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Service Learning and Internships

Service Learning

The International College of Seville recognizes the interest many students have in reaching out to the wider community by participating in social service.  For this reason our College has established agreements with a number of Non-Governmental Organizations in Seville. Through these agreements, during their stay in Seville ICS students have the opportunity to:

 

  • Work at a children’s ward at local public hospitals
  • Help at local senior centers
  • Teach English to children in an underprivileged neighborhood
  • Help and teach English to young girls at a local private school
  • Tutor children with hearing loss
  • Intern at a local university or law office
  • Blog/Vlog for ICS

 

Different NGOs have been contacted and an informative session is organized at the ICS during the first week of classes.  Students are given detailed information as to what each Organization expects of its volunteers, and are given a weekly schedule. Students receving class credit are required to write a four-page report on their experience and the NGOs are required to give a Certificate of Compliance for each student.

In all cases ICS selects qualified students only. There is a mandatory orientation session for all interested students. The orientation is cultural and “institutional” so that students enter into this experience with the proper mindset and attitude. Some of the settings are quite sensitive. Topics included are dress, behavior, absence, tardiness, workplace culture, harassment issues, etc. Students have to fill out an application form and bring in a resume or CV. Personal interviews may be required in some cases before final acceptance.

Internship Opportunities through the International College of Seville:

 

Social Media at the ICS

There are two Social Media positions available at the ICS.

a) One or two students is/are responsible for writing engaging blog entries for the ICS website on their time and adventures in Seville. There are a range of subject matters on which promotional and informative blogs can be written.

b) One or two students is/are responsible for making short and interesting videos to be uploaded to the ICS YouTube account. There are a range of subject matters on which promotional and informative videos can be made.

Spanish Law Firm
Boost your resumé, gain hands-on career experience along with personal and professional skills while learning about a new culture.

At Bolonia Abogados SLP, you will have the opportunity to work directly with licensed attorneys of a prestigious international law firm. You will acquire valuable work experience by learning the ropes from professionals of the field and will gain insight and understanding into the day-to-day tasks of legal practitioners. There will be a range of tasks given to you, in a friendly atmosphere, so that you will find the internship to be an enriching and rewarding experience.

The internship will consist of two days weekly during the Fall or Spring semester. Each day will be for two hours.

To qualify, you must have a proficient level of Spanish, must present a letter of recommendation from a University professor, and must agree to attend to the internship with punctuality, professionalism, and for the duration of the semester, whether in Fall or Spring

Volunteer at an afterschool program in a low-income neighborhood.

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Marketing & Social Media at a Student Travel Agency

We Love Spain” Student Travel Agency of Seville needs interns each semester to help with the task of assisting with the marketing and promotion of the Agency.

Tasks:

– Social Media Marketing and promotion. Manage Facebook profiles to promote We Love Spain in different cities. Create marketing campaigns/posts, invite to events, publicize sales, etc.;

– PR publicity routes, visiting schools, handing out flyers as well as assisting hosting at welcome events;

– Customer Service and bookings in the office.

 Requirements:

– Friendly, Outgoing, and Energetic;

– Experience with Social Media Promotion: (ie. They have used Facebook in the past to promote an event at school for an organization, sorority, page management, etc.);

– Experience with event planning or promotion of an event.

 Hours:

– 6 hours weekly, ideally divided over two days.

 

Allies in English Program
ICS students may volunteer with the T-oigo association and become an “Ally in English” working with local children with hearing loss.

 

Objectives

  • Increase exposure to English, providing kids with hearing loss access to a native English speaker in an acoustically friendly and personalized environment
  • Create a cross-cultural learning experience for families and study-abroad student volunteers that fosters empathy and learning about hearing loss, cultures and language.

 

Requirements

  • American/Native English-speaking student studying in Spain
  • Must commit to one day per week, usually 1-hour sessions plus travel time to the family’s home, up to one hour. Normally the kids, ages 4-15, are available Monday to Friday, after 5pm when they finish school.
  • Willingness to travel to family’s home on public transportation.
  • Understand their role as a special English-speaking friend is similar to a big brother or sister, contribute creativity and a positive attitude to helping a child overcome obstacles.

 

 

Duties

  • Activities are highly individualized and are centered on the child’s and the student volunteer’s interests.
  • Use materials and toys that the family already has, no extra purchasing of materials is necessary.
  • Could include playing sports, singing, baking, playing games like Simon says, board games like Monopoly, hide and seek, drawing, and activities related to holidays, computer games and dancing… Some families go to the park, zoo, museums and enjoy showing the student their city.

 

 

 

 

Information above taken from Asociación T-oigo

Volunteer with children in a local Hospital

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Teaching Internship

ICS students may intern as Teaching Assistants (T.As) of English as a Second Language class in “Colegio Albaydar”, a private Spanish High School  located a few blocks from the ICS.

Duties include:

  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups, especially during conversation practice.
  • Help teachers and students with correct pronunciation and vocabulary.
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by developing their own creative presentations that will reinforce the lessons learned.

Some T.As may work with students with specific learning disabilities.  These students often attend regular classes, and T.As help them to understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style.

Important Qualities need for the Albaydar internship:

Communication skills. As T.As need to discuss student progress with teachers, they need to be able to express themselves with clarity.

Interpersonal skills. T.As interact with a variety of people, including teachers, students, parents, and administrators. They need to develop good relationships in the workplace.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. T.As must be patient with students who struggle with the class material.

Resourcefulness. To reinforce lessons, T.As must explain information to students in a comprehensive manner that meets each student’s learning style. 

Hours:

-The number of hours students will work will depend on the Albayadar class schedule. Hours normally range from 2-4 a week.

Intern at EUSA

Through the Chamber of Commerce of Seville ICS students may now take on internship positions in the Office of Formation at the EUSA University Campus.

Take part in an accelerated, high-performance, international traineeship in this public organization.

Positions entail international marketing, public relations and organizational techniques in an office that caters to both U.S. and international students and Universities.

Candidates must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to qualify.

Volunteer at local senior's centers

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All internships and service learning opportunities are subject to availability.