Winter Session

Global Impact Virtual Internship

SESSION DATES: JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 26, 2021


The Winter Session of the Global Impact Virtual Internship is now open for registration.

The Global Leadership Adventures Team has custom-designed this six-week online internship from the ground up, in direct partnership with global nonprofit organizations and social enterprises.

The goal? To provide an opportunity for teens ages 14-19 to become real-world interns, in active collaboration with our international partner organizations, GLA internship supervisors, and most importantly their fellow peers in the internship.

The idea? To develop essential leadership skills and build toward career development goals. Entirely online-based, this part-time, super flexible virtual internship gives our aspiring young leaders an incredibly unique opportunity to collaborate on initiatives centered around the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

100% ONLINE WITH PART-TIME HOURS AND FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR TEEN STUDENTS AGES 14-19

WORK WITH EXPERIENCED INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS


BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.


Check out this Visual Guide to the Global Impact Virtual Internship experience.

Each Global Impact Virtual Intern will complete a Core Curriculum, where you will learn and develop critical skills that will support you on your future education and career paths.

Additionally, each intern will choose from one of several thematic Focus Areas that will define not only the global nonprofit partner organization or social enterprise you will work with, but also the area of interest you will dive into in support of a particular UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Are you ready to be the change you wish to see in the world? If you are, we’re ready to welcome you to the team.

BOOST YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND ESSAYS

COLLABORATE WITH GLOBAL PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED PEERS WHO SHARE YOUR INTERESTS


Quick Facts about the Winter 2021 Session:


The Sample Syllabus for Winter Session of the Virtual Internship is available for download.

  • Location: Anywhere you are! This internship takes place 100% online.
  • Session Dates: January 19 – February 26, 2021
  • Duration: 6 weeks with a part-time, flexible schedule designed to work with your school and life calendar
  • Time Commitment: 66 total impact hours
    • 36 hours of virtual sessions
    • 30 hours of self-guided project work
  • Weekly Schedule:Β  10-11 hours each week
    • Option A: Monday/Wednesday evenings + Saturdays
    • Option B: Tuesday/Thursday evenings + Saturdays
    • There is weekly self-guided study and project work
      • ​~5 hours throughout the week
  • Office Hours: Available weekly
    • Weekly office hours are completely optional
    • Check in with your Internship Supervisor
    • Ask questions and discuss course projects
  • Maximum Group Sizes: 32 per core curriculum session and 24 per focus area track
  • Age Eligibility: Students ages 14-19
  • Deadline to Register: January 5, 2021
  • Financial Aid: Limited scholarship funds are available via application
  • Tuition: $1,999

Focus Area Track: Public Health & Medicine


Select from one of five thematic focus areas, including Public Health & Medicine.

Each focus area is designed for direct collaboration with a partner organization and corresponding region of impact.

  • Partner Organization: SAVE Foundation
  • Region of Impact: South Africa
  • Thematic Areas Covered: Public Health
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 2, 3 & 6
  • Focus Area Sessions & Keynote Speakers: Saturdays
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm ET
    • 08:00am – 10:00am/10:30am PT
  • Core Curriculum Sessions: Weekday evenings
    • See sidebar schedule options for details
  • Maximum Cohort Size for this Track: 24 participants

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Building the case for Public Health issues in South Africa.

About This Partner Organization

SAVE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that works to enrich, educate and empower various township and settlement communities. Established in 2006, SAVE Foundation’s aim is to provide support for local communities by assisting with educational & public health programs, youth development, and sports & skills development, which will enable them to rise above the vicious cycle of poverty that these young people find themselves in. Their goal is to bring new skills to a community that otherwise would not have access to them and provide disadvantaged children with the education, skills and knowledge to create a future for themselves, their family and – ultimately – their community.

Why Choose This Focus Area?

