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Information Technology

From the vast banks of servers in our data centers, to the smartphones in employees’ pockets, almost everything that happens here happens because of information technology.

This is a great place to start an IT career. Getting started means either a full-time position or an internship in one of the following roles:

  • Programming —“Creators” who develop and maintain proprietary software applications for customers and employees to buy, quote, sell, manage policies and resolve claims.
  • Operations analyst —“Physicians” who keeps tabs on the health of our IT infrastructure. Monitor and fix outages in our voice and data network, server, client PC and mainframe environments.
  • System test engineer —“Test pilots” who validate and verify technology product requirements to make sure our technology meets our customers’ expectations. Design and execute test cases, test tools and test automation. Participate in test design activities, design reviews, code reviews or other methods to ensure quality.

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Michigan Department of Education

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), in collaboration with AdvancED, provides unified online resources designed to:

  • comply with federal requirements for having a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
  • assist Michigan schools and districts with their school improvement and accreditation efforts
  • avoid duplication of effort for schools and districts to meet their school improvement and accreditation requirements

The Model of Process Cycle for School Improvement provides the foundation to address school improvement and promote student achievement through a comprehensive and systemic approach consisting of the following main tasks:

  1. gathering data
  2. analyzing/studying the data within the context of the School Improvement Framework
  3. developing a School Improvement Plan
  4. implementing, monitoring and evaluating this plan

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Welcome to the website of the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York. Geneva. Vienna. Nairobi. Addis Ababa. Bangkok. Beirut and Santiago .

This Internship Programme is for the United Nations Secretariat in New York only.

Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York can apply by visiting the United Nations Career Portal, at careers.un.org. Please continue to read through our website for more information and guidelines.

The purpose of the United Nations Internship Programme is to:

to provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.

to expose them to the work of the United Nations.

gain experience in the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of the United Nations’s goals, principles and activities.

to provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

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Engineering Internships

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) offers Intern positions for college students interested in careers in preliminary engineering, environmental and hydraulics, construction, and traffic.

If you are majoring in Civil Engineering, we invite you to apply for this opportunity to become a Transportation Engineer Intern with WSDOT, one of the nation’s leading transportation organizations. Depending on your interests, education and background, you can plan a career path – from intern to the top of your chosen field. We have many engineering options to offer for a challenging and satisfying career.

What can I expect to gain from WSDOT’s Internship Program?

First Year Interns: If this is your first year in the WSDOT Internship Program, you can expect to gain experience through some or all of the following activities:

  • Learning the basic functions of surveying, data collection, and project layout through location and construction surveying.
  • Operating and checking scales for quantity measurements, receiving and totaling tickets, performing basic materials testing and sampling, and measuring field quantities.
  • Checking and calculating quantities for volumes, areas, grades, and tabulating data; checking pay estimates and data entry; office engineering and project documentation; making as-built corrections to construction plans.

Second Year Interns: If this is your second year in the WSDOT Internship Program, you can further your experience through these activities as well as those listed above:

  • Operating survey equipment for the collection and layout of location and construction data and staking. Calculating alignments, profiling elevations, and quantities.
  • Assisting in construction inspection to ensure projects are constructed according to the plans and specifications. Learning to independently inspect minor phases of construction projects such as, small culverts installations, extension of drainage structures and slope flattening; assists in the inspection of earthwork, surfacing and paving.
  • Performing nuclear density tests to monitor compaction of embankments, surfacing and backfill; collecting material samples, performing soil and aggregate testing.
  • Assisting in inspection of bridges and structures including performing concrete tests, checking number and placement of rebar, dimensions and alignment of forms; taking measurements and calculating quantities; completing daily records and other documentation.
  • Performing semi-skilled project design elements and support tasks including using computer assisted design/drafting equipment to draft and/or revise right-of-way plans, paving plans, vicinity maps, drainage details, roadway sections, profiles, details on simple structures; performs prepares various materials such as charts, maps, diagrams, and exhibits.

Third Year Interns: If this is your third year in the WSDOT Internship Program, you can expect to perform these duties as well as those listed above:

  • Assisting project designers in preparation of project design documentation.
  • Reviewing WSDOT Design Manual chapters to help determine what elements in the manual need to be addressed in a particular project.
  • Assisting designers in preparing project design checklists, minimum standards that may be used, and assist in determining elements of the project that do not meet specific design standards.

