July 6 – August 13, 2015 (Dates include orientation, program set-up, program delivery & wrap-up)

Interested in gaining experience working on international youth exchange programs? Legacy International is accepting applicants for a Program Support Intern for the TechGirls 2015 team! We are looking for a woman who wants to gain experience in technology, communications, program design, logistics coordination, and international diplomacy. This is a 5-week intensive cultural immersion program demanding high energy and creativity. http://legacyintl.org/our-programs/techgirls/

TechGirls is a U.S. Department of State initiative and exchange program designed to inspire young women from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue higher education and careers in technology through hands-on skills development.  Work location: Washington DC metro area and Bedford, Virginia

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY

Primary responsibilities include: program set-up, communications with program providers, assisting with accommodations (university dorm or hotel), transportation, financial tracking; daily programming logistics and communications; procuring supplies; assist trainers in group management; assist individual participants in meeting the demands of program. Secondary responsibilities may include:  assisting with occasional e-newsletter copy, photo documentation and event set up. Legacy provides staff training allowing you to get fully immersed in program goals and an understanding of your responsibilities.

  • June               Participate in 2-3 staff orientation sessions via Skype
  • July 6 – 15     Assist with final preparations. Get grounded in learning methodologies.
  • July 15 – 21   Staff orientation; finalize plans; social media strategy development (Washington, DC)
  • July 21 – 31   Arrival orientation; leadership clinics; iDTech Camp (American Univ., Washington, DC)
  • Aug 1 – 6        Homestays (Roanoke, Virginia); Virginia Tech visit; service projects; project planning
  • Aug 7 -12       Training, job shadowing (Washington, DC)
  • Aug. 12 -13    Youth depart.  Staff wrap-up (Washington, DC)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge public relations or communications.
  • Demonstrated use and comfort navigating Web 2.0 sites and tools, including blogs, social networks, video and photo sharing, etc., (personal or professional) with solid understanding of the internet and social media marketing best practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fearless attitude towards technology and a willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and strong social skills when interacting with online audiences.
  • Have a passion for tech and gender empowerment. Interest in building capacity in underserved communities and championing individuals, nonprofits and social enterprises that connect people and catalyze civic action.
  • Prior youth work a plus but not required
  • Prefer candidate with knowledge of Washington, DC metro area

Essential Functions

  1. Ability to effectively communicate with youth and staff
  2. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to area
  3. Cognitive and communication abilities for large, complex event management
  4. Ability to operate essential office equipment needed to carry out responsibilities (i.e. telephone, digital camera, computer, photocopy machine)
  5. Ability to move furnishings (tables, chairs) & lift supplies up to 25 pounds

Compensation & Work Hours: Full time, July 6-August 13.  From July 6 – 15, this position is based in Bedford, Virginia at Legacy’s Global Youth Village.  From July 15 through August 13, work is based out of Washington, DC. Legacy International will cover meals, accommodations, and program related transportation costs. A modest stipend is also provided. In addition, Legacy will gladly work with an intern’s university to support the intern in earning academic credit for her work with Legacy.

APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with “TechGirls Intern” in the subject line: Mary Helmig, Project Director;  techgirls@legacyintl.org

Application deadline: April 15, 2015