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BECOME A GEA LEADER

Since 2016, 50+ GEA Leaders have traveled to, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Thailand, Botswana, and South Africa to teach and mentor 1000+ students. We are now recruiting the next GEA Leader class for workshops in Asia and Africa. Click on the "Get Involved" button to submit your application!

GEA Leader Experience

Since 2016, 50+ GEA Leaders have traveled to, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Thailand, Botswana, and South Africa to teach and mentor 800+ students. We are now recruiting the next GEA Leader class for workshops in Asia and Africa. Destinations will be finalized in early 2019 with GEA Workshops expected to take place between May and August 2019.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Gain outstanding leadership skills by leading outside of your comfort zone
  • Mentor highly motivated but underserved students and empower them to succeed
  • Experience a full immersion in an emerging market local culture
  • Form strong bonds with a team of outstanding young professionals and MBA students 
  • Become part of the GEA Project global network

GEA Leader Role

  • Lead a 5-day GEA Workshop in a partner high school / college 
  • Teach basic macro / micro economics and problem solving skills in a classroom of ~30 students with other GEA Leaders using GEA’s proprietary interactive curriculum
  • Engage in an immersive cultural experience with the local community (e.g. network and engage with local community leaders, visit local cultural sites)
  • Network with fellow GEA Leaders and become part of the global GEA network

GEA Leader Responsibilities

  • Attend mandatory training sessions (~10 hours of training in the Spring, virtual or in person)
  • Individual and team preparation with your co-teacher (~10 additional hours)
  • Funding your own trip (the GEA Project is an independent non-profit not affiliated with any sponsors.)

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong professional and academic background  
  • Passion, energy, creativity and enthusiasm to work with students 
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Prior teaching experience a plus but not a requirement
  • Economics background is helpful but not required
  • Prior international traveling experience a plus but not a requirement

Application Timeline

Apply by completing the online application
(click the “Get Involved” button on the top of this page)

  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
  • Application deadlines may vary. Please refer to the form on the "Get Involved" button on the top of this page for additional information.
  • Interviews to begin in December
  • Offers and placements will be communicated by March.
  • Training expected to take place between April and May.
  • GEA Workshops expected to take place in late May and August.


CAREERS

Open Positions

The GEA Project is currently hiring interns in the following areas of expertise:

  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Business development
If you are interested in joining our team, please email info@geaproject.org including "Internship Application" as your subject and attaching your resume and a one-page cover letter describing why you want to join the GEA Project and explaining how your qualifications make you a good fit for the specific role you are applying to.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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