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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 10, 2018 from 11am-3pm! Watch for an email from the CIE, looking for help for your program’s table.

Paid Positions

Application for Paid Positions

There is one application for all paid positions currently open. You can apply for more than one position. Please rank 1-4 the positions for which you would like to be considered, where 1 is the most desired and 4 is the least. Enter a 0 for any position for which you do not want to be considered.
Click here to begin your application

Peer Advisors & Orientation Assistants

Currently accepting applications for: Orientation Assistant: Perth or New Zealand. All other programs are closed. Study abroad Orientation Assistants work with their group at orientation and may assist with other office events as requested.

Responsibilities:
  • Attend training sessions and prep between sessions as necessary
  • Lead program segments at two separate orientation programs; participate in entire orientations (one in September, the other in November)
  • Attend monthly meetings with all Peer Advisors and Orientation Assistants
  • Represent programs at additional promotional events or advising opportunities as requested and as fits in your schedule
Compensation: $8 hour

To apply, see above under "Application for Paid Positions"

Social Media & Promotions Intern

Applications closed.  Gain valuable social media and promotional development experience as you assist the study abroad staff in promoting a range of programs and activities. The successful candidate must be available for 10 hours/week from August 27th - December 7th, 2018 (start date can be flexible) Study abroad experience is not required. The ability to work independently, think creatively and have attention to detail is critical. Working knowledge of Adobe software desired. 

Responsibilities:
  • Work with social media to maintain and strengthen the study abroad social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, etc.)
  • Explore a Snapchat account and what that would look like for a study abroad office
  • Create fall 2018 promotional items including utilizing student photos to market certain programs
  • Create and update handouts for the study abroad fair
  • Create/collaborate with study abroad returnees on videos promoting study abroad programs
  • Coordinate study abroad fair volunteers
  • Update and send our Adventure Abroad, an email newsletter for study abroad events
  • Assist a coordinator with organizing the annual photo contest that will be moved to November
  • Other duties as assigned
Compensation: $9/hour

To apply, see above under "Application for Paid Positions". Applications are due April 9th. 

Advising Intern

Applications closed. Two positions available. One position is for only fall semester. One position is for both fall and spring semester. Gain valuable one-on-one advising and public speaking experiences as you assist the study abroad staff in advising prospective study abroad participants. The ability to work independently and have attention to detail are critical. Study abroad experience required. The successful candidate must be available for 8-10 hours/week from August 20 - December 7, 2018. Out of the two positions, we are looking for one person to assist with the new student orientation presentation we give in mid-afternoon from June 11-29 (not required but strongly preferred). 

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct study abroad general informational sessions
  • Take appointments and hold walk-in advising hours for general study abroad questions
  • Staff study abroad information tables
  • Work on updating advising materials (web and print)
  • Provide assistance at various study abroad events
  • Other duties as assigned 
Compensation: $9/hour

To apply, see above under "Application for Paid Positions". Applications are due April 9th. 


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 (steuerra@uwec.edu)

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.