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The Institute for Training and Development in Amherst, MA is recruiting university students to serve as student mentors for its U.S. State Department sponsored academic exchange program Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. History and Government - Summer 2017. SUSI Summer 2017 will provide undergraduate student leaders from Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela with a deeper understanding of the U.S., while enhancing their leadership and collective problem-solving skills. The institute will consist of five weeks, and will combine a challenging academic component, leadership workshops, community service appointments, and a study tour for the international students.

The student mentors will assist ITD with the implementation of this program by providing students with a deeper understanding of university life in the United States, through personal interactions and shared experiences. The position is for approximately 3 weeks starting early in July 2017. The selected students to be mentors will work as a team to plan and carry out social and programmatic activities for the international students, primarily weekdays during late afternoons or early evenings. Activities should be designed to facilitate immersion and positive interactions, such as college campus visits and tours, shared meals, movie outings, or other activities that will help the students gain a better understanding of life in the community and the region. The student mentors will receive $11 dollars per hour as compensation for their time.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to-
-Mandatory attendance at a Student Mentor Orientation meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017
-Initiating interactions among the students that include making introductions, and encouraging conversations.
-Plan and implement several social activities during the Amherst residency portion of the program.

Requirements-
-Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at a college or university in the Amherst area.
-Available to work evenings, up to 10 hours a week.

Qualifications-
-Ability to communicate effectively with people from different countries.
-Possess good leadership skills and the capacity to adapt to changing circumstances.
-Be culturally sensitive, responsible, and discrete.

To apply fill out this application, email your resume (including two references), and a cover letter describing your interest and your abilities for this position. You may send this information to: abril@itdamherst.org. If you have any questions, contact Abril Navarro at abril@itdamherst.org, (413) 256-1925, 447 West Street, Amherst, MA.
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