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About: SUMMER: Africa/Brazil> ProjDIRs/Interns (JOB ANNOUNCEMENT)

Sun, 23 Mar 1997 09:02:27 -0800 (PST)

Originally from: University Services-International Internships <>
Originally dated: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 09:02:27 -0800 (PST)

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This might be of interest to some who are in the process of making summer

Deadline is nearing....

C O U N T R I E S: Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Eritrea, Ivory Coast
Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Malawi, Ethiopia, Namibia, Guinea Bissau, Namibia
and Brazil (in South America)


A F R I C A & B R A Z I L

Position: P r o j e c t D i r e c t o r / G r o u p L e a d e r

[Also, accepting Intern/Volntr Applications-college-age & up/all welcome]

Director 25 years or more; with experience related to
Requirements: a Crossroads project

Professionals, Faculty, Staff, Adv'd Students and others
are welcome to apply

Location: 18 Countries in Africa, plus Brazil

Duration: June 16 - August 12

Director Pay: All travel and living expenses will be covered,
plus you will receive an honorarium/stipend

DEADLINE: Application cut-off is pending; must apply NOW

Organization: Operation Crossroads Africa
475 Riverside Dr., Suite 1366
NY, NY 10027
A Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Organization

Co-Sponsors: Various UN Programs, NGO's, Ministries [Health, Education,
etc.], WHO, Int'l Econ Dev Orgs, Medical Schools, Local
Hospitals, Clinics & Grassroots Organizations

Contact: Diaspora Programs
International Projects

E-mail: <> & <>

OnLine Info: E-Mail to <> & in the Subject Fireld,
type either:

1- "SEND DIRECTOR/LEADER PACKET" [25 yrs & up w/ leader skill]
2- "SEND PACKET FOR VOLs/INTERNS" [all welcome; college-age & up]
Crossroads helps Volunteers/Interns raise needed funds
Early application, essential.

P R O J E C T D I R E C T O R S / L E A D E R S

If you are 25 or over with experience in a field related to a Crossroads
project, and with a strong interest in Africa and team work, please contact
LaVerne Brown.

As a Project Director/Group Leader, you will be in charge of a project with
10 to 14 Volunteers/Interns, usually in a rural community or village. This
is an intense living and learning experience.

Multi-disciplinary Projects

Nursing * Medicine * Clinical * Primary Care * Rainforest * Ecology
Health * Social Sciences * Nutrition * Education * Econ & Comm Dev
Gender Issues * Wildlife * Anthropology * Water & Sanitation * Folklore
Agriculture * Dist Lrng * Ethnomusicology * Dance * Computer Literacy
Construction of Clinics, Libraries, Homes * Traditional Medicine

200 - 250 Volunteers & 20 - 25 Projects

Group leaders are at least 25 years old and have some combination of
the following:

- experience in an area related to a Crossroads project
- skill in interpersonal relations, group facilitation and dynamics
- (not mandatory) work and travel experience in Africa
- considerable ingenuity and creativity to bring to bear in insuring the
success of the project
- flexibility and adaptability
- group- and team-oriented; skill in facilitating group work
- ability to relate well, live and work with a cross-section of
personalities and individuals, some of whose basic assumptions and
views may be very different from -- even in stark contrast with --
your own
- Volunteers/Interns often arrange to earn credit for participation; job
may entail supervision of research or independent study
- time off for 7 or 8 weeks from mid-June to mid-August (dates are
not yet fixed)
- a healthy sense of humor and an ability to "connect" easily with others

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