Global Impact Virtual Internship

FALL SESSION

A 100% ONLINE EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS AGES 14-19. COMPLETE A PART-TIME INTERNSHIP, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A GLOBAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

WORK WITH EXPERIENCED INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS AND MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE OVER THE COURSE OF SIX WEEKS THROUGH VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT, GROUP PROJECTS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY.

SESSION A

MONDAYS/WEDNESDAYS/SATURDAYS

OCTOBER 25 - DECEMBER 10

MONDAYS

CORE CURRICULUM
04:00PM – 06:00PM ET
WITH INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR
AND OTHER INTERNS

WEDNESDAYS

CORE CURRICULUM
04:00PM – 06:00PM ET
WITH INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR
AND OTHER INTERNS

SATURDAYS

THEMATIC FOCUS AREA
11:00AM – 01:00PM ET
OR 02:00PM – 04:00PM ET

WITH OVERSEAS HOST ORGANIZATION
AND OTHER INTERNS

WEEKLY

STUDY AND PROJECT WORK
APPROX. 5 HOURS PER WEEK
COMPLETED SOLO
OR WITH YOUR GROUP

YOU ARE OFF THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING
NOVEMBER 21-27

SESSION B

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS/SATURDAYS

OCTOBER 26 - DECEMBER 10

TUESDAYS

CORE CURRICULUM
07:00PM – 09:00PM ET
WITH INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR
AND OTHER INTERNS

THURSDAYS

CORE CURRICULUM
07:00PM – 09:00PM ET
WITH INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR
AND OTHER INTERNS

SATURDAYS

THEMATIC FOCUS AREA
11:00AM – 01:00PM ET
OR 02:00PM – 04:00PM ET

WITH OVERSEAS HOST ORGANIZATION
AND OTHER INTERNS

WEEKLY

STUDY AND PROJECT WORK
APPROX. 5 HOURS PER WEEK
COMPLETED SOLO
OR WITH YOUR GROUP

YOU ARE OFF THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING
NOVEMBER 21-27

REGISTER FOR THE FALL SESSION
BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

$1,999 TUITION TO REGISTER

CHOOSE A THEMATIC FOCUS AREA THAT MATCHES YOUR INTERESTS. YOU WILL COLLABORATE DIRECTLY WITH AN OVERSEAS HOST ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON THIS FIELD ALONGSIDE OTHER INTERNS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSIONS.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH
& MEDICINE

PLUS SPORT FOR HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT

Collaborate on public health ideas and initiatives with SportsTec as they aid rural communities in South Africa

SATURDAYS

ONLINE FOCUS AREA SESSION
11:00AM – 01:00PM ET
WITH SPORTSTEC

In Collaboration With:

Sportstec

Region of Impact:

South Africa

Explore topics related to:

Building the case for public health campaigns and physical activity as means for an empowered society.

Why choose this focus area?

When properly delivered, sports have the unique power to bring about better health outcomes and foster social change, especially in resource-poor environments.

On this virtual internship, you will learn how public health campaigns are critical to community health outcomes. Also, discover how meaningful and engaging physical activity such as sports can be used as a vehicle to address positive youth development as well as its impact on public health.

About your overseas internship partner organization:

SportsTec was established in 2006 and has a proven track record in using sports to address the requirements of numerous organizations.

This includes positive youth development as well as physical activity and physical education, school sports, community sports, life skills, leagues and tournaments, coach and teacher education and talent identification.

UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
GOOD HEALTH
QUALITY EDUCATION
REDUCED INEQUALITY

SOCIAL
JUSTICE

PLUS CHILDREN & EDUCATION

Advocate with Amano for the continuation of traditional techniques through stories and good design

SATURDAYS

ONLINE FOCUS AREA SESSION
02:00PM – 04:00PM ET
WITH AMANO MARKETPLACE

In Collaboration With:

Amano Marketplace

Region of Impact:

Guatemala

Explore topics related to:

Building the case for social justice through education equality and local economic development.

Why choose this focus area?

