Teachers College, Columbia University

Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education

INTERNSHIP HANDBOOK

2009-2010


LAST UPDATED: 4/29/2009 9:00PM

 

Check this site often for updates on internships

 

Internships (practica) provide students in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education (HPSE) at Teachers College, Columbia University with professionally supervised, consistent and comprehensive exposure to the roles and functions of a wide variety of administrative offices in higher education.

 

Practica are not required by any of the sequences in the HPSE Program, however, if you choose to participate in an internship, your course of study will include one required fieldwork course. Incoming, full-time MA students are given priority in the internship process, however, all incoming students regardless of degree program may participate. While internships are not required for the completion of your program, once you accept an offer to intern for the year, you are obligated and expected to complete your internship under the specifics of the contract you sign with your supervisor (occurs after offers are given). In addition, upon receiving an internship offer, you will be asked to sign a contract of excellence with the HPSE Internship Program, which spells out the program’s expectations of all interns. You must apply to at least 8 internships to participate in this program.

 

·      Internships provide students with:

 

·      Opportunities to relate theory to practice and practice to theory;

 

·      Depth to your academic program by providing an environment where classroom concepts can be explored in a practice setting;

 

·      Breadth to your administrative experience through work in a different campus setting than has previously been experienced;

 

·      Practical exposure to administrative and leadership issues, particularly as they relate to entry and mid-level positions;

 

·      Supervision and assessment directed toward identifying and strengthening your skills as a higher education administrator;

 

·      Assistance in clarifying goals within the field of higher education;

 

·      Additional financial resources while attending the program; and

 

·      A challenging learning environment where you can pursue specialized interests such as organizational culture, community relations, student development, academic policy, multicultural awareness, event planning, or program assessment.

 

 

CONCURRENT FIELDWORK SEMINAR

 

All students who are placed in a program-sponsored internship (regardless of academic focus) are required to attend a one-credit fieldwork course, in both the fall and spring semesters. This two-semester course builds and strengthens the link between theories regarding higher education administration and actual work experience at the internship site. The course allows students an opportunity to discuss specific aspects and issues of their internship experience and to gain support, insights, and ideas from peers. Please note: if you fail to enroll for the concurrent seminar for both fall and spring semesters, you will not be eligible to apply for the internships in this booklet. You will register for this course during orientation in early September, after consultation with your faculty advisor.

 

CONTACTING INTERNSHIP SITES

 

This handbook contains a wide variety of internship opportunities sponsored by the HPSE Program. You should decide which internships would best serve your interests and those that ask for skills and experiences you possess. At the same time, keep in mind that the internship should provide you with a learning experience, so there is value to selecting an internship in an area which you have not previously worked as a way to broaden your skills and experiences. In order to increase your chances of obtaining an internship, we suggest that you apply for 10+ positions.  The deadline for applying to internships is May 8, 2009.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

The Internship Interview Program will run on Thursday May 14, 2009 from 9-5PM to coincide with Admitted Students Weekend. You must arrive on time in order to participate.

 

THE SPRING 2009 INTERNSHIP INTERVIEW PROGRAM

 

Supervisors will be available for individual interviews on Thursday May 14, 2009, at the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education Spring Internship Interview Program (IIP) at Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, New York, New York 10027).

 

NOTE: If you are planning to participate, you are required to register with Julie Schell and Rebecca Natow by going to and fill out the form at

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=w07xphotCpt2BdUMJlSJxg_3d_3d

 

If you have trouble with the link copy it and paste it into your web browser.

 

You should plan to attend this event and schedule interviews with supervisors from 11am-5pm (an orientation to the internship process and program bruncheon will occur from 9:00am to 11am). Interviews will begin at 11 am. If you will not be able to attend this event, you will need to make alternate interviewing plans with supervisors, either via phone or in person. To schedule phone interviews, simply make those requests directly to supervisors.

 

With few exceptions, supervisors will be interviewing at the Internship Fair and will not make their final decisions on candidates prior to that date. It is advised that students wait until after that date before accepting any job offer, so that they have a chance to consider all possible sites. After the Internship Program is completed, both supervisors and students will rank their choices of candidates/sites. Julie Schell, Internship Coordinator, will work with supervisors to make final placement decisions within two weeks of IIP. Supervisors will then contact students directly with a job offer. Sites under the heading Columbia: Columbia College & Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Sciences may not be able to make final offers until budges have been approved in late May. Those sites will likely make preliminary offers to students based on funding, however, those offers IN NO WAY guarantee a final offer for a position.  (We will talk more about these positions at the Internship Day, as most sites who participate are able to make final offers upon budget approval.)

 

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION

 

Updates: Please be sure to check online at http://www.columbia.edu/~rsn2106/hbook09.htm for updates

 

Seek additional Information: It is important to learn about the realm of higher education. You may decide to talk with current practitioners or consult literature pertaining to the field to determine your interests in higher education. In making your decision, you should also look for internship opportunities that will allow you to obtain new skills as well as build on old ones.

 

Conduct yourself in a professional manner: You should approach the internship interview as you would any job interview.  Prepare for possible questions, update your resume, dress appropriately, and arrive on time.  Remember that all internships are professional positions requiring your dedication and commitment.  Read the book “Brag” by Peggy Klaus.

 

Follow up after your interview: After you have completed your interviews, please follow up with a letter of appreciation to your interviewer(s). Make sure internship sites, as well as Julie Schell, Internship Coordinator, know how to reach you over the summer.

 

 

 STEPS IN THE PROCESS OF SECURING AN INTERNSHIP

 

Register as an internship applicant by filing your registration form at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=w07xphotCpt2BdUMJlSJxg_3d_3d

 

Review this booklet and all internship descriptions (when posted).

 

Assess your personal skills and interests.

 

Determine to which internships you wish to apply.

 

Apply by sending a professional cover letter and resume to site supervisors

 

Schedule interviews to occur during May 14, 2009 Internship Interview Program

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the time constraints of the internship process, cover letters and resumes should be e-mailed to the appropriate supervisor(s). Regular mail is not a viable option. New postings are marked as such in red below.

 

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS (THE DEADLINE FOR SITES TO POST IS NOT UNTIL APRIL 24, 2009. ONCE ADDITIONAL POSTINGS ARE PROCESSED THEY WILL BE ADDED TO THIS SITE. THIS PROCESS TAKES APPROX. 3 DAYS.)

