University of Hurtado

English Teaching Intern

Duration: mid-May through mid-July (8 weeks)
Location: Santiago, Chile
Housing: Homestay arranged by local staff and the McCulloch Center

Internship Description:

The University Alberto Hurtado is a private Jesuit university of approximately 6,000 students founded in 1997 through the merger of three separate institutions. At the University the intern will work with students studying to become English teachers by offering language instruction (tutoring), leading conversation groups and workshops, and assisting faculty in English language courses. During the month of July, when classes are not in session due to winter vacation, the intern will possibly work as a research assistant to English department faculty and/or teach in secondary schools with which the University Alberto Hurtado has connections.

The intern will work with the head of the English Department and the English Language Coordinator to develop a curriculum based on the needs of the University Alberto Hurtado’s English students. The ideal intern will be creative and proactive, open-minded and flexible and also have an interest in social justice, education, and Latin America, in general.

This is an ideal opportunity for a high-energy student with a strong work ethic who is eager to engage herself in Chilean culture and work with sectors of society that, until recently, did not have the opportunity to receive a university education.

While a background in second language teaching is not a requirement, it is certainly a plus!

To Apply:

To apply, read the application guidelines, find the internship(s) of interest on LyonNet, and submit the required application materials by February 28, 2014 at 5 pm. (Please note: internships are added to LyonNet once confirmed for 2014.)  All applicants MUST meet with Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning, by February 21, 2014 for a pre-application meeting. Please call the McCulloch Center at x2072 to schedule an appointment.  MHC-IIP interns are eligible for Lynk/UAF funding. Please see www.mtholyoke.edu/go/uaf for details.