Student Life Internships

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Come experience higher education practice at a community college in the beautiful Adirondack mountains. SUNY Adirondack is home to over 4,000 students and over 400 residential students. This creates an environment of inspiration, commitment, exploration, and learning deep in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Summer Internship Program

In its second year, the graduate internship program brings a cohort of students to engage in hand on experiential learning throughout the summer in various departments on campus. Each intern will receive training and the ability to network with various offices at a community college setting.

Timeline

 Application Due Date: January 31, 2018
 Interviews: February 1, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Initial Offers Made: February 20, 2018
Prospective Start Date: May 14, 2018 (tentative based on interns schedule)

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Available Internships

Department:  Student Life and Diversity

Summary: The Orientation Intern will be an integral part of the First Year Experience at SUNY Adirondack. The Intern will assist in the supervision, training, and management of the Orientation Leaders. The intern will also be responsible for the overall assessment program for each ASD finalizing in a formal report to be submitted at the end of the internship. The Orientation intern will assist the Assistant Director of Student Life in the facilitation of the First Year Experience for all incoming SUNY ADK students, parents, family members, and guests. The Orientation intern will also provide on call duty coverage during select times in the summer months.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to all students, faculty, staff, and guests
  • Maintain a mastery understanding of the institutional policies and procedures
  • Utilize relevant best practices in higher education for program and task completion
  • Open, honest, and authentic communication within team and campus environment
  • Knowledge of technology and social media software and platforms
  • Understanding and openness to campus culture and dynamics
  • Assist with admission and outreach events as needed
  • Design, implement, and analyze program assessment for performance and future implementation
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Assist with training undergraduate student employees
  • Complete one CAS self study review of a functional area of interest
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in the training and supervision of Orientation Managers and Leaders
  • Create Orientation Leader daily schedules
  • Assist in the management of the Orientation Leaders
  • Meet regularly with Orientation Managers
  • Conduct performance evaluations of all Orientation Leaders
  • Create and complete paperwork including: assessment, training materials, and staff reports
  • Make rounds in the building during ASDs to: communicate with offices, identify / resolve / report maintenance, housekeeping, and safety concerns,and maintain contact and give direction to undergraduate student employees
  • Verify that room setups and room closings, are done correctly and on time
  • Report staff concerns to the appropriate professional staff for additional follow-up

Qualifications: Enrollment in graduate program. Previous higher education experience, excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, attention to detail, strong time management skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills, and the physical ability to assist with program setups. This position requires a great deal of interaction with guests, students, and faculty/staff. Excellent verbal communication skills are required. All members of the Student Life and Diversity team must have a commitment and interest in working with a diverse staff, and serving a diverse population of students and guests.

Scheduling/Time commitment: A variety of work hours are available during the early morning, day, evenings, and on weekends.  Schedule will be finalized with new hire and supervisor conducive to interns academic needs. Intern will also serve in summer Residence Life duty rotation as needed. 

Direct Supervision: Assistant Director

Compensation: $500.00 Meal Stipend, Housing (single room, shared suite), Professional Development opportunities

To apply contact: Submit application and resume to SUNY Adirondack Summer Internship Program. A criminal background check, individual interview, and checks of two professional references must occur before a hiring decision will be made.

Department:  Student Life and Diversity

Summary: The social justice intern will be an integral part of the diversity, equity and inclusion experience at SUNY ADK. The Intern will assist in the development of a student scholar program addressing social justice, equity, and inclusion. The intern will work to develop a programmatic schedule for SUNY ADK addressing needs for the institution. The intern will also leverage HERI assessment data to develop a report on the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion for SUNY ADK. The intern will also help cultivate and develop resources supporting and addressing the needs of diverse students on campus.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to all students, faculty, staff, and guests
  • Maintain a mastery understanding of the institutional policies and procedures
  • Utilize relevant best practices in higher education for program and task completion
  • Open, honest, and authentic communication within team and campus environment
  • Knowledge of technology and social media software and platforms
  • Understanding and openness to campus culture and dynamics
  • Assist with admission and outreach events as needed
  • Design, implement, and analyze program assessment for performance and future implementation
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Assist with training undergraduate student employees
  • Complete one CAS self study review of a functional area of interest
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Review HERI assessment data for trends, themes, and areas of development in conjunction with the Director
  • Create, research, and develop a Social Justice Scholars program including recruitment, training, and development plans
  • Conduct a peer institutional review of diversity/equity/and inclusion programs and services
  • Develop program enhancements for institutional support
  • Identify best practices for diversity/equity/and inclusion programs and presence in digital presence
  • Other projects in line with intern interests

