Curriculum Development Intern (Leadership & Ethics Institute)
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.
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*Undergraduate students must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester to be eligible.
The Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students provides leadership development opportunities to UT undergraduate and graduate students. Through participation in our leadership programs, such as LEAP, The CHANGE Institute, and Burnt Orange Leadership Development Program, students will develop the skills to serve their classroom, campus, and work communities as an ethical and socially responsible leader. We believe each student at UT has the capacity to lead.
The Leadership and Ethics Institute Curriculum Development Intern will work in collaboration with staff members to assist in the development and delivery of various retreats and professional development opportunities for the LEI Student Leadership Team comprised of approx. 60 students. This position will enhance Leadership and Ethics Institute programming by allowing us to have a student voice represented. It will also enable us to ensure that our curriculums and supporting materials are all in alignment.
Sade Dawson-Love, Coordinator of Student Leadership Development
Things You’ll Do
- Draft curriculum and contribute feedback to enhance the design and delivery of Student Leadership Team trainings
- Conduct research on experiential approaches to guide development of activities and exercises that foster leadership development
- Review current LEI programs to enhance content, delivery, and participation through creation of seamless and consistent curriculum guides
- Coordinate logistics for summer outreach and recruitment efforts including the preparation of any materials
- Participate in all required Division of Student Affairs Internship Program cohort activities and assessments
What You’ll Learn
- Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
- Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
- 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.
Who You Are (Preferred Qualifications)
- Involvement in curricular or co-curricular leadership programs, courses, or organizations
- Communication skills including presenting to large groups and written communication
- Possess strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work in a self-directed manner and complete tasks independently as needed