Culture Kit Intern - International Programs
University of Iowa International Programs is seeking an intern to review the contents of culture kits used for K-12 experiential learning activities offered through International Programs and the Global Education program at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. This will be a 50%-time position working 20/hrs a week, on average, with potential for flexible scheduling. The position will be located within the University of Iowa International Programs department. Occasional travel to Muscatine will be required.
Remote: In-person work required, though could be coupled with remote work
Culture kits are available to Iowa K-12 teachers and Out of School professionals as a teaching aid to support students in building empathy, valuing multiple perspectives, increasing their global awareness and understanding, and to inspire content aligned global investigation.
Learn more about what we do: https://international.uiowa.edu/connect/programs/k-12/kits
• Explore best practices in culture kits used by other institutions around the U.S.
• Work collaboratively with program partners to understand the past uses and future plans for the culture kit program
• Investigate ways to best support educators in connecting culture kits to Iowa Core Standards, which may include researching and compiling K-12 lessons plans that align with culture kits
• Research the cultural significance and appropriateness of items from around the world
• Write content descriptions of culture kit items appropriate for a school age audience
• Catalogue culture kits items, which may include indicating age-appropriate items by grade level
• Organize kits and collaborate with University of Iowa museum staff to identify artifacts and determine if additional packaging may be required to protect items from potential deterioration
• May help develop digital resources with culture kit contents
• Assist with other projects as needed
• Intern should be in the process of completing or recently completed your undergraduate or graduate degree in; history, education, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology or a related subject.
• Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills
• Self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to work independently.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a professional manner on a variety of tasks
• Ability to communicate effectively to staff and project partners
• Intercultural experience a plus (e.g., experience living, studying, or working abroad, or growing up in a multicultural household)
• Strong skills in Microsoft suite.