All students who participate in the World CLASS and International Inspiration components are encouraged to become active members of our Graduate Leadership program, which runs throughout the year.
During this phase, graduates receive the support needed to reflect on and assimilate lessons learned locally and internationally. They are encouraged to become changemakers in their own communities, engage in community internships and local leadership activities, self-initiate and drive social action projects, mentor incoming Pangaea Project students, and translate their domestic and international experiences into long-term educational and career goals.
Available Graduate Internship Positions
We have a variety of exciting internship openings for Pangaea graduates most to start in Spring 2012. For more information email email@example.com or call 503-688-4644
Current Internship Opportunities Include:
- Center for Intercultural Organizing
- Harambee Centre
- Impact Northwest - SUN Programs
- Mercy Corps Northwest
- Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
- Oregon Latino Health Alliance
- Our United Villages - the ReBuilding Center
For The Pangaea Project internship application, click HERE
A few of Our Graduate Leadership Program Interns
Internship: Mery Corps Northwest
Tiana is dually enrolled at Portland Community College and Portland State University and is working towards a major in International Studies and a minor in Japanese. After dropping out and staying out of school for three years to support her mother and younger siblings, she was not sure she would ever attend college. With the support of her grandmother, Tiana returned to highschool, earning her diploma from Open Meadow High School on an accelerated track. She discovered The Pangaea Project close to her graduation. During her stay in Ecuador with Pangaea, Tiana wrote, “I still can´t believe how much we have seen and done in these four weeks. I could have never imagined all of this, let alone being able to experience it first hand. It will stay with me for the rest of my life, I know that after this and going back to my home, things will be different. I just hope that I will be able to cope with my emotions and turn any negativity into positive actions. I hope that this experience will empower me to do more and be more progressive.” Tiana won a competitive scholarship with the International Carpe Diem Foundation, one of Pangaea’s close partners. Every year, Carpe Diem, a for-profit company offering international exchange experiences to youth, offers two full scholarships worth approximately $10,000 each to Pangaea Project graduates. Tiana traveled to India for three months with Carpe Diem, participating in service-learning projects, community exchanges, host family stays and cultural immersion. As a participant in The Pangaea Project’s Graduate Leadership Program, Tiana is interning for a semester at Mercy Corps Northwest, and she will transfer to Portland State University in the fall of 2011.
Internship: Mercy Corps Northwest
More Pangaea Grads...Where are they now?
- 2010 graduate, Bronson Enos, won Act Six Scholarship! In the fall of 2011 he will attend Warner Pacific College on a full-ride four-year scholarship that includes tuition, room, board, and books. He also recently opened for Bill Bryson at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Through his participation with Writer's in the Schools, he was chosen to read one of his poems to the 2200 audience members attending the Portland Literary Arts event.
- Four graduates talk about their experiences: Voices of The Pangaea Project
- Click on Adrian's photo and go to page 9 of Portland Community College's summer 2009 issue:
Adrian was also honored by Oregon's governor: Eight Students Named as Oregon's Scholars
- Graduates testified at City Council in December 2009 to share their experiences of studying social justice issues in Thailand and Ecuador. Click on the photo to watch the video testimony: