Institute for International Cooperation and Development

IICD Michigan was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization in the state of Michigan. IICD Michigan is an independent research non-profit. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that IICD Michigan is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return. The organization will not discriminate by race, ethnicity, national origins, religious belief, gender or orientation.


Job Opening


International Specialist Educator           

Institute for International Cooperation and Development has a job opening for an International Specialist Educator.



  • §Responsible for teaching English to foreign students as a second language.
  • §Responsible for giving courses about different cultures, ethnic groups, traditions, country development and political structure.
  • §Responsible for hosting and taking part in workshops, instructing about the conditions and challenges in living and working in rural developing communities and introducing simple solutions for issues within health, hygiene, and food production.
  • §Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and conducting workshops regarding adjusting to life in third-world settings, with emphasis on communication, cultural do's & don’ts based on specific ethnicity, personal health and hygiene, travel arrangements, immigration documentation requirements and procedures, handling of money and personal security.
  • §Prepare course materials and assignments.
  • §Evaluate and grade examinations and assignments.
  • §Responsible for keeping abreast of development in the field by reading current literature, attending talks and conferences, and talking with colleagues.
  • §Conduct data collection, research and analysis regarding the ethnic development projects in Africa and Latin America.
  • §Initiate proposals for implementing new educational methods and methods of instruction in Africa and Latin America. Facilitate promoting the programs of IICD and enrolling participants for future teams.
  • §Assist the Director in monitoring the Institute's teaching program budget.
  • §Responsible for implementing Social Action research projects.


Minimum hiring requirements:

Five years’ experience as a teacher, instructor, or trainer, paid or unpaid, in a third-world country or environment.

Two weeks per year in a 3rd-world country to perform evaluations and teach courses.

Five years / 60 months’ experience as a teacher or instructor or trainer.



Please mail applications to:

Institute for International Cooperation and Development

56968 Dailey Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047             



About IICD

IICD Michigan

The school’s learning and teaching is a rare bird and definitely out of the ordinary. It has each student and the student body in the middle of everything and playing the leading part. This is deepened through a collectively based organization of the school’s program. The content and methods used within teaching and learning demand that all, students and teachers alike, act together both theoretically and practically within the program topics and their elements of life and learning, as well as within all matters of running the school and its everyday.


At IICD Michigan, you can expect to do a lot, learn a lot, and experience a lot. Your studies and work are about life important stuff. You will be challenged on many fronts, you will be busy and productive, and you will through the program grow and develop as an individual and as part of the collective comprising your teammates and teachers.

So we urge you to get the most of it. Do not hold back, but throw yourself into the program with gusto and take part in planning, constructing and shaping it in every way. Immerse yourself in all the many areas of school life. Enjoy the practical work and become good at it. Learn about and speak out about the pressing and urgent issues facing humankind and our fellow species on this globe. Ponder, investigate, study and discuss – with your teammates and with the many people you meet. Find solutions for how we must act, and try out the solutions. Do things you never thought you could do, like going on investigation, traveling on the cheap, meeting strangers and making friends with them. Find out what the news media does not tell you, and realize how much you can do when you act in unison with others.

In short, we encourage you to grab all the opportunities the program has to offer, and go for it full throttle, getting the very most out of it.