Internships

Current Internship Opportunities


Center for Asian Studies Internship at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Editorial Acquisitions Intern

For fall semester, the Center for Asian Studies is offering a 2-credit internship at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers to an undergraduate student with an interest in Asia.

Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent academic press located in Boulder that is committed to publishing enduring works of scholarship, serious trade books, and upper-division classroom texts across the social sciences.

The intern will assist the History, International Studies, and Geography acquisitions group with a variety of tasks, including contacting scholars for endorsements and reviews, online research, and data entry. The intern will also have an opportunity to learn about the big picture of academic publishing by attending editorial board meetings, editorial planning meetings, and the like. Every effort will be made to involve the intern in Asia-related projects, but the wide range of lists handled by the group will dictate that other subject areas will be part of the workflow as well.

The internship will begin the first week of classes and will run through the last week before finals. It will require six hours per week for a total of 90 hours over the course of the semester. The intern will receive academic credit (toward the Asian Studies degree) in lieu of monetary compensation for the internship.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to undergraduate students majoring in Asian Studies, Chinese, or Japanese, or other disciplines such as History or International Affairs with a concentration in Asia. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of college-level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 before the start of fall semester. Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Applications will be reviewed by the internship supervisor at Rowman & Littlefield and finalists will be interviewed during the week of September 8. The student selected for the internship will be enrolled into the course before the add deadline during the fall semester, and will be responsible for paying tuition for the internship.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and transcript to cas@colorado.edu with subject “Rowman & Littlefield Internship” by Wednesday, September 3. Contact Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at cas@colorado.edu or 303-735-5312 with questions.


WorldDenver Internships

WorldDenver is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest national non-partisan network of almost 100 councils in over 40 states that are dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on the critical global issues. WorldDenver offers seven internships, as listed below:

  • - Global Denver Report Internship
    The internship involves working on a specific project - collecting and organizing information about the international assets in Metropolitan Denver similar to a study that was done in Columbus, Ohio. (See globalcolumbus.org.) The purpose of the project would be to create an accurate self-portrait of Denver and its place in the world, looking at the volumes and sources and origins of Denver's involvement in international trade, tourism, education, spoken languages, foreign owned businesses, immigration flows, international sports, and more. This portrait would then be published and shared widely with the community to celebrate and grow Denver's international connections and global engagement in business, philanthropy, the arts and education.  15-20 hours per week; 3 month commitment required. Contact: Pat@WorldDenver.org
     
  • - Marketing and Event Planning Intern or Volunteer
    This internship focuses on planning and promoting the events and activities of the Denver World Affairs Council and the Visitor and Exchange Programs. Under the direction and supervision of WorldDenver staff, interns will learn what is involved in marketing for international visitor programs and World Affairs Council events, such as website advertising, press releases, YouTube channel promotions, and social media outreach.  Intern/volunteers will also assist with publications and direct mail campaigns. 15-20 hours per week; 3 month commitment required. Contact: Pat@WorldDenver.org Click here for an internship description.
     
  • - Membership and Donor Relations Intern or Volunteer
    The intern/volunteer will gain experience in assessing and producing complex data, carrying out various forms of communication and marketing. The purpose of this internship is for an intern to learn about membership administration, development, and relations, as well as for the intern to contribute to the growth and success of WorldDenver’s membership program. Under the direction and supervision of WorldDenver staff, interns will learn what is involved in maintaining and updating records of 500 members, through E-Tapestry database use and other programs. 15-20 hours per week; 3 month commitment required. Contact: Pat@WorldDenver.org 
     
  • - Visitor and Exchange Programs Volunteer Programmer – Minimum 4-Month Commitment Required
    Volunteer programmers will be involved in contacting local individuals and organizations to invite them to share their experiences with delegates participating in the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program. Volunteers will help identify resources in the community, communicate with them about participating as volunteer resources, and plan a delegation’s program from beginning to end. Visit http://exchanges.state.gov/ivlp for more information about the IVLP, and contact Tessa@WorldDenver.org to apply.  
     
