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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

The mission of the University Unions is to enhance the student experience and to enrich campus life by providing cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs as well as related goods and services to the campus community. The University Unions is the community center for the university, offering activities, programs, services and facilities that complement the academic mission and the focus on student development. Our facilities and management include the Texas Union, the Student Activity Center, the Hogg Memorial Auditorium, the Student Services Building, and 2609.

The Project

The University Unions seeking an intern to assist in the development of an eSports space within the University Unions.  This would include space development, space design, determination of technology needs, identifying possible corporate sponsorship opportunities. This would be a big assist as we are planning to create, develop and launch eGaming space in the University Unions.  The student intern will have an important voice and critical input into all of this as we ultimately want to meet the eGaming  needs of the students.

The Supervisor

James Buckley, Director of Facilities and Operations, University Unions

Things You’ll Do

  • Determine space needs
  • Identifying space and ranking of attributes
  • Assist with design and layout
  • Equipment acquisition
  • Identify possible corporate sponsors
  • Participate in all required Division of Student Affairs Internship Program cohort activities and assessments

What You’ll Learn

  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Familiarity with eSports, eGaming environments and insight into what would be well-received on the UT campus
  • Understanding of technology in eGaming and how to implement on campus
  • Ability to help design a physical space for eGaming and understanding what is needed