Opportunities

Opportunities

Participate in World of 7 Billion’s Video Contest!

The World of 7 Billion student video contest brings technology and creativity into middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting human population growth to one of three global challenges: Sustaining Water Systems, Ensuring Economic Opportunities, and Improving Climate Resiliency. 80+ cash prizes of up to $1,000 will be awarded, and participating educators will receive free curriculum resources. The deadline for submissions is February 27, 2020 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found here.

Host a foreign exchange student

Youth for Understanding is an international youth exchange organization that  facilitates summer, semester, and year-long exchanges between students and families from over 50 different countries. If you are interested in hosting a student in your family, please send YFU an email.

Take a look at a sample of student profiles.

International Affairs Internships in D.C.

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been running academic internship programs for almost 50 years.  Through their comprehensive International Affairs Academic Internship Program all participants will be placed in an internship within one of the following types of organizations:

  • Embassy
  • Federal agency
  • International affairs policy group
  • Non-governmental international organization

Visit www.DCinternships.org for more information and to begin an online application.

Make a difference in the world

Looking for a chance to see the world, while also giving back? English-speaking teachers and volunteers are in demand across the globe. There are currently not enough teachers to provide the education needed in many parts of the world, but there are many programs and organizations seeking to bridge that gap. Recent graduates, seasoned educators and those in between can make a positive, global impact in education.

Find out more about How You Can Help Educate the World While Traveling the Globe