EducationUSA Internships - Latin America & the Caribbean

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: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

 

La Paz, Bolivia

 

Location: La Paz, Bolivia

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): EducationUSA La Paz - CBA La Paz

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Rosmery Romero / Gonzalo Claure, EducationUSA Advisers

Length of service:: 20 hours per week for three months

Application deadlines:: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host:: July to September

To apply, students should send the following: Resume, Brief cover letter - An essay explaining why he / she wants to work at our center, the work he / she intends to do, and the outcome of such internship. Applications may be sent to: claureg.eduusa@cba.edu.bo - 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           
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Spanish language skills are highly desirable.

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
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program
  • Reaching out to deprived communities.                                
  • 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   
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • 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? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? The center does not have such funds. We could seek the cooperation of the host institution but that needs to be worked out.

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

 

 

Campinas, Brazil

 

Location: Campinas, Brazil

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Centro Cuktural Brasil Estados Unidos - Campinas

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Maria Isabel Piasentine - acting adviser

Length of service: 20 hours per week for 11 months

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: From September to November

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

Applications may be sent to: ccbeu-campinas@educationusa.info; gerente@ccbeuc.com.br - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Accepts eInterns, including the Virtual Student Foreign Service: No

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. higher education opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to international education and cultural exchange           
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills

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
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations

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

Other comments: Please visit www.educationusa.info/CCBEU-Campinas for information.

 

 

Recife, Brazil

 

Location: Recife, Brazil

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): ABA - Associação Brasil-América

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Danyelle Marina - EducationUSA Adviser

Length of service: 15-20 hours per week - Flexible duration

Application deadlines: 2 months before internship start date

Preferred time of year to host: EdUSA Interns are welcome all year round

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

Applications may be sent to: danyelle@abaweb.org - 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
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills

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
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program

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

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

Other comments: Please visit www.educationusa.info/ABA-Recife

 

 

Sorocaba, Brazil

 

Location: Sorocaba, Brazil

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Centro Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos Sorocaba /Ccbeu-Sorocaba

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Noemi Benevenuto Fontão, EducationUSA Adviser

Length of service: 15 hours per week for 4 months

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: March - June 

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

Applications may be sent to: noemi@ccbeusorocaba.com.br - 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           
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies.
  • English and Portuguese

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
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program                                
  • 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’

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? No

Other comments: Please visit www.educationusa.info/CCBEU-Sorocaba for more information.

 

 

Armenia, Colombia

 

Location: Armenia, Colombia

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): EducationUSA BNC Colombo Americano

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Martha Roman, EducationUSA Adviser

Length of service: Flexible

Application deadlines: Rolling

Preferred time of year to host: February - May, August – November

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

Applications may be sent to: romanmartha@hotmail.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
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies
  • 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
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish

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
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program
  • Supporting in-country outreach, maintaining website.  Develop academic writing and test preparation workshops  If possible help as a resource to create an  English conversation club to improve advisees english oral skills.

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
  • Assisting in maintaining website updated 

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? NO. We could assist intern in travel opportunities within the subregion of the country

Other comments: EducationUSA at BNC Armenia will be honored to have you in our center and offer you the possibility to get to know a little bit more about Colombia! Visit us online at www.educationusa.info/EdUSAArmenia

 

 

Manizales, Colombia

 

Location: Manizales, Colombia

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Manizales - Centro Colombo Americano

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Santiago Robledo - Education USA Adviser

Length of service: 10-15 hours per week, 6 months

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: January-June, July-December

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume.

Applications may be sent to: edusa@colombomanizales.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
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • The intern should have some basic Spanish knowledge but it is not mandatory.  The intern should be extroverted and shall be able to communicate with others easily.  No real experience is required but it can always improve the chances in the selection.   Experience in clerical work is a very important plus.

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 
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program                               
  • 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   
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • 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? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? The intern can give English classes at the BNC for additional salary.   Manizales is located in a very nice touristy area and it is a really cheap place to live so the intern could be traveling outside to close towns or cities during holidays.

Other comments: Hello, my name is Santiago Robledo and I would be very glad to host an EducationUSA student intern either in my country or virtually. Being in Colombia means getting in contact with the students directly, talking to them and feeling their needs and expectations first hand. It also means the possibility of exploring and getting to know a beautiful country full of wonderful and happy people that are always eager to help visitors from all over the world.  On the other hand connecting virtually gives you a lot of flexibility to continue your studies in your current college or university and it also allows to have a connection to the students and possibly encourage them to come to your school when they start or continue their studies in the U.S.  Whatever you prefer I know we will have a lot of fun working together and helping people continue their higher education studies in the U.S.!!

Please visit www.educationusa.info/EdUSAManizales

 

 

San Jose, Costa Rica

 

Location: San José, Costa Rica

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Marcia Herra, EducationUSA Adviser for Costa Rica.

Length of service: 20 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months.

Preferred time of year to host: Year round, from January to December.

