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KLI Sponsored Summer Internship Program

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The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) encourages and supports summer internships for CMC students. KLI offers leadership program support to all CMC students participating in summer internships, which include an academic online course to complement the experiential learning experience of an internship. The focus of the KLI summer internship program is to provide a meaningful experience in an organization that provides CMC students with multiple opportunities to learn and develop personal leadership skills and develop an increased appreciation for social responsibility.

KLI internships are designed to enable students to work for social service organizations and combine their work experience with the academic requirement of INT 199: Internship, for academic credit. All participants are required to complete the requirements on INT 199: Internship for academic credit. KLI offers three summer internship programs for CMC students.

KLI International Internship Program
(Applications dueFriday, February 13, 2015 at noon to Career Services)
CMC sophomores and juniors who wish to pursue transformative international internships that enhances cross-cultural understanding of leadership in the public (for-profit), governmental, or not-for-profit (social) sectors may apply for KLI support. A KLI transformative international internship should provide experiential exposure in an international setting and is developed specifically for this program (as opposed to using an organization that helps locate internships and charges a program fee). In addition, the internship should provide the student with meaningful responsibilities and allow the student to explore cross-cultural leadership. Internships must meet the requirements of CMC’s International travel policy.

KLI Social Sector Internship Program
(Applications due Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at noon to Career Services)
CMC students who are interested in domestic internships with social service organizations may apply for KLI support. Support may be provided for U.S. internships with government, non-governmental, and non-profit organizations. A KLI social sector internship should allow a CMC student involvement in the management of the organization and is developed specifically for this program (as opposed to existing internship positions). In addition, the internship should provide the student with meaningful responsibilities and allow the student to explore the leadership dynamics of the organization.

Awards
The KLI sponsored internship program is open to CMC students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI. Awards of up to $5,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship. Awards are based on the academic record of the applicant, relevant activities outside of the classroom, financial aid, letters of recommendation, and the substantive merit of the internship proposal.

Application Instructions
Applications are accepted through the CMC Career Services Center
. Application instructions, application link, and further details can be found on the CMC Career Services Summer Sponsored Internships website. A universal application form must be used to apply and is available through the CMC Career Services Center here.

For More Information
For additional information, application instructions, requirements, and deadline, click here.

 

KLI Partnered Internship Program

The Kravis Leadership Institute has partnered with several organizations to create summer internships for CMC students. Internships with partner organizations are expected to challenge interns with meaningful responsibility and leadership development as well as expose the student intern to organizational leadership dynamics. The program is open to CMC students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI.  Selected interns will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship from KLI. All participants are required to complete the requirements of INT 199, Internship, for academic credit.

International Partnered Internships
Application Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2015

Escuela Nueva (Bogota, Colombia)
Fundacion Escuela Nueva is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality, relevance and efficiency of education through personalized learning centered on the learner.

FAWE: Forum for African Women Educationalists (Zanzibar, Africa)
FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organization working to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.

INJAZ Al-Arab (Amman, Jordan)
INJAZ al-Arab harnesses the mentorship of Arab business leaders to help inspire a culture of entrepreneurialism and business innovation among Arab youth.

Pratham (Mumbai, India)
Pratham is the largest non-governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.

Right to Play (TBD)
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play – playing sports, playing games – to educate and empower children facing adversity.

ThinkImpact (Rwanda or Panama)
**DEADLINE Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5pm (http://bit.ly/KLIThink2015)**
Spend 8-weeks of total-immersion, experiential learning, and social entrepreneurship working with a rural community to test ideas and prototype game changing innovations. Working with our incredible team, you will grow as an entrepreneur, build meaningful relationships with your new community, create change, and — perhaps most importantly — be changed.

Domestic Partnered Internships
Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015

BRAC USA (New York, NY)
BRAC USA aims to foster a better world by increasing BRAC’s visibility.

Helen Keller International (New York, NY)
Helen Keller International works to combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.

Save the Children (Washington, DC)
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete and submit the materials listed below by the appropriate deadline.

International Partnered Internships: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5pm (http://bit.ly/KLIpartint2015i)

Domestic Partnered Internships: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5pm (http://bit.ly/KLIpartint2015d)

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement– Please answer the following questions as a part of your personal statement.
  1. Why do you want to do an internship with this organization?
  2. Why your qualifications make you the best candidate for this internship? What value can you add to the organization as an intern?
  3. What are your expectations from this internship?
  4. How will this internship further your development and relate to your major career goals?
  • One Recommendation– Online Recommendation Form can be accessed using this link: http://bit.ly/KLIrec2015
  • A Detailed Budget– With an explanation of how it was developed.
  • CMC Transcript – A copy from CMC portal is acceptable.

The supplemental information (in addition to the online application form) listed above should be submitted electronically to Dr. Tan at stan@cmc.edu.