Work Description: SUMMER EDUCATION PROGAM OFFICER, June 15-August 15, 2015

Reports to: Jennifer Ungemach

Commits to:

2 months of unpaid internship, 40/hours week* 

*Average hours worked during summer course may total more than 40 hours.

Skills required:

Strong communication skills

Strong leadership skills

Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Friendly and patient

EWB Summer Schools Description

CATIS Mexico and IRRI Mexico will host two 15-day Summer Schools on sustainable technologies in conjunction with Engineers without Borders-UK in the summer of 2015. These courses mirror 2014 programming (see www.catis-mexico.org for more information). The Educational Officer will work to assure program quality and support for participants directly under the supervision of the leads from CATIS Mexico and IRRI Mexico.

To make this type of international course a success, there are a myriad of tasks and responsibilities. This list gives an idea of expectations for the position, but the tasks will be varied according to need.

Work areas and activities:

Course preparation: Communication with participants, course material creation and organization, logistical support for courses, lodging, food arrangements, transportation, etc.

Course leadership: Checkin with participants on health, culture shock, and general well-being; support on evaluation sessions

Logistics: Key liaison with food, transportation, and housing providers to assure excellent attention to participants

Social media and communications: Responsible for promoting course programming on CATIS Mexico and IRRI Mexico websites and social media (directly or in conjunctive with respective staff)

Course wrap up: Systematization of evaluations, support in financial  report

While this position is an unpaid internship, there are a number of benefits included:

*Opportunity to work with two dynamic organizations in Mexico, with a letter of completion of your internship if required for course credit or other resume purposes

*While the intern will not be guaranteed to participate in all sessions of the summer course, s/he will likely see many of the presentations and participate in many of the learning sessions. In essence, attending the Summer Course for free.

*All meals and housing will be covered during both the Summer School periods (four of the eight weeks)

*Opportunity to accompany the execution of a concrete project and its components in short period of time

CATIS Mexico and IRRI Mexico are happy to assist the right candidate in search for supporting funds to cover expenses (travel to site, meals and housing, etc) but cannot guarantee this financial support. CATIS Mexico and IRRI Mexico will also assist the right candidate in finding suitable and safe accommodation outside of the Summer School periods. 

To apply: 

Send resume to Jennifer Ungemach (jenn@catis-mexico.org). Candidates are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants will be interviewed in both English and Spanish.