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Confucius Institute openings for interns and work study

The UB Confucius Institute announces internship or work study openings for undergraduate student assistants in the areas of marketing, event planning, translation, language tutoring, and research. Projects and responsibilities can be tailored somewhat to the goals of individual students and their course of study or departmental requirements for internship credit.

Job responsibilities could include some or all of the following:

  • Documenting Confucius Institute events through photographs and press releases
  • Assisting with writing and layout of annual Confucius Institute yearbook
  • Helping to develop the Confucius Institute’s website and social media
  • Designing promotional materials for upcoming events
  • Event preparation, including teacher workshops, academic conferences and lectures, performances and Chinese Language Club
  • Assisting with research related to conferences and other scholarly meetings
  • Researching new program opportunities
  • Language tutoring and assisting with community Chinese language classes (for students with advanced or native Chinese language proficiency)
  • Other tasks as needed

Interns may be eligible for up to 3 credits per semester, with approval from their department. Interns registered for 3 credits should expect to work an average of 9-10 hours per week throughout the semester. Upon successful review of the intern’s work and department approval, the internship may be continued in following semesters.

Students enrolled in the Sophomore Internship Program (UBE 496) or other internship courses may be required to fulfill additional requirements of UB Career Services or their departments.

Students eligible for work study can be paid according to standard work study pay rates and maximum hours.

The Confucius Institute office location is 113 UB Commons.

Preferred qualifications: intermediate proficiency or higher in spoken and written Chinese language; strong written English skills; experience with marketing/publicity or event planning; occasional availability evenings and weekends.

Students interested in this internship/work study opportunity should email a resume and cover letter/cover email to or apply through Bullseye (postings 2959119 or 2958965).

Download a PDF of the internship/work study job announcement