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume and brief cover letter. They should indicate in the letter if they have visited any country in Latin America.  If so what country?

Applications may be sent to: eduacationusa@centrocultural.cr - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Other requirements: The students must have the corresponding visa and the medical insurance before traveling.  Contact Marcia Herra for more information.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or in last year of studies (TESOL/TEFL, English Literature, Library Science, International Affairs, International Education, or related fields)
  • Knowledge of US higher education admissions process (at undergraduate and graduate level)
  • Demonstrated commitment to international 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 communications
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills or knowledge
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media within a professional context.

Expected duties may include:

  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Assisting with center management tasks like submitting statistics and maintaining student contact databases
  • Managing social media tools to interact virtually with prospective students
  • Providing logistical support to visiting U.S. university representatives
  • Participating in and assisting with center programs like Opportunity Funds.
  • Assisting with talks or workshops at the Center.

Does the center have funds for a living stipend or travel reimbursement?  If yes, please list amount in local currency, purpose of funding (i.e. stipend, travel reimbursement, etc), and frequency of payment (i.e. one-time, monthly, etc). CCCN EducationUSA has no funds available for stipend or for travel.  We can include lunch during the intern’s stay.

The CCCN gives the opportunity to assist in our conversational clubs for our EFL students.

Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities in-country for outreach, housing arrangements, language courses, etc.)?  CCCN EducationUSA can help the intern identify appropriate housing arrangements and may have opportunities for the intern to take Spanish classes, depending on scheduling and the number of other interns working at the CCCN at the time.

Other comments:  Please visit www.centrocultural.cr for information about our Binational Center and other opportunities to come and work at the Center.

Please visit www.educationusa.info/sanjose  

 

Click on the country to view information.

 

 

Roseau, Dominica

 

Location: Roseau, Dominica

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Dominica Public Library

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Ms. Renita Charles/Shana Williams

Length of service: Flexible

Application deadlines: Rolling

Preferred time of year to host: January – June

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

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

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)
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • 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. 
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations
  • 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
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S.’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student’
  • Making presentations about the U.S. higher education opportunities via Skype

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? No

Other comments: Welcome to the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica. The EducationUSA Advisor station is well in need of an assistant that can travel and assist me in having a greater output and reaching out to more students. Assistance with social media is greatly needed. Please visit www.educationusa.info/roseau for information.

 

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Instituto Cultural Dominico Americano

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Rosa Rodriguez, Advising Center Manager

Length of service: 20 hours per week; Length of time 6 months.

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: from January until July (one semester)

To apply, students should send the following:  Resume, Brief cover letter. Indicate in the letter if had have any experience in Latin America. If so what country?

Applications may be sent to: eco@icda.edu.do - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or in last year of studies
  • Experience in the US higher education admission process (undergraduate and graduate level)
  • 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)
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply
  • A commitment to the EducationUSA mission, vision and ethical principles

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach     
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program
  • Using Facebook and social media tools to interact virtually with prospective students
  • Regularly update and maintain the center’s Facebook page
  • Assisting in developing and researching informational material   
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S.’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student’
  • Making presentations about the U.S. higher education opportunities via Skype

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? ICDA EducationUSA  have no funds available for a stipend or for travel.We can offer Spanish classes and a  part time job to teach English at our EFL program. ICDA will be willing to explore and discuss other resources such as provide academic credits for courses taken at our university (UNICDA).

Other comments: The Instituto Cultural Domínico-Americano (ICDA), usually known simply as the “Domínico-Americano”, was founded in the year 1947 by a group of Dominican and United States citizens who were residing in this country in order to strengthen the bonds of friendship and of culture between the people of the United States of America and the Dominican Republic.  Ever since its foundation, the ICDA as an institution has always been at the forefront in offering educational services to Dominican society, dominating the market in the teaching of the English language, and has been setting standards of high quality and innovation. The Educational Counseling Office, known by its initials as ECO, is part of the EducationUSA network.  It offers information to all those who wish to study abroad in programs for an Associate’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree, and in graduate or postgraduate studies in the USA.  The Dominican Republic is a warm beautiful island, and we open our doors to you. Our land is a great diversity setting; many natural attractions, places of interest as the ecotourism, museums, beaches, rivers, valleys among others. The Dominican Republic is a country of noble and friendly people, you will enjoy the country and working with us at the EducationUSA office.Please visit www.icda.edu.do for additional information.

 

 

Quito, Ecuador

 

Location: Quito, Ecuador

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Fulbright Commission in Ecuador

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Maria Mercedes Salmon, Country Coordinator for Educational Advising

Length of service: 20 hours per week for 3 months

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

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

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

Applications may be sent to: msalmon@fulbright.org.ec - 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
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • 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     
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations
  • Assisting EducationUSA Tallinn in cooperating with U.S. universities

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
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S.’ or ‘a day in the life of a U.S. college student’
  • Social media content management, reference library upkeeping, trying test prep materials 

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? for-credit internship option; local travel expenses covered if needed.

