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Short-Term Travel Abroad Programs Volunteer Internship Position

  • Type: Unpaid internship, temporary, 12 weeks
  • Hours: 15 hours per week minimum; flexible daily hours available Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.
  • Location: Greenheart International Office, Chicago, IL
  • Start Date: Late Summer/Early Fall

Interested in learning more about the international cultural exchange industry and program and project management? Greenheart Travel is looking for an enthusiastic traveler and team player to help with daily program management tasks and projects, and ultimately help to inspire the next generation of travelers and global leaders travel for a change.

Some of the intern’s duties may include, and are not limited to, the following:

Program Management:

  • Respond to general program inquiries via email and phone.
  • Data entry of new leads and applicants.
  • Mail program materials to participants.
  • Follow up correspondence for participants going abroad
  • Paperwork processing for visas, travel details & billing
  • Write for Greenheart Travel’s blog as needed.
  • Moderate Greenheart Travel Facebook groups and other social media tasks as assigned.
  • In collaboration with program manager, develop social media marketing campaigns
  • Interview potential participants via Skype
  • Assist in pre-departure orientations & support
  • In collaboration with program manager, process program invoices

General Office Administration: 

  • Answer and transfer phone calls from the main office line
  • Check general office voicemail
  • Answer the door and greet guests

Required skills:

Volunteer Interns should be self-directed, intuitive, hard-working and flexible with excellent written and oral communication skills. Outgoing and friendly personality with passion for creativity is desirable. Applicants should have experience with and enthusiasm for international travel. Excellent computer skills with competence in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Photoshop, WordPress a plus; knowledge of social media outlets helpful.

To Apply: Please send the following information to to Courtney Guengerich at hr@greenheart.org:  

  • desired internship start date
  • your weekly availability
  • attachments (resume, cover letter, and a writing sample)

When emailing your documents, please include the subject heading Volunteer Internship for Greenheart Travel Short Term Abroad Programs.

 


Internship for Teach English & Work Abroad Programs:

  • Type: Unpaid internship, temporary, 12 weeks with possible extension for an additional 10 weeks
  • Hours: 15 hours per week minimum; flexible daily hours available Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.
  • Location: Greenheart International Office, Chicago, IL
  • Start Date: ASAP

The Greenheart Travel Volunteer Intern will assist management and staff with data entry, interviewing candidates, phones, and various other administrative duties. Some of the intern’s duties may include, and are not limited to, the following:

Program Coordination

  • Assist Program Managers with daily administration of Greenheart Travel Teach & Work Abroad programs
  • Review and process Teach program applications
  • Ensure timely receipt of participant applications and follow up as instructed by Program Managers
  • Assist in creating web content to update existing pages or to create new ones
  • Interview candidates who have submitted applications via Skype
  • Interface with participants when necessary on aspects of program administration
  • Write and update program orientation materials as needed
  • Assist the programs managers with other tasks as assigned

Marketing

  • Assist with web and blog content
  • Research new and competing Teach Abroad programs
  • Help with creative Marketing ideas to promote programs; using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Sales & Recruitment

  • Work with Program Manager on Salesforce data entry and program management
  • Help the Travel Abroad department meet the goal of outbound participants nationally in the calendar year
  • Respond to e-mail and phone inquiries as needed
  • Assist with lead generation and follow up through the Salesforce CRM system
  • Assist with maintaining program listings with web directories and placing ads
  • Help coordinate travel and study abroad fairs, school presentations, information sessions and other networking events to be determined

General Office Administration

  • Assist in general office administrative tasks when needed. This includes, but is not limited to, answering the phones, copying, assisting in large mailing projects, etc.
  • Assist with other programs within the Travel Abroad department as needed

Required skills:

Volunteers should be creative, self-directed, and flexible with excellent written and oral communication skills. Outgoing personality and experience with an enthusiasm for international travel. Excellent computer skills with competence in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Photoshop, WordPress a plus; knowledge of social media outlets helpful

To Apply: Please send your desired internship start date, your weekly availability, and attachments (resume, cover letter, and a writing sample) to Courtney Guengerich at hr@greenheart.org with the subject heading Volunteer Internship for Teach English & Work Abroad Programs.

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