Summer Position: Orientation Intern 2019

The Orientation Program is seeking four to five Interns to assist with the planning and implementation of the Orientation Program for the incoming Class of 2023 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 2019 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 20 - September 1, 2019
Hours per week: 35
Compensation: Hourly minimum wage plus on campus housing

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

Applications are due February 6, 2019, 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, or Usdan Student Manager for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will not be eligible for the Orientation Intern position.