Other comments: Please www.educationusa.info/Quito for information about the center.

 

 

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

 

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Centro Cultural Sampedrano

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Verónica García EducationUSA Assistant Adviser

Length of service: 20 hours a week for a year or 6 months

Application deadlines: November 24th, 2013

Preferred time of year to host: From January to November

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

Applications may be sent to: educationusa@centrocultural-sps.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
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • Spanish

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program
  • 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
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student
  • Making presentations about the U.S. higher education opportunities via Skype

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

Other comments: Please visit http://www.centrocultural-sps.com/ for information.

 

 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

 

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Melissa Zelaya EducationUSA Adviser

Length of service: 20 hours a week for a year or 6 months

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: From January to November

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

Applications may be sent to: educationusaihci@yahoo.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
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • Spanish

Expected duties may include:

  • Assisting with social media outreach     
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Presentations to international students on the experience of a student in the U.S.
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program
  • 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   
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student
  • Making presentations about the U.S. higher education opportunities via Skype

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

Other comments: Please visit www.ihcihn.org for information.

 

 

Mexico City, Mexico

 

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Institute of International Education

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Alma Quintero, Office Administrative Coordinator, EducationUSA Mexico City 

Length of service: 40 hrs/week for 3-6 months

Preferred time of year to host: Summer, Fall, Spring

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

Applications may be sent to: Alma Quintero at aquintero@iielatam.org - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

Application deadlines: Summer term - February 15th , Fall term - May 17th, Spring term - November 15th

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)
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Willingness to travel occasionally and work non-traditional hours
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media
  • 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                                
  • Assisting with center management tasks like submitting statistics and maintaining student contact databases
  • Providing logistical support to visiting U.S. university reps
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations

This is a volunteer-based internship. This experience offers career possibilities, and resume expansion. This internship may be used for credit towards a master’s degree.

Other comments: Being an intern in the Mexico City EducationUSA Advising Center gives you the opportunity to work with with many students, other U.S. government programs like the Fulbright-García Robles programs, as well as the the Country and Regional Educational Advising Coordinators for EducationUSA; all the while working under the umbrella of the Advising Center’s host institution, the Institute of International Education. Not to mention, living in Mexico City is a truly unique experience. Every neighborhood has its own personality and nothing is too far away with a very well-established public transportation system. Year-long you can find museums and historical landmarks to visit, international festivals to attend, and new adventures with cities like Cuernavaca and Queretaro being only a few hours away. Above all, this internship helps you to develop yourself professionally, improve your Spanish, and gain experience working with the leading non-profit organization in the field of international education.

For more information, please visit www.educationusa.info/mexicodf and www.iielatinamerica.org

 

 Arequipa, Peru

 

Location: Arequipa, Peru

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Sandro Molina, EducationUSA Advisor

Length of service: 22.5 hours per week for 6 months

Application deadlines: On going

Preferred time of year to host: On going

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

Applications may be sent to: smolina@educationusa-peru.info - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

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           
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Experience and excellence in public speaking
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Teaching experience an advantage

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
  • Compiling information on mentoring students for the Opportunity program                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? Monthly stipend, host family stay and in-country travel.

Other comments: Please visit www.educationusa.info/peru for more information about the center.

 

 

Montevideo, Uruguay

 

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): EducationUSA Uruguay Advising Center -  Fulbright Commission

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Fanny del Rio Educational Adviser & Program Officer

Length of service: 15-20 hrs per week

Application deadlines: Rolling

Preferred time of year to host: February-November

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

Applications may be sent to: fdelrio@fulbright.org.uy - Subject line "EdUSA Internship"

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)
  • Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher education communities, government, and private companies
  • 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.
  • Developing handouts and educational advising resources                                
  • Helping organize pre-departure orientations
  • Using facebook and other social media tools to interact with students
  • Identifying students from the host country studying abroad at U.S. colleges who can answer questions
  • Creating a blog about ‘study in the U.S’ or ‘a day in the life of a US college student’

Making presentations about the U.S. higher education opportunities via Skype

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

Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? Lodging available.

Other comments: Seewww.educationusa.info/FulbrightCommission-Uruguay for information.

 

 

Merida, Venezuela

 

Location: Merida, Venezuela

EducationUSA Center (Host Organization): CEVAM

Name and professional title of intern supervisor: Michele L. Lee, Executive Director

Length of service: 20 hours per week

Application deadlines: contact adviser for current availability/deadlines

Preferred time of year to host: May through September

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

Applications may be sent to: cevam@interrink.net.ve - 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           
  • Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
  • Excellent time management, planning and implementation, analytical, and computer/internet skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Spanish

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
  • Help develop power point presentations on different subject matter related to EducationUSA interests.

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’

Making presentations about the U.S. higher education opportunities via Skype

Does the center have funds for a stipend or travel reimbursement? Are there other incentives (for-credit options; travel opportunities etc.)? No

Other comments: Please visit www.cevam.org for information.

 

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