 


Internship Job Postings:

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT GROUP ADVISING (Columbia University)

1. Internship Details:

Columbia University

Office of Student Group Advising (OSGA)

Internship Position Title (e.g. GA For Programming) - GA for the Office of Student Group Advising

Hours Per Week – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $10,000

Internship Start Date - Late August

Internship End Date - Mid to Late May

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Todd M. Smith

Supervisor Title: - Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-4323

Supervisor E-Mail: - ts2488@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - Lerner Hall, Suite 505

Department Website  - www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/osga

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Walter Rodriguez

Email 1: - wr2174@columbia.edu

Name 2: - Jason Anthony

Email 2: - jla2108@columbia.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

1. Summary of Position: The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Group Advising (OSGA) under the Division of Student Affairs (DOSA) will serve as primary advisor for approximately 20 political, advocacy, religious, and humanitarian student clubs and organizations recognized under the Student Governing Board (SGB) and advised by the Office of Student Group Advising (OSGA). The G.A. schedules regular hours to provide drop-in advisement for all SGB clubs and organizations. The G.A. will advise SGB students with regards to leadership, programming, budgeting and other issues related to their organizational activities. The G.A. works closely with OSGA staff within the Division of Student Affairs and its Business Office to implement policies, procedures and protocols for advising of SGB groups. The G.A. will monitor organization budgets and work with student leaders to be in accordance with university fiscal policies and procedures. The G.A. will work collaboratively with SGB student leaders in a mentorship/consultant capacity. The G.A. will help develop programs (trainings, workshops, focus groups, etc.) for students and student groups. The G.A. will also attend staff meetings and trainings. The G.A. represents the Division of Student Affairs at SGB events and Divisional activities. The G.A. assists DOSA advising offices with programming for and training of student group leaders and other special events as needed (such as leadership awards, end of year events and activities, etc.). This is a part-time position of up to 20 hours per week.

 

2. Principal Responsibilities (Estimated % of time / Responsibilities): 60%: Advise student organizations. Provide drop-in advisement for SGB student organizations. Meet regularly with student leaders and assist in the development of club programming and budgetary management. 20%: Provide support to the Division of Student Affairs and OSGA as needed and strive to promote advising goals and objectives by serving as a member of the Divisional advising team. 20%: Assist with training and SGB-related program coverage during evenings and weekends as well as general event management for OSGA student groups.

 

3. Minimum level of job experience: G.A. is expected to have undergraduate experience in student activities, residential or Greek Life. Candidate should also have a strong work ethic, interpersonal and organizational skills and a good sense of humor. Evening and weekend hours are occasionally required. This internship requires approximately 20 hours per week. The G.A. should be attentive to deadlines, able to work according to work plans, proficient in presentation software (PowerPoint), database software, and word processing and on line communications. She/he should be comfortable leading groups.

 

4. Frequency and closeness of supervision: Bi-weekly OSGA staff meetings; one-on-one meetings with supervisor; frequent interaction with advising staff; however a high level of autonomy and accountability is expected.

 

5. Contact both within and outside the campus: Contact with student groups and student leaders; relationships with Student Affairs staff and faculty; frequent contact with outside performers and vendors.

 

6. Sensitive and confidential data: Handling of budgetary information and conflict resolution among students.

 

7. Development of policies and procedures: Participate in all conversations with regard to developing office policies and procedures; give input as a member of the OSGA team.

 

8. Scope of authority: Ability to sign off on expenditures and space reservations for the office; ability to staff events as a member of the OSGA team.

 

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE CAREER SERVICES

1. Internship Details

Teachers College, Columbia University

Career Services

Internship Position Title - Career Services Graduate Intern

Hours Per Week - 20 hours of service per week

Remuneration for full academic year - $3,000 plus 6 tuition points per year

Internship Start Date - August 2009

Internship End Date - May 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Naomi Naiztat

Supervisor Title: - Associate Director

Supervisor Phone: - 212-678-3140

Supervisor E-Mail: - naiztat@tc.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 44 Horace Mann

Department Website - http://www.tc.columbia.edu/careerservices

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Naomi Naiztat

Email 1: - naiztat@tc.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

Mission of Internship: For graduate assistant to have an experience that enables them to:

 

• Develop an understanding of the way a university career center functions

 

• Respond to the unique needs of graduate students and alumni populations

 

• Understand the structure and academic requirements within the departments/programs at Teachers College (and other Columbia affiliates)

 

• Gain exposure to all areas of Career Services including one-on-one career counseling; resume, CV, and cover letter critiques; and various campus-wide events

 

• Gather a comprehensive perspective of student services and the integrated nature of departments Components of the Internship Program: This experience will focus on 4 functional areas—programming, counseling, resume/CV/cover letter critiques, and resources. Programming

 

• Develop Career programs – including panel events, information exchanges, and career fairs

 

• Coordinate and publicize workshops and programs – including speaker recruitment, day of event logistics, and room reservations

 

• Present career-related workshops on topics including Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Job Search and Networking Strategies, and Interviewing

 

• Serve as a TCCS Representative at Employer Information Sessions Counseling

 

• Provide individual one-hour career counseling appointments for TC students and alumni from all 9 academic departments (at least 6 – 8 appointments per week)

 

• Prior to this, graduate intern will observe a minimum of 5 appointments

 

• Graduate intern will conduct several appointments with direct supervision before providing individual counseling independently (# of appointments will be determined by supervisor and intern)

 

• Conduct mock interviews

 

• Cover 15 minute walk-in appointments

 

• Learn to utilize, as appropriate, assessment instruments including Myers and Strong Interest Inventory Resume, CV & Cover Letter Critiques

 

• Provide professional and relevant feedback on resumes, CVs, cover letters and other career-related correspondence. Critiques may occur either in individual appointments and/or via email. Resources

 

• Develop resources (tip sheets, resume/CV/cover letter templates, web content, etc.) for the various academic departments/programs at TC • Understand use of technology in delivery of career services Career Services Exposure

 

• Will schedule meetings with each Career Services staff member to gain additional exposure to other areas such as employer and alumni relations

 

• Will collaborate on and assist with projects with other departments (i.e. Admission Open Houses, Student Activities Orientation, Alumni Events, etc.)

