Internships

Every year, Academia Manhattan offers several unpaid internships, typically during the months of January-February and June-August. We post the internship on databases in schools such as Smith, Oberlin, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, and others. Below, you will find a description of the internship, and if you would like to apply, please send your resume and cover letter to academiamanhattan@gmail.com.

Academia Manhattan (https://academiamanhattanvva.com/) is a small English-language school located in Villanueva de Córdoba, Spain, roughly 62 miles outside of Córdoba. We are looking for two to four interns for help with summer classes. Students vary in age from 3 to adult, and levels from beginner to advanced. Exact jobs and assignments will depend on intern interests and strengths, but will involve: help with curriculum planning and lesson design; classroom assistance in conversation classes; opportunity to take on certain groups/classes and teach independently; and some administrative work (bank trips, paperwork). Students will have the opportunity to live and work in a Spanish-speaking environment, see and contribute to the workings of a small business, and improve their teaching skills with real-world practice. This internship would be an ideal step to a teaching career, and is ideally focused for students who are looking to teach English abroad (either via Fulbright or another program) after graduation. To read about the experiences of our summer 2015 interns, please visit https://academiamanhattanvva.com/category/blog/.

The academy is located in Villanueva de Córdoba (http://www.villanuevadecordoba.com), 30 minutes outside of Córdoba by train, one hour by car, and two by bus. The town has a population of roughly 10,000 people, which grows in the summer with the return of college-age students. There are two summer festivals (“ferias”) in May and in August, and multiple events throughout the summer. The town has much to offer: an outdoor movie theater; beautiful countryside for hiking, horseback riding, etc.; a town pool; many bars and restaurants; tasty Spanish cuisine (with a speciality in Iberian ham); connections to Córdoba, and from Córdoba, Spain and Europe. Students who are interested in this internship and who find themselves in the Córdoba area are highly recommended to visit the town.

This is a minimum 220 hour internship, but dates are flexible depending on needs of the intern. This ideal time frame would be the months of June and July, working an 8-hour day on the Spanish schedule; i.e., from 9 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 8 pm or from 9 am – 2 pm and 6 – 9 pm. Schedule, as well as starting and ending dates, will also depend on specifics of visa student is traveling with; details to be further discussed in an interview. This is an unpaid internship, ideally suited to a sophomores or juniors studying abroad in Spain.

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