|Application Deadline:||Dec. 7, 2012|
|Interviews with finalists:||Dec. 17-20, 2012|
|Selection of Fellows:||Dec 20, 2012|
|US-Brazil Connect Course:||Mid-January through
end of April 2013
|Fellow Orientation |
|March - May 2013|
|JCC team orientation||Feb. 9-10, 2013|
|Online Tutoring of |
and July 9-August 30, 2013
|English as a Second Language - |
Intensive Training Workshop
|May 4, 2013|
|Travel to Brasil:||June 2013|
US-BRASIL Connect Internship Program
We are looking for students who have the drive and desire to thrive in the US-BRASIL Connect Internship Program and who are committed to helping build opportunities for future community college participants.
This program creates opportunities for U.S. community college students to work as
fellows, seeing Brasil first-hand. You will develop professional networks, and explore global trends in innovation, sustainability, water, and information/environmental/
US fellows work with Brasilian high school students who are studying to enter technical fields and want your help to learn English. Online tutoring is from April - June , 2013 and July 9 - August 30, 2013. Travel to Brasil is June 2013.
The application process is designed to identify participants with high potential as authentic leaders, effective agents of change, problem-solvers, and dedicated team builders.
You do not need to know Portuguese to participate.
Visit www.us-brazil.org to get to know the school we will work with in Salvador, Brasil.
For more information please contact faculty advisor Mort Cohn.
What do US-Brasil Interns do?
- Participate in a three-credit-hour course which prepares you to travel to Brasil and gain the skills needed to serve as an English-for-Technology tutor to Brasilian high school students in the coastal city of Salvador, Bahia Brasil.
- Serve as an online tutor, working four hours per week with 10 selected Brasilian technology students from April - June, 2013 and July 9 - August 30, 2013. Interns will receive guidance for their work as tutors and earn a stipend of $550.
- Travel to Brasil for a four-week internship June 2013. In Brasil, interns will teach English four hours per day, participate in an in-depth learning experience focused on Brasil’s rise and the role of sustainability, science and technology, and explore Salvador’s amazing music, beaches, dance, and food. Housing and food are provided.
Brasil’s economy is booming and drawing attention from around the world. The host to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brasil is now the world’s 7th largest economy and is predicted to be the 5th largest consumer market in the world by 2025. With a rich tradition of music, art, and creativity, Brasil has emerged as a global leader in sustainability, technology, and innovation.
Portuguese is the official language of Brasil.
Read more basics about Brasil: www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm
What are the benefits and costs for selected interns?
- Internship: Interns will tutor Brasilian students online (March - June) and earn funding of $550 towards in-country expenses in Brasil, payable upon our arrival in Brasil.
- Lodging and food: Our hosts, The Brasilian Confederation of Industry and the school of SESI and SENAI, will support interns and faculty, providing local accommodations and meals for our month in Brasil.
- Student costs (billed as a course fee): $2,200, plus JCC tuition for 2 credit hour online course. Thanks to generous support from sponsors and donors, costs to U.S. interns are subsidized. (Full program costs are estimated at $8,000)
What are the criteria for selection?
- You are a community college student at Jackson Community College
- You are genuinely interested in learning about Brasil and connecting with Brasilians
- You will make a commitment to serving as an online tutor, working four hours per week with 10 selected Brasilian technology students over a four month period.
- You are interested in careers related to sustainability, innovation, science, technology, or engineering
- You respect cultural diversity, enjoy learning, and want to learn some Portuguese
- You are able to work cooperatively in a team and have a positive attitude
- You have excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills in English
- You must be U.S. citizen. You must have a valid U.S. passport or commit to obtaining a valid U.S. passport if accepted to the program
- You are over 18 years of age and have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. You must submit a complete application with an essay and letter of recommendation.