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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

The intern’s project will include taking visually appealing and meaningful photography (landscapes, objects, individual, groups, etc.) for organizational print and digital needs and the creation, realignment, and maintenance of a digital assets management system (comprised of thousands of photos) to complement a fast-paced production workflow. The intern will work closely with the organization’s art director and appropriately provide digital images that are on brand and are produced within the production time frames. 
 
Things You'll Do

  • Utilize the department-owned DSLR and computer hardware
  • Produce compelling images that are well-lit, well-composed, and properly exposed and focused
  • Proactively and collaboratively schedule, plan, and manage photo shoots to meet production timeframes
  • Process, name, and prepare image files to be usable in multiple medias (print, digital, and social)
  • Follow university guidelines for photography

The Supervisor

Andrew Mendoza, Art Director of University Health Services
 
What You’ll Learn

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Who You Are (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Photography experience with landscapes and people and objects
  • Ability to fulfill great photography in different environments
  • A high level of accountability, reliability and initiative 
  • A proven ability to execute with consistent delivery 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills