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[Register by 10/11] 5-month internship in Colombia! Apply now to be our Cultural Agent!

19-10-2022

Recruiting Cultural Agents  

5-month internship in Colombia!  

EXCHANGE . EDUCATE . EMPOWER 

                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for challenges and a fruitful experience in the coming year? We are now recruiting Cultural Agents for YMCA Colombia! If you wish to empower Colombian children and teens by teaching them English, and work with people from different cultures, here comes a great opportunity for you. Apply now to be a Cultural Agent to gain teaching experience or to volunteer abroad and make an impact! 

 

By joining this programme, it’s expected that you can: 

  • gain overseas working and teaching experience 
  • learn about Colombian culture through the eyes of its community and youth   
  • work and make friends with locals and international volunteers 

 

Eligibility 

  • Members of University &College YMCAs aged 21 to 39 (Membership application is open all-year-round. For membership application, please apply here.)  
  • Postgraduates & university graduates are preferred

 

Interns Requirements 

  • Good command of the English language (C1 level) 
  • Experiences in leading recreational and camp programmes for children and youths are preferred 
  • Experience in English teaching are preferred 
  • Mature and responsible with strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills 
  • Flexible and adaptive to different work and challenges   

 

Programme Details 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Internship Period: 

 
 
 
 

28 January 2023 - 27 June 2023 (5 months) 

 
 
 
 

Location: 

 
 

Bogotá, Colombia 

 
 
 
 

Internship Duties:  

 
 
  • ~30 hours/week leading activities in English in Colombian Schools 

Work with local teachers and assist in teaching English in local        school/university (Mostly located in Bogotá D.C., limited placements available in nearby towns) 

  • ~10 hours/week leading activities in YMCA programmes 

Lead camp and activities 

  • Other duties assigned by supervisors 
 
 
 
 

Service Targets 

 
 

Individuals aged 5 – 17 and university students (young adults) 

 
 
 
 

Monthly Stipend: 

 
 

Approx. USD$200 

 
 
 
 

Programme Fee 

 
 

HKD $3,000* + HKD $1,000 Deposit  

*Including meals & accommodation in host families 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Expenses to be paid by Interns: 

  • Round-trip flight tickets  

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Volunteer Visa fees (USD $225)  

  • Colombian ID Application fees (USD $48) 

  • Local Transportation fees & other personal expenses 

  • #Deposit (HKD $1000) 

 
 
 
 

 #Deposit will be forfeited if the intern fails to complete the followings: 

  1. attend all the pre-departure briefing sessions with YMCA Colombia and University & College YMCA Department

  2. submit a reflective journal with not less than 400 words in English and not less than 10 service photos after the internship 

  1. attend the evaluation meeting with staff of University & College YMCA Department  on or before 31 Jul 2023 

  1. submit the online self-evaluation form 

  1. complete the programme with satisfactory performance and full attendance

 

Programme Schedule  

 
 
 
 
 
 

10 Nov 2022 

 
 
 
 

Application Deadline 

 
 
 
 

By 12 Nov 2022 

 
 

Interview invitation email to applicants 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the interview  

 
 
 
 

14-15 Nov 2022 

 
 

ZOOM Interview by University & College YMCA Department 

 
 
 
 

By 25 Nov 2022 

 
 

ZOOM interview by YMCA Colombia 

 
 
 
 

By 2 Dec 2022 

 
 

Result Announcement & Acceptance of Offer 

 
 
 
 

15 Dec 2022 

22 Dec 2022 

20 Jan 2023 

 
 

Pre-departure orientation meeting with YMCA Colombia (3 meetings in total) 

 
 
 
 

28 Jan – 27 Jun 2023 

 
 

Internship Period 

 
 
 
 

By 31 Jul 2023 

 
 

Submit a reflective journal,service photos and online self-evaluation form 

Attend the evaluation meeting  

 

Application Details 

Online Application: CLICK HERE 
Application Deadline: 10 November 2022 (14:00) 

 

Enquiry: 2431-1117 / uniycypg@ymca.org.hk (Please state “Colombia cultural agent” in the email subject.) 

 

Note: The internship is a part of YMCA Colombia COLead3rs programme.