Summer Internship for High School Spanish Students
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Outreach360 is offering a unique two-way language learning summer internship. With just a two-hour commitment Monday-Friday for three weeks, you will provide our students with the valuable opportunity of practicing their English skills with native and like-native English speakers through interactive activities, games, and lessons. In turn, our students will be able to give back by sharing about their countries, cultures, and traditions with you in small-group Spanish conversations.
Hannah Zartman, Sewickley Academy, PA
SERVICE: TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL)
Children across Latin America are eager to learn English, an invaluable and widely inaccessible skill. As an Outreach360 intern, you will have the unique opportunity of being one of the first people to teach English to students in Latin America at no cost to them or their families. Each day, you will be provided with a new set of English resources geared to your students’ level. You may receive a set of presentation slides or be directed to an interactive online English game, but ultimately the goal is for you to get your students engaging with you and each other in English.
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LEARNING: SPANISH CONVERSATIONS
The second half of each day's internship session will be devoted to small-group Spanish conversations. In these conversations, our students will share topics that relate to the culture of their countries. Topics could include geography, food, tourism, health care, agriculture, slangs/expressions, and more. This is an incredible opportunity to practice your Spanish with native Spanish speakers, learn about other parts of the world, and empower our students to give back what they receive by sharing their knowledge with you!
Kristi Biswas, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, FL
¡Bienvenid@s to your Spanish Internship!
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Monday-Friday, Three Weeks
Internship 1: June 21 - July 9
Internship 2: July 12 - July 30
Internship 3: August 2 - August 20
Registration/Deposit Deadline: May 15
Minimum Program Donation Due: 30 Days Prior to your Internship
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Minimum Program Donation:
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One of the most rewarding experiences I have taken part in
Outreach360 is committed to providing powerful opportunities to students in Latin America at no cost to them or their families. This is made possible by our interns who donate their time and commit to raising and donating the funds required to sponsor these programs.
As part of the internship, we ask all of our interns to raise or donate a minimum program donation of $600 USD prior to participating in the 3-week internship. A $100 donation is required upon registering as a deposit and the remaining program donation can be raised or donated directly. Each intern receives a personal fund-raising page on our website. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
One 3-Week Session: $600
Two 3- Week Sessions: $1100
Three 3-Week Sessions: $1500
You will make a real difference. English is a highly sought-after skill for our students and their communities, and opportunities to learn from native and near-native English speakers are few and far between, not to mention costly. We can guarantee that taking time out of your week to introduce English to Outreach360 students will make a real difference.
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 be learning more about the countries our students are from. Through interactive materials, such as images and videos, alongside your students' knowledge, you will be receiving a truly authentic cultural experience.
Who is eligible to participate in the internship?
Outreach360's internship has been specifically designed for high school students (Grades 10-12) who have two years or more Spanish classroom experience. You should enjoy working with and serving children and youth. You will need to be proficient using Zoom, but we are happy to offer pre-internship training to ensure you are prepared. We also ask that you raise and/or donate a minimum program donation. 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 three weeks total, Monday to Friday. The internship takes place every Saturday for two hours, at a time slot of your choosing (9:00 to 11:00 AM ET or 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET).
What is the cost to participate in the program?
As part of the registration process, we ask all of our interns to raise or donate a minimum program donation of $600 USD prior to participating in the 3-week internship. A $100 donation is required upon registering as a good faith deposit and the remaining program donation must be raised or donated. The minimum program donation for two sessions (six weeks) is $1100, and $1500 for three sessions (nine weeks).
How much Spanish do I need to know?
The internship is designed for students who have taken two or more years of Spanish in school.
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 by sharing about their own cultures and customs while also helping you practice your Spanish!
How will Outreach360 students benefit from my service?
The opportunity to practie with a native and like-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 education and inspire them to get excited about English learning. Not only that, but the program donation you raise during your registration process provides this opportunity at no cost to our students or their families.
Will I need to dedicate time outside of the internship to prepare for each session?
There is no requirement to plan in advance for the time with your students other than reviewing the resources provided to you and having them open on your computer ready to use when you connect. If you would like to go above and beyond, you are more than welcome to get more creative and add to your planned sessions.
What will be expected of me throughout the 3 weeks?
We expect you to treat this internship like any other job experience. We expect you to be professional and follow the guidelines we have in place to support and protect you and our students. We also expect you to be in communication if a conflict comes up that would prevent you from meeting your internship expectations.