This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in technology and making a real impact in developing nations. Here are the details:
Volunteer to be part of an unforgettable travel and learning experience by participating in the OLPC International Internship program.
At OLPC, our interns will be active members of our innovative 1:1 laptop learning project and an important part of the on the ground support system. OLPC summer internships run for 10 weeks (June until early August) and are full-time commitments. Interns will work closely with a local implementation team comprised of teachers, technical professionals, government officials and members of the OLPC learning group.
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in education, technology or capacity building, our internship will provide you with invaluable hands-on experience.
• travel to one of the selected countries for 10 weeks: 1-week orientation and 9 weeks at a community site in either Peru, Uruguay or Rwanda.
• support an interactive English language learning program
• help children learn by designing and constructing their own software projects
• receive an XO laptop
• participate in online activities/training with OLPC employees
• participate in a wrap-up and celebratory session
• Proficiency in the Spanish language for internships in Peru or Uruguay
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Nia Lewisnia@laptop.org
Applications must be received by February 28, 2009
For more information on OLPC please visit our website at www.laptop.org.
This is an unpaid internship position designed to increase OLPC’s impact. We encourage applicants to apply for funding through their university. OLPC does offer a limited number of stipends for those with financial need. If you are in need of funding please contact Nia Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org
This might also be a good opportunity for someone from the FC community to voice concerns FC concerns from the inside. FC has been very dedicated to OLPC and feels a little abandoned by some of the recent software choices. I have found that when I give time to an org they are more willing to listen because they can see that I care about the good work they are doing.