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Internship Tutor & Coordinator ( PT, Fixed-Term)

University of California Education Abroad Program Edinburgh Study Centre - Edinburgh Study Centre

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £6,000 per annum, for the contract term
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th May 2019
Expires: 30th July 2019

Company Description

Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC and the world. 

Since 1962, UCEAP has supported this mission, serving some 100,000 students across all 10 UC campuses and over 32,000 international exchange students. Sustained by strong academic excellence, spirited faculty collaboration and an interrelated support system, UCEAP produces future global citizens and thought leaders.

The University of California Education Abroad Program UK/I London and Edinburgh Study Centers support academic programs serving more than 1,000 UC participants annually at approximately 22 partner institutions across the UK and Ireland.


Fixed term:  Academic Year 2019-2020
Recruitment: Apply A.S.A.P.; open until filled

The UCEAP Internship Programme Tutor and Co-ordinator, Scotland provides academic advising and tutoring to a small group (<10) of UC Education Abroad Program intern participants at the Scottish Parliament, Non-Governmental Organizations and other partner organizations to complement the internship experience and enhance students’ understanding of the UK and Scottish political systems and International NGOs. The internship is currently semester-length and is offered in autumn and spring. 

The Co-ordinator serves as a UC representative with current and potential partner organizations, coordinates the placement and oversight of applicants and is responsible for building new internship opportunities.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum one-year teaching experience at undergraduate level including grading, student feedback and essay/project supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of UK and Scottish politics and specifically the role of Scottish parliament within the larger political context.
  • Familiarity with Non-Governmental Organization environment and international institutional governance
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of academic curricula.
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models.
  • Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
  • Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings.
  • Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and web-based systems.

       Required Education and Training

  • Master’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

      Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Political Science  or related field
Other information

To view the job description and full list of requirements, please see the vacancy attachment.

Please note:  The study centre does not have authority to hire workers from outside the European Economic Area under the points based system, therefore, we will only consider applicants who do not require visa sponsorship.

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