Every Saturday, from October 10th to November 28th, 2020
This Fall, Outreach360 is offering a unique two-way language learning internship. With just a two-hour commitment each Saturday for eight weeks, you will provide our students with the valuable opportunity of speaking with native and like-native English speakers through small group conversations. In turn, our students will be able to give back by supporting your growth in Spanish language-learning.
For the first hour of your Saturday sessions, you will be leading small-group conversations in English for the benefit of Outreach360 students
in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. With all the training and resources you need to be successful, you will be empowering our students to grow in their spoken English skills by giving them the opportunity to put what they learn in the classroom into practice. The topics each week will vary depending on the English level of the students you are paired with.
Interns on a Health & Science track can choose to focus their weekly conversations on topics relating to Health & Science. By sharing your passion, you will be sparking a curiosity for the natural sciences in our students while also teaching them specific vocabulary words. Make sure you check the box identifying you as a Health & Science Intern on the registration form!
The second half of your Saturday sessions will be devoted to small-group Spanish conversations. In these conversations, our students will lead the discussions by sharing topics that relate to the culture of their countries, both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Topics could include geography, food, tourism, health care, agriculture, slangs/expressions, and more. Through this role reversal, you will similarly be able to practice your spoken Spanish with the unique opportunity of speaking with native Spanish speakers. Not only that, but you will also be empowering our students to give back what they receive by sharing their knowledge with you!
"The highlight of my remote intern experience was watching my students grow. I saw their confidence expand in ways that honor their voice and show they are leaders in their communities and classrooms. Become an Outreach360 remote intern! You are allowing students to push their own levels of creativity, leadership, and motivation in the classroom. You will feel happiness unlike any other, knowing that your students learned new vocabulary every day and saw their own potential. You make a huge difference in their lives, even without realizing it. Thank you to everyone! I will never forget this opportunity. I have learned so much.
- Amanda Dettmann
You will make a real difference. You will use your skills and talents to make a real difference with our students. Opportunities to speak with native English speakers are few and far between; the conversations you have with Outreach360 students will empower them to take what they have learned in the classroom into the real world.
You will improve your Spanish. No matter what your level of Spanish knowledge is today, practicing through conversations with native speakers throughout your internship will help you take your Spanish to the next level. Not only that, but you will be empowering Outreach360 students to serve you as you serve them..
You will receive an authentic cultural experience. Each week, you will receive materials, presentations, and resources to better understand the communities and countries of the children you're serving. Outreach360 has specially tailored relevant content to enhance your internship throughout all twelve weeks.
There is a minimum program donation of $400 USD required to participate in the 8-week internship. A $100 deposit is due upon registering with the remaining funds raised or donated by September 28th.
Your program donation includes:
A professionally trained leadership team
Training and support
Virtual cultural explorations
Confirmation of service hours
¡Bienvenidos to your Spanish Internship!
Every Saturday from October 10 to November 28, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Where our students live.
Am I eligible to participate in the internship?
Outreach360's internship has been specifically designed for high school students (grades 10-12 only) and college students that enjoy working with and serving children and youth. We also welcome anybody who is post-secondary that has an interest in learning Spanish and a desire to make a difference. You will need to be proficient using Zoom, however we are able to offer pre-internship training to ensure you are prepared. We also ask that you raise and/or donate a one-time program donation of $400. We will provide a fundraising page and resources to help you be successful in raising those funds.
How long is the internship?
The internship runs for eight weeks total, beginning on October 10th and ending on November 28th. The internship takes place every Saturday for two hours, at a time slot of your choosing.
What is the cost to participate in the program?
There is a minimum program donation of $400 USD required for the 8-week internship. Each intern must be registered on our website with a $100 USD deposit due upon registration. The remaining $300 USD will need to be raised/donated by September 28th. Each intern will receive a personal donation page and family and friends are invited to contribute. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
How much Spanish do I need to know?
Spanish learners of all levels are welcomed to this internship. When you complete the registration form, you will have to identify your Spanish speaking skills as Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced/Conversational, and Fluent. Based on your category, we will match you with Outreach360 students whose skills appropriately align your own, making for a mutually beneficial conversation. Unsure what your Spanish speaking level is? Let us know and we will help you identify it.
How will I benefit from participating in this internship?
In this internship, you will be making a real difference with students in underserved areas of Latin America by empowering them through this unique opportunity. Our students also have a lot to offer and will also be supporting your growth in Spanish. And the connections you make will make every day of this internship a truly magical experience. Additionally, Outreach360's virtual impact programs help you to grow in working and serving remotely, an increasingly prevalent skillset.
How will Outreach360 students benefit from my service?
The opportunity to speak with a native English speaker is an unparalleled service you can offer our students. The time you spend with them will have an incredible impact in their speaking skills, allowing them to bring what they have learned in the classroom to real life. Your service turns their theoretical knowledge of the English language into reality.
What will a typical service day look like?
Your Saturday service days will include two 20-minute English conversations and two 20-minute Spanish conversations in small groups. You will start each day with a brief planning session and end each day with the chance to debrief and reflect on the day with your fellow interns.
What will be expected of me throughout the 8 weeks?
We expect you to login to your Zoom account using the link we provide on time for the sessions you signed up for for two hours each Saturday between October 10th and November 28th. If you are unable to attend a Saturday session, we expect you to communicate that to us as soon as possible.
What happens if I have to miss a day?
If you have to miss a day, we ask that you communicate that to Outreach360 as soon as you can.