Project Code: EDUSA-RUS-4

Mentor Russian High School Students with EducationUSA Russia!

Project Title Mentor Russian High School Students with EducationUSA Russia!
Project Summary Six VSFS e-interns are needed to assist EducationUSA Russia with programming for the motivated and talented 8-11th graders in the Competitive College Club and Pre-CCC programs. Two individuals will assist with CCC and four with Pre-CCC. All will have 6-8 students with whom they meet monthly.
Country Russia
Agency EducationUSA
DoS Office N/A
Section EducationUSA
Number of Interns 6
Project Description

Develop a meaningful mentor relationship with Russian high school students! Participate in an internship that you can take ownership of. Gain program management, seminar facilitation, and assessment experience. Work closely with your internship supervisor. Take on a project that will allow you to develop important transferable skills.

The Competitive College Club is a long-term, intensive preparatory program for Russian high school students interested in applying to American universities and colleges. We mentor approximately 65 students and have a growing network of alumni. As an intern assigned to this program, you will need to facilitate 2-3 sessions per month (one topic that repeats to accommodate numerous time zones). Generally, one session will be held around 19:00 UTC+3 on a weekday and another will be held around 14:00 UTC+3 on a weekend.

Two years ago, we launched Pre-CCC, a one-year program to assist motivated 8th & 9th graders in improving their English language skills in order for them to move onto the Competitive College Club. During the 2018-2019 school year, we anticipate offering the Pre-CCC program to two groups of up to ten students each. As an intern for this program, you will need to facilitate two sessions per month, generally around 14:00 UTC+3 (Moscow/St. Petersburg time) on Sundays.

We need four individuals to lead Pre-CCC sessions and two individuals to lead CCC sessions. Additionally, each of you will be assigned 6-8 students with whom you will meet monthly and whose essays you will be responsible for reviewing. The intention is to develop meaningful relationships, and for you to see the progress of individual students you are helping.

Monthly Pre-CCC sessions include: short story discussions; listening comprehension; writing seminars/workshops & informal discussions

CCC sessions may include, but are not limited to: current event discussions; resume writing; life on campus in the U.S.; learning to be proactive; leadership development, etc.

Presentations, materials, and templates for most of these are available. However, it will be up to the responsible intern, in conjunction with the adviser, to review existing materials and/or develop new materials.

To learn more about our program, watch this video:

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Cultural diplomacy
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Additional Information

Applicants with experience in student development, peer-to-peer leadership, teaching, or youth program development and facilitation are encouraged to apply.