 

• Will actively participate in weekly staff meetings Supervision: • Will receive 2 hours of individual supervision per week

 

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE OFFICE OF ADMISSION

1. Internship Details

Teachers College, Columbia University

Office of Admission

Internship Position Title - Graduate Intern

Hours Per Week – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $1500/semester plus 3 tuition points/semester (Total of $3000 and 6 Tuition Points)

Internship Start Date - September 1, 2009

Internship End Date - May 31, 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Melba Remice

Supervisor Title: - Associate Director of Admission

Supervisor Phone: - 4035

Supervisor E-Mail: - remice@tc.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 301 Thorndike Hall

Department Website - www.tc.edu/admissions

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Melba Remice

Email 1: - remice@tc.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Graduate Intern Teachers College, Columbia University Office of Admission Fall 2009-Spring 20010

 

Supervisor: Melba Remice, Associate Director of Admission

 

1. The graduate intern will report directly to the Associate Director of Admission. The primary task is to assist the Office of Admission on various recruitment efforts, including online, on-campus, and off-campus events. In addition, the graduate intern will interact with all members of the Office of Admission staff while building relationships with various undergraduate institutions.

 

2. Principal responsibilities:

 

FALL TERM: a. Travel to various undergraduate institutions representing Teachers College, Columbia University and recruit prospective TC students. Conduct counseling sessions for prospective students at Teachers College. (75%) b. Assist in the coordination of Information Sessions for the Office of Admission including contacting caterers and reserving space for the event accordingly. (15%) c. Assist reception staff as needed with telephone and in-person inquiries. (10%)

 

SPRING TERM: a. Assist in the coordination of the Admitted Student Weekends  Student outreach-Coordination of theØ Coordinate college tours Ø(32%)  Student-to-Student contact for Admitted Students b. Conduct preliminary research on services available for International students and identify possible funding opportunities for students at the college. (30%) c. Lead tour of Teachers  Lead group information session and tour of TC’s campus once aØCollege. (5%)   Work to develop a self-guided audio tour of campus for prospectiveØweek.  students. e. Assist reception staff as needed with telephone and in-person inquiries. (3%)

 

* No specific formula has been used to calculate the estimated percentage of time allocated to each responsibility. Part of the internship experience will be learning to balance responsibilities, asking for assistance, delegating work, prioritizing, etc.

 

3. Minimum Level of Education: The intern must have a Bachelor’s Degree and must be enrolled in the Master’s Degree in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at TC. The intern should have prior experience with planning large events. Furthermore, the intern must be comfortable in working with a diverse student population.

 

4. Minimum Level of Job Experience: The intern should illustrate a high level of independence and initiative combined with strong research & organizational skills.

 

5. Frequency and Closeness of Supervision: The intern will work independently on most projects. The intern will meet with the supervisor to discuss progress of responsibilities and areas relating to internship.

 

6. Serious Consequences: The intern represents TC and the Office of Admission; therefore if the intern does not maintain professional behavior and work standards, he/she will be terminated.

 

7. Sensitive or Confidential Data: It is important for the intern to realize that he/she will have access to personal and sensitive information about students. The intern will discuss confidential information only with the appropriate staff at the appropriate time.

 

8. Scope of Authority: The intern’s major responsibilities are the Open House, assisting with recruitment events, & helping to develop recruitment strategies within the Tri-state area.

 

 

CENTER FOR CAREER EDUCATION (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

You are invited to apply to participate in the Columbia University Center for Career Education’s Graduate Assistant Program.

 

The Center for Career Education (CCE) offers career services including counseling and programming for undergraduate, graduate, and alumni populations in seven schools of Columbia University.

 

CCE presents Graduate Assistants with the opportunity to learn how a university career center functions on a daily basis. The Graduate Assistants will interact daily with a wide variety of constituents including Columbia students, alumni, employers, and administrators from other areas of the university.

 

This is a paid Graduate Assistant position, and we will work with your school to coordinate practicum credit if necessary.

 

Time Commitment:

Twenty hours a week commitment beginning August 25, 2009, and ending May 15, 2010. Candidates must be able to commit to two full semesters

Training

All Graduate Assistants will receive a required comprehensive training/orientation the last week of August.

 

Qualifications

Candidate should be enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program and be in good academic standing (open to all disciplines). Interested candidates need to demonstrate leadership and written and interpersonal communication skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Engage in administrative duties at the reception desk for ten hours per week including setting up appointments, database management, answering phones, and overall office management.

Provide overall administrative support and do project work for your team, including research and writing for up to ten hours per week.

Project work could include:

  Assisting with marketing (of programs and services) to students

  Updating website

  Revising and creating new resources by conducting industry research

  Assisting with workshops, career fairs, and other major career education events

  Compiling information for weekly email newsletters

 

      There is the possibility of advising students—after training and under supervision—for up to five hours per week (as part of the time allotted to administrative support and project work) via walk-in hours and basic career workshops (such as Power Half-Hours).

 

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Jill Galas Hickey jg426@columbia.edu and cc Andrea DeMarco ad2582@columbia.edu and Beth Olson bo2145@columbia.edu by April 11, 2009.

 

 

 

OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

Columbia University

Office of Residential Programs

Internship Position Title - Graduate Assistant

Hours Per Week – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $4200 + housing

Internship Start Date - August 17, 2009

Internship End Date - May 22, 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

Yes

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Hikaru Kozuma

Supervisor Title: - Director

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-9134

Supervisor E-Mail: - hk2134@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 2920 Broadway, Lerner 515

Department Website - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/resprograms/index.php

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Hikaru Kozuma

Email 1: - hk2134@columbia.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

Reporting to the Associate Director/Assistant Director (AD) for Residential Programs, the Graduate Assistant (GA) supports the Office of Residential Programs in its efforts to enhance campus living. As a live-in position, the GA sets expectations, monitors performance, monitors progressive discipline, and provides direction for the Residential Programs Staff in the assigned area. The GA organizes and runs regular staff meetings, informs students and staff of local and University-wide policies and regulations in relation to residential living, and oversees all day-to-day aspects of budget for residential programming. The GA works closely with the area AD to monitor cleanliness and up-keep of the residence halls.

