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California State University, Fullerton

Intercultural Intern

Be a student intern willing to learn about the field of international student services and assist the International Programs office on various projects. This opportunity is available for academic credit and is unpaid.

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Responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the International Student Advisor, assist with the following responsibilities:

  • Participate regularly at the biweekly International Coffeebreak
  • Design and implement an activity for one of the meetings for Cross-Cultural Conversations
  • Develop and conduct one presentation on an intercultural topic (theme can relate to international students' experience, needs/concerns, or intern's own experiences/observations/recommendations). Presentation will be given at one of the International Programs staff meetings
  • Fall Intern: Assist in the planning and implementation of various events for annual International Education Week (held in November).
    Spring Intern: Assist in the planning and implementation of various activities for the annual International Women's Day (held in March).
  • Assist with International Programs special projects as needed

Hours and Place of Work

  • This is an unpaid, for-academic credit internship position, for a total of 120 semester hours (not to exceed 20 hours a week during the semester) in the Office of International Programs, UH-244.
  • Fall Internship is expected to begin August 15th and end mid-December (a week before finals week).The Intercultural Intern must attend a training session in July.
  • Spring Internship is expected to begin January 10 and end mid-May (a week before finals week). A second semester of internship may be available.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be currently enrolled at CSUF
  • Must be in good academic standing (not on academic/administrative probation)
  • Must meet both immigration and academic requirements to be eligible for an academic internship
  • Must register in internship units as determined by the student's major department

Application Process

In addition to applying for the Volunteer International Peer Program, applicants must also submit their résumé with a one-page personal statement indicating their interest in this internship position and how this internship will enhance their academic course of study. Although not required, a recommendation letter from an academic advisor or professor is strongly recommended. The recommendation letter may include a brief explanation of how the internship position will complement the student's academic program. No prior experience is required.

Please submit application to International Programs, UH 244. Attention: J. Hotta

Application Deadline

  • Fall intern: June 1
  • Spring Intern: January 2

Revised — March 2013

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