EF Education First Launches Inaugural "Global Intern 2010" Contest, a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Students to win a Three-Month, International Internship

Jan 13, 2010, 03:00 ET from EF Education First Ltd

ZURICH, Switzerland, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you a go-getter? Do you enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures? Do you foresee a future with your feet planted firmly on more than one country at a time? If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, the "Global Intern 2010" contest sponsored by EF Education First, the world's largest private education company, is geared for you.

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The winner of the contest, open to all young people of any nationality aged 18 or older, will receive a three-month internship with EF on three continents of his or her choosing, with all travel, accommodations, and meals provided by EF. An international panel of EF judges will select the winner based on the contestant's resume and personal video.

"We are looking for an individual who best encapsulates the ideals of today's youth," says Eva Kockum, President of EF's language division in Zurich. "Open mindedness, curiosity about the world, and an adventurous spirit are qualities that not only will distinguish our winner, but will contribute to creating a future leader in an increasingly competitive world."

To enter, students must register their resume on the EF website and submit a video of no more than three minutes describing how the internship will impact their future. EF expects 51 countries to participate in the contest, each of which will announce an individual country winner on April 23, 2010. Those finalists will compete for the internship, with the grand prize winner to be announced on April 30, 2010.

By sponsoring this contest, EF and its global partners seek to further define themselves as international leaders in a constantly evolving marketplace, keen to recognize young talent in an emerging workforce.

The deadline for applications is April 20, 2010. For complete contest guidelines and instructions on how to participate in the Global Intern 2010 contest, visit http://www.ef.com/globalintern

About EF Education First:

EF is the world's leading international education company with 400 schools and offices in over 50 countries. Established in 1965, EF aims to "break the barriers of language and culture" with programs that include language training abroad, academic degrees, and cultural exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.ef.com

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