EducationUSA Internships - East Asia & Oceania

To support U.S. study abroad efforts, the U.S. Department of State would like to promote opportunities for students to spend time at overseas EducationUSA centers to meet and share experiences with prospective foreign students. EducationUSA Internships allow students enrolled in accredited U.S. institutions to share details of American life, academic programs, and fields of study either in person or through the Virtual Student Foreign Service Program. Please see the list below for application procedures and a list of current opportunities.

Countries: Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

 

Perth, Australia

 

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): EducationUSA Perth

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Lee Healy, EducationUSA Adviser

Length of service: 6 hours a week for 3-4 months

Application deadlines: please contact the adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: May, June, July, August

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume, Brief cover letter

Apply: Here for embassy-based positions.

Questions may be sent to: edusaperth@gmail.com - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Accepts eInterns, including the Virtual Student Foreign Service: Yes, apply to both EducationUSA and VSFS. FAQs addressing the application process are available here.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or in last year of studies
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. higher education opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to international education and cultural exchange           

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach     
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations

Virtual Interns:

  • Using facebook and other social media tools to interact with students
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student’

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? No

Other comments: Please visit www.educationusa.info/perth

 

 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Paññãsãstra University of Cambodia

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Kolap Mao, EducationUSA Adviser, email kmao@puc.edu.kh

Length of service: This is negotiable – 8 to 40 hours per week for 1 to 6 months, with an option for extension.

Application deadlines: please contact the adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: Any time of the year.

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume and brief cover letter -- The cover letter should state the number of hours and length of time (2 months, etc.) the applicant plans to work with our Center.

Apply: Here for embassy-based positions.

Applications may be sent to: kmao@puc.edu.kh - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Desired qualifications:

  • Two or more years of university study
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, U.S. higher education opportunities
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience with the U.S. educational system and/or U.S. Department of State educational exchange program(s).
  • Public speaking experience
  • Excellent time management, planning, and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach 
  • Making presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources
  • Making presentations on U.S. culture, history and/or governance 

Virtual Interns: 

  • Using Facebook and other social media tools to interact with students
  • Assisting in developing and researching informational material 
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement: Funds may be available on a case-by-case basis. In general, an internship with the EducationUSA Advising Center in Phnom Penh is a self-funded opportunity.

 

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Doreen John, Coordinator, MACEE EducationUSA Advising Center

Length of service: This is negotiable. Prefer minimum 30-35 hours/week for at least 8 weeks is summer; if semester or year - prefer minimum 20 hours/week for 4 months. Can take for up to one year.

Application deadlines: please contact the adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: 1. July-August; 2. January-May; 3. August-December

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume, Brief cover letter - The cover letter should state the number of hours and length of time (2 months, etc.) they plan to work with our Center.

Applications may be sent to: mea@macee.org.my - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Accepts eInterns, including the Virtual Student Foreign Service: Yes, apply to both EducationUSA and VSFS. FAQs addressing the application process are available here.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or in last year of studies
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. higher education opportunities
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience with the U.S. educational system and/or U.S. Department of State educational exchange program(s)
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking.
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Depending on the time of the year the intern comes, travel and non-traditional hours may or may not apply.  Our education fairs involving travel are between December and March.

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach     
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations

Virtual Interns:

  • Using facebook and other social media tools to interact with students
  • Assisting in developing and researching informational material   
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student’
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • Taking photos/videos of campus and students for us 

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? No stipend and no travel reimbursement are available due to work permit restrictions.  However, we can provide some reimbursement for daily travel to work within the country.  Travel opportunities may be available depending on the time of year.  The university you attend could set up a system with us for credit for the internship.

Other comments: Please visit www.educationusa.info/MACEE

 

 

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): The Academy for EducationUSA (Ace!)

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Gao Linprasert, Director of Institutional Relations

Length of service: 15-20 hours per week for 3 to 6 months, with option for extension to a full year.

Application deadlines: please contact the adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: June to December

To apply, students should send the following: Resume, Brief cover letter - Recent photo should be included in resume. Transcript or summary listing of college courses completed and in progress.

Applications may be sent to: hub.ace@gmail.com - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Accepts eInterns, including the Virtual Student Foreign Service: Yes, apply to both EducationUSA and VSFS. FAQs addressing the application process are available here.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or in last year of studies
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. higher education opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to international education and cultural exchange           
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience with the U.S. educational system and/or U.S. Department of State educational exchange program(s)
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Willingness to travel frequently and work non-traditional hours
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • High level of attention to detail

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach     
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations
  • Expanding an existing academic honors program.  Test Prep coaching for SAT, AP, IB, GRE, GMAT, etc.  Youth Leadership Development with a focus on service projects for advancing literacy in underprivileged communities

Virtual Interns:

  • Using facebook and other social media tools to interact with students
  • Assisting in developing and researching informational material   
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • Practical tips & advice for "stretching the dollar" of international students, e.g. how to find bargains that all college students need, both locally and online; scams to beware of, etc.

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? Test Prep Coaching is paid at an hourly rate.  Local and regional travel opportunities.  Monthly stipend for food or transport, at local rates.  Subject to availability, a motorcycle for local transport - intern needs to have driving license & health insurance.

Other comments: Sawaddee from Team Ace in Chiang Mai, the historic capital of the Lanna region in northern Thailand!  We value your interest in EducationUSA International Internship opportunities in our region, where Thai students are eager to be inspired by you to pursue U.S. college options.  Our past interns from Cal Poly, Minnesota, Rutgers, St. Olaf, Tufts, USC, Brown, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and currently from Florida, gained valuable experience by contributing a lot to this community, and clearly enjoyed great moments exploring the city and region with new friends.    If you share our commitment of "Globally Oriented, Student Focused, Result Driven," then we hope to see you here soon! Please visit www.educationusa.info/AceThai

 

 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): U.S. Consulate General in HCMC, Vietnam

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Ngoc Quach, Senior Advisor

Length of service: 15-20 hours per week for 3 to 6 months

Application deadlines: please contact the adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: June to December

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume, Brief cover letter - Recent photo should be included in resume.  Transcript or summary listing of college courses completed and in progress.

Applications may be sent to: HCMCEDUSA@state.gov - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Accepts eInterns, including the Virtual Student Foreign Service: Yes, apply to both EducationUSA and VSFS. FAQs addressing the application process are available here.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or in last year of studies
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. higher education opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to international education and cultural exchange           
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience with the U.S. educational system and/or U.S. Department of State educational exchange program(s)
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Willingness to travel frequently and work non-traditional hours
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • High level of attention to detail

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with public events and outreach activities     
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations

Virtual Interns: 

  • Using Facebook and other social media tools to interact with students
  • Assisting in developing and researching informational material   
  • Practical tips & advice for "stretching the dollar" of international students, e.g. how to find bargains that all college students need, both locally and online; scams to beware of, etc. 

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? Local travel opportunities. 

 

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