Testimonials
"I'm sure when I ponder my life experiences, during the twilight of my years, I will regard my six weeks in Thailand as six of the most sensational weeks of my life... I traveled to Thailand hoping for an enriching experience. What I found exceeded my wildest expectations."
Chris Cox, International Health Program, Thailand
PORTLAND, OREGON HEADQUARTERS INTERNSHIPS
Global Service Corps (GSC) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for adults to participate in volunteer service-learning programs in Tanzania and Cambodia. Volunteer participants are fully immersed in the culture and assist in a variety of environmental, health, and educational community service projects. The GSC headquarters staff is responsible for helping interested volunteers find the right program for them, and preparing and following up with registered participants for their service projects abroad.

Position: Business Administration Intern

Location: International headquarters office located in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.

The benefits of interning in the headquarters office: The Business Administration internship provides a hands-on service-learning experience related to international non-profit and business administration. Because GSC is a small organization, interns have the opportunity to not only work closely with the directors and staff but to also see the inner-workings of some of the programmatic and policy logistics involved in the day-to-day functioning of a small global non-profit. GSC works closely with interns to help them to acquire new skills while also utilizing the strengths and abilities that each person brings. Most interns are interested in international development, public and global health, cross-cultural understanding, environmental studies, and business or/and non-profit management and administration.

Primary areas of Service-Learning:

• Assisting in the administration of Tanzania and Cambodia projects
• Responding to prospective and registered participant e-mails
• Assisting with the further development and updating of GSC website
• Assisting with program development, publications development, website administration, and other special projects as needed
• Marketing and Social Networking; Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
• Database Administration
• Accounting and Financial Management
• Assisting the Directors and Program Coordinator with special projects

Qualifications:
• PC computer skills: MS Word, Access, Excel, Outlook
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Basic business administration and office skills (At least one year of experience working in an office setting is preferred)
• Good communication, customer service skills
• Organized and highly detail oriented
• Web site administration and graphic design skills a plus

Hours and length of commitment: Because of the depth of job training GSC provides, internships require a 520 hour minimum commitment. Interns are expected to work 20 hours per week during normal business hours. Thus, this internship works out to be approximately six months. It may be possible to work longer weeks over fewer months to meet this 520 hour minimum. Interns may be considered for part-time positions at the completion of the internship.

Compensation: A living expense reimbursement of $125 per month plus $600 at the completion of the six month internship commitment. Additionally, a 50% discount on one of GSC's service-learning programs to Tanzania or Cambodia or future GSC programs is available upon successful completion of the 520 hour internship.

Position/s available: ongoing

How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to gsc@globalservicecorps.org. Be sure to indicate why you are interested in this position, what you hope to gain from the internship experience, when you are able to start, and that you understand that this is an unpaid learning position (except living expense reimbursement as noted above). No phone calls please.