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Wheelock Summer Immersion Program Intern

by Savannah Dix on April 25, 2013

During summer 2013, undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in Singapore will be studying at Wheelock College as part of a Summer Immersion Program. The CIPP team will be working to offer the most vibrant and rich immersion experiences possible. Interns will have a unique and exciting opportunity to interact with the visiting students in various ways, according to their skills and interests. We are seeking interns who are highly motivated, creative, and able to work with diverse groups of individuals on a variety of tasks. Interns can expect to work closely with CIPP staff to welcome and collaborate with the visiting students as well as to support other efforts in which CIPP is involved.

This summer, the visiting students from Singapore will be engaged in a Field Studies in Environmental Studies course. To support that course, CIPP has a particular interest in student interns with an environmental science and/or science education background.

o Engaging in the exchange of cultural ideas and assisting the students to acclimate to Boston and the United States in general;
o Accompanying students to lectures, workshops, site visits, cultural events, and other places of interest in and around Boston;
o Creating promotional materials based on the students’ experiences at Wheelock College;
o Serving as teaching assistants for the Field Studies in Environmental Studies course;
o Assisting CIPP with other tasks related to the internationalization of Wheelock College;
o Fulfilling general office duties including answering phones, filing, photocopying, preparing daily correspondence, and maintaining office records;
o Other projects will arise and may be tailored to suit the skills and interests of the intern and the needs of the office.


• Strong writing and editing skills
• Exemplary communication skills
• An interest in international/cross-cultural relations and education
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Prior study, work, or volunteer abroad experience or interest
• Excellent computer skills, experience with word-processing, online research, and programs such as MS Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
• Familiarity with Social Media applications
• Appreciation for and understanding of diversity
• A high level of energy and enthusiasm
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
• Background in environmental science or science education.

Additional Information:

Interns are generally expected to work 35 hours per week for a span of approximately two months in June and July 2013. There will be some weekend and evening commitments. Competitive compensation is available. Appropriate supervision will be provided so that this position could count toward service learning, internship, or other required professional experience at the university level.

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