Dream Careers Inc. is recruiting volunteer – Dream Career Staff for our 2014 spring and summer programs. Staff of Dream Careers serve our programs and execute on program plans and directives. The ideal candidate is dedicated to Dream Career’s mission, is energetic, hardworking and has relevant skills and moral character. Core characteristics that we seek in Dream Career Staff include positivity, compassion and maturity. We prefer that all applicants be 21 years of age or older by May 2014, but may make exceptions dependent on maturity level. Applicants are expected to be available for the entire duration of the program and participate in our Dream Career Leadership Training Series prior to the program start date. Qualified applicants must agree to a background check. Dream Career Staff of the LA Program are required to drive vehicles and must have a clear driving record.
All Dream Careers Staff will also be required to sign and adhere to the DCI code of conduct which includes but is not limited to our drug and alcohol policies and participant/staff interaction guidelines.
We are recruiting candidates for the programs listed below. Dream Careers assigns candidates to programs based on knowledge and familiarity with program and city.
*** Preference is given to candidates who have participated in program city, and/or have lived in program city for an extended period of time. ***
2014 Summer and Spring Internship Programs
|Program||Program Start||Program End|
|Boston||June 8, 2014||August 2, 2014|
|Chicago||June 8, 2014||August 2, 2014|
|Hong Kong||June 14, 2014||August 9, 2014|
|London||June 7, 2014||August 2, 2014|
|Los Angeles - UCLA||June 22, 2014||August 16, 2014|
|New York - New York Session 1||June 1, 2014||July 26, 2014|
|New York - New York Session 2||June 8, 2014||August 2, 2014|
|San Francisco||June 1, 2014||July 26, 2014|
|Washington DC||May 31, 2014||July 26, 2014|
**For the Hong Kong Program: Cantonese and/or Mandarin Chinese Proficiency is a major plus and previous travel within Hong Kong is preferred
***For the Los Angeles Program: Extensive experience in resident advising and driving vans is a major plus
Only programs in which we are recruiting candidates are represented.
Dream Careers Staff arrive to the program city prior to program start date for on-site training.
- Professional benefits include training and on-field experience in the areas of event execution, event marketing and promotions, resident advising, customer service, hospitality/tourism and team and community building
- Participation in the DCI Leadership Training Series
- Recommendations and references (contingent on successful evaluation and completion of program)
- Opportunity to fulfill internship credit in Events, Hospitality & Tourism (contingent on your University)
- Networking opportunities
- Room and board provided at residence hall
- Travel Stipend
- Meal Stipend
- Meal plan (based on program)
- Lead Events (on assignment)
Dream Career Staff Specialized Roles and General Duties
Dream Career Staff serve in multiple roles and capacities throughout the summer. We value specialized skills, as well as general skills. All volunteer Dream Career Staff are expected to go above and beyond in the areas of leadership, event management, marketing, media and promotions, resident advising, customer service and team and community building.
Click on the links below to read through the roles that will be assigned to our volunteer Dream Career Staff this summer. In your Dream Career Staff application you will be asked to rank which specialized role suits you based on relevant skills and qualifications and/or if you would like to fill a general role- which encompasses all. In our smaller programs where less Dream Career Staff are required, we will have a greater need for staff who will serve in all specialized capacities.
***Specialized roles will be assigned closer to the start of the program, and are subject to change***
- Chicago Program Director
- Resident Director
- Events & Hospitality Specialist
- Media Specialist
- Marketing and Promotions Specialist
- Hospitality Services Specialist
- Program Logistics and Transportation Coordinator (LA Program Only)
All hired Dream Career Staff for the LA Program will have the primary role as Program Logistics and Transportation Coordinator. Dependent on skill - sets, LA Dream Career Staff will also lead in the areas of marketing, event production, and hospitality services.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 15th 2013. All final hiring decisions are made in the spring and are based on the discretion of our Program Directors and Operations Managers.