PICS Organization Name
YingHua International School
Kingston, New Jersey
Public Transportation Available
Katie Zhou '20
Founded in 2007, YingHua International School (YHIS, www.yhis.org) is the only non-for-profit, independent school in New Jersey that offers full-time Chinese-English dual-language education to students from preschool through middle school grades. We serve a culturally and linguistically diverse student population from the surrounding communities. Youngsters are immersed in Mandarin Chinese while learning a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum. Formal English instruction starts at first grade. YHIS is an International Baccalaureate World School Primary Years Programme and accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
The work will mostly be assisting with the Director of Marketing & Admissions. There may be developing marketing materials, maintaining donor database, community outreach, etc. Specific experience is not required.
- The ideal intern will be open-minded, positive, a self-starter, and willing to learn new things.
- Research skills, computer skills, communication skills, critical thinking skills.
- Mandarin ability at any level is a bonus, but not required.
Expected Start Time
Expected End Time
6/5/18 - 7/28/18
Meets Certificate Requirement
The intern can ride their bike along the tow path most of the way to our site. Or, there is a bus from downtown Princeton to Kingston. The bus stop is 1 block from our site.
The internship was eye-opening for me because I never imagined or expected to see so many families who were so committed to a Mandarin Immersion education for their children. Their teaching approaches and the way they carried the idea of "learning" was extraordinary. Their message and mission definitely promotes a way of learning that incorporates systemic social change as their goal is to grow lifelong learners which definitely was an attitude that was contagious for me as an intern as well.
—Katie Zhou '20