2021-2022 GRAD Global Impact Internships Announced

International House 2021-2022 GRAD Global Impact Internship Program Announced:

Applications now accepted.

International House announces the GRAD Global Impact Internship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year, with some work opportunities beginning during Summer Quarter 2021. As a part of this program, up to ten outstanding graduate students will be selected to serve as GRAD Global Impact Interns for self-designed programs and to support ongoing activities through our Graduate Commons Program. In reflecting the diversity of the programming at International House, GRAD Global Impact Interns shall come from the United States and a variety of other countries and represent all graduate divisions and professional schools at the University of Chicago. GRAD Global Impact Interns will report to the Assistant Director, Programs & Communications and will collaborate together with other student project assistants, Graduate Fellows, and undergraduate Metcalf Interns. GRAD Global Impact Interns will also work collaboratively with UChicagoGRAD and Graduate Council, the Office of International Affairs, and other campus partners. GRAD Global Impact Interns will work as a team to ensure the exceptional diversity of the graduate community connected to International House, and will find creative ways to reach out on an ongoing basis to the broader University community. GRAD Global Impact Interns will arrange activities through the Graduate Commons Program that help build relationships among graduate students and postdocs. GRAD Global Impact Interns will plan and implement programs in the following areas: internationally-focused public programs through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, weekly language and culture tables, professional development programs, health and wellness programs, social activities, and the Global Mentorship Network, in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: GRAD Global Impact Interns will conceive and implement activities for graduate and professional school students that enhance the mission of International House and contribute to the students’ positive campus experience. Through self-designed internships, GRAD Global Impact Interns will find innovative ways to provide in person and some virtual programming for grad students and postdocs. Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, GRAD Global Impact Interns will continue to implement social activities focusing on a particular cultural theme or country celebration; organize regular sports and recreational activities; organize round table discussion groups and language exchange programs; plan and schedule trips in and around Chicago, organize cooking programs and special dining experiences. GRAD Global Impact Interns will also provide administrative support to staff for ongoing programs and operations of International House including orientation activities for graduate students, annual International Thanksgiving Homestay Program, Sunday Supper, and alumni engagement activities. GRAD Global Impact Interns will serve as ambassadors and articulate advocates for International House and its mission within the UChicago grad community and beyond.

COMPENSATION: $17.00 per hour

SCHEDULES: With guidance from University leadership, International House is planning for COVID-19 management and resumed campus operations under a range of possible scenarios. As campus offices reopen, attendance at regular office hours will be mandatory. Significant evening and weekend work may be required. Quarterly schedules vary and are based on event calendars; the weekly time commitment is 12-15 hours. Appointments are for the full academic year, though some positions may begin during Summer Quarter 2021.

QUALIFICATIONS: Enrollment as a graduate or professional school student at the University of Chicago required. Knowledge of the demands of University life and familiarity with University and City of Chicago resources. Ability to work with a large ethnically and culturally diverse population; excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in program planning, student leadership activities and/or community services. Experience in communications and marketing of programs; strong written and oral communication skills. Commitment to quality and to providing the team with the most valuable service possible; ability to exercise sound judgments and solve problems required. Proficiency in Photoshop and Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and ExpressionEngine preferred. Experience living or working in an international setting a plus. Audio-visual skills a plus. Energy, creativity, and dedication.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below and submit along with a resume/curriculum vitae. All materials should be submitted to i-house-programs@uchicago.edu. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.