University of Washington Bothell

Summer Graduate Orientation Internship

Orientation Intern- Orientation & Transition Programs within the Office of Student Life


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Student Life, the Orientation Intern will be responsible for coordinating programming, marketing and assessment and other various functions related to the Husky Leadership Camp for 40 new freshmen and a robust Orientation Welcome Week program in September for all students. Additionally, the Orientation Intern will be a member of the Student Life professional staff and will have the opportunity to attend staff meetings and collaborate on other projects related to Advising and Orientation, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Recreation and Wellness.

Desirable Qualifications:

-Preference will be given to candidates who can work part-time in Spring Quarter, and full-time Summer Quarter, through September 29, 2012.

-Direct and demonstrable experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs

-Experience with or interest in leadership or experiential programming with an emphasis on group dynamics and community building

-Experience working with diverse student populations

-The capability to assess programs, formulate plans and implement responses to improve administrative efficiency and enhance the participants’ experiences

-Knowledge of student development theory and the ability to apply these concepts in an academic environment

-A demonstrated ability to build programs and services that center around faculty involvement and a comprehensive integration of academic issues

-The capacity and persistence necessary in order to be productive within a small, diverse, dynamic, and collaborative institutional environment

-The desire to be part of a team oriented work environment and the desire to collaborate extensively with other Student Life and university colleagues

-Must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate (within 2 years) of a graduate degree program in Student Development Administration or a related field.

Required Availability:

-Part-time (20 hours): May – September 29, 2012

-Must be available on the following dates June 21-22, July 12-13, August 14-18, and ideally available to assist with welcome Week programming from Sept. 20-29 (times flexible for Welcome Week)


-The Intern may earn credit towards their graduate degree in accordance with the policies outlined in their curriculum requirements

-$15.00 per hour


Send resume and cover letter to . Priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply by April 27th, 2012.