Job, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

We are always looking to improve our services by hiring internationally minded individuals representing many different nationalities. As new grant and fee for service projects come about, we have full and part-time job openings that we’ll post from time to time on this site.

Our Language Bank is in great need of consultant interpreters and translators in all languages.

And finally, internship and volunteer opportunities are available in most of our programs throughout the year.

Click the tabs below to learn more about the Job, Volunteer and Internship opportunities at the Northern Nevada International Center:

 

Volunteering Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at the Northern Nevada International Center, we have a few options for you: Hosting, Driving, and Interpreting. You can host international guests for dinner while sharing diverse cultural backgrounds. Additionally, we need volunteer drivers to take the international guests around Reno and Tahoe to see what we have to offer. Furthermore, we need experienced interpreters for the guests.

  • Hosting: we need volunteers to take in a group of individuals for an evening of dinner and fun. This could also consist of an individual staying at your home for a time period of 7, 15, or 30 days.
  • Driving: volunteer drivers are sometimes needed to take the international visitors around Reno and Tahoe for the day. The individuals will need to be picked up from their hotel and escorted around the town. We will need a copy of a valid driver’s license.
  • Interpreting: our Language Bank does cost money for our interpreters, but we need volunteers to interpret for those who can not afford to pay.

If you are interested in volunteering at the NNIC, you can write to:

NNIC
821 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

Alternatively, if you are interested in learning more about and becoming part of the Northern Nevada International Center team, you can contact us via email at: CLICK ME

Internship Opportunities

The Northern Nevada International Center is one of only a handful international organizations in the Northern Nevada area. We are committed to educating the next generation of global citizens and therefore provide opportunities for internships for local area youth. Internships at the International Center are highly competitive and require a time commitment for either fall, spring or summer. Most interns are university students, but talented high school students are encouraged to apply and will be chosen if they show a level of maturity and drive.

Internships typically last between six weeks (summer internships only) and four months and are offered three times a year; spring, summer and fall. University interns interested in gaining credit through the International Affairs and/or Political Science departments must complete 150 hours of internship credit. High school interns can complete fewer hours. However, all interns are expected to spend a minimum of eight hours per week at the International Center (M-F 8-5pm) in order to gain a minimum level of organizational knowledge of the International Center. Second language and strong verbal and writing communication skills are preferred in choosing applicants.

Interns are expected to complete a 2-hour training a the beginning of the internship; and complete a minimum of 150 hours (10 hours during a 15-week semester and more hours during the summer based on availability) provide a schedule they will strictly adhere to. Interns should consider the NNIC internship as a unique opportunity to gain professional and developmental skills that will assist them in furthering their career. As such, interns will be expected to understand professional ethics and standards as if the internship was a real job. At the beginning of each internship, interns will sign an agreement that details these ethical standards and expectations. Interns will also complete a 2-page write up upon completion of the internship. At the successful completion of the internship, the intern will receive a certificate of completion as well a letter of recommendation, if appropriate.

To apply for one of the following internships, please send a letter of interest describing which internship you are interested in, your professional and personal goals, as well as a resume, to CLICK ME or via regular mail to:

NNIC
821 North Center Street
Reno, Nevada 89501

The following internship positions are available at the International Center:

2012-13 Lucatelli Intern: IVP Coordinator

Lucatelli interns serve as International Visitor Program Coordinators, and are responsible for organizing short-term programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Program coordinators work in a fast paced environment, in which communication is paramount to implementing programs. Due to the nature of the International Visitor Leadership Program, program coordinators are expected to manage changes in scheduling and crises on a daily basis. For additional information, please view our flier:

Lucatelli Internship Position 2012

NNIC Seeks Counselors 2012-2013:

Please view our flier below for more information:

NNIC Seeks Counselors 2012

Language Bank Intern

This internship position focuses on learning about the different aspects of our language bank, which provides interpretation and translation services in over 60 languages. The language bank intern will focus on developing new strategies and trainings for our interpreters, organizing existing services for marketing purposes, and includes translation work.

International Exchanges Program Intern

This internship focuses on learning about our exchange programs, including International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Community Connections and Open World programs. The internship will include assisting the program coordinators in writing program proposals as well as implementing the international exchange programs. This internship may include escorting international visitors to travel in the Truckee Meadows area.

Educational Outreach Intern

This internship focuses on working with our various educational programs including our after-school language and culture classes for elementary school children, assisting in building our teacher resource library, and working with our cultural youth camps both for elementary and high school students. Fall internships may include teaching basic language and culture classes to elementary school children.

Summer internships include helping plan and run our cultural summer camps. During summer 2009, our two camps run from July 6-17. Our first camp focuses on Northern Nevada Native Americans and our second is called Five Continents in Five Days. Our Algeria Youth Leadership leadership camp will be during August 10-21. Interns for the summer must be available during the months of July and August to participate in our camps. Interns will help with basic camp organization, media publicity, and will participate in the camp as general help.

Marketing Intern

This internship focuses on better developing our marketing strategies for our various programs. This includes strategic planning and implementation of publicity through media, community events, and other avenues for improving our programs’ visibility.

General Non-Profit Management Intern

This internship is designed to learn about a variety of tasks including aspects of the other four internships; assisting the director with organizational and managerial aspects; and assisting with special events organized by the International Center.