 

The GA, depending on the area, will have additional opportunities to work in the following specialized areas: Greek Letter Organizations, Special Interest Communities, Faculty-In-Residence programs, and the Living-Learning Center.

 

Community and Staff Development

 

A. Prepares student staff to facilitate community standards with students, and reviews and/or updates standards throughout academic year;

 

B. Facilitates weekly RA/CA staff meetings;

 

C. Works with Resident Advisers (RAs) on floor programming, carries out needs assessments, and acts as a resource to promote and enhance the programming model of the Office of Residential Programs;

 

D. Works with Community Advisers (CAs) on coordinating area programming, carries out needs assessments, and acts as a resource to promote and enhance the programming model of the Office of Residential Programs;

 

E. Assists AD with budgetary process to ensure timeliness in tracking, spending, and paying vendors in regards to RA, CA, and area spending;

 

F. Meets regularly one-on-one for supervisory meetings with area RAs/CAs (a minimum of once every other week);

 

G. Oversees programmatic initiatives including generating reports, tracking, providing resources, and identifying program opportunities for staff;

 

H. Advise Special Interest Communities (SICs) within your area if applicable (not all residential areas have SICs);

 

I. Active and visible at student events and meetings beyond business hours;

 

J. Other duties as assigned.

 

Committee Work

 

A. Works on two committee projects, including, but not limited to Staff Selection, In-Service Training, Winter Recharge Training, Spring Orientation, Staff Appreciation, Living Learning Center (LLC) application process, and Special Interest Community (SIC) application process.

 

Administrative Responsibilities

 

A. Facilitates training sessions during August and Winter Recharge Trainings;

 

B. Tracks and maintains programming calendar for residence hall area he/she is responsible;

 

C. Attends in monthly GA staff meeting and on-going development;

 

D. Participates in weekly meeting with AD;

 

E. Works approximately 20 hours per week; office hours to be determined in conjunction with AD. During this time, GA is available for RA/CA consultations, paperwork approvals, budgeting responsibilities, and other projects and assignments;

 

F. Completes monthly program tracking for department and additional reports for AD as requested;

 

G. Conducts thorough monthly walk-through of building(s) to report outstanding facilities and maintenance issues;

 

H. Conducts performance dialogues with each student staff member;

 

I. Participates in interviews and file review during Staff Selection.

 

On-Call Responsibilities

 

A. Serves within rotation of twelve graduate students as first, on-site responder in incident response protocol for Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science undergraduates;

 

B. On call begins Friday, August 21, 2009 and ends Friday, May 21, 2010;

 

C. On call hours are 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. during weekdays, 24 hours during holidays, weekends, and when department is closed;

 

D. When on call, GAs must be within five minutes from campus to respond to any incident.

 

Qualifications

 

A. Must be a full-time enrolled graduate student at Columbia University, in a degree-granting program. Ineligible applicants are first year law school, medicine, business students, and 2nd year law school students. Candidates must have experience working with college-age students, ideally in a residence life setting for at least one year. RA experience preferred. Remuneration A. For live-in GAs: • Housing (valued at $10,000) and $4200 stipend; housing varies according to placement; • Dining Dollars, which varies according to placement due to kitchen access. Period of employment A. The position begins Monday, August 17, 2009 and ends Saturday, May 22, 2010. [Note: The position is a one-year position (during the academic year) with an invitation to apply to return based on performance dialogue.]

 

B. Move-in is on Sunday, August 16, 2009 and GAs must vacate their housing by Saturday, May 22, 2010;

 

C. Participates in GA Training (Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21, 2009);

 

D. Participates RA/CA Fall Training (Saturday, August 22 – Friday, August 28, 2009);

 

E. Returns by Monday, January 11, 2010 to prepare for RA/CA Winter Recharge Training. F. Participates in RA/CA Winter Recharge Training, which begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

 

 

OFFICE OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNITY STANDARDS (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

Columbia University

Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards

Internship Position Title  - Graduate Assistant for Judicial Affairs (Conduct and Community Standards)

Hours Per Week  – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $10,000 stipend for Aug-May (prorated based on start date)

Internship Start Date - Late August 2009

Internship End Date - May 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Jasmine J. Rush

Supervisor Title: - Associate Director of Judicial Affairs

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-7212

Supervisor E-Mail: - jj2352@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 407C Lerner Hall

Department Website  - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/judicialaffairs/process/index.php

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/judicialaffairs/process/index.php

5. Job Description and Duties:

Summary of Position: The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Judicial Affairs works closely with the Assistant Dean for Judicial Affairs/Community Standards and the Associate Director of Judicial Affairs for Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Science, and serves a crucial role in the development of disciplinary policy and procedure. The GA for Judicial Affairs also serves as a resource for students involved in the disciplinary process. Principal Responsibilities Estimated % of time Responsibilities 35% Fall/Spring Participate as a co-hearing officer in Dean’s Discipline Hearings. Act as a resource for students who have questions or concerns about the disciplinary process, including scheduling one on one meetings with students who may have a judicial hearing scheduled to explain the disciplinary process. 25% Fall/Spring Prepare, coordinate, and present programs and documents designed to increase awareness of Columbia University policies and procedures. 25% Fall/Spring Assist the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards in the preparation of a compilation of Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Columbia University policies and procedures. 15% Fall/Spring Participate, as directed, in Division-wide projects, other duties as assigned Minimum level of job experience The GA should have previous experience conducting or participating in a student judicial hearing process. The GA should have some prior administrative experience, excellent writing, verbal, phone, and computer skills. Additionally, the GA should have the ability to handle many projects at one time and possess flexible problem-solving aptitudes. There will be an expectation that the GA will work to resolve conflicts, answer questions and create a congenial atmosphere. Experience working in a multicultural setting and a knowledge of and strong interest in the areas of student judicial affairs or higher education law is preferred. If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume via email to Jasmine J. Rush, Associate Director of Judicial Affairs at jj2352@columbia.edu.

