Gap Semester Internship
Tuesday through Friday, from October 13th to December 4th, 2020
Outreach360's Gap Semester Internship is ideal for volunteers who are looking for service opportunities this fall with a larger time commitment and an international focus. For 2 to 3 hours each day, Tuesdays through Fridays, you will be teaching beginner to advanced level English Language Learners in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Through structured English modules and professional teacher training, you will have all the tools you need to lead engaging and effective English lessons.
This internship provides a total of 64 to 96 sustainable service hours across eight weeks. You also have the option to include independent study time dedicated to learning Nicaraguan and Dominican culture, Spanish, and/or additional teacher training to meet service hour objectives or requirements. Our virtual Gap Semester Internship will make you feel that you have actually traveled to another country for a few hours each day.
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 grow as a teacher. You will receive professional teacher training throughout your internship, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to connect with your students and lead effective and engaging classrooms. At the end of your internship, you will have grown not only as an educator but also as a mentor.
Welcome to your Gap Semester Internship
Tuesday through Friday
October 13th to December 4th, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
You also have the option to add an extra hour of teaching to your daily schedule and additional time dedicated to independent study each week
8 -12 hours weekly
64 - 96 total service hours
Where our students live.
There is a minimum program donation of $1,000 USD required to participate in the gap semester internship. A $100 deposit is due upon registering with the remaining funds raised or donated by September 28th.
You will receive:
A professionally trained leadership team
Training and support
Confirmation of service hours
Am I eligible to participate in the internship?
Outreach360's internship have 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 a desire to make a difference. We ask that you are fully committed to the daily and weekly time commitment and you will also 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 $1,000. 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 13th and ending on December 4th. The internship takes place every Tuesday through Friday for 2 to 3 hours, at a time slot of your choosing. You also have the option to take on additional independent study time to learn more about the culture of the countries our students are living in. Outreach360 will provide the resources required.
What is the cost to participate in the program?
There is a minimum program donation of $1,000 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 $900 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?
You are not required to know any Spanish to participate in this internship. You will be teaching English throughout your internship in English-only classrooms. Our students are accustomed to immersive-style lessons and will be up to the challenge.
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 the unique opportunity of learning English. You will also gain invaluable skills working with and instructing English Language Learners. 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 students participating in Outreach360's programs receive the opportuities that volunteers like you provide at no cost to them or their families. This unique chance at learning English will not only benefit our students in being able to learn a new language but exposes them to new ways of thinking, inspires them to dream big, and empowers them to lead a life that they choose for themselves. The true impact Outreach360 volunteers have on our students is nearly unquantifiable.
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 and prepared for all of your classes and training sessions. If you are unable to attend one of your service days, 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.