The Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI) is a paid mentored internship experience enhanced with professional development, mentorship opportunities, and real-life experience for students with diverse academic interests whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in such careers.
About Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
Co-founded by a woman with a disability in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a national nonprofit organization based in Eugene, Oregon. MIUSA’s mission is to empower people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development
As part of the LEI program you will:
•Attend LEI biweekly cohort meetings on Fridays for collaborative professional development and networking opportunities (meetings are paid work hours).
•Meeting with your internship sponsor (employer) to jointly determine the content and structure of work placement and responsibilities. The work should maximize your transferable skills and knowledge base, as well as develop goals to help you cultivate new skills.
MIUSA Intern projects may include:
•Communicating with active alumni as well as managing and updating alumni database
•Planning and logistics for programs and events which may include utilizing tracking systems, creating and updating program materials, and confirming logistics
•Assisting with implementation of a media strategies to promote MIUSA’s work, including drafting social media posts and press releases, highlighting alumni achievements and success stories, and disseminating information to media outlets
•Assisting with fundraising for future MIUSA programs
•Assisting with office management tasks
LEI Qualifications and Expectations
Qualified applicants are UO undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits who meet the following requirements:
•A 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application. Students with GPAs below a 2.5 or on academic probation are eligible, but will be required to develop an academic success plan with an advisor in the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•An interest in positively engaging with on- and off-campus staff members and developing new skills
•The ability to work effectively in teams and independently
•A commitment to promoting equity and inclusion during internship placement
•Satisfactory completion of the application and interview.
MIUSA Qualifications and Preferences:
Experience or interest in disability issues, diversity, international development and/or human rights.
Excellent detail-oriented, organizational and prioritizing skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail, telephone, Skype, instant messaging and other media.
Computer experience and skills, including using software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Photoshop, Salesforce, InDesign.
Experience and skills developing and updating website content, and social media.
English or ASL proficiency required.
Knowledge of one or more languages other than English a plus (especially Spanish, Vietnamese, or Armenian)
Professional or personal experience with people with disabilities
Please email resumes to email@example.com
Fill out the application and essay questions at the qualtrics link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8FWWrTKIyYGYizz
***When filling out qualtrics, your responses are not saved until you submit the form. The essay questions are included here for your convenience but you must submit them in the application***
1. In 500 words or less, please share any challenges you have faced in your academic career.
2. In 500 words or less, please explain what experiences, strengths, and/or skills you wish to contribute to this placement? Please explain what you hope to gain from this experience and how participating would be beneficial for you
3. In 500 words or less, please talk about your general interests, career and academic goals. How are you working toward accomplishing some of these?