What are the Desired Qualifications for Intern Positions?

We will give preference to students who have completed at least two semesters or three quarters (or equivalent) of study in an engineering curriculum at an accredited college, university, or community college.

Benefits: If you become a Transportation Engineer intern, you will be eligible for these benefits.

  • Summer work experience in engineering
  • Opportunities to work during the winter and spring break to obtain experience in engineering
  • Job rotation opportunities
  • Various leave opportunities
  • Dependent care assistance program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Training and educational benefits program
  • Paid holidays
  • Commute Trip Reduction incentives
  • Flexible work hours
  • Credit union membership
  • Group rate auto and homeowners insurance

Where can I get information about Washington State?

For general information please contact Rafeaah Sok at 360-705-7064 or by email at jobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov.

Depending on your preferred location, please contact the following person regarding internship opportunities:

Eastern Region (Spokane, Colfax, Colville, Davenport) 

Bobbi Collins Whitehead

North Central Region (Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Okanogan) 

Educate me

Educate Me was established in 1984 in Sydney, NSW. The company is involved in the creation, production and distribution of in-school presentations to primary schools. The company philosophy is to bring to schools programs which are educational, entertaining, affordable and which are specifically linked to key learning areas of the curriculum. The programs are presented to students through a live performance accompanied by various exhibits. Generally the programs are conducted for the whole school broken down into infants and juniors, intermediate and senior.

Our programs are developed to provide scientific credibility and educational relevance. Over the last several years Educate Me has developed programs which cover the areas of natural history, science and technology and the environment. We would class most of our programs as falling into the social studies area of the curriculum (or Human Societies and their Environments)

New programs are continually under development with the focus on a subject that integrates easily into the school curriculum. The company employs school teachers and educationalists to advise on program content and development and also to present our programs. We operate in all states of Australia and have expanded internationally. In 1996 the company offered its programs to schools in New Zealand and this was followed by expansion into South Africa in 1997, England in 1998 and the Republic of Ireland in 2000. The company plans to introduce its programs to schools in the USA. within the next few years. We estimate that currently our programs are seen by over 450,000 school children in all of these countries annually.

Our programs are presented to students with a large number of display items, some of which the children are able to handle and examine closely. As an example, some of the exhibits brought to schools include the skulls of dinosaurs, a working model of a volcano and an inflatable balloon in the shape of a sperm whale 30 feet long.

In 2000 the company developed a website. As it now stands, the site is purely and simply a method of providing information about the company’s programs. The site address is www.destinationeducation.com

All schools who schedule a program receive a disc containing educational resources. Teachers are able to print out worksheets and learning activities that are specific to the program they have scheduled and there is also extensive research information available to teachers wishing to pursue the subject in more detail. It is the company’s intention to develop lesson plans which will enable teachers to print a complete unit of work on various subjects.

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Internships

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Every year, some of the most talented individuals from around the world set out on internships with Mercy Corps with particularly demanding terms of reference — to change the world. Internships are challenging opportunities for aspiring international relief and development practitioners. They are a chance to apply your education and experience to hands-on projects that contribute to Mercy Corps’ efforts to help people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve, in support of our mission to promote productive, secure and just communities. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates or individuals exploring a career shift and looking to gain experience with Mercy Corps.

We have internship opportunities year round with the greatest number during the summer.

If there is a potential match, the applicant will be contacted. Final candidates will be interviewed in person, when possible, or by phone.

U.S. internships

Mercy Corps’ unpaid internships are for individuals interested in careers in international relief and development. They give students a chance to do real-world research, learn the ins and outs of global relief and development work and gain exposure to a full range of nonprofit management issues.

Opportunities are available in our offices in Portland, Oregon; Washington, DC; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Seattle, Washington. They are posted on our website when available. Previous interns have completed a variety of projects with our Executive, Programs, Social Innovations, Resource Development, Legal, and Leadership and Organizational effectiveness teams.

Although interns work under the direction of a single staff person, they often have the opportunity to work with people throughout the agency. Interns are encouraged to attend relevant team member gatherings and lunchtime seminars to gain the broadest possible appreciation and understanding of our work. Mercy Corps interns gain exposure to international relief and development as well as a full range of nonprofit management issues.

