Calling all credit union professionals under the age of 40, has the World Council of Credit Unions got an opportunity for you.
Applications are still being accepted through April 20 for the International Credit Union Leadership Program.
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges and part of the larger U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program, the ICUL program promotes internships for young credit union executives from various countries.
It was designed to facilitate idea exchanges, promote foreign language skill development, enhance cultural diversity and improve problem-solving skills as they relate to credit union development and management on a global basis. In addition, participants will focus on finding new ways to attract younger members to their credit unions.
A group of 10 participants from Guatemala already have been chosen to intern at credit unions in the United States. WOCCU is now looking for 10 U.S. credit union professionals to intern at credit unions in Guatemala.
The two-week internships will run from June 10–23, 2012 with a focus on helping participants better understand how Guatemalan credit unions serve underserved populations and support their communities through member education and other special projects.
The program provides each participant with lodging with a local host family, a meals stipend, local transportation, traveler's insurance and a limited communications stipend. It is the applicants' responsibility to arrange for time away from their credit unions prior to application.
Applications and more information are online.