International Student Orientation Intern

An International Student Orientation (ISO) Intern assists the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) in welcoming first-year international undergraduate students to Wesleyan University. The ISO Intern plays an integral role in shaping a positive orientation experience and preparing new international students to achieve a successful beginning to their Wesleyan career. This position is open to domestic and international students. You must have a passion for intercultural learning and a desire to help international students adjust to life on campus and in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Applications were due on Sunday, February 28, at 11:59 p.m. EST.  A resume and 2-3 work related references are required (name and contact information only, no reference letter needed). Please complete the application form in addition to applying in Handshake.


  • Attend required spring coordinators training in April 
  • Meet weekly with OISA staff during the summer to manage ISO logistics
  • Oversee the International Buddy Program in the summer
  • Take lead on major components of ISO operations, such as organizing activities, scheduling ISO sessions, managing ISO communications to new students, and conducting components of the Orientation Leader (OL) training
  • Keep accurate records of all ISO planning and event notes
  • Attend debrief meetings after ISO
  • Assist with ISO program and learning outcome evaluation data analysis in September

Required Qualifications:

  • Students who will be returning to Wesleyan in the Fall of 2021 
  • Good academic standing
  • Good judicial standing 
  • Ability to proactively solve problems and take initiative to assist professional staff to maintain the quality of the orientation program 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent leadership, communication, time management, and listening skills
  • Good self-awareness and willingness to learn and improve throughout the orientation planning process
  • Ability to exhibit grace under pressure and to stay calm during emergencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior leadership experiences related to international education and intercultural communication
  • Experience in creating and editing videos
  • Proficiency in more than one language
  • Experience living in another culture

Terms and Benefits:

Period of Internship*: March 15 - October 1, 2021

Hours Per Week: 

  • March 15 through May 31: 6 hours per week. 
  • June 1 through the end of Orientation: 35 hours a week.
  • Once classes begin to October 1: 4-6 hours a week.

Compensation: $13 per hour plus on campus housing beginning July 1, 2021*

*Interns have the option to work remotely from the end of classes in May through June. If you require housing in May / June, please indicate this in the Google application.

If you have questions, please contact:

Please note: If you apply to be an Orientation Intern and would also like to be considered for the Orientation Leader position, you do not need to submit both applications. Please only submit the Intern application.

Also, due to potential scheduling conflicts, if you are a Residential Life Staff Member (RA, HM, CA), Peer Advisor, Eco Facilitator or Usdan Student Manager for the 2021-2022 academic year, you will not be eligible for the Orientation Intern position.