Global internships

Mercy Corps offers a number of field-office internships for graduate students. Scopes of work are diverse, but past interns have designed innovative environmental programs in Colombia, helped create micro-business plans in Kyrgyzstan, assisted educational interventions in China, and conducted needs-assessments in Kazakhstan. We regret that we are unable to place undergraduate students internationally.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why consider an internship with Mercy Corps?

Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development organization with offices in 40+ countries and territories. The agency is known for its innovative programming and high quality work.

Internships are excellent opportunities for individuals considering a career in development to gain experience in field work. We provide challenging assignments, and applicants are expected to possess maturity, initiative, and self-reliance as well as outstanding academic credentials and problem-solving skills.

How does the program work?

Every year Mercy Corps has a limited number of unpaid internships globally.

Our country leadership teams and HQ team members generate scopes of work outlining tasks that they would like interns to undertake. These are posted on a rolling basis with a peak in March and April. Interested candidates are invited to apply through the Mercy Corps website.

Successful applicants will receive a clear scope of work, pre-departure briefings by headquarters and field staff, online orientation to Mercy Corps, and will be assigned a field and headquarters point of contact. Interns are generally supervised by a senior member of Mercy Corps field staff.

Where do interns go?

Specific placements for internship program depend on requests from Mercy Corps field offices. In the past, opportunities have been available in Central America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central Asia, South East Asia, and the Balkans. Interns are not assigned to countries with particularly acute security issues.

Are any financial or other types of assistance provided?

Mercy Corps generally contributes housing and in country travel expenses and emergency medical evacuation insurance to interns (see specific postings for details). Generally we are not able to provide paid internships.

How do I apply?

Please do not email or telephone Mercy Corps offices with enquiries about field internships. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to respond personally to inquiries. Opportunities are taken down as they are filled, and short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Preschool and kindergarten games

"My Granddaughter and Grandson our 3 and 4 they will love this. I cannot wait to show them! Thank you so much for having something like this and it is FREE :)"

– Diana Ames

"This site was recommended to me by a fellow social studies teacher as we were doing our US geography review with our classes. I happened to stumble upon the preschool section as I was exploring the site at home. What an awesome job you guys have done with the preschool section. I have a 2 year old little girl and we played around with the colors and shapes game last night and it was so much fun. She loves it!

I was amazed at how user friendly the programs were for my daughter. She had NEVER used a computer before and by the end of the night (we spent about an hour playing/learning) she was able to use the mouse and point and click and everything! She actually cried when I told her we had to stop and get ready for bed. I can’t wait to check out the rest of the games!

From a 7th grade teacher and the parent of a 2 year old, I say “JOB WELL DONE!” -Ms. Porschia Grace ( Osceola Creek Middle School )

"I just found your new preschool games while looking for a state game. I LOVE THEM. I work in a FMD room (K-2) with 8 children

(6 autistic, 2 other) and we are always looking for interactive games online. Thank you so much for making just what we have been looking for." – Kathy Hussey (specializing in childhood autism)

I am a huge Sheppard Software fan! My kids love all the preschool games. They are 3 and a half and one and a half and they play them all the time. Our 3 ½ year old plays the puzzles and animal games every day. I also teach Grade 2 and 3 students in an I.T. class, and they have become fans as well. It is a great website for children! Keep it up! -Samuel D. Cook (Head of School- North Jakarta International School)

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How to find qualified Education Leads

What are Education Leads?

Students today have a far greater choice than 20 years ago when looking at further education and business qualification courses. Not only are there more establishments offering relevant courses, but also students can now look beyond their own borders into Europe, across the Atlantic to the USA and even to Asia. This means that universities and colleges around the world can’t just sit back and hope to fill their annual quotas – especially as, with the advent of online courses, these quotas are in some cases unlimited.

The business of education has suddenly become even more competitive. It’s not just about coming top of the league tables. It’s also about how much money can be made. And that’s where education leads come in. Instead of simply soliciting applications through the standard channels, universities, colleges and other training establishments are turning to external companies to help them find potential students looking for the courses that they offer. They are willing to pay for the details of someone with the right qualifications, who they can then contact and sell to. These details are known as an educational lead.

How do you find qualified education leads?

A qualified education lead is the details of a potential student who has already been contacted to make sure that they really fulfil the required criteria for the establishment in question. Lead generation companies today typically find these leads via the Internet, which is, after all, where most students will be searching for their place of learning.