Equal access to quality education is important to creating long-term, community-based solutions to promote peace and justice.

On this virtual internship you will explore the complexities of achieving education equality and gain a unique perspective on what organizations on the ground in Guatemala are doing to empower Guatemalans, specifically Indigenous women and children, through both education and the creation of socially-minded local economic opportunities.

About your overseas internship partner organization:

Amano Marketplace is a collaborative platform for Latin American artisans that was born in response to the global health crisis.

Amano partners with 20+ artisanal groups, brands and organizations in an effort to connect artisans with the fair trade market, virtually. They advocate for collaboration and the continuation of traditional techniques through design, stories, and experiences.

UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
QUALITY EDUCATION
GENDER EQUALITY
ECONOMIC GROWTH

ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP

PLUS ANIMAL & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Learn from Vijo and his team as they work to establish an entirely new paradigm for living from the land

SATURDAYS

ONLINE FOCUS AREA SESSION
11:00AM – 01:00PM ET
WITH OUR LAND

In Collaboration With:

OurLand

Region of Impact:

Thailand

Explore topics related to:

Building the case for long-term sustainability and the conservation of nature.

Why choose this focus area?

Creating sustainable development options has become increasingly more important in society’s quest for a healthier and more ethical world.

On this virtual internship, you will learn from how one location can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Explore how interconnected our natural world is, diving deep into topics such as ecosystem health, organic farming and living harmoniously alongside elephants.

About your overseas internship partner organization:

Our Land is dedicated to a world where nature is respected and conservation is seen as the crucial link between progress and tranquility.

Located in the heart of Thailand’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, Our Land works with communities to enhance acceptance towards conservation, such as collaborating with local communities to address human-elephant conflict.

UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION
LIFE ON LAND

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP
THROUGH PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

$750 ADD-ON FEE TO ENROLL

COMPLETE A CORE CURRICULUM WITH YOUR PEERS AND THROUGH THE GUIDANCE OF YOUR INTERNSHIP SUPEVISOR. LEARN AND DEVELOP CRITICAL SKILLS THAT WILL SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR FUTURE EDUCATION AND CAREER PATHS.

CORE CURRICULUM
COURSES

BE THE CHANGE.

Develop essential leadership skills and build toward meaningful career development goals.

MONDAYS/WEDNESDAYS OR TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS

CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
04:00PM – 6:00PM ET
OR 07:00PM – 09:00PM ET
WITH YOUR GROUP/PEERS

36 hours of virtual sessions between core curriculum and focus area time over six weeks.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
AND PROJECTS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Our part-time, flexible schedule is designed to work with your school and life calendar.

WEEKLY DURING YOUR FREE TIME

INDEPENDENT STUDY AND PROJECTS
AT YOUR DISCRETION
DURING THE WEEK
TYPICALLY COMPLETED SOLO

30 hours of self-guided project work or internship group engagement over six weeks.

OPTIONAL
OFFICE HOURS

JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

Check in with your Internship Supervisor, ask questions and discuss course projects.

AVAILABLE WEEKLY

MEET WITH GLA INTERNSHIP STAFF
OFFICE HOURS VARY
BY WEEK

WITH YOUR INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR

Office hours are 100% optional but are available to all student interns on a weekly basis.

LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL AID?
LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION

AS A GLOBAL IMPACT VIRTUAL INTERN, EARN MERITS FOR YOUR EFFORTS. NOT ONLY WILL YOU RECEIVE A SIGNED RECOMMENDATION LETTER AND EARN OPTIONAL SERVICE HOURS, YOU WILL ALSO BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

COMPLETE THIS:

66 TOTAL IMPACT HOURS

10 hours with host organization engagement
24 hours of skill development
2 hours final project presentation
30 total hours of self-guided project work

AND EARN THIS:

AWARDS AND MERITS

A professional letter of recommendation
A certificate of completion
Up to 20 hours of community service
Experience for college applications and essays

SIGN UP FOR THE FALL SESSION
BY THE OCTOBER 11, 2021 DEADLINE

$1,999 TUITION TO REGISTER