Student Employment Opportunities
The Center for Global and Intercultural Study is seeking students to serve as program assistants for its study abroad programs. Note: These positions are temp-hourly. Hours per week range from approximately 20-35.
Program Assistants Description
The Program Assistant works under the supervision of the Faculty Leader, serving as a liaison between faculty, students, and CGIS. Program Assistants help students interpret experiences related to intercultural learning and group dynamics, address student needs onsite, and perform a range of administrative duties.
Responsibilities may include:
Attendance at program leader/assistant training sessions
Assistance with student pre-departure orientations
Organization of student arrival and departure from the program site
Tracking student contact information and independent travel; encouraging students to enter this information into M-Compass
Assistance with coordination of on-site orientation, program-sponsored activities, and excursions
Conducting regular check-ins with participants
Encouraging students to engage their host culture and local people
Encouraging a positive learning environment and improved group dynamics
Facilitation of group reflections
Taking preventative actions to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all program participants and following CGIS health and safety protocol
Remaining available to respond to student emergencies during the program. This may include accompanying students to a medical facility, hospital, or police station, as needed
Informing CGIS and program faculty of problems as soon as they arise and submitting incident reports when necessary
Submitting weekly reports to CGIS with updates related to student check-ins, excursions/activities, health and safety, student issues, etc.
Preparation of a final report summarizing the program and providing feedback
Other duties as assigned
CGIS currently seeks program assistants for the following programs.
Fluency in the language of the host country (Arts in Paris and Santiago de Compostela)
Language skills and/or travel experience related to the program location (GCC Programs)
Experience facilitating intergroup relations or participating in experiential and/or intercultural group activity
Experience working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds
Bachelor’s degree is highly preferred
Hourly wage of $11.00/hour
Round-trip coach airfare and related ground transportation Detroit to the program site
GeoBlue-HTH insurance coverage for the duration of the program
Candidates may apply to multiple positions. Submit a cover letter specifying what program you are applying to and include a resume. Applications should be submitted via email by January 7, 2019 to:
Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Attn: Nita Fisher
Direct all inquiries and applications via email.