Public health is an ongoing issue in South Africa. An access gap for health care facilities exist between upper and lower socioeconomic households, with the gap becoming more prominent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On this internship, interns will learn from those in the field – while supporting a local clinic in the Cape Town community where primary health care options are currently nonexistent. Through advocacy & fundraising campaigns, students will discover the unique challenges of providing adequate medical care in rural communities, while contributing to these causes through their internship projects. Comparing and contrasting health care practices of the western world with traditional medicine, students will be challenged to develop creative solutions for health workers in developing countries.


Focus Area Track: Children & Education


Select from one of five thematic focus areas, including Children & Education.

Each focus area is designed for direct collaboration with a partner organization and corresponding region of impact.

  • Partner Organization: SAVE Foundation
  • Region of Impact: South Africa
  • Thematic Areas Covered: Community Development
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: 1 & 4
  • Focus Area Sessions & Keynote Speakers: Saturdays
    • 02:00pm – 04:00pm/04:30pm ET
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm PT
  • Core Curriculum Sessions: Weekday evenings
    • See sidebar schedule options for details
  • Maximum Cohort Size for this Track: 24 participants

Explore Topics Related to…

Building the case for Children’s Rights & access to education in impoverished areas, and why it should matter.

About This Partner Organization

SAVE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that works to enrich, educate and empower various township and settlement communities. Established in 2006, SAVE Foundation’s aim is to provide support for local communities by assisting with educational & public health programs, youth development, sports and skills development, which will enable them to rise above the vicious circle of poverty that these young people find themselves in. Their goal is to bring new skills to a community that otherwise would not have access to them and provide disadvantaged children with education & the skills and knowledge to create a future for themselves, their family and ultimately their community.

Why Choose This Focus Area?

Sub-Saharan Africa faces enormous challenges in providing schools with basic resources. The situation is extreme at the primary school levels, where less than half of the schools in the region have access to drinking water, electricity, computers and the internet. This internship explores the challenges and factors at play in Education & Community Development in Africa, and challenges interns to think outside the box to address the needs of schools in the communities SAVE works in.


Focus Area Track: Environmental Stewardship


Select from one of five thematic focus areas, including Environmental Stewardship.

Each focus area is designed for direct collaboration with a partner organization and corresponding region of impact.

Explore Topics Related to…

Building the case for Sustainability & Nature Conservation.

About This Partner Organization

Located in the heart of Thailand’s oldest wildlife sanctuary (Salakphra Wildlife Sanctuary) and the waters edge by the Kwae Yai river, Our Land dedicates itself towards creating a new way of life, one where nature is respected and conservation is seen as the crucial link between progress and tranquility. Our Land also works with local communities to enhance understanding and acceptance towards conservation – particularly, collaborating with local communities to address human-elephant conflict.

Why Choose This Focus Area?

As we move into the new decade, creating sustainable development options has become increasingly more important in society’s quest for a healthier and more ethical world. On this internship, students will learn from host organization Our Land – the perfect case study of how one location can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Together with experts from Our Land in Thailand, interns will explore how interconnected our natural world is, diving deep into topics such as ecosystem health & nature conservation, organic farming and living harmoniously alongside elephants.


Focus Area Track: Animal & Wildlife Conservation


Select from one of five thematic focus areas, including Animal & Wildlife Conservation.

Each focus area is designed for direct collaboration with a partner organization and corresponding region of impact.

  • Partner Organization: Coming Soon…
  • Region of Impact: The Galapagos Islands
  • Thematic Areas Covered: Coming Soon…
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: 14 & 15
  • Focus Area Sessions & Keynote Speakers: Saturdays
    • 02:00pm – 04:00pm/04:30pm ET
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm/01:30pm PT
  • Core Curriculum Sessions: Weekday evenings
    • See sidebar schedule options for details
  • Maximum Cohort Size for this Track: 24 participants

Explore Topics Related to…

Coming Soon…

About This Partner Organization

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Why Choose This Focus Area?

