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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

A student's health and their ability to thrive academically are closely linked. The Longhorn Wellness Center (LWC) supports the mission of University Health Services by offering programs that help prevent health conditions or health-related behaviors from being a barrier to a student's academic and personal success.

The Project

This student will assist Longhorn Wellness Center, with advisement from LWC staff and the UHS/CMHC Public Information Team, in editing, developing and producing communication materials relevant to LWC programs and services. They will assist in the creation of a newly unified Longhorn Wellness webpage, assist with health messaging projects, and help prepare LWC outreach materials for the fall semester. Students who are interested in using various communication channels to promote programs and positive health behaviors would get to apply their passion to this role.

The Supervisor

Brittany O'Malley, Assistant Director for Prevention, Longhorn Wellness Center

Things You’ll Do

  • Conduct a website review of Longhorn Wellness related content to update for accuracy and user friendliness
  • Create web content as needed about Longhorn Wellness programs and services and health topics
  • Assist with health communication material development, including concepts for displays in the Forty Acre Pharmacy, UHS clinics, etc.
  • Assist with health promotion messages for social media channels
  • Propose new ideas for ways Longhorn Wellness can promote programs and services to students on campus
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • Experience creating web content and/or marketing materials
  • Ability to work independently, follow-up on assignments, and take initiative on projects
  • Strong written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations to deliver inclusive, culturally competent services and initiatives
  • Familiarity with campus culture and events