Summer Position: Orientation Intern 2020

The Orientation Program is seeking four Interns to assist with the planning and implementation of the Orientation Program for the incoming Class of 2024 and the new transfer, exchange & visiting students. Position responsibilities will vary based on specific assignments.

These internships provide students an excellent opportunity to learn about large-scale event management and higher education administration, and to help lead one of the most important events on campus: the welcoming of new students to the University.

Duties:  As an Intern, you will be an integral part of the planning and implementation of Orientation.  You will work with professional staff in creating interesting, informative programs and activities for new students.  Interns will monitor email and phone lines, answering questions from new students and families related to all aspects of life at Wesleyan.  They will also be instrumental in training and supporting student Orientation Leaders, and will serve as point persons for specific events during Orientation.  

Qualifications:  Students who will be returning to Wesleyan in the Fall of 2020 are eligible to apply. Successful candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, sound judgment, experience and/or interest in working with diverse student populations, an ability to work independently and with a group, organizational and planning skills, strong computer skills, and a willingness to work with staff to make the transition to Wesleyan as smooth, enjoyable and informative as possible for all new students.  

Terms and benefits:
Period of internship*: May 18 - September 6, 2020
Hours per week: 35
Compensation: Hourly minimum wage plus on campus housing

*Once hired, there will be weekly meetings and tasks that interns will be paid for.

Applications are due January 17, 2020 5pm.  A resume and a Wesleyan Faculty or Staff reference is required (name only, no reference letter needed).

If you have questions, please contact:

Joanne Rafferty 

Please note:
If you apply to be an Orientation Intern and would also like to be considered for the OL 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 2020-2021 academic year, you will not be eligible for the Orientation Intern position.