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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 helping staff members in the office with administrative tasks. The Ambassadors are provided with presentation and office training, and have the opportunity to create flexible work schedules around their classes.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to apply:
- Must be available to work during Summer 2019
- Have participated, or are currently participating, in an FSU International Program
- Has a GPA of 3.0 or better
- Able to work at least 12-15 hours a week*
- * Actual hours worked per week may be more or less than 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 the Event Coordinator. We also encourage you to follow the International Programs social media accounts for updates regarding involvement opportunities.
All applicants will be expected to submit an application through FluidReview by the advertised deadlines. If your application is not received by the appropriate deadline, your application will not be considered.
The IP Marketing Team will review all completed applications and select the most qualified applicants for Informal Interviews. Selected applicants will be invited for a final round of Interviews before positions are offered.
If selected, IP Ambassadors are required to attend mandatory training in the IP office in Tallahassee before starting work.
Information for Accepted Applicants
After selection, each IP Ambassador is required to do the following:
- Attend and actively participate in the new hire trainings and any additional training sessions provided.
- Attend and actively participate in weekly meetings starting the semester in which the appointment begins.
- Complete appointment paperwork in accordance with given deadlines.
Program Assistants (PAs) provide support to the program leader/director, students, and 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 administrative duties including communicating with program faculty, staff, students, and vendors.
PAs are hired for our study center locations in Valencia, Spain; Florence, Italy; and London, UK, as well as for our curriculum-focused programs. Please see below for information specific to each position.
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.
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.
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 12 months beyond the end of full-time study due to visa compliance. For more information regarding London’s compensation package and eligibility requirements, please visit the FSU London Study Center site.
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 Lauren Romanzak (850.645.8540) to begin the application and appointment processes.
PROGRAM ASSISTANT APPLICATION STATUS: Spring 2020 – All Study Center Locations OPEN
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 a passport with at least two blank visa pages valid for at least six months beyond the end of the term for which they 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
- Application Form
1-3 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
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.
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.us.fluidreview.com/
Important Dates & Documents
Florence & Valencia Study Center Deadlines
|Hiring Term||Application Opens||Application Deadline||Estimated Notification||Spring 2020||Friday, July 19, 2019||Friday, September 06, 2019||Tuesday, October 01, 2019|
London Study Centre Deadlines
|Hiring Term||Application Opens||Application Deadline||Estimated Notification||Spring 2020||Wednesday, July 17, 2019||Friday, September 06, 2019||Tuesday, October 01, 2019|
*Because of immigration regulations, London hires Program Assistants for 6-month appointments. Consequently, there are only 2 hiring rounds during the year: one application deadline in the spring for a fall semester start-date and one application deadline in the fall for a spring semester start date.
Information for Accepted Applicants
After selection, each Program Assistant is required to do the following:
- Attend and actively participate in the pre-departure Program Assistant orientation (approximately 2 hours).
- Complete appointment/visa paperwork in accordance with assigned deadlines.
- Meet with the respective Program Leader or study center staff, if requested.
- Perform pre-departure tasks (i.e. assist in program marketing initiatives) if requested by the Program Leader or International Programs.
Program Assistant University Resources
- Students planning on traveling before or after the program dates are responsible for making their own entry arrangements. It is imperative that you discuss any travel plans outside of the program dates with the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, as certain countries restrict entry to dates specific to the program.
- A visa is a seal that is affixed inside of the passport. Most students (except Panama program participants) 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 the IP Passports & Immigration Office 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 in the visa packet.
- U.S. citizens living abroad- must contact the appropriate consulate for the steps to obtain necessary visas.
Although International Programs provides guidelines regarding the student visa process for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens are advised to contact the appropriate consulate to learn the student visa procedures governing their nationality. It is the responsibility of non-U.S. 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-U.S. 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 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 assets, representing 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 a mandatory training session in order to be eligible.
For more information and for further details about the position and how to apply, please contact IP-Events@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.
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.
To be considered for the Florence internship, fill out this application.
If you have any questions about this internship, please email Dr. Chris Landbeck.
Parent 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 growth, 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 Parent Ambassador program offers a range of volunteer opportunities to the parents of International Programs alumni.
For more information and for further details about volunteer options, please contact IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu to get involved!
For full-time opportunities, please visit the FSU Employment & Recruitment Services webpage.