Internships with Global Engagement

How to Apply

The Global Engagement Office and its departments hire student interns and student workers each semester. If you are interested in working with a team of international educators, please log in to Handshake, the online jobs and internship portal supported through UM Career Success

These positions offer true professional growth in a real office setting, which has proven to be very advantageous for students in their future occupational roles.

Positions Open for Fall 2020

ELI Teaching Intern

The ELI Intern will work directly with the ELI senior teacher to complete a series of classroom observations and teacher training tasks and to produce reflective reporting on the experience. This internship will result in a practical supervised ESL classroom teaching experience in which the intern will lead group work, teach preplanned activities, develop and teach original activities and eventually teach an entire class module or unit. The intern will receive regular feedback and suggestions from the senior teacher.  Upon completion of the training period, the intern should experience increased confidence in her ability to lead a class; she will also gain relevant teaching experience suitable for inclusion on an entry-level resume.

Education Abroad Peer Advisor

The Education Abroad Peer Advisor acts as a front-line study abroad adviser, serving as the initial point of contact for students interested in studying abroad. Peer advisers field emails from interested students and schedule appointments with them. They assist the study abroad staff in providing information to students to promote University of Montana Education Abroad exchange programs, UM Faculty-Directed programs, and non-UM study abroad programs as well. Peer Advisers help students with all aspects of their study abroad preparation, including application support during initial phases. This includes meeting with students when requested, and regularly updating UM-sponsored program brochure pages on Terra Dotta to include essential information regarding current host university course information and standard costs associated with their study abroad. The Peer Advisor position provides the opportunity to enhance individual skills in written and interpersonal communication, organization, scheduling, public relations, public speaking, writing, sourcing information, budgeting and finance, and using specialized study abroad computer software.

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Education Abroad Course Facilitator Intern

The Education Abroad Course Facilitator serves as the Instructor’s Assistant for the mandatory 1-credit pre-departure course, arranged by Education Abroad for all semester and year-long outgoing study abroad students. The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the pre-departure course. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing logistics for the course, organizing student volunteers for the small group and panel discussions, preparing and updating materials, and helping facilitate use of the online component during class for an integrated student experience.

This position provides the opportunity to enhance individual skills in organization and student coordination, presentation technology, interpersonal communication, instructional techniques, online learning, writing, public speaking, and logistics.

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Marketing and Media Internship

The purpose of the Marketing and Media Coordinator Internship is to develop a successful recruiting strategy via the UM Education Abroad website and social media platforms to actively engage and recruit UM Education Abroad students and increase student awareness of study abroad on the UM campus, in general. The successful applicant will ensure that relevant information and images are regularly updated on the University of Montana Education Abroad website, as well as on our official UM Education Abroad Instagram and Facebook accounts. This position focuses on developing and maintaining online marketing materials, implementing those materials in a way that is consistent with current online marketing strategies and best practices, and maintaining current images and information in order to promote UM Education Abroad programs via all media platforms. The goal is to deliver a smooth and enjoyable overall user experience for the UM community while successfully promoting education abroad and delivering current information.

This position provides the opportunity to enhance individual skills in online marketing, website design and social media management, as well as developing strong interpersonal communication, marketing, organizational, technical and writing skills. The successful applicant will work with Education Abroad staff to develop a recruitment strategy based on current web and social media marketing trends.

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Faculty-Directed Program Assistant Internship

The Faculty-Directed Program Assistant intern serves as an Assistant for Education Abroad Faculty-Directed Study Abroad Programs and provides an exciting opportunity to gain experience with Faculty-Directed Study Abroad Programs in University of Montana’s (UM) Education Abroad Office. This position will enhance individual skills in interpersonal communication, database management, customer relations, organization, and program coordination. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing logistics for the faculty-directed programs, preparing and updating marketing materials, and maintaining clear communication with all participants. Good computer and customer service skills are critical, and the successful applicant should be very familiar with Microsoft Office suite. This position provides the opportunity to enhance individual skills in organization and student coordination, presentation technology, interpersonal communication, instructional techniques, online learning, writing, public speaking, and logistics.

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Software & Database Intern

The Software and Database intern is someone on whom the Education Abroad team relies on for accuracy and proficient computer skills. The successful applicant will further develop technical skills related to using and maintaining complex software as well as managing databases. This position focuses on improving, maintaining, and updating Terra Dotta (the software used to manage all international travel at UM). The successful applicant will work with all aspects of the Terra Dotta software with special attention to creating, maintaining and updating budget sheet information as well as the credit transfer database that allows students to find pre-approved courses in their field of study before they go abroad. This position provides the opportunity to enhance one's computer skills and gain specialized knowledge working with Terra Dotta, an industry-leading standard software for the field of international education.

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International Partnerships Assistant Internship

The International Partnerships Assistant intern provides an exciting opportunity to gain experience in International Partnership Agreement management in the UM Education Abroad Office. This position will enhance individual skills in interpersonal communication, database management, public speaking, and writing. Good computer skills are necessary, and the successful applicant should be very familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

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