Career in Working With Students
YFU seeks candidates who are up for challenged in working with students, families and volunteers to enhance intercultural understanding.
Looking for a career unlike any you’ve had before? Youth For Understanding seeks passionate individuals who are up for an enriching challenge: Working with students, families and volunteers to advance intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges.
YFU has the following positions open for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of young people and families. Additional details regarding part time and full time positions can be found by clicking on the descriptions below. Visit our internships page if you are interested in opportunities at our headquarters in Washington, DC or our Saginaw, MI office.
YFU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Please visit our benefits page to learn more.
Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is running two short-term programs this summer, one focused on STEM and the other on Politics and Debate. Globally-minded teenagers from around the world will join local American students in Washington, DC to learn about STEM or hone their debate skills, broaden their horizons on global issues, and forge lasting friendships. Throughout the two-week program, students will engage in English classes focused on STEM topics or speech and debate classes as well as undertake excursions that deepen their engagement with their topic. During their short time in the US, international students are placed with volunteer host families, who invite the students to be a part of their family for these two weeks. The students make lasting bonds with other students, their teachers, their host families, the volunteers, and the employees and contractors that work with them.
The Debate Coach will plan and teach debate classes for approximately ten international and American students. The debate format is flexible, and as international students may have varying levels of experience in both English and debate, the Debate Coach should be similarly adaptable. The curriculum should encourage students to think deeply about the chosen theme and prepare students for a final debate exhibiting what they have learned throughout the program.
Are you an expert at navigating busy airports? Do you want a unique summer role that allows you to meet international students while helping them to make flight connections? We are looking for energetic people to meet international exchange students in the airport, acting as their liaison and advocate between airline staff and YFU headquarters.
Are you an expert communicator and multi-tasker? Did you ever think you could get paid to send text messages? If you love organizing people and can’t put the phone down, come and speak with us. We are looking for three Travel Assistance Coordinators to work from our Washington D.C. office, managing a remote staff in airports across the country, to ensure safe travels for our exchange students during the summer.
Promote YFU programs with the specific objective to recruit new-to YFU volunteer host families for year and semester exchange students. Assist the host family with completing the host family application and work with YFU staff and volunteers to complete the vetting process and finalize the placement. Local Host Family Recruiters provide limited support within a specific geography toward YFU’s placement objectives for inbound exchange students. YFU USA, in compliance with the US State Department, sets and upholds standards for Host Family final selection and student matches.
The Community Development Manager supports the recruitment needs of YFU programs by developing and growing vibrant YFU communities and increasing market share for both inbound and outbound program participants within assigned geographical boundaries. The Community Development Manager is a strong networker and an interactive confident communicator with excellent interpersonal and persuasion skills. This position reports to the Director of Community Development and is a home-based position..
Promote YFU programs with the specific objective to recruit new-to YFU volunteer host families for short-term summer exchange students. Assist the host family with completing the host family application and work with YFU staff and volunteers to complete the vetting process and finalize the placement. Local Host Family Recruiters provide limited support within a specific geography toward YFU’s placement objectives for inbound exchange students. YFU USA, in compliance with the US State Department, sets and upholds standards for Host Family final selection and student matches.