Qualifications:  Enrollment in graduate program. Previous higher education experience, excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, attention to detail, strong time management skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills, and the physical ability to assist with program setups. This position requires a great deal of interaction with guests, students, and faculty/staff. Excellent verbal communication skills are required. All members of the Student Life and Diversity team must have a commitment and interest in working with a diverse staff, and serving a diverse population of students and guests.

Scheduling/Time commitment: A variety of work hours are available during the early morning, day, evenings, and on weekends.  Schedule will be finalized with new hire and supervisor conducive to interns academic needs. Intern will also serve in summer Residence Life duty rotation as needed. 

Direct Supervision: Director

Compensation: $500.00 Meal Stipend, Housing (single room, shared suite), Professional Development opportunities

To apply contact: Submit application and resume to SUNY Adirondack Summer Internship Program.  A criminal background check, individual interview, and checks of two professional references must occur before a hiring decision will be made.

Department:  Residence Life

Summary: SUNY Adirondack Office of Residence Life seeks to provide one Intern with an opportunity to gain knowledge through experiential learning working at a small public community college. We encourage professional development, engagement with other institutions, and cross-campus collaborations. The intern will be supervised by a Residence Life Professional Staff Member, increasing the direct contact and intentional development of the individuals. The Residence Life Intern is a full time student from an accredited institution who will assist in providing additional programming and mentoring services to our summer residential guests. Intern works with the Residence Life staff to actively participate in the development of a comprehensive Residence Life Summer Conference program to educate summer students and guests in various areas. The Residence Life Intern is expected to serve as a resource to residents and Residence Life staff, therefore availability, consistency, and interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to all students, faculty, staff, and guests
  • Maintain a mastery understanding of the institutional policies and procedures
  • Utilize relevant best practices in higher education for program and task completion
  • Open, honest, and authentic communication within team and campus environment
  • Knowledge of technology and social media software and platforms
  • Understanding and openness to campus culture and dynamics
  • Assist with admission and outreach events as needed
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with The Housing Director software and assist with the housing signup process for incoming students
  • Assist in administrative tasks including but not limited to
  • Assist with the logistics of the Residence Hall move-in for a campus of ~400 students for Fall 2018
  • Collaborate with outside vendors, campus partners, and volunteers for the Campus Move-In process
  • Coordinate with Conference Services to coordinate summer turns and impact on halls
  • Assist Residence Life professional staff in ensuring residence hall facilities are being maintained during the summer months and are being prepared for the academic year.
  • Assist in accomplishing departmental goals and strategies based on personal passion and/or past experience. These can include developing web design, social media or marketing initiatives, or digital signage.
  • Supervision of Resident Assistant summer staff
  • Hold open office hours for student assistance
  • Assist with departmental assessment under the direction of the Residence Life leadership team

Qualifications:  Enrollment in graduate program. Previous higher education experience, excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, attention to detail, strong time management skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills, and the physical ability to assist with program setups. This position requires a great deal of interaction with guests, students, and faculty/staff. Excellent verbal communication skills are required. One to three years of Residence Life Experience.

Scheduling/Time commitment: A variety of work hours are available during the early morning, day, evenings, and on weekends.  Schedule will be finalized with new hire and supervisor conducive to interns academic needs. Intern will also serve in summer Residence Life duty rotation as needed. 

Direct Supervision: Director

Compensation: $500.00 Meal Stipend, Housing (single room, shared suite), Professional Development opportunities

To apply contact: Submit application and resume to SUNY Adirondack Summer Internship Program.  A criminal background check, individual interview, and checks of two professional references must occur before a hiring decision will be made.