 

 

BARNARD COLLEGE OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE AND HOUSING

1. Internship Details

Barnard College

Residential Life and Housing

Internship Position Title  - Graduate Hall Director

Hours Per Week - 15-20

Remuneration for full academic year - $5,000, housing, meal plan when the dining hall is open

Internship Start Date - August 1, 2009

Internship End Date - May 31, 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Janett Cordoves, Steve Tolman, Amy Hargrave Leo, Onika Jervis

Supervisor Title: - Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-6608

Supervisor E-Mail: - jcordove@barnard.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 110 Sulzberger Hall

Department Website - www.barnard.edu/reslife

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Janett Cordoves

Email 1: - jcordove@barnard.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Under the supervision of the Associate Director, serve as the primary Residential Life Staff person in providing supervisory, programming and counseling leadership for Resident Assistants (RAs) and students in the residence halls.  Serve as the emergency on-call person during evenings, weekends and holidays. This is an academic year live-in position (with varying hours depending on the time of year) and requires both day and evening responsibilities and time commitments. Duties Supervision, development and evaluation of an RA staff. Provide consistent evaluation of the staff through on–going informal feedback and annual formal performance evaluation.  Supervise the RA staff with regard to all aspects of their programming requirements. Manage the programming budget for the staff. Facilitate weekly staff meetings for an RA staff. Attend weekly staff meetings and scheduled departmental meetings during regular business hours. Provide counseling, referrals and follow-up for student issues and concerns. Maintain at least 20 work hours per week (15 of which must be 9am-5pm). Hours can be split among four days, and should be posted and consistently maintained each semester. Report any maintenance, safety and security incidents and execute specific administrative duties as designated by the Director of Residential Life and Housing or Associate Director. Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree Prior residential life experience preferred. Enrollment in a graduate program in close proximity to Barnard College, not to exceed 16 points per semester (including internship credits).  Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment, and to make decisions as appropriate. Knowledge of principles associated with residential community development programs. Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Ability to work with a diverse student and staff population. Propensity to work independently and interdependently. Manage multiple projects and responsibilities. GHDs may not work during their assigned duty hours. Flexible daytime and evening schedule.

 

COMPENSATION The Graduate Hall Director receives a very competitive package, which includes: $5000 taxable salary, paid in 10 monthly installments. A furnished apartment at no cost A meal plan at the College dining hall

 

MEAL PLAN When the dining facility is open (based on academic year schedule), the GHD is able to eat 10 meals a week in the Hewitt Dining Hall and use $200 in flex money at the coffee shop, Java City. The Hewitt Dining Hall has been recently renovated and offers many options including Vegan, Kosher and healthy options.

 

APARTMENT As a Graduate Hall Director, you would receive a furnished apartment at no cost. Depending on which area you are placed in, you would either be in a Studio, 1 Bedroom, or 2 Bedroom Shared Apartment. All of the apartments have the following: All utilities included (including air-conditioning and local phone) Ability to live with a partner (except in the 2 Bedroom Shared Apartment) You may have fish (other pets are prohibited by College policy)

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT The Graduate Hall Director is a 10 month position. There are opportunities for summer employment that will allow you to receive housing.

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS

1. Internship Details

College or University - Teachers College

Office - Office of Student Activities and Programs

Internship Position Title - Higher Education Intern

Hours Per Week – 15

Remuneration for full academic year - 6 points

Internship Start Date - 09/02/2009

Internship End Date - 05/20/2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Maria Hataier/Yvonne Destin

Supervisor Title: - Director/Associate Director of Student Activities and Programs

Supervisor Phone: - 212 678-3690

Supervisor E-Mail: - hataier@tc.edu/destin@tc.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 160 Thorndike Hall

Department Website - www.tc.edu/studentactivities

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Maria Hataier

Email 1: - hataier@tc.edu

Name 2: - Yvonne Destin

Email 2: - destin@tc.edu

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The Office of Student Activities and Programs (OSAP) at Teachers College provides a variety of services and programs to support the academic experience of students and aid in the development of stronger community at Teachers College amongst students, faculty and staff. There are five primary areas in OSAP: Insurance and Immunization Records, Aquatic Center, Graduate Writing Center, Student Activities and the New Student Experience/Orientation Program. This internship supports the general programming efforts of OSAP, including coordinating new programming initiatives focused on celebrating diversity and supporting the special needs of students, i.e. commuter students, adult students, and students with families. Responsibilities: Assist with planning New Student Experience/Orientation Assist with coordination of Casual Conversations Series, Doctoral Student Dinner Discussions and other planned events Produce special projects for diversity and family programming Produce monthly program calendar of events and weekly e-news for student listserv _ Perform general office duties, e.g. faxing, answering phones, photo copying, filing _ Assist with other projects sponsored by OSAP as assigned Opportunity to develop and implement new ideas, programs and activities Qualifications: • Able to manage multiple projects • Experience in programming for diverse student population (preferred) • Comfortable as an independent worker while also team member • Outstanding customer service skills • Excellent computer skills - Microsoft office suite, particularly Excel, Word, on-survey software and Outlook • Excellent interpersonal skills • Experience with desktop publishing (Adobe Pagemaker, Microsoft Publisher, etc.) and publications production preferred • Knowledge of web publishing a plus • Sense of humor a must

 

 

JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE

1. Internship Details

College or University - Jewish Theological Seminary

Office - Office of Residence Life

Internship Position Title - Graduate Residence Life Intern

Hours Per Week  – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $5,000 plus housing

Internship Start Date - August 1, 2009

Internship End Date - May 31, 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Bradley Moot

Supervisor Title: - Director of Residence Life

Supervisor Phone: - 212-678-8035

Supervisor E-Mail: - brmoot@jtsa.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 3080 Broadway

Department Website - http://www.jtsa.edu/Campus_Life/Residence_Life.xml

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Bradley Moot

Email 1: - brmoot@jtsa.edu

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Jewish Theological Seminary, Residential Life and Housing – Graduate Residence Life Intern General Description Under supervision of the Director, the Graduate Residence Life Intern serves as the primary Residential Life Staff person in providing supervisory, programming and counseling leadership for the staff and students in the residence halls. Serve as the emergency on-call person during evenings, weekends and holidays. This is a live-in position (with varying hours depending on the time of year) and requires both day and evening responsibilities and time commitments. Examples of Responsibilities - Supervision, development and evaluation of residence hall staff. Provide consistent evaluation of the staff through on -going informal feedback and semi-annual formal performance evaluation. Manage the programming budget for the staff. Attend weekly staff meetings, biweekly and monthly departmental meetings during business hours. Manage the department's administrative systems, such as housing selection/lottery. Provide counseling, referrals and follow-up for student issues and concerns. Maintain at least 20 work hours per week. Serve as the back-up on call staff person as part of a campus-wide administration rotation. When on duty, you must be within a specified radius in order to respond to any medical or psychological emergencies, fire, security matter, desk issue and other student concerns. Serve on a departmental committee (e.g. Resident Assistant Selection, Resident Assistant Training, RD Training). Attend and participate in staff training during both day and evening hours. In addition, actively participate in the August and January training program, as well as monthly in-services. Be familiar with the rules and regulations of the college and the residence halls as a means to support, interpret and enforce these rules and regulations. Report any maintenance, safety and security incidents and execute specific administrative duties (such as housing selection process) as designated by the Director of Residential Life and Housing or Area Director. Other duties as assigned.

