Summer Internships 2010

Internship educational proposal: All of the work carried out by AVSI is motivated by an interest and love for the human person, beginning from an awareness of oneself. AVSI seeks to facilitate the conditions for people (as individuals, families, groups and communities) to experience full human development and to support them as they strive towards the common good. AVSI’s relationship with local NGO partners is also framed within this perspective. Through this offer for a summer internship, AVSI invites a university student to experience the AVSI method of development by observing and engaging directly with a community organization which adheres to this way of working.


2010 Summer Internships:


All internships will take place on site with an AVSI-USA partner organization, part of the AVSI Network. All interns must demonstrate familiarity with and/or willingness to learn about AVSI’s method of development cooperation and program design.

 

1. Cardinal Otunga School (Nairobi, Kenya) Institutional Profile : Application

a. Dates: May 3- August 6, 2010

b. Internship description: Work with the Cardinal Otunga School, a school opened in 2004 as part of a joint effort among parents, teachers and AVSI who were highly aware of the lack of access to and quality of secondary school education for their children.

c. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to: Providing teaching assistance in a subject area determined together by the intern and the school administration prior to departure for Kenya, (preference is for teaching assistance in English, Literature, Art, Music) and participating in the activities of the school.

d. Applicant requirements: Graduate student studying education, social sciences or related field.  Undergraduate students who demonstrate that they are fully qualified for this internship will also be considered.  Must show strong interest & previous teaching experience, especially in disadvantaged communities or internationally.


2. DIJO, Desarrollo de la Juventud Oaxaquena (Oaxaca, Mexico) Institutional Profile : Application

a. Dates: May 31- July 31 2010

b. Internship description:  Work with DIJO, a community organization in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, which serves hundreds of children and youth through four community centers located in different neighborhoods around the city. DIJO maintains after‐school educational and recreational programs, adult vocational courses, and a community kitchen.   

c. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to: conducting a program evaluation, participating in some of the daily activities of the educational centers.

d. Applicant requirements: undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduate studying social work, education, international relations, economic development, sociology or related field.  Experience implementing or knowledge of evaluation methodologies and/or survey techniques.  Experience and demonstrated interest in being with children and youth.  Advanced Spanish language skills.

 

3  . Cantinho da Natureza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Institutional Profile : Application

a. Dates: May 31-July 31 2010

b. Internship description: Work with Cantinho da Natureza, a community organization in Rio de Janeiro.  The center has a full-service nursery school, after-school programs, and activities for adolescents and adults.  Over 400 children, teenagers and their families are regular participants in the Center’s programs.  The Cantinho staff work to challenge the prevailing mentality of indifference and apathy in the slums and offer a place of belonging.  

c. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with data collection, database management and data evaluation; participating in some of the daily activities of the educational center, including teaching English.

d. Applicant requirements: Graduate students studying economic development, economics, international relations, social sciences or other related field.  Undergraduate students who demonstrate that they are fully qualified for this internship will also be considered.  Experience in program evaluation and familiarity with survey design and statistical analysis.  Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Portuguese.

 

How to Apply: Please see the Internship Application for each of the three positions and complete as directed.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 13:54