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Application Review Panelists / Volunteers (Virtual)

January 6 - February 12, 2022

TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology. The TechGirls team seeks short-term remote volunteers to join our 2022 application review panel helping select the brightest and best candidates for the summer’s U.S-based program. Are you…?

  • Looking for an exciting, short-term role and want to be part of a small team making a big difference?
  • Someone who believes in empowering young women with the skills needed to excel in STEM and who loves international exchange experiences?
  • Ready to join a close-knit team that inspires and connects girls with this transformative experience to make a real difference in the lives of teens and young professionals worldwide?

Responsibility: For a person interested in international exchanges, this volunteer opportunity offers a way to meaningfully contribute to a transformative project serving international youth and see how international exchanges are developed. 

  • Support the application review and selection process of the 2022 TechGirls cohort utilizing an online dashboard portal system.
  • Review applications for technical eligibility and completeness.
  • Impartially assess quality of applications against established assessment criteria
  • Maintain confidentiality of applicants.

Key Qualifications

  • study, volunteer or work experience in one or more of the TechGirls regions listed below
  • analytical capability
  • strong organizational skills
  • integrity, impartiality, and critical thinking, and an ability to identify one’s internal bias.
  • an ability to work independently while also working collaboratively with a virtual team.
  • interest in or experience in technology preferred
  • ability to effectively communicate via varied communications platforms (Google Suite/ Docs, Drop Box, Zoom, Skype Instant Messenger, etc.)
  • ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

 Program Description: TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower young girls from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

 In 2022, the program will expand to support 111 young women from 36 participating countries and 25 U.S. peers in a dynamic four-week U.S.-based experience with a 7-month mentoring program (including pre- and post-exchange).

The core of the program is a 27-day U.S experience in partnership with Virginia Tech University (tentatively in July 2022). TechGirls participate in an interactive technology and computer camp, then travel to one of several cities (Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Portland or Seattle) for job shadowing at a tech company, plus homestay and community service experiences.

The TechGirls experience yields a multiplier effect – as the benefits of the exchange go beyond the TechGirls participants, but multiply to positively impact their wider communities. TechGirls return home with the knowledge, skills, new ideas and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their schools and communities through achievable action projects using technology. TechGirls work on action plans in the U.S. and refine their plans upon return home.  

Eligible Countries: TechGirls participants are competitively recruited and selected from the following regions/countries and territories (pending embassy approval; 3 youths per country):

  • Sub-Saharan Africa (AF) – Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa
  • East Asia & Pacific (EAP) – Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia, Taiwan, and Vietnam
  • Europe & Eurasia (EUR) – Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Turkey
  • Middle East & North Africa (NEA) – Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia
  • South & Central Asia (SCA) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  • Western Hemisphere (WHA) – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Suriname

 Additional Details

  • Hours: 10-20-hours/week; weekdays (weekends are possible as well). Schedule to be determined by mutual agreement
  • Location: Virtual / remote

Additional opportunities with Legacy listed at: https://legacyintl.org/get-involved/

Application Review Panelists / Volunteers (Virtual)

January 6 - February 12, 2022

TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 6, 2022
    12:00 AM EST
    5:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    February 12, 2022
    11:59 PM EST
    4:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1020 Legacy Drive, Bedford, VA 24523, United States

How to Apply

Send cover email/letter and resume to staff@legacyintl.org, noting “TechGirls Panelist Volunteer" in subject line.  Deadline to apply: December 1, 2021

Send cover email/letter and resume to staff@legacyintl.org, noting “TechGirls Panelist Volunteer" in subject line.  Deadline to apply: December 1, 2021

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