6. Additional Details:

Qualifications - Bachelor's Degree, Prior residential life experience preferred and Enrollment in a graduate program. Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment, and to make decisions as appropriate. Knowledge of principles associated with residential community development programs. Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Ability to work with a diverse student and staff population. Propensity to work independently and interdependently. Manage multiple projects and responsibilities. Flexible daytime and evening schedule.

 

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

1. Internship Details

College or University - Teachers College, Columbia University

Office - Office of Financial Aid

Internship Position Title - Graduate Intern

Hours Per Week – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - 3 tuition pts./semester + A monthly stipend

Internship Start Date - 9/2/2009

Internship End Date - 5/11/2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Melanie Williams-Bethea

Supervisor Title: - Director, Financial Aid

Supervisor Phone: - (212) 678-3702

Supervisor E-Mail: - mwilliams@tc.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - Room 134 Thompson Hall, 525 W. 120th Street

Department Website - http://www.tc.columbia.edu/financialaid/

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Melanie Williams-Bethea

Email 1: - mwilliams@tc.edu

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1. The graduate intern will report directly to the Director of Financial Aid. The primary task is to assist the Financial Aid Office various efforts, including online and on-campus events. In addition, the graduate intern will interact with all members of the Financial Aid Office while building relationships with various TC constituents. 2. Principle responsibilities:*

 

FALL TERM: a. Assist in the development of Financial Literacy Education sessions to Teachers College students to include, but not limited to Debt Management and Identity Theft. b. Conduct information sessions to prospective students on behalf of the Financial Aid Office. c. Assist with the coordination and identification of scholarships to include within a database and/or guide for TC students. d. Identify sources of External Scholarship and help promote these opportunities to TC students. e. Compile data and assist with the updating of a Policy and Procedure Manual for the Financial Aid Office.

 

SPRING TERM: a. Conduct information sessions with prospective students on behalf of the Financial Aid Office. b. Assist with the coordination and identification of scholarships to include within a database and/or guide for TC students. c. Identify sources of External Scholarship and help promote these opportunities to TC students. d. Organize Exit Interview sessions to include: postcard/email notification, organizing room assignments and ordering food. e. Assist with the creation of a financial aid survey to the TC student population and compiling the results.

 

* No specific formula has been used to calculate the estimated percentage of time allocated to each responsibility. Part of the internship experience will be learning to balance responsibilities, asking for assistance, delegating work, prioritizing, etc.

 

3. Minimum Level of Education: The intern must have a Bachelor’s Degree and must be enrolled in the Master’s Degree in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at TC.

 

4. Minimum Level of Job Experience: The intern should illustrate a high level of independence and initiative combined with research & organizational skills. Strong communication skills also desired.

 

5. Frequency and Closeness of Supervision: The intern will work independently on most projects. The intern will meet with the supervisor to discuss progress of responsibilities and areas relating to internship.

 

6. Serious Consequences: The intern represents TC and the Financial Aid Office; therefore if the intern does not maintain professional behavior and work standards, he/she will be terminated.

 

7. Sensitive or Confidential Data: It is important for the intern to realize that he/she will have access to personal and sensitive information about students. The intern will discuss confidential information only with the appropriate staff at the appropriate time.

 

8. Scope of Authority: The intern’s major responsibilities are to assist with the planning of the Financial Literacy Sessions, the Weekly Information Sessions, helping to develop and compile information on scholarships, and coordinating exit interview sessions.

 

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE OFFICE OF THE VICE PROVOST

1. Internship Details

College or University - Teachers College

Office - Office of the Vice Provost

Internship Position Title - Higher Education Intern

Hours Per Week - 15 – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $6,000 - $8,000

Internship Start Date - Fall 2009

Internship End Date - Spring 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Catherine Embree

Supervisor Title: - Associate Vice Provost

Supervisor Phone: - (212) 678-3991

Supervisor E-Mail: - embree@tc.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 113 ZB

Department Website - www.tc.edu/provost

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Iraida Torres

Email 1: - torres-irizarry@tc.edu

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The Office of the Vice Provost has an opening for an intern who will be responsible for providing support to the Vice Provost with special projects. The Vice Provost has responsibility for several administrative offices and functions including the Offices of Admission, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Marketing. The Vice Provost also serves as the primary point of contact for the Harassment Panel, the Student Conduct Policy, and the Psychological Emergency Response Team. Additionally, the Vice Provost oversees the Educational Technology Specialist, the Institutional Review Board, and the Center for Educational and Psychological Services and serves as the administrative liaison for students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program. The Office of the Vice Provost, through the Associate Vice Provost, oversees the Office of Student Relations, Student Activities and Programs, International Student Services, Career Services, and the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities. Responsibilities: Assist the Vice Provost in a range of special projects that focus on program development. The programs could have a non-credit, professional development focus and/or they could be offered for academic credit and form the basis of an advanced certificate or be a component in a degree program. The audience could be international, national, or local. The intern will research peer institutions to identify programs that may already be in existence to learn from the way those programs have been defined and implemented, and to see what Teachers College particular niche might be. There will be other special projects as assigned by the Vice Provost. Qualifications: • Strong organizational, interpersonal, follow-up, and time management skills and strict attention to details; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Excellent computers skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office and Internet.

