UPDATE: application deadline extended to Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5p EST! More details below.
Are you a study, intern or volunteer abroad alumni that has a passion for the abroad experience? Do you want to motivate other students to take advantage of the same opportunity you had? Then the Diversity Abroad Campus Fellows Program may be for you! The Diversity Abroad Campus Fellows Programs gives study abroad alumni (intern and volunteer abroad too!) the opportunity to motivate their peers on campus to pursue global opportunities. By hosting information sessions, speaking about their personal experiences and sharing Diversity Abroad resources, Campus Fellows will do their part to help Diversity Abroad increase the number of diverse students going abroad.
Why a Campus Fellows Program
International study and intern programs aren’t just a fun and exciting adventure. The experience has real life, tangible benefits that are personal, academic and professional. But for years, students of ethnic and racial minority backgrounds, first-generation college students, and students from lower socio-economic backgrounds have made up only a small percentage of students taking advantage of global opportunities. We’re here to change that and you can help through the Diversity Abroad Campus Fellow program. Students don’t always understand how feasible, affordable and transformative studying abroad can be. Although many students can be discouraged by the study abroad process, it can be much easier to understand how to make it possible through the support and guidance of their peers, like you, who were in a similar position not long ago.
The goals of the Diversity Abroad Campus Fellows Program are to empower you to utilize your international experiences in a professional, creative, and engaging way; get new students excited about international opportunities and Diversity Abroad through peer-to-peer connections; and manage the Diversity Abroad brand on your campus and in your community.
- Represent Diversity Abroad on your campus and campuses in your community
- Connect students with Diversity Abroad resources and collect student information for further follow-up
- Identify and create partnership opportunities on campus through the development of a brand management plan with support from Diversity Abroad staff
- Host a minimum of 5 on-campus activities throughout the year including any campaigns directed by Diversity Abroad
- Attend bi-weekly online team meetings to share strategies, discuss challenges and opportunities, and to participate in trainings
- Write three articles per semester that touch on topics related to education abroad and your identity, location and career/field of study.
What we’re looking for:
- You are a leader
- You are outgoing, personable, responsible, and actively involved in clubs, activities, and events on campus
- You are currently enrolled full-time at your college or university
- You have an expected graduation date of May 2017 or later
- You are willing to commit to a 9-month program (August-April) and devote 15-20 hours per month to this position
- You can relate to diverse groups of various backgrounds
- You are experienced in social media
- You write well and can tell a story through written word
- You are passionate about making an impact on your campus with international opportunities
- You own a digital camera and/or video camera and have access to a laptop computer
- You have an entrepreneurial spirit
- You have reliable transportation within your city (including public transportation)
- You have had some sort of international experience (study, intern, vacation, volunteer, etc.) that you can speak about from personal experience
- All students are welcome to apply, however students applying from the following locations are preferred (Southern CA, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York City, Washington DC, Twin Cities, MN).
This position will depend heavily on telecommunications. Therefore, consistent access to the Internet, personal laptop computer, and a mobile telephone is required.
What will you gain?
- Leadership experience, marketing, and event management skills
- Mentorship opportunities with professionals
- Professional experience and an opportunity to build your résumé by working with Diversity Abroad, a social enterprise focused on diversity & inclusion in international education
- Publish your articles, blog, images, and video via social media, newseltters and DiversityAbroad.com
- Opportunity to represent the Diversity Abroad community on your campus and in your community
- Diversity Abroad Swag Bag, including backpack, t-shirt, and more!
- Hourly compensation
The Application Process & Timeline
Update on 4/26/2016: Applications for the Campus Fellows Program will now be accepted through Friday, May 13th at 5p EST.
Please complete the application questionnaire here (bit.ly/dafellows). After completing the questionnaire, you will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience, specific interest in the position, and availability. After an initial review, select candidates will be selected for an interview.