May 1st 2018
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April 17th 2018
- Fields include Finance, Accounting, PR & Communications, Consulting and HR.
- Note that for American interns, the internship usually takes place during a semester hiatus from college or upon successful completion of a degree program in order to gain German-American business experience prior to entering the workforce.
For complete details and applications, please see the GACC Internship website here.
Internships at GACC Midwest
GACC Midwest offers internships for talented students and recent graduates. All internships offer the opportunity to gain work experience in a truly bilingual and bicultural environment, with support from colleagues that can help speed the learning curve of understanding intercultural differences and nuances.
General Requirements for all Internships:
- The minimum duration for internships is nine months for interns requiring J-1 Visa sponsorship and six months for interns that do not require a visa.
The following are the main requirements for all internship positions at GACC Midwest. Interns must also meet the specific requirements for the type of internship for which they are applying.
o High-level proficiency in English and German (unless otherwise noted)
o Strong research and communication skills (verbal and written)
o Excellent computer skills (internet navigation and the entire MS Office Suite)
o High degree of self-initiative
o A great interest in working with an international team and a high level of motivation to help GACC Midwest accomplish its mission
- Applicants without United States citizenship/permanent residency will need a J-1 Visa in order to intern in the U.S. Once you have been accepted into the internship program we will provide you with information on how to apply for a J-1 Visa. All J-1 interns will also receive help to get settled into Chicago.
- For American interns, the internship usually takes place during a semester hiatus from college or upon successful completion of a degree program in order to gain German-American business experience prior to entering the workforce.
- Those interns requiring a visa are responsible for obtaining their own J-1 Visa and covering the associated costs.
- Interns will receive compensation of $1600 USD per month
Clarification of Traineeships vs. Internships for J-1 Visa Applicants:
In addition to internship opportunities, GACC Midwest also offers traineeships to more experienced professionals who are seeking to enhance their careers through international work experience and exposure to American culture. To determine whether you are eligible for an internship or a traineeship under the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, please see the criteria below. If applying for a traineeship, simply follow the same application instructions as for an internship.
Internships are for those applicants who are still currently enrolled in a degree program at a university or equivalent institution outside of the United States or who have already graduated not more than 12 months before the start of their internship. The maximum duration is 12 months.
Traineeships are for those applicants who have already obtained their degree and have a minimum of one year of work experience following graduation outside of the United States. Applicants without a degree who have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field of interest may also apply. The maximum duration is 18 months.
April 10th 2018
Participants will gain insight as to what it feels like to be a refugee, facing a number of obstacles with the hope of being resettled. Space is limited for the simulation, and anyone interested can contact Emily Smith <smithe3> to sign up!
Then, on Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm in the Collaboratory, there will be a panel discussing access, inclusion, and community-building alongside academic learning in the case of refugee youth in America. Registration is not required for this event.
If you have any questions please contact Emily Smith or Professor Laura Reeck <lreeck>.
February 23rd 2018
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February 7th 2018
We’re Celebrating and Sharing Your Language Stories!
Throughout the month of February, Lead with Languages will be celebrating stories from students, parents, teachers, and other community members who advocate for language education across the United States. We want to hear from you!
There are so many ways you can join us to raise your voice in support of language learning, including:
- Submitting a #LeadwithLanguages selfie (like in the photo above!),
- Changing your profile picture on social media platforms,
- Engaging with @LeadWLanguages by tweeting & posting, and
- Sharing all of the Lead with Languages resources you love with others in your network.
Together, we’re creating a new generation of Americans competent in other languages and cultures and fully equipped to compete and succeed in a global economy. Have you told us why learning languages is important to you?
January 31st 2018
The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.
This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency.
Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.
Scholarships are available to qualified students.
Please visit our webpage for more information: www.allex.org.