A reputable lead generation company will be an expert in online marketing. They will understand how to use the key online channels – search, email marketing, affiliate marketing and social media, to find the right kind of potential students. They will then provide them with all the information they need to decide on their choice of course before encouraging them to fill in a form in order to discover further information. The most important step comes next, however, when they call back every person who gets in contact in order to verify their details and work out which university, college or training establishment is best suited to their qualifications and needs. Only then will they pass on the lead and receive payment.

For a university, college or training school, the first step is to find a lead generation company. This is a growing market – lead generation represents over 1% of the UK advertising market today – and so it is important to find a company that understands the business of education. The next step is to agree on the exact criteria for a qualified lead and, of course, the cost per lead to be paid. All these details should be confirmed in a contract in order to avoid any unnecessary disputes.

The UK has lagged behind the US in the area of education leads until recently, but there is now a huge boom in this area, with UK and US universities alike looking to recruit British leads for their establishments.

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See the world. Follow your ambitions.

Cultural Vistas offers an array of personalized and enriching professional internship and training programs in Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland.

Cultural Vistas’ internships abroad programs provide customized summer and year-long internship placements tailored to students’ specific skill sets, ambitions, and career aspirations.

Our programs allow students to see the world, experience new cultures firsthand, and gain the transferable skills that will set them apart in today’s global marketplace.

For applicants who have already secured an internship, work authorization services are also available. Our internships abroad programs are administered in cooperation with our partner organization COINED in Argentina and Chile, and Cultural Vistas representatives in Berlin and Madrid.

In addition to individualized internship placements, participants receive assistance with language training, foreign language resume writing, pre-departure cultural and logistical information, as well as in-country and re-entry support.

Internship Abroad Placement Programs

Internship Program in Argentina

Improve your Spanish, learn about Argentinean business practices, and expand your personal and professional horizons through a customized internship in Buenos Aires or Cordoba.

Internship Program in Chile

Enhance your Spanish speaking skills and advance your career with individualized internship placements in Santiago de Chile.

Internship Program in Germany

Spend up to a year gaining valuable international work experience in your field, improving your German language proficiency, and immersing yourself in German culture.

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How to find an internship

How to Find an Internship

Internships for Students, Grads, and Career Changers

An internship is a pre-professional work experience that provides students, recent graduates, and those seeking to change careers with the opportunity to gain experience in a particular career field. For students, internships also supplement academic classes and, in some cases, earn college credit. For recent graduates and individuals considering a career change an internship is a way to try a new job without making a permanent commitment. An internship is a way to test the waters in a variety of career fields, to gain “real-life” experience, and a way to decide on – or opt out – of a certain vocation.

How to Find Internship Listings

It’s not too late to line up an internship for the summer or next semester. It is important to visit your college’s Career Services or Internship Programs office as soon as you get back on campus or check out their online resources if you still have some time before classes start. The office can direct you to internships targeted specifically towards students from your college.

Internships for Graduates

If you’re a recent graduate looking for some work experience or are interested in a career change, consider an internship to get an insider’s view of a new career field. It will allow you to gain experience and to decide if this is something you really want to do. Plan your internship search just as you would a job search. but, specify when you apply that you’re interested in an internship rather than a permanent position.

Start with the sites that let you search specifically for internships Internweb.com. for example, has an advanced search feature that enables you to specify location, industry, job function, time of year and keyword. Our directory has internship listings in a variety of locations and career fields.

Using the keyword search component of the major online jobs databases and searching for “intern” or “internship” is another way to generate internship leads.

Use Your Network

Need more leads? Speak with teachers, family, former employers, coaches, friends, parents of friends – anyone and everyone you can think of – and ask for contacts in your geographic and/or career fields of interest. Meet with (or email or call) these individuals for information about careers and advice about conducting your internship search. Read our guide to Informational Interviews for how to get started.

Internship Logistics

Now for the logistics. Internships can be paid or unpaid. It is important to check with the company before you take the position to determine if there is a salary, a stipend or no compensation. Academic credit is a possibility for many internships. However, the internship will need to be approved for credit by your college and you may need a faculty sponsor. The internship sponsor must also agree to supervise and evaluate the internship experience. In many, cases there are school deadlines for applying for credit, so check soon with the appropriate department at your institution.

It makes good sense to have a clear idea of what’s expected from you and what you expect from the employer before you start the internship. Discuss the details and the logistics with the internship sponsor before you start, so the internship will be a positive experience for both you and the company.