The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a U.S. Department of State program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS Alumni Activities Volunteer will work closely with a team of ten staff members responsible for administering seventeen program sites in ten countries. The CLS summer institutes administered by American Councils offer intensive overseas language programs for approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students.
The CLS Alumni Activities Volunteer will assist the staff with activities and materials related to alumni activities for the CLS Program, as well as provide assistance with other administrative aspects as needed. This is a part-time, unpaid volunteer position.
Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
To Apply for this Position
• Assist in the collection, writing, and editing of stories and alumni updates for the CLS Newsletter, blog, and website;
• Assist in the development and updating of alumni forms and documents;
• Assist in the management of alumni documents and data, including online systems;
• Correspond with alumni and provide logistical support for alumni events;
• Assist with social media management and development;
• Gather and maintain contact information and alumni updates; and
• Perform routine clerical tasks (filing, copying, faxing).
Anticipated Internship Dates:
The volunteer position runs from January through June 2013 with the possibility of extending through the summer. The Alumni Activities Volunteer should be available to work in the Washington, DC, office from January to June but may be able to work remotely if not in the DC area during the summer.
This position is approximately 5-7 hours per week with a preference for someone who is available to work at least a few of these hours on Mondays Please address availability in your cover letter.
• Alumnus or alumna of the CLS Program;
• Knowledge of MS Word and Excel;
• Familiarity with Google Documents and Google Forms;
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as ability to work independently;
• Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities effectively;
• Interest in international programs, alumni programming, education, and/or foreign language acquisition.
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