 

 

TEACHERS COLLEGE OFFICE OF THE VICE PROVOST

1. Internship Details

College or University - Teachers College

Office - Office of the Vice Provost

Internship Position Title - Higher Education Intern

Hours Per Week - 15 – 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $6,000 - $8,000

Internship Start Date - Fall 2009

Internship End Date - Spring 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Catherine Embree

Supervisor Title: - Associate Vice Provost

Supervisor Phone: - (212) 678-3991

Supervisor E-Mail: - embree@tc.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 113 ZB

Department Website - www.tc.edu/provost

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Iraida Torres

Email 1: - torres-irizarry@tc.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

The Office of the Vice Provost has an opening for an intern who will be responsible for providing support to the Associate Vice Provost with tasks related to academic affairs administration. The Vice Provost has responsibility for several administrative offices and functions including the Offices of Admission, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Marketing. The Vice Provost also serves as the primary point of contact for the Harassment Panel, the Student Conduct Policy, and the Psychological Emergency Response Team. Additionally, the Vice Provost oversees the Educational Technology Specialist, the Institutional Review Board, and the Center for Educational and Psychological Services and serves as the administrative liaison for students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program. The Office of the Vice Provost, through the Associate Vice Provost, oversees the Office of Student Relations, Student Activities and Programs, International Student Services, Career Services, and the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities. Responsibilities: • Assist with faculty searches: coordinating search committee meetings, College-wide colloquia, and interviews, making room reservations, ordering catering, and sending colloquia announcements to the Community; • Assist in faculty events planning; • Write and/or edit correspondence; • Handle confidential, detailed, and time sensitive information; • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice Provost. Qualifications: • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills; • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy office environment; • Reliable, team player, and have a good sense of humor; • Computer literacy – MS Office, Internet, Email; • Detail oriented, good follow-through, display timeliness, initiative and creativity while working under pressure and strict deadlines.

 

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

1. Internship Details

College or University - Columbia University School of Social Work

Office - Office of Admissions

Internship Position Title - GA for Admissions

Hours Per Week - 10 hrs/week

Remuneration for full academic year - $4,000 per academic year (or equivalent tuition credit and/or housing)

Internship Start Date - 09/01/2009

Internship End Date - 05/01/2009

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

Yes

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Debbie Lesperance

Supervisor Title: - Director of Admissions

Supervisor Phone: - 212-851-2211

Supervisor E-Mail: - dl635@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 514, NY, NY 10027

Department Website - http://socialwork.columbia.edu/admissions

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Rahul Sampat

Email 1: - rs2777@columbia.edu

Name 2: - Debbie Lesperance

Email 2: - dl635@columbia.edu

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Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the graduate assistant (GA) works on tasks related to recruitment, retention, and admission of prospects and applicants to the graduate MS program in Social Work. The GA develops and administers on and off campus admission and recruitment functions including but not limited to information sessions, outreach fairs and targeted events. The GA develops and distributes copy and electronic marketing literature and communications to prospects, applicants and admitted students; designs and implements outreach and retention programs that support division and School goals; develops instruments to gather data, assess and analyze trends in admissions, recruitment and retention; meets with prospects and applicants; supports Assistant Director in supervising recruitment team and assists with interviewing student workers; assists with processing of admissions applications and related items; manages and maintains the admissions website and the Apply Yourself prospect and events system; runs regular reports; and performs other ad hoc duties as assigned. Position is pending budget approval.

6. Additional Details:

This is position would be ideal for an individual who is extremely interested in learning about graduate admissions, program planning and retention. Qualifications desired: excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills. Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong presentation skills. Web content management experience a plus.

 

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

1. Internship Details

College or University - Columbia University

Office - Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Internship Position Title - Admissions Intern

Hours Per Week - 20 hours/week

Remuneration for full academic year - $9,000

Internship Start Date - 2nd week of September

Internship End Date - 1st week of May when classes end

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Diane McKoy/Donna Badrig

Supervisor Title: - Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-2662/212/854-2816

Supervisor E-Mail: - dm18@columbia.edu / drb1@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 212 Hamilton Hall

Department Website - www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/admissions/

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Diane McKoy

Email 1: - dm18@columbia.edu

Name 2: - Donna Badrig

Email 2: - drb1@columbia.edu

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GRADUATE INTERN Position Description The Graduate Intern is expected to be fully involved in all aspects of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia University. The Intern will be exposed to all of the various functions and activities performed in the Office and will be expected to contribute to the Office’s efforts in recruiting and selecting the most outstanding candidates for admission to Columbia University. PRIMARY AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY To assist with various programs, events and projects associated with the recruitment and selection of new students. DETAILED AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY • To conduct information sessions for prospective students and their families. • To review, evaluate, and present approximately 200+ applications for first-year and transfer admission. • To counsel and advise prospective students and their families on the admissions selection, college search and application process. • To assist in the staffing of the Office’s front desk and reception area (i.e. answering phone calls from prospective students/parents, meeting and greeting visitors, stocking materials/publications, etc.). • To assist in the answering of electronic mail requests/questions from prospective students. • To advise and counsel prospective students, parents, and counselors on the admissions process. • To assist with local off-campus recruitment programs (high school visits, college fairs, etc.) in the quad state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania). • To assist with all major campus events and programs (Engineering Open House, Yield Receptions, Days on Campus, Students of Color Open House, Perspectives of Color Weekend, Lamont Doherty Open House etc.).

6. Additional Details:

The intern must possess a valid driver's license and will be expected to travel.

