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Volunteer Opportunities

Study Abroad Orientation (fall & spring)

Remember all the questions you had when you were getting ready to go abroad? Come speak at study abroad orientation to a new group of students, and share your stories and experiences with them! Watch for an email from the CIE at the beginning of each semester.

Study Abroad Fair (fall)

We are always looking for people to volunteer at the tables and about speak about their program. The next fair is October 2018 from 11am-3pm (exact date TBD)! Watch for an email from the CIE, looking for help for your program’s table.

Paid Positions

Peer Advisors & Orientation Assistants

Study Abroad Peer Advisors are the first point of contact for students going abroad on UW-Eau Claire programs the following semester.  They also promote study abroad and advise prospective students about their program.  Many former Peer Advisors have pursued careers in international education!  Orientation assistants just work their group at orientation. Responsibilities marked "*" are for both Peer Advisors and Orientation Assistants.

  • Attend training sessions and prep between sessions as necessary*
  • Lead program segments of orientation program, participate in entire orientation*
  • Hold weekly office hours (2 hours/week), end of January - end of April
  • Attend monthly meetings with all Peer Advisors
  • Hold a 2nd orientation session for your group in April
  • Represent programs at additional promotional events or advising opportunities as requested and as fits in your schedule
Compensation: $8-$9/hour

Marketing & Social Media Intern

(Filled for 2017-2018, check back in spring 2018 for the next round of applications). Gain valuable promotional development experience as you assist the study abroad staff in promoting a range of promotional activities. The successful candidate must be available for 10 hours/week from August 14, 2017 – May 5, 2018. Preference may be given to students in relevant majors such as graphic design, public relations or marketing. Study abroad experience is not required. The ability to work independently and have attention to detail is critical. Experience with Adobe software desired. 

  • Create promotional materials for events, including, but not limited to: Get the Scoop, Study Abroad Fair, Spotlight Info Sessions, pop up advising, peer adviser promotions, etc.
  • Maintain and manage the Social Media accounts for the Study Abroad Office
  • Develop marketing campaigns for social media to highlight Study Abroad Programs and Peer Advisors
  • Assist a Study Abroad Coordinator in planning and delivering the Study Abroad Fair
  • Assist a Study Abroad Coordinator in managing the Study Abroad Photo Contest
  • Write stories/create videos that promote study abroad programs, highlight study abroad participants, etc. for submission to IMC
  • Provide assistance at various study abroad events
  • Other duties as assigned
Compensation: $9/hour

Advising Intern

(Filled for 2017-2018. Check back in spring 2018 for next round of applications). Two positions available. Gain valuable one-on-one advising and public speaking experiences as you assist the study abroad staff in advising prospective study abroad participants. The successful candidate must be available for 10 hours/week from August 14, 2017 - December 1, 2017. If the candidate is living in Eau Claire over summer break, specifically June 12-30, the opportunity to present at New Student Orientation is available, but not required. The ability to work independently and have attention to detail are critical. Study abroad experience preferred. 

  • Conduct study abroad general informational sessions
  • Take appointments and hold walk-in advising hours for general study abroad questions related to study abroad
  • Staff study abroad information tables
  • Work on updating advising materials (web and print)
  • Provide assistance at various study abroad events
  • (Present at New Student Orientation, June 12 – June 30 – if available)
  • Other duties as assigned 
Compensation: $9/hour

International Classroom Speakers

(Filled for 2017-2018, check back in spring 2018 for next round of applications). Are you a dynamic public speaker?  Did you have a great study abroad experience?  Combine the two in this study abroad promotions position!  Four-to-five speakers who have participated on a variety of programs run through the CIE will be hired for Fall 2017 (Sept-early Nov). An additional four-to-five speakers will be hired for programs run through Immersions in late summer.

Compensation: $8/hour

Other Involvement Opportunities

Attend the International Folk Fair

Folk Fair is the largest international festival of its kind in the area, and brings the community together in celebration of culture! It takes place every fall on the UW-Eau Claire campus and offers all who attend an enriching cultural and educational experience.

Volunteer with the Buddy Program

The Buddy Program pairs domestic and current international students with incoming international students to help them transition to being a student in America. Study abroad returnees are highly encouraged to participate! Students are expected to meet with their buddy at least twice a month, with a minimum of five hours per month. The CIE hosts events you can attend but you can meet outside those activities as well! Students are eligible for 15 hours of service-learning. If you are interested, fill out this form here. The deadline to apply to be a buddy for spring semester is February 1st and the deadline for fall is September 10th. Questions? Contact Rachel Steuer (

Join a Campus Club/Organization with an International Focus

This a great way to keep your international interests alive and meet other like-minded individuals. Visit the UW-Eau Claire Student Organizations website for more information.