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Children of the Earth offers single semester or annual internships to college students and young people around the world. We believe in the value of cooperative learning and expect our interns to fully share their voice and immerse themselves in our organization.
Our work environment is unique in that fact that all personnel work from satellite locations and communicate with each other using various web based meeting applications, e-mail and the telephone. We host a global staff meeting for all Children of the Earth personnel weekly and hold in person meetings for our staff in Chittenden County, Vermont. We work well virtually and interns are required to join this communication process.
During the interview process we will look at the strengths of the student, their academic interests, and what they desire to learn from their internship. Based the needs of the organization and the strengths of the individual, we will assess if we can provide a learning opportunity that will benefit the student and the current goals of Children of the Earth.
Our interns are typically college students in their Junior or Senior year and can be located anywhere in the world. The internship is unpaid, but offers college credit based on individual institutional requirements.
Children of the Earth’s current needs include students who are interested in any of the following:
- Social Technology
- Direct Service Work with Youth
- Website Management
- Organizational Development
If you are interested in applying for an internship with Children of the Earth, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Nina Meyerhof at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your knowledge of and interest in the organization.
Hilary Bak first became introduced to Children of the Earth after working with Emina Burak during her Work/Life internship at The University of Vermont. Hilary is a UVM alum who is continuing her education and preparing for Nursing school. She is very happy and excited to become a member of the Children of the Earth family and work with new friends, extending Vermont smiles from elementary students of Chittenden county to the children of Haiti!
“Children of the Earth initiated my journey of personal transformation to become a more altruistic person. As a senior in college, I focused on academic achievement to benefit myself in the professional world. My goals were focused on acquiring superficial successes; I wanted to leave school to own my own business and afford material luxuries. Working with Children of the Earth lifted the weight of the material world and empowered me to have an impact on the lives of others. I worked on the Bear Hugs for Haiti project and my heart and eyes were opened to a world of devastation. I soon realized that my contributions to the project would deliver something beautiful: a smile on the face of a homeless, parentless Haitian child. An epiphany came to me while working on this project: we are not helpless to the powers of destruction in this world. In fact, when we open our hearts and our eyes, it is actually possible to see the world change before us. Finding Children of the Earth was the crucial catalyst for this revelation.”
- Melissa Kaylor, 22, Spring 2010 Intern from Saint Michael’s College, Vermont