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  • Locations: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Program Terms: Summer Internships
  • Restrictions: UPENN applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Program Snapshot

Global Internship Program (GIP): American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)

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The Internship: The ACMS is offering internship opportunities in business and social media for two students this summer.  Students who are also working on personal research pertaining to Mongolia are encouraged to apply.

Number of Spots Available: 2

Duration: 8 weeks

Important Dates: The internship will start on June 1, 2018, and will end on July 30, 2018

The Organization: The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports academic projects and exchanges in Mongolia.  The ACMS supports scholars working in all fields of study related to Mongolia and serves as a central meeting place for Mongolian and international academics.  The organization's primary office is in Ulaanbaatar, and there is a satellite office based at theCenter for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  The ACMS is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

The Location: The ACMS office is centrally located in Ulaanbaatar at the Natsagdorj City Library on Seoul Street and includes a Research Library collection of almost 5,000 English language books on Mongolia for use by international and Mongolian scholars.  Ulaanbaatar is one of the world's highest capitals, and it is often referred to as "the city."  It is by far the largest city in Mongolia, with nearly half of the country's population.  It is a vibrant place full of modern comforts and delicious international foods.  Summers are a great time to be in Ulaanbaatar for academic and social events, as the city swells with tourists and visiting scholars.  Most of the museums, shopping, food, and nightlife lay within easy walking distance from the ACMS.
 

Internship Details

There are two types of internships available at the American Center for Mongolian Studies.

1. Office Support Intern
  • Location: Interns will work at the main work site of the ACMS
  • Number of Spots Available: 1
  • Work Hours: The intern can expect to work from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour daily lunch break
  • The intern will:
    • Assist with daily office operations
    • Help to streamline organization paperwork and policy documents
2. Social Media Support Intern
  • Location: Interns will work at the main work site of the ACMS
  • Number of Spots Available: 1
  • Work Hours: The intern can expect to work from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour daily lunch break
  • The intern will:
    • Assist with the ACMS's social media (including how the organization interacts with its membership and institutional supports)
    • Process and upload information to the ACMS website

Eligibility

All GIP applicants must be current full-time, degree-seeking University of Pennsylvania students who are returning to their degree program full-time in the Fall semester.  All GIP applicants must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing.  Additional requirements for individual internships are as follows:

1. Office Support Intern

The Office Support Internship at the ACMS also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A strong command of English
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • International non-profit organizational experience
     
2. Social Media Support Intern

The Social Media Support Internship at the ACMS also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A strong command of English
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Non-profit organizational experience
  • Familiarity with basic HTML and/or Wordpress
  • Website maintenance experience

Please Note: Students who have participated in this program in the past OR who accepted a placement through this program in the past but then withdrew are not eligible to apply again.
 

Accommodation

Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaStudents are responsible for finding their own accommodation.  The American Center for Mongolian Studies will provide interns accepted to this placement with suggestions as to where and how you can find safe, affordable, and comfortable housing close to your internship site.







 

Money Matters

All students accepted to the GIP will be awarded a Global Internship Program Scholarship.  GIP scholarship amounts vary by student, and award amounts are based on location of internship, length of internship, the student's need, and the student's merit. The internship placement application process includes the GIP scholarship application essay.

The estimated budget for this internship is as follows:
 
Expense Estimated Cost Notes
Program Fee $0 None
Round trip airfare $1,500 Estimated cost PHL - ULN
Accommodation $1,100 Estimated cost 8 weeks - 1 bedroom apartment
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,000 Could vary based on lifestyle
Visa $0 For US citizen tourist visa (visa on arrival)
Local Transport $100 If using monthly pass and occasional taxi
Other $0  
Total Estimated Cost $3,700  
 

How to Apply

Ready to Apply?  Follow These Steps:
 
1. Click Apply Now above to login with your PennKey and password and begin the application
2. Complete all requirements listed in the online application, including:
  • CV/Resume upload
  • Cover Letter or Personal Statement upload
  • Unofficial transcript upload
  • Scholarship award essay
  • Required advising appointment with the Global Internships Manager (schedule yours by clicking here)
  • Other program-specific requirements, as needed
3. Once all requirements have been received and checked off, submit your application by the deadline
 
Don't Forget:
  • You may apply to a maximum of two (2) GIP programs.  You may open your first program application by following the above instructions.  To open a second application, you must first meet with the Global Internships Manager for an advising appointment.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to schedule your advising appointment, as appointment slots may fill!  Advising appointments will not be available from December 23rd-January 1st, so please plan ahead.

 Application Deadline: January 10th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
 

Resources

Schedule an Advising Appointment: Don't forget that meeting with the Global Internships Manager is a required component of applying to the GIP.  Schedule your appointment by clicking here, and don't wait too long, as appointment slots may fill!

Past Participants: Want to connect with a student who participated in the Global Internship Program?  Click here to view a list of past participants and get in touch.

Career Services: The Career Services office on campus can help you in several ways.  You may find the following links helpful: Visas: Depending on your citizenship and destination country, you may need a visa or work permit to participate in this internship.  It is your responsibility as a GIP participant to determine your visa requirements and obtain a visa, if needed. Past participants have found the following resources helpful in determining visa requirements:
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.