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Focus Area Track: Social Justice


Select from one of five thematic focus areas, including Social Justice.

Each focus area is designed for direct collaboration with a partner organization and corresponding region of impact.

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Building the case of the importance of education in creating an empowered society.

About This Partner Organization

Private Insitutions such as the Institute for Leadership and Communication Studies in Morocco are critical for the advancement of education in rural areas. ILCS is a private institution for higher education, which invests in the training of competent future leaders. ILCS strives to contribute to human development in Morocco by providing the local community with competent and competitive citizens.

Why Choose This Focus Area?

Gender equality and women’s empowerment play influential roles in the success of the Sustainable Development Goals around the world, and are necessary to achieve truly sustainable development both locally and globally. For girls in the developing world, education can be seen as a tool to take control of their own lives. Despite compulsory education laws and free education, many schools in Morocco are still inaccessible to women in many parts of society. On this internship, interns will explore the multi-faceted complexities of education equality, and gain a unique perspective on what organizations on the ground in Morocco are doing to empower women and children through education.

BE AWARDED A
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

RECEIVE A PROFESSIONAL
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

EARN 10-20 OPTIONAL
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS


Registration Deadline: January 5, 2021


To learn more about the Global Impact Virtual Internship in general, click here.

Our mission at Global Leadership Adventures is to inspire the next generation to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it. Let us know how we can help you on your journey.

Global Impact Virtual Interns who successfully complete the six-week online internship will be awarded the following merits for their contributions:

  • A Certificate of Completion
  • A Professional Letter of Recommendation signed by your Internship Supervisor
  • Optional Community Service Hours

Remember, the deadline to register for the Winter Session of the internship is January 5, 2021.

Internships Menu
Thematic
Focus Areas
Eligibility Requirements
  1. Access to a desktop computer or laptop with reliable internet
  2. Working web camera and microphone for virtual course participation
  3. Active email address to communicate with your Internship Supervisor
  4. Ability to commit to the 6-week virtual course schedule
  5. English language proficiency
  6. Must be between the ages of 14-19
Sample Schedule

SESSION DATES
January 19 – February 26

CORE CURRICULUM SESSIONS
Option A: Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Time Slot #1
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm EST
    • 01:00pm–03:00pm PST
  • Time Slot #2
    • 07:00pm–09:00pm EST
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm PST

CORE CURRICULUM SESSIONS
Option B: Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Time Slot #1
    • 12:00pm–02:00pm EST
    • 09:00am–11:00am PST
    • 05:00pm-07:00pm GMT
  • Time Slot #2
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm EST
    • 01:00pm–03:00pm PST
  • Time Slot #3
    • 07:00pm–09:00pm EST
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm PST

FOCUS AREA SESSIONS
Saturdays

  • Public Health & Medicine Track
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm EST
    • 08:00am – 10:00am/10:30am PST
  • Environmental Stewardship Track
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm EST
    • 08:00am – 10:00am/10:30am PST
  • Children & Education Track
    • 02:00pm – 04:00pm/04:30pm EST
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm PST
  • Animal & Wildlife Conservation Track
    • 02:00pm – 04:00pm/04:30pm EST
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm PST
  • Social Justice Track
    • 02:00pm – 04:00pm/04:30pm EST
    • 11:00am – 01:00pm/01:30pm PST

SELF-GUIDED WORK
Weekly

  • Approx. 5 hours per week
    • Anytime you choose

OFFICE HOURS
Available Weekly (Optional)

Internship Breakdown

OVERVIEW OF YOUR HOURS
66 Impact Hours in Total

BREAKDOWN
Roughly 10-11 hours per week

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

OPTIONAL SERVICE HOURS
Earn 10-20 Community Service Hours

  • Interns are eligible to receive a Service Certificate
    • For completion of any community service hours
    • Hours must be contributed as part of your internship
    • Hours vary based on your project and partner org
Internship Tuition Fee