The Teacher Program staff at American Councils is responsible for implementing the Teachers of Critical Languages Program, an international exchange program that recruits and places English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers from China, Egypt, and Morocco within American K-12 schools where they teach their native language and culture for one academic year. Implementation includes but is not limited to recruitment, selection, placement, program training and support, and alumni relations. During the spring in particular, the department is focused on end of program activities such as the Spring End of Program Workshop from May 7-9, 2020 as well as the selection and placement process for the 2020-2021 program year.
The Spring Teachers of Critical Languages Program Internship is an unpaid internship that presents students with an opportunity to work with a diverse group of teachers from China, Egypt, and Morocco and learn about implementing an exchange program. The departmental intern will work closely with the Senior Program Officer and other team members to help with tasks associated with an international exchange program, which will provide the intern with valuable insight into the field of international education and the workings of a nonprofit organization. If interns are interested in receiving academic credit, we are happy to work with the intern and their university to satisfy necessary requirements.
Through this internship, the intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in communicating with international teachers and event planning, as well as insight into the workings of a nonprofit organization. Specific tasks and responsibilities will vary according to the intern’s interests and skills, but may include developing program materials, assisting with maintenance of the program’s social media presence, and coordinating logistics for program events. Interns should also expect to assist staff with routine administrative work.
Anticipated Internship Dates:
The spring internship is anticipated to last from February 1-May 30. Start and end dates are flexible, with the possibility for extension through summer 2020. The position is approximately 15-20 hours per week. Please address availability in your cover letter.