CIVIC is currently looking for interns for the summer and fall of 2014. A CIVIC internship is a great opportunity to expand your skill set, meet interesting new people, and get cross-cultural experience. Here is what Liz Hilliard, a current CIVIC intern, has to say about her time with us so far:
"I have been an intern with CIVIC since July and have learned a lot already. Along with my fellow interns, we query (send out invitations) for visitors, plan their daily programs and work with CIVIC volunteers and members to organize events. Although not all of my intern responsibilities are focused on CIVIC, I have already learned a lot about how an office works and how to work within a non-profit organization, though still a lot to learn. I hope to carry these skills over to my future career after I graduate."
If you're interested in becoming a CIVIC intern, head over to the Internships section to learn how to apply and to see what positions are available.
CIVIC held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 with a pot luck dinner in Room 1117 of the University Capital Center.
Members met old friends, made new ones, and enjoyed the delicious diversity of a CIVIC potluck dinner in the company of others with a shared interest in all things international.
At the meeting, members had a chance to meet CIVIC's new Executive Director (Dr. Jo E. Butterfield), and to view the CIVIC promotional video that Global Ties U.S. prize-winning photographer Dan Alder produced for us last year.
Ms. Terry Blatt, Chief of the State Department's Office for International Visitors East Asia & Pacific Branch joined us from Washington, D.C.
During the meeting we had a short report from CIVIC's Board, and had a chance to share words of appreciation for the efforts of our past Executive Director Robyn Braverman. Thanks to great support from CIVIC volunteers like yourselves, Robyn helped increase our visitor numbers by nearly a third in the 2012-'13 programming year. We also heard from some of the dynamic students who have done so much to keep CIVIC humming with activity during the past year.
Sadly, I will be leaving CIVIC in November and while a replacement has yet to be found, rest assured the board is doing everything to find a great one. I will be doing some traveling, and then hope to find work overseas again.
While I am looking forward to working overseas again, it is also difficult to leave eastern Iowa and CIVIC. CIVIC has grown by leaps and bounds this year, due in part to great visits, fabulous interns and a very charismatic and inspired board. But most importantly, great volunteers and unique resources. Thank you eastern Iowa, for teaching me more about the state, and reinforcing how proud I am to be an Iowan.