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 Downtown Languages
Downtown Languages (DTL) is a 13 year-old non-profit agency based in Lane County dedicated to providing free or low-cost language and life-skills classes for immigrants. DTL is seeking a highly engaged outreach and program assistant. DTL currently offers classes at its downtown Springfield location and at several off-site locations in the Eugene/Springfield area. This is a part-time position that requires availability 2 nights per week during the spring and fall terms. Most of the work of the winter and summer terms will happen during regular business hours.
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.
DTL Intern will:
• Assist in outreach by tabling at special events (normally during the evening and occasionally on weekends.)
• Distribute fliers throughout the city of Springfield and Eugene (schools, Laundromats, churches, etc.)
• Assist with designing of fliers
Support our Pilas Family Literacy Program administrative staff by:
• Pre-session duties:
o Assisting with outreach and recruitment
o Organizing teacher supply carts
• During-session duties:
o Entering attendance and helping maintain attendance spreadsheets
o Assisting with retention phone calls
o Assisting with Raising a Reader (book club program) check-in and -out process
o Helping set up and break down family activities and special events
o Helping prepare end-of-session certificates, thank-you notes, and thank-you gifts
• Post-session duties:
o Tabulating program data
o Organizing Pilas storage areas at schools
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.
The successful candidate will be friendly and respectful, have a passion for the mission, enjoy working with people from a wide variety of cultures, be proactive, and work well independently and as part of a team. Candidates must be organized, efficient, good at data processing, and resourceful with good problem-solving skills. Candidates must be proficient in Google Sheets, Excel and Word, have good oral communication skills in SPANISH and ENGLISH, and must have their own transportation.
Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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?