  • - Marketing and Event Planning Intern/Volunteer
    This internship focuses on planning and promoting the events and activities of the Denver World Affairs Council and the Visitor and Exchange Programs. Under the direction and supervision of WorldDenver staff, interns will learn what is involved in marketing for international visitor programs and World Affairs Council events, such as website advertising, press releases, YouTube channel promotions, and social media outreach.  Interns will also assist with publications and direct mail campaigns. 15-20 hours per week; 3 month commitment required. Contact: Pat@WorldDenver.org
     
  • - Visitor and Exchange Programs  – Communications Intern
    The intern will obtain first-hand knowledge of U.S. Government public diplomacy initiatives and objectives, as well as government sponsored educational, cultural and leadership development programs.  Under the direction and supervision of WorldDenver staff, interns will learn the details of communications for an international visitor program, such as writing blogs, taking photos and updating website pages, engaging with the local community, writing press releases, and otherwise advertising the program to the Denver community through a variety of communications.  Interns will be provided with the opportunity to develop and expand communication skills, including professional correspondence, intercultural communications, and advertising. 15-20 hours per week; 3 month commitment required. Contact: Tessa@WorldDenver.org For more information, please click here for an internship description. 
     
  • - Visitor and Exchange Programs  – Programming Intern
    The intern will obtain first-hand knowledge of U.S. Government public diplomacy initiatives and objectives, as well as government sponsored educational, cultural and leadership development programs. Under the direction and supervision of WorldDenver staff, the intern will learn the details of what is involved in arranging an international visitor program, such as research, planning logistics, creating program itineraries and documents, and engaging with the local community. Interns will have the opportunity to attend appointments with international professionals and assist with correspondence and maintenance of program webpages. 15-20 hours per week; 3 month commitment required. Contact: Tessa@WorldDenver.org.  For more information, please click here for an internship description. 

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.worlddenver.org/Volunteer.



Past Internship Opportunities


Internship Opportunity -"It's Elementary" Service Project (IESP –ASIA 4930)

1-Credit Internship Program for Students in Chinese, Japanese and Indian Studies

Are you studying Japanese, Chinese, Hindi or any subject related to Japan, China or India?  Are you interested in teaching or simply sharing your knowledge about Asia with school-age children?  Earn one CU upper division credit hour teaching about a country of your interest to 1st and 2nd graders! Build your resume whether you are planning to teach, apply for a teaching position abroad or continue your studies at a graduate school.

Program Details:

  • -The program is only offered in the Spring Semester.
  • -Interns receive 1 CU upper division credit hour for a minimum of 45 hours of service, 25 of which must be in classrooms.
  • -Service hours include training meetings with the TEA staff, visits to classrooms, lesson preparation, etc.  There will be a total of 4-5 meetings with the TEA staff throughout the semester.
  • -Interns will design 3 lower elementary level lesson plans at the beginning of the semester, which they will use at school visits throughout the semester.
  • -In the first few meetings, interns will be given sample lesson plans, a lesson plan organizer and other resources to help them create lesson plans.  TEA also has a resource room devoted to teaching about Asia which interns are welcome to borrow materials from. 
  • -Other assignments include mid-term and final reports, blog entries after each visit, and completion of a time log.
  • -Interns will visit kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms in BVSD throughout the semester.  The schedule for class visitation will depend on the intern's as well as their classroom teachers' schedules.
  • -Interns may be assigned to 2-3 schools and generally make 4-5 visits to each school.

Whom We are Looking For:

  • -Undergraduate students with knowledge of Japanese, Chinese and Indian languages and cultures
  • -Those who have at least two blocks of 3 hours free during their week between school hours (8am-3pm) in the Spring Semester
  • -Those who have access to cars or public transportation
  • -Those who are excited about working with young children and are committed

What You Will Gain from This Internship:

  • -An opportunity to work closely with elementary students and teachers in Boulder Valley
  • -Professional skills in communication and organization
  • -An opportunity to make a difference in a child's life by introducing them to Chinese/Indian/Japanese cultures and languages
  • -Potential contacts for recommendation for future job opportunities

How to Apply:

Email Julie.kang@colorado.edu to receive an application form or ask any questions about the program. Application deadline is November 22nd, 2013 at 5pm.

Information Session:

Join us for an information session to find out more about the program on Monday, November 4 at 12pm in Center for Asian Studies Conference Room (1424 Broadway).

For more information, contact julie.kang@colorado.edu or 303-735-5122. 

Career Services Student Assistantship

The Career Services office is seeking applications for a student employee to work with international students preparing for the job search and assist with researching best practices for international employment.  The start date is January 14, 2013, and the position will continue through mid-May.  Upon mutual agreement, there may also be an option to work a second year, if desirable.  This is a $10.00/hour paid position at 8-10 hours / week.

