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					Dear Applicant,

Congratulations on taking the first step towards an exciting summer with PEACE Mexico! We are looking forward
to working with you to improve our community. This program is very important to us and the application
process is competitive. Before you begin your application, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with this
internship opportunity in order to fully explain why you would be a good fit.

The internship will start on Friday, June 26, 2009, and run through Friday, August 14, 2009. The total program
cost is $2750 (at $12 MXN/USD for Mexican nationals paying in pesos), which must be paid in full by May 15th. A
non-refundable $500 deposit is due within 10 business days of being accepted into the program. The cost of the
program is tax deductible for U.S. tax purposes.

Please fill out the application below and submit it along with your resume to internships@peacemexico.org.
Apply early as we accept candidates on a rolling basis. After you submit your application, we will be in contact
within 5 business days to schedule a phone interview. If you should have any questions now or during the
application process feel free to contact us via email.

Best Regards,

Molly Fisher
Director
                                SUMMER INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

The PEACE Summer Internship Program gives college and graduate students the opportunity to improve their
Spanish language skills and help public school children in Mexico to launch their own businesses during an
innovative summer camp. The 7-week internship program will bring together over 50 interns from the US and
Mexico to teach a curriculum focused on helping students in the Bahia de Banderas region near Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico to develop English language and entrepreneurial skills. You will teach local students during a 4-week
summer camp. At the same time you will take intensive Spanish classes, complete a professional development
program, and explore the towns and beaches in the region through a structured program of activities.

As an intern, you will work with local teachers and PEACE staff to refine the curriculum you will teach in your
classroom. You will work with a class of 15 students in middle school or junior high school to launch an
entrepreneurial venture. You will empower your students by teaching them how to add value to their communities
through our project-based curriculum. Skills taught include English, marketing, fundraising, accounting, computer
skills and effective management practices.

As an intern with PEACE you will:
     Create a lasting impact in the community where you work.
     Have fun with fellow interns during organized evening and weekend excursions.
     Improve you foreign language skills through daily classes and structured conversation time.
     Receive classroom training on topics such as presentation skills, critical thinking, conflict management and
         leadership and the chance to practice these skills in real time.
     Explore the beautiful towns and beaches of Bahia de Banderas.

Dates for the Summer Internship Program are Friday, June 26 to Friday, August 14
Sample daily schedule:
8:30 am – 1:30 pm – Daily classroom teaching
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Personalized language instruction
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Conversation classes/lesson planning
Note: The first two weeks of the internship will be dedicated to a leadership and professional development
program for interns and the last week will be spent debriefing and learning about PEACE’s other activities through
a rotational volunteer program.

Characteristics of an ideal candidate:
     Students interested in teaching, business, foreign language study and community development.
     You must be caring, enthusiastic, able to adapt to the unexpected and have a good sense of humor.
     Volunteer or work experience with children and/or in developing countries is preferred but not necessary.

The program cost of $2750 includes the following:
     Housing (double occupancy in hotel or private residence)
     Weekend Welcome Retreat
     Weekend and evening excursions
     8 hours/week of personalized language instruction and text book
     Lunch daily for entire program and breakfast during 4 weeks of children’s summer camp
     Training materials
     All transportation
     Program fee does not include airfare, laundry, tips or any other costs
SUMMER INTERN APPLICATION


APPLICANT INFORMATION

Last Name                                                  First                                M.I.       Date

Street Address                                                                                  Apartment/Unit #

City                                                       State                                ZIP

Phone                                                      E-mail Address

Have you ever been convicted of a                                     If yes,
                                         YES             NO
felony?                                                               explain


EDUCATION

High School                                              City/State

From                To              Did you graduate?    YES          NO        Degree

College                                                  City/State

From                To              Did you graduate?    YES          NO        Degree

Other                                                    City/State

From                To              Did you graduate?    YES          NO        Degree


FOREIGN LANGUAGE BACKGROUND (list languages and fluency)




FOREIGN TRAVEL/STUDY EXPERIENCE




REFERENCES
Please list ANY two references (ex. Teacher, mentor, supervisor, employer, or friend)

Full Name                                                                   Relationship

E-mail address                                                              Phone       (   )

Full Name                                                                   Relationship

E-mail address                                                              Phone       (   )
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT OR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Company                                       Phone    (       )

Job Title                                     Dates Employed

Responsibilities

Reason for Leaving



Description of duties




Company                                       Phone    (       )

Job Title                                     Dates Employed

Responsibilities

Reason for Leaving



Description of duties




Company                                       Phone    (       )

Job Title                                     Dates Employed

Responsibilities

Reason for Leaving



Description of duties




Company                                       Phone    (       )

Job Title                                     Dates Employed

Responsibilities

Reason for Leaving



Description of duties
FREE RESPONSE QUESTIONS (Please briefly answer the following questions):

1. Why are you applying to intern with PEACE?




2. What will you contribute to the summer program?




3. Briefly describe your relevant volunteer and work experience to date that involved working with children.




DISCLAIMER AND SIGNATURE
I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
If this application leads to an internship with PEACE, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview
may result in my release.
I also understand that there is a $2,750 program fee associated with this internship.

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