ICIU welcomes student interns at the high school and university levels. Year round interns from local high schools, U.S. universities, and other countries assist ICIU with their daily work and implementation of their programs. Internships are for all students who have an interest in the work of our organization. ICIU will work with students who wish to secure credit for their internship experience. Below is a description of the International Programs Intern position.
Organization Description: Iowa Council for International Understanding (ICIU) is a non-profit organization that exists to promote mutual respect and understanding between Iowans and people from all cultures and countries. ICIU works with over 400 international visitors from more than 60 countries on an annual basis. Other programs include translation services, international events and forums, youth programs, and diversity and cross-cultural training.
Job Description/ Responsibilities: Assist the staff with various projects, programs, and events. Responsibilities could include:
Development and implementation of a marketing strategy for events and programs, including creation of promotional materials.
Scheduling and escorting international visitors.
Planning international events and forums.
Writing reports, grant proposals, or other resources for outside use.
Assist with translation/interpretation services.
Basic office assistance, including database management.
College student requiring college internship credit or experience.
Background in any of the following but not limited to: marketing, journalism/mass communications, international relations or business, political science, foreign language.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to be self-directed and work independently or as part of a team.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, set deadlines, and maintain accurate records.
Problem solving skills including the ability to resolve conflicts and recommend an appropriate course of action and ability to stay poised under pressure.
Computer experience in Microsoft Office software, specifically word processing and database software.
Cross cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred but not required.
Opportunity to gain real world work experience with an international organization and possibly receive credit.
Opportunity to develop skills in program management, marketing, coordinating projects, and/or problem solving.
Opportunity to increase knowledge of other cultures and countries.
Fall and spring semesters and summer months.
Availability of a minimum of 10-15 hours per week; negotiable and flexible schedule, one full day per week desirable.
Direct Applications and Inquiries to:
Cammeo Medici, International Language Programs & Intern Manager
Iowa Council for International Understanding
1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1105
Des Moines , IA 50309
Phone: 515-282-8269, ext 16 / Fax: 515-282-0454 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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