A11y block

Languages center internship

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Be a final year bachelor student in the following fields:
    • Humanities
    • EFL
    • English literature
    • Linguistics
    • Communication
  • English as a second language or native language (Spanish is not accepted as a native language) If your native language is not English, you must prove your proficiency in English as a foreign language through an international test, which must be according to the following score:  C1 - Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or its equivalent in TOEFL 80-120/213-247/550-597 or IELTS 6.5/7.0



  • Any prior teaching experience is preferred, but not mandatory.  



  • Being willing to travel to Universidad de Manizales campus in Manizales, Colombia.  



  • Ability to work and speak to people of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds to welcome and establish good working relationships with staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Works well with others on assigned tasks/projects
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining a cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
  • Skill in contributing to a positive and stimulating educational environment.
  • Exhibits professionalism through communication, interactions with others,  
    and personal conduct while supporting the mission and vision of the program and university.


Job Description

  • Participate in the "Mirror Program" at Universidad de Manizales. The "Mirror Program" is a strategy for strengthening the English level of the students using English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI).
  • Assist the Languages Center in planning and facilitating activities for the students using EMI.
  • Assemble needed materials and set up activities following approved plans and schedules. Interact with and assist students during activities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Attend classes with students and rotate through different class sessions to establish connection/bonding with the teachers and the students.
  • Perform open talks to students on topics related to your area of expertise and the context of your country.
  • Participate in training, development opportunities, and other events when available.


Working schedule

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 m and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Expected Starting Date: January 29th, 2024
  • Expected Closing Date: May 29th, 2024



  • The University of Manizales will provide homestay and 3 meals per day from Monday to Friday during the internship.



  • Please e-mail your resume, motivation letter, recommendation letter from a faculty member, copy of passport to dir_ori@umanizales.edu.co  



  • November 15th, 2023