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General Information & Qualifications

Florida State University students who have participated in a study abroad or internship program with International Programs have the opportunity to apply to be an IP Ambassador. This paid, part-time position allows students to enhance their skills in marketing and public speaking, while sharing their experience abroad with fellow Seminoles. They serve as representatives of International Programs within the FSU and Tallahassee communities. The primary duties of an IP Ambassador include conducting presentations, assisting with department events, and serving administrative roles in the office. The Ambassadors are provided with presentation and office training, and have the opportunity to create flexible work schedules around their classes.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct presentations to various audiences across campus including in classrooms, in the Visitor Center and during FSU Orientation.
  • Represent International Programs during tabling and other department marketing events.
  • Serve in an administrative role at the front desk of the office. Employees are responsible for answering phone calls, assisting students and families as they visit the office, and more.
  • Serve an administrative role in the Passport Office. Employees are responsible for answering phone calls, ensuring that guests have all the necessary materials for their passport process and assist the passport team as appropriate.
  • Participate in digital marketing efforts, including taking photos, videos, making social media appearances, and more.
  • Other tasks may require the use of a golf cart, lifting and moving boxes of marketing materials, significant time spent outside, etc.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to apply:

Qualifications:

  • Have participated, or are currently participating, in an FSU international program
  • Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Able to work at least 12-15 hours a week*

* Actual hours worked per week may be more or less than the stated amount depending on student's availability and/or the amount of department events in a given week.

For more information pertaining to the IP Ambassador position, please contact IP-Events@fsu.edu. We also encourage you to follow the International Programs social media accounts (@fsuip) for updates regarding involvement opportunities.

Application Process

The IP Ambassador team is not currently hiring. Please follow @fsuip on Instagram or Twitter for updates on future hiring opportunities.

Important Dates

Application Opens Monday, August 16, 2021
Application ClosesFriday, September 03, 2021
Informal InterviewsTuesday, September 21, 2021 to Thursday, September 23, 2021
Formal InterviewsMonday, September 27, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
Hiring AnnouncementFriday, October 01, 2021
New Hire Training Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Sunday, October 17, 2021

* Dates are subject to change

Information for Accepted Applicants

After selection, each IP Ambassador is required to do the following:

  1. Complete appointment paperwork in accordance with given deadlines.
  2. Attend and actively participate in the new hire trainings and any additional training sessions provided.
  3. Attend and actively participate in weekly meetings starting the semester in which the appointment begins.

General Information

Program Assistants (PAs) provide support to the program leader/director, students, and to International Programs by facilitating the smooth running of the program and serving as positive role models to all students. Specific responsibilities vary from program to program but can be generally categorized as providing assistance in organizing program activities, ensuring housing operations run smoothly, monitoring student behavior, and doing administrative duties including communicating with program faculty, staff, students, and vendors.

PAs are hired for our study center locations in London, England; Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain, as well as for our curriculum-focused programs. Please see below for information specific to each position.

London, UK

The London Study Centre offers 6-month appointments. In addition to pastoral and cultural duties, PAs can expect 30-50 hours of paid administrative work per week. PAs must have graduated before beginning the position in London, and US citizens must begin the position no more than 24 months beyond the end of full-time study due to visa compliance. Additionally, individuals may only possess the BUNAC sponsorship required for visa compliance twice in a lifetime. For more information regarding London’s compensation package and eligibility requirements, please visit the FSU London Study Center website.

Florence, Italy

Appointments at the Florence Study Center are semester-long. In addition to pastoral and cultural duties, PAs can expect up to 20 hours of paid administrative work per week. Fall and spring semester appointments will require PAs who are US citizens to obtain a student visa. PAs on student visas will be required to take at least one class (3 credit hours) during their appointment.

Valencia, Spain

Appointments at the Valencia Study Center are semester-long. In addition to pastoral and cultural duties, PAs can expect up to 20 hours of paid administrative work per week. Fall and spring semester appointments will require PAs who are US citizens to obtain student visas. PAs on student visas will be required to take one class (3 credit hours) during their appointment.

Curriculum-Focused Programs

If you would like to apply to serve as a PA on a curriculum-focused program or if you have been selected by a Program Leader to serve as a PA on a curriculum-focused program, please contact IP-Program-Assistant@fsu.edu to begin the application and appointment processes.

Application Process

PROGRAM ASSISTANT APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

All applicants will be expected to turn in an application and supporting documents via our applications site by the advertised deadlines. If all documents are not received by the appropriate deadline, the application will not be considered.

Applicants should have or obtain a valid passport by the anticipated hiring notification date. Passports should have at least two blank visa pages and validity extending for at least six months beyond the anticipated end date of the term for which you are applying. If the position requires a visa, ensure that international travel prior to your appointment will not interfere with the visa application process. See the “Immigration” tab for more information.

