What is the application process like?
To apply to serve as an intern through our program, we ask that you go through a three-step process.
1. Do your homework.
We're not the only internship program out there, and we want to make sure you're picking the right program. That's why we invite you to take a look at some of the other internship programs available to you. (This list is not exhaustive nor do we get any kind of kickback or commission for referring you to other programs.)
We happen to think our approach is best, but we're kinda kindred spirits with the people encouraging folks to get out and vote. We don't necessarily care who you go with; we just want you to get engaged.
2. Think about how you'll pay for this.
Whether you go through us or another internship program, these experiences aren't cheap. You may even find yourself asking why you need an organization like ours in the first place. If you're a real go-getter who is willing to do some extra research to find an organization abroad, coordinate the logistics and design a meaningful, project-based experience, then you really don't need us. But if you're like the rest of us, you'll want to work with a program that can do all of the heavy lifting for you.
Still, we know how hard it is to pay for these types of experiences. Yet there are ways to defray the cost. We've included a shortlist of examples below. (Email us if you think of any ideas we should add to the list.)
- Start an online fundraising campaign.
- Run in a 5K or other race on behalf of GYEC.
- Ask people to give to GYEC in lieu of traditional birthday gifts.
No matter which method you use from the list above, we will earmark every single hard-earned dollar to cover the cost of your program fee. And don't be afraid to give us a call if you need some help launching any of these ideas or hatching a fundraising plan of your own. We're happy to help you along the way.
3. Apply to our program.
If, after doing your research, you feel that we're the best fit for what you're looking for in an internship program and you've got a plan in place to pay for this experience, then go ahead and apply. We promise our application won't take you too long to complete. Best of all, you'll hear back from us within 48 hours after submitting your application.