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The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program

The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program allows students to spend a summer handling a special project for the university designed to prepare them for life after graduation. Interns will work 19 hours per week for 10-weeks. These part-time internship positions offer a competitive compensation package that includes an hourly wage and housing assistance. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The internship runs from June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020. The application is due February 16, 2020.

Although internships range in subject matter and skill set, each position is designed to prepare all students for life after graduation. For this reason, each intern will submit various assessments relating to their development in the areas listed in the “What You’ll Learn” section below. These skills, otherwise referred to as the NACE career competencies, have been identified by higher education and corporate recruiting leaders as critical to a student’s career preparation.

Please contact utlei@austin.utexas.edu with questions.

*Undergraduate students must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester to be eligible. 

The Office

University Health Services enhances learning and student success with accessible and compassionate services and initiatives and aspires to become distinguished as the best college health service in the nation. The campus community trusts and depends on University Health Services for high-quality medical care and innovative public health leadership that contributes to a healthy campus. 

The Project

UHS is seeking an intern to contribute to the recruiting, employment, and training and development functions of the human resources unit. This intern will gain experience in the stages of an employee life cycle management, including the use of an HRIS system (Workday), and may also participate in compensation and equity studies.

The responsibilities of this intern position will help us improve efficiency and management of HR functions in an employee life cycle.

The Supervisor

Tracy Brzozowski (BBA, PHR, SHRM-CP), Senior Human Resources Coordinator, University Health Services / Counseling and Mental Health Center

Things You’ll Do

  • Audit and update position descriptions to reflect current duties in the new system
  • Expand/improve our new hire tracking checklist/mechanism that enables human resources personnel to follow up with new employees at one week mark, one month mark, and 6 month mark
  • Maintain confidential personnel files and personnel actions
  • Collaborate with other human resources representatives within the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs to coordinate a strategy for managing specific human resources processes, such as researching tracking checklist/mechanisms created by other departments, or creating one in collaboration with other departments if there are none in existence
  • Participate in all required Division of Student Affairs Internship Program cohort activities and assessments
 
What You’ll Learn

This position will provide the fundamental HR knowledge and skills necessary for a student going into the workforce especially if their interest is in HR.

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
  • Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.

Who You Are (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Educational background in business, with emphasis in Human Resources or other business-related field
  • Basic understanding of databases and online software
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-starter and able to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Preferred: Familiar or comfortable with HRMS/HRIS