Summer Internship with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit
Must be a student at Alma College with a minimum GPA of 3.3 who is preferably planning to return full time the fall semester following the internship as the recipient will ideally play a key role in Alma's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15).
Must have fluency in Spanish and English in all areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and also as part of a team.
Must be dependable and responsible with strong communication skills in order to represent Alma College in potentially diplomatic situations.
Must have transportation to Detroit to be able to report to the consulate as negotiated with the consulate internship supervisor throughout the internship period (approximately May/June-August, though subject to negotiation due to the specific needs of the consulate and the intern). Specific duties and expectations will be negotiated with the consulate internship supervisor.
Must maintain contact with the Alma College internship supervisor throughout the internship and will be required to submit a written critical reflection about the experience upon completion of the internship.
*Please note that at this time this is an UNPAID internship that carries no college credit. Interns are welcome to apply for funding through other programs and may also register for credit in consultation with the internship supervisors, however, interns are responsible for paying tuition for those credits.
Applications are due to Dr. Slaughter (firstname.lastname@example.org) by FEBRUARY 18, 2013
2013 APPLICATION FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP: MEXICAN CONSULATE IN DETROIT
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*Please attach a copy of your most recent transcript
References: You need to provide at least one reference from an Alma College faculty member who can attest to your communication skills in English and one who can attest to your communication skills in Spanish. Preferably, references should also speak to your abilities to work both independently and as part of a team, and to your abilities to represent Alma College in potentially diplomatic situations. Please have them provide a written evaluation/recommendation on your behalf and submit it directly to Dr. Slaughter ( or SAC 326)
Reference # 1: (English Communication Skills):
Reference #2: (Spanish Communication Skills):
Reference #3 (Optional)
Written Statement of Internship goals:
Please attach a typed written statement of the goals and expected outcomes of your internship experience with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit. In your statement, include information about your personal qualifications and/or preparation. Comment on why you want to participate in this internship, specifically explaining how this experience is related to your field(s) of study and your anticipated career and how it will help you reach your academic and career goals.
Please provide a writing sample in Spanish (this can be a graded assignment from a class).