Become an International Teacher!

Joining Still I Rise’s International Teaching Program is an invaluable career opportunity.

This two year, rigorous program offers individuals the chance to teach full-time in one of our international schools to support children from displaced populations. It also gives the opportunity to access our administrative positions worldwide after two years of teaching. Throughout the program, you will be teaching in a fast-paced context to develop and learn the necessary skills, knowledge and perspectives needed to serve in leadership positions in the field of humanitarian aid. 

You will participate in an experience that will see positive change in the lives of your students. By gaining a new perspective from your students, you will likely also see that your own life will  change as well.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Our programs are in uncharted territory within the field of humanitarian aid. To operate our International Schools, we invite committed professionals from a range of fields to apply. Applicants should be confident, ambitious, risk-takers and prepared to work hard. We are looking for motivated recent graduates, innovators, counselors and educators who have experience or training in the sciences, mathematics, humanities, arts, and athletics. Possessing a recognised certificate in teaching is not a requirement to apply to the Program.

“As an English teacher, I have had an incredible front row seat to understanding a refugee child's thirst for learning. Each day I am able to come alongside children who have gaps in education and convince them that they can learn. When the child knows how much you care, they take the next steps to achieve something that was once difficult for them. It is the most rewarding work I can imagine and the students learn more than just English; they tell me each day the words of our center: Be kind, help each other!”

What we look for in our teachers:

What do we offer to our International Teachers:

“Teaching mathematics to refugee students is like deciding to jump into something completely unexplored. Scientific knowledge doesn’t rhyme neither with language learning nor with students' social skills. To teach a math class means discovering children who hide unexpected treasures of knowledge and at the same time teaching basics, like numbers, to connect students who come from all over the word. Maths means teaching our students order and structure in the middle of their chaotic lives.”

Applications for Still I Rise's International Program will open soon!

Do you want to receive more information? Write to us! We are an international organization: therefore, we ask that you to write to us in English. Texts written in other languages will not be considered. 


 

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SAFETY & SECURITY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

We operate in complex and volatile contexts. Assuring the safety and sustainability of all of our programs, together with the security of all representatives, is a top priority for us.
We operate around the world by applying international standards and protocols when it comes to risks assessment, management and security, in order to assure the safety of our team and of the children we serve every day.

 

RISK ASSESMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES: We have developed detailed plans to assess the risks of the contexts where we operate, taking into consideration both common and exceptional emergency situations. Through an analysis, we prepared the codes of conduct that every representative is asked to follow carefully, both inside and outside our facilities.
We offer training courses and each month we update our guidelines in normal situations. During emergencies, we escalate, review and modify according to the risks that are noted.

INTEGRATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Building strong relationships with the local community is a top investment. We work hard to involve the hosting local community. We communicate with the local authorities and we hire local staff. These relationships are the basis of our operations and create a safe and protected space to run our activities, even during emergency or critical situations.

WE TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Our operations and our presence on the ground is always communicated and updated to the embassies and consulates of the State where we implement our programs. We follow through official channels the evolution of critical situations and we activate protocols of protection and/or evacuation according to their indications. Every international representative is trained on the applied guidelines. They are always supported in keeping in touch with their embassies, to collect information and guidelines regarding emergency situations.

CAREER GROWTH: We offer our representatives on the ground refresher training from world class universities and institutions. Remote courses covering humanitarian aid, emergency management, legal context and education have been offered from educational institutions such as Harvard University, Michigan University, Amnesty International, Catholic University of Louvain and Iceland University. We strive to offer top quality training to achieve the highest level of professionalism.