for 3 references and a letter of interest addressing the following questions below. Application must be received by July 14, 2014 by 11:59 am to aacc@illinois.edu.

  1. How would this internship benefit your experience on campus and your future career goals?
  2. What are your past experiences working with international or domestic students?
  3. Describe you impressions of international and domestic student relations on campus from your own personal experience.
  4. What skills and passion can you bring to the Intercultural Horizon Internship Program?
  5. Why do you think you should be an Intercultural Horizon Intern?
  6. Do you currently have Federal Work Study?

Asian American Cultural Center will contact you if you will move on to the interview round.

Employment will start August 2014 to May 2015

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