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Mavis Meng

Siqian (Mavis) Meng

Visiting Scholar in School of Education and Volunteer

As a visiting scholar with the IU School of Education, Mavis Meng is an active volunteer with the East Asian Studies Center. She is a regular instructor with the Cultural Immersion Project, teaching Chinese language and culture to 5th and 6th graders at University Elementary School. “It is a very satisfying feeling to have kids tell me numbers and colors in Chinese,” she said. “I also enjoy learning about the different culture and customs of America.”

Mavis also volunteered through the EASC at the Sterling House, a residence for adults with limited mobility, and at the 2014 Lotus Blossom World Bazaar, an annual event for 4th graders in the Bloomington school district. “No matter where I am, volunteering will play a very important role in my life,” Mavis told us recently. “The staff in EASC is so nice and patient. They are very kind and offer me information about the events,” she also noted. We are grateful for her commitment and her great work with us at the EASC!

East Asian Studies Center Internship Program

Looking for real-world experience to put on your resume? Want to get the most of IU’s multi-cultural atmosphere and get involved in the East Asian community in Bloomington? EASC has just the opportunity for you.

Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center has designed an unpaid summer internship program open to IU undergraduate and graduate students. The eight-week program lasts from June 1 – July 31. Interns will work alongside EASC staff in planning and executing the full range of this unique National Resource Center’s activities. EASC works to increase awareness of East Asia through community outreach and academic support. Each semester, EASC hosts numerous renowned scholars as part of its colloquium series. This October, EASC will hold the third annual Korean Night, a community event everyone can enjoy. As an EASC intern, you can be an integral part of organizing these and many more events.

Hours for the internship can be arranged according to your schedule. Following the program, interns can consider applying for an EASC staff position. If you’re interested in an internship at EASC but won’t be available over the summer, consider applying for our fall or spring internship.

To apply to the summer internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to easc@indiana.edu by March 31st, 2015. If you have questions about the program, you can also send them to the same email address.

Past Interns

Joshua Owens (MA Program, EALC)

Mengxin Liu (IU Graduate)

Jun Ho Seo (IU Graduate)

Kyungah Chae (MA Program, SPEA)