Please note: applicants who have prior study abroad experience and/or proficiency in the language of the country in which they are applying may be granted priority in the selection process.

International Programs is committed to recognizing and honoring differences among students, faculty, staff, and members of our programs’ host communities. Program Assistant applicants may be interested in seeking out opportunities like FSU Green Dot Bystander Trainings and Allies & Safe Zones in optional preparation for the role.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Application Form
  2. Resume
  3. 1- to 3-page essay describing the following:
    • Your approach to advising students (i.e., how you would help students handle their personal concerns, relate to overseas culture, and achieve program objectives)
    • How being abroad would advance your academic and personal goals
    • Your leadership style
  4. Three letters of recommendation
    Letters of recommendation can be from any person who can confidently speak to your qualifications and experience related to the position.
  5. Transcripts from all Colleges/Universities attended
    FSU applicants may submit unofficial FSU transcripts. Attendees of all other institutions must submit official transcripts.

Applications Site: https://ipapps-fsu-sm.smapply.us/prog/program_assistant_application_website/

Please direct all questions and communication to:

Program Assistant Coordinator

Address:
FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Email: IP-Program-Assistant@fsu.edu

Phone: 850.644.3272

Schedule a PA Interest Meeting

Important Dates

Florence & Valencia Study Center Deadlines

Hiring TermApplication OpensApplication DeadlineEstimated Notification
SUMMER 2022Early DecemberMid-JanuaryMid-February

Appointments at the Florence & Valencia Study Centers are semester-long.

London Study Centre Deadlines

Hiring TermApplication OpensApplication DeadlineEstimated Notification
SUMMER/FALL 2022Early DecemberMid-JanuaryEarly March

Appointments at the London Study Centre are 6-months long.

Curriculum-Focused Program Deadlines:

Please contact the Program Assistant Coordinator at IP-Program-Assistant@fsu.edu or the Program Leader for more information.

*FSU reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollments.

Information for Accepted Applicants

After selection, each Program Assistant is required to do the following:

  1. Attend and actively participate in the pre-departure Program Assistant orientation (approximately 2 hours).
  2. Complete appointment/visa paperwork in accordance with assigned deadlines.
  3. Meet with the respective Program Leader or study center staff, if requested.
  4. Perform pre-departure tasks (i.e. assist in program marketing initiatives) if requested by the Program Leader or International Programs.

Failure to meet listed requirements is grounds for recension of job offer or cancellation of appointment.

The remuneration package for each program is different. Program-specific details can be obtained from the Program Assistant Coordinator at IP-Program-Assistant@fsu.edu.

Program Assistant University Resources

Visa Information

US Citizens requiring visas to participate on a program will receive guidelines and assistance from International Programs. Each foreign country has the right to establish its own parameters for the granting of a visa, and all IP students must abide by these requirements. IP cannot guarantee receipt of an entry visa. Immigration laws, visa requirements, and application process vary depending on location. For specific visa requirements, please visit the visa tab once you have chosen a destination. Below are some general immigration guidelines for all participants requiring a visa.

  • Students planning on traveling before or after the program dates must be aware of all immigration restrictions. It is imperative that you discuss any travel plans outside of the program dates with International Programs at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Several programs require a visa. Please check the visa tab of your chosen destination for more information. A visa is a seal that is affixed inside of the passport. Students who need a visa will be required to either submit their original passport to the appropriate consulate or to International Programs in order for the visa to be processed. The passport is submitted well in advance of the program start date and may impact international travel. If you have international travel plans before the program, please contact International Programs at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Changes in immigration regulations change frequently which may affect program structure, dates, and fees.
  • Students who fail to comply with IP or host country visa processes may incur financial penalties, delayed arrivals, or cancellations.
  • Students may be required to make a personal appearance at the appropriate consulate to obtain a visa.
  • Students choosing to obtain a visa independently must notify International Programs of this intention and must be aware that failure to obtain the proper entry or student visa may not release you from responsibility of the full program fees.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance which covers failure to obtain a visa. Further information is available on the Travel Insurance Review website.
  • Students under the age of 18 will be required to provide additional documentation which may include a certified copy of their birth certificate and notarized permission to travel by their parents or legal guardians. More information will be provided after admission to the program.
  • US citizens living abroad must contact the appropriate consulate for the steps to obtain necessary visas.

