There are three internship positions at KIS in the fields of art, science, and information technology. All interns will develop their ability to work and teach in a diverse setting with students and staff from many countries.
KIS offers art classes at all levels of the school, from elementary through high school. Art is one of the subjects available to students pursuing the IP diploma, so advanced art courses are taught at the junior and senior level. Some of the subject areas include: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor), pottery design (fashion, product), cubism, mask-making, sculpture, digital art, drawing, mixed media, art history, and art criticism.
Art interns will work directly with the chair of the art department to assist with department activities. Interns may be involved in a variety of areas depending on their interests and skill level, including: assisting students with IB portfolios, assisting art teachers with classroom activities, presenting and learning new art techniques, participating in experiential fieldtrips in India, and developing a digital archive of students’ work. Art interns will develop their understanding of Indian design and art forms, as well as the creation of art through social experience.
KIS offers both standard and high level chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science based on the IB curriculum for high school juniors and seniors. General science is offered at the middle school level and introductory chemistry, biology, and physics are offered for freshman and sophomores. All courses integrate lectures and participatory laboratory experiences. The natural environment of KIS, located in a rainforest at 7,300’, and the impact of intensive development provides an excellent setting for scientific observation and evaluation.
Science interns will work directly with the Science Department chair to support a variety of science-related activities depending on the intern’s skills and interests. Potential areas include: assisting teachers with lab experiments, assisting students with extended essays (for IB curriculum), participating or leading science-related social experience activities (e.g. farm to table, impact measurements), or conducting field studies related to the intern’s course of study (e.g. environmental impact, water resource management, etc). Science interns will gain direct experience within a different ecosystem (a high altitude, low latitude rainforest) and develop an understanding of local issues including engendered species, impact of development and tourism, and water resource management.
KIS has a solid technical infrastructure with a wide array of applications that are available over a wired and wireless network. Much of the application development and support is managed in-house by a staff of IT professionals. There is an interest in further application development, particularly web applications, and in improving the staff’s knowledge of available software.
IT interns would work directly with the IT Director and could be involved in a number of IT activities depending on their interests and skill level to help further application development at the school. Example areas include: academic application, programming, web development, network analysis and troubleshooting, user training, database management, and mobile application development. Interns will develop their understanding of technical requirements and challenges within an academic setting.