Summer Intern-International Student Advising and Communications

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-671838
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: February 27, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Requirements for summer internship

Prospective summer interns must be at least 18 years of age and should be enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program.

This is a full-time, hourly position: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday.

If selected, interns are responsible for securing housing for the summer.

Individuals who have held internship positions with the churchwide organization in the past are not eligible.

Preferred start date is June 3, 2019. End date to be determined based on return to school date.

Position summary

The ELCA’s International Leaders Program partners with companion churches and institutions around the world to provide scholarships for international students, along with other leadership development experiences. Scholarship recipients study in a variety of academic areas and enroll at schools around the world, with a commitment to return to serve their sending communities after graduation. The International Leaders Program emphasizes the importance of enhancing access to higher education for traditionally underrepresented groups, especially women and young people, and helps to lead the gender justice efforts of the Global Mission unit. This intern position will assist the International Leaders Program team in the following ways:

* Develop a virtual summer orientation program for international students preparing to begin their academic programs. This includes creating webinars, scheduling one-on-one conversations, and organizing a mentor/mentee program.

* Collect stories of the impact of the scholarship program and develop written materials (articles, student features, donor materials, etc.) to aid in marketing and fundraising efforts.

* Develop print and digital resources that interpret the International Leaders Program for a variety of audiences.

* Assist in the development of an alumni network and communication efforts among the alumni community.

* Assist in measuring the effectiveness of program activities through student evaluations, surveys, and alumni networking.

. Assist in preparing the International Leaders Program team for in-person meetings with affiliated colleges and universities.

Physical Effort.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Skills:

We seek an individual who possesses strong analytical, organizational, and communication (verbal and written) skills. A successful candidate will be creative, thoughtful, detail-oriented, committed to quality work, enthusiastic, and able to work both independently and with a team. Candidates must have proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred experience includes:

* Experience in a student advising role (career advising, peer counseling, international student advising, student services, etc.)

* Expertise in marketing and communications