Benefits to student assistantship:

  • - This position will help a student develop his/her own unique skills and abilities on projects relevant to his/her interests and aspirations.
  • - Students have the opportunity to learn and develop:
  • - Individual career interests and values
  • - Skills in research and benchmarking best practices
  • - To connect with employers and diverse students
  • - Resume building skills and coaching experience
  • - Marketable leadership, event planning, and public speaking skills

Minimum qualitfications:
Applicants must be enrolled as a junior/ senior or a graduate program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Availability in the early evenings is required at times, based on workshops.An ability to work autonomously to research best practices, tools, and resources.  An ability to present information both one-one and in larger groups.  Ability to provide feedback in a constructive manner.  An interest in international career issues. An interest in using creativity to brainstorm and develop new programs, ideas, and resources for students on campus.

Preferred qualifications:
Prefer students in a graduate program with a special interest in applicants in the following programs:  Asian Language and Civilization, Linguistics, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Communication, English and Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity.

Responsibilities:

  • - Assist with researching best practices (including tools and resources) in career services regarding the support of international students and students looking to work abroad.
  • - Conduct resume and cover letter critiques with international students.
  • - Coordinate job / internship search workshops with other career counselors and employers, in partnership with the Office of International Education.
  • - Gain familiarity with companies/ organizations that hire international students.
  • - Vet organizations that provide work abroad opportunities to help department make decisions regarding working with particular organizations.
  • - Gain familiarity with F-1 and H1B visa issues – challenges international students face with employment issues.
  • - Participate in ongoing training and supervision.


How to apply:
Complete application should include: 1). A cover letter expressing interest and qualifications and2). A current resume.  Electronically submit via email to jodi.schneiderman@colorado.edu

Summer Language Program - National Security Agency

Summer Language Program

NSA offers foreign language students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills in reading and listening to a professional level. As an apprentice to senior NSA language analysts, you'll gain intensive experience exploiting communications for vital intelligence missions. You'll also have the unique opportunity for multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary growth in analytical skills. The Summer Language program is currently hiring students studying Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Russian and Urdu. The languages may change from year to year based on the Agency’s projected hiring needs.

    Internship at Glaze Cakes LLC

    Japanese Translation Intern

    Glaze Cakes LLC is a modern cutting edge Japanese style bakery opening in Denver 2012.  This is an exciting opportunity for an intern to understand the process one has to take to build a brand.  Glaze Cakes will be selling a Japanese style pastry which has proven success in the US, Europe, and Asia.  The company is seeking an intern that can facilitate communication with their manufacturer in Kobe, Japan as they do not speak English.  Staff will be working on contracts, the hiring and training of employees, store design and location, and logistics, etc.  This would be an exciting opportunity for someone. 

    Secondary Outreach Assistants at the Center for Asian Studies

    The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) currently has openings for Secondary Outreach Assistants (SOAs) who will contribute to the Center’s secondary school outreach program. The SOAs will work with the Classroom Outreach Coordinator and other Center staff to create and present lessons on Asia at Boulder-Denver area middle and high schools. The SOAs typically present lessons to social studies, geography, and history classes, but may also present to art or literature classes. The SOAs have the opportunity to apply their study of Asia at CU to authentic teaching situations and to stimulate the interest of younger students in the study of Asia and the world. This is also an excellent opportunity for those interested in education careers to meet local teachers and school administrators.

    Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan - Internship

    The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan seeks unpaid, part to full- time interns (12-35hrs/week) for the Summer term. Internship start/end dates and hours are flexible and can be adjusted to suit the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services, and programs to the public. We strive to build bridges between cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to Japan and the interns are an integral part of our efforts.

    Korean American Coalition - Summer College Internship Program

    The Korean American Coalition's (KAC) Summer College Internship Program (SCIP) is designed to provide personal and professional development opportunities to highly qualified Korean American college students, and to encourage them to take on future leadership roles in the Korean American community.

    South Asian American Digital Archive Internship Program

    The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is now accepting applications from students and recent-graduates seeking internship positions. Interns have the opportunity to work in a variety of capacities and gain experience engaging with digital archives initiatives at a start-up non-profit organization. SAADA accepts interns both in Philadelphia, where the organization is based, and remote interns located anywhere in the United States.