**For additional assistance, please contact International Programs IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Non-US Citizens

Although International Programs provides guidelines regarding the student visa process for US citizens; non-US citizens are advised to contact the appropriate consulate to learn the student visa procedures governing their nationality. It is the responsibility of non-US citizens to contact our office if any information must be provided by International Programs in order for you to obtain your student visa. Any non-US Citizen must contact our Passports & Immigration office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

FYA Ambassador Information

The FYA Ambassador program offers alumni of our First Year Abroad program the chance to earn valuable paid work experience while sharing the virtues of their FYA experience with high school guidance counselors, teachers, and students. Ambassadors visit high schools of their choice in their hometowns and surrounding areas and talk with students or school personnel to spread the word about the FYA program and its benefits. Ambassadors receive presentation training and support from our office while serving as valuable representatives of International Programs and FSU. The Ambassador visits are most often completed over scheduled university breaks when students return home (Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break, etc). Students must complete all mandatory training processes in order to be eligible.

For more information and for further details about the position and how to apply, please contact IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu.

Library Staff | Florence, Italy

The iSchool at Florida State University offers an internship opportunity to earn credits while getting to know the culture, customs, and history of Florence, Italy. The successful candidate will be placed at the FSU Florence Library for an academic year, with a focus on Library and Information Studies.

Dates

The internship lasts for one year from late August one year until early August of the following year.

Florence Library Supervisor

The successful applicant will be provided with valuable work experience, one year free accommodation in central Florence, a stipend to cover essential costs, free online tuition, insurance, visa costs, and the opportunity to take part in the free or subsidized FSU trips in Italy.

Interviews with the Florence staff will be scheduled for late October/early November and the selection and notification will be made at the beginning of the next calendar year.

General Requirements

  • The supervisory position requires substantial course work toward the completion of either the MLIS or Specialist degree, and some practical experience; for students without any experience, a practicum may be required before a position is offered.
  • The requirements for a general iSchool internship must be met before the position start date: at least a 3.0 GPA, at least two of the four core courses successfully completed; and an additional two courses (core or elective) completed as well, totaling 4 overall courses. More general internship information can be found at the School of Information website.

Procedures

To be considered for the Florence internship, fill out this application.

Should the position be offered to you, other paperwork will be required. This application simply enters your name, background, and other information for consideration.

Questions

If you have any questions about this internship, please email Dr. Chris Landbeck.

Family Ambassador Information

Your students have now returned home from their time abroad. They have grown into global citizens, filled with countless memories and stories of cultural immersion, enlightenment, friendship, and learning. If you want to get involved in helping other students and families discover their passions and create their own stories abroad, the Family Ambassador program offers a range of volunteer opportunities to the families of International Programs alumni.

For more information and for further details about volunteer options, please contact IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu to get involved!

General Information & Qualifications

FSU students who will be participating in the Fall 2021 semester abroad can apply to be an IP Brand Ambassador for the Fall 2021 semester. This unpaid, part-time position allows students to gain experience in social media marketing and be content creators for International Programs’ Instagram and TikTok. IP Brand Ambassadors serve as the public face of IP’s TikTok and will contribute to Instagram marketing efforts, working with IP’s full-time social media manager. A promotional package including tools and exclusive Brand Ambassador promo items will be provided to those selected for this position. One student per study center location will be selected.

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm, create, and post one TikTok or Instagram Reel video per month while abroad.
  • Meet with the social media team and other Brand Ambassadors as needed.
  • Represent International Programs online through social media marketing.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to apply:

Qualifications:

  • Be a Fall 2021 program participant in an FSU International Programs study abroad program.
  • Proficiency in social media, specifically TikTok and Instagram; have access to these apps via a smartphone.
  • Able to produce a video at least once a month during the fall semester and attend meetings with the team as needed.

For more information pertaining to this position, please contact IP-Media@fsu.edu. We also encourage you to follow the International Programs social media accounts (@fsuip) for updates regarding involvement opportunities.

Application Process

Applicants should create a sample video on TikTok of the type of content you would create for the Brand Ambassador position. This video will then be shared via a link in the application (below). A resume and short description of why you would like this position are also required.

Video submissions must not contain alcohol or illegal references. After applications have been submitted and the deadline passes, finalists will be selected for a formal interview.

Applications will open on Monday August 16th, 2021 via the link below. IP will stop accepting applications on Sept. 6th, 2021 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Apply here.

If selected, IP Brand Ambassadors are required to attend mandatory training via Zoom before starting work.

Important Dates

Application Opens Monday, August 16, 2021
Application Closes Monday, September 6, 2021
Estimated Notification Early- to mid-September

* Dates are subject to change

Information for Accepted Applicants

After selection, each IP Ambassador is required to do the following:

  1. Attend and actively participate in a Zoom training meeting and any additional training sessions provided.
  2. Attend and actively participate in meetings with other IP Brand Ambassadors and the IP social media team as needed.
  3. Join staff communication through GroupMe.

Full-Time Employment

For full-time opportunities, please visit the FSU Employment & Recruitment Services webpage.