 

 

OFFICE OF EVENTS AND COMMUNICATION (CC/SEAS DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

College or University  - CC/SEAS Student Affairs - Division of Student Affairs

Office  - Office of Events and Communication

Internship Position Title - GA for the Office of Events and Communication

Hours Per Week - 20

Remuneration for full academic year - $10,000

Internship Start Date - Sept 2009

Internship End Date - May 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

No

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Christina Stevenson

Supervisor Title: - Director

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-6818

Supervisor E-Mail: - cs2654@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 405 Alfred Lerner Hall

Department Website - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/index.php

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Cristina Stevenson

Email 1: - cs2654@columbia.edu

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The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Office of Events and Communications for the Division of Student Affairs for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science will work closely with the Director of Events and Communications to provide support to the office. The primary responsibilities of this position will to perform administrative duties, manage communications projects, and assist with execution of events. Specific Responsibilities: Administrative (40%) Provide general administrative support for the office. Responsibilities will include data entry, copying, filing, responding to e-mails, and preparing and mailing correspondence. Serve as backup to receptionist by answering phones, greeting guests, responding to general inquiries, and performing other clerical duties as assigned. Communications (40%) Oversee the production process for various print and online publications, including parent newsletters, brochures, invitations, mailings, and handbooks. Prepare project timelines and correspond with Print Services, Publications, and other vendors to ensure that production and mailing deadlines are met. Update Web site content and review to ensure accurate and relevant information is reflected. Make ongoing recommendations for improvements to current communications. Manage and update mailing lists and maintain accurate contact data for relevant constituencies. Event Planning (20%) Manage RSVP lists and invitee data. Assist with final event preparations to include confirming details with vendors, attending events (if scheduled within regular working hours), compiling packets and materials, nametags, and completing additional event-related tasks as assigned. Oversee planning of office gatherings and other small-scale events as assigned. Conduct ongoing event-related research and maintain database of event resources, including vendors, pricing, volunteers, and policies. Ensure that event supplies are adequately stocked and replenished when needed. Project management responsibilities will include meeting preparation (scheduling, agendas, and copies) and follow-up (preparing minutes).

6. Additional Details:

Qualifications: The GA should have prior administrative experience and should be comfortable performing general office, clerical, and administrative duties. Interest or experience in communications fields (writing, editing, publishing, and events management) is preferred. Design experience (and knowledge of relevant software) us preferred. Excellent writing, verbal, organization, communication, and computer skills are required. Additionally, the GA should have the ability to manage multiple projects at once, and should possess excellent problem-solving skills. It will be expected that the GA work proactively and independently, take initiative, attend meetings, and contribute ideas and suggestions based on research, experience, and observations. Interest in working with students is required. A completed Bachelors Degree in a related field is required.

 

OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS – COLUMBIA COLLEGE /SCHOOL OF ENGINNERING & APPLIED SCEINCE (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

College or University - Columbia College/ School of Engineering and Applied Science

Office - Office of Multicultural Affairs

Internship Position Title - GA for LBGTQ Programming and Outreach

Hours Per Week – 10

Remuneration for full academic year - $13/ hour

Internship Start Date - 08/17/2009

Internship End Date - 05/07/ 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

Yes

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Lea Robinson

Supervisor Title: - Assistant Director

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-1675

Supervisor E-Mail: - lr2476@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - IRC, 552 W 115th Street

Department Website - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/multicultural/

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Melinda A. Aquino

Email 1: - multicultural@columbia.edu

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The GA will support the one of the Assistant Directors of Multicultural Affairs in coordinating new and ongoing community programming, outreach, and research related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities on campus. The Graduate Assistant will co-coordinate with the Assistant Director the Queer Peers online chat program, including supervision and training of student volunteers. A training model will be developed that includes topics such as active listening skills, LGBT identity/multiple identity development, health issues and online safety. The GA will participate in monthly meetings with all student participants and provide ongoing supervision and training as topics arise. The GA will help facilitate with the Assistant Director Safe Zone trainings (CU SPeakOUT) for students, staff and faculty. Trainings will cover issues such as coming out for LGBT students, identity development, transgender issues and multiple identities (race, religion, sexual/gender identity). The GA will assist in hosting and facilitating with the OMA Assistant Directors regularly scheduled discussions and events that explore various political and social themes targeted to specific communities – for instance members the LGBTQ community, allies, and membership of a specific student club. The GA will be responsible for assisting with constituency-based outreach. Specifically, the GA will also provide support surrounding the planning, outreach, and advertising for programming such as general educational programming, LGBTQ leadership retreats, Coffee in the Hub, and special discussion groups. The GA will support the advisement of Queer Awareness Month (QuAM) celebrations and provide guidance and assistance where needed. Additionally, the GA will specifically assist with the programming associated with the opening receptions for QuAM. The GA will participate in Multicultural Affairs and Student Affairs committees, trainings, retreats and general campus activities that are supportive of Multicultural Affairs and Student Affairs as needed. The GA must be available for frequent evening and weekend programs and meetings.

 

 

OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS – COLUMBIA COLLEGE / SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

College or University - Columbia College/ School of Engineering and Applied Science

Office - Office of Multicultural Affairs

Internship Position Title - GA for Diversity Education and Training

Hours Per Week  - 20

Remuneration for full academic year – TBA

Internship Start Date - 08/07/2009

Internship End Date - 05/07/2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

Yes

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Melinda A. Aquino

Supervisor Title: - Senior Assistant Dean

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-0720

Supervisor E-Mail: - ma2398@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 401 Lerner

Department Website – http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/multicultural/

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Melinda A. Aquino

Email 1: - multicultural@columbia.edu

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The Graduate Assistant will assist the Office of Multicultural Affairs with the development and implementation of diversity education programs and trainings for CC & SEAS students, and with the administration and advising of the Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education (ROOTEd) Program and the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Program. ROOTEd is a peer facilitation program focusing on student-run conversations on issues of social power and privilege. Responsibilities will include assisting with participant selection, two weekend-long trainings in fall and spring, curriculum development, scheduling, team development, supervision and advisement of the co-coordinators, and program evaluation. The general advising component for the (up to) 15 ROOTEd student facilitators will include weekly attendance at their Monday night program, weekly meetings with the group, and one-on-one mid-year and end-of-the-year meetings with facilitators to assess team process and offer constructive feedback. NCBI responsibilities include attendance at meetings, attendance at the train-the-trainer program in the fall semester to become a member of the campus affiliate team, event planning, and assistance with the growth and development of the campus team. The GA may be asked to prepare or assist in preparing reports and in-house publications relating to diversity education as well as gathering up to date research in the area. Additionally, the GA will participate in Multicultural Affairs and Student Affairs programs, trainings, retreats, and general campus activities that are supportive of Multicultural Affairs and Student Affairs. The GA for Diversity Education and Training must be available for evening programs (particularly Monday nights) and occasional weekend trainings. Candidates with a strong background in group facilitation, facilitation training, and multicultural/ diversity training are preferred. PhD students are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVITIES (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

College or University - Columbia University

Office - Office of Student Development and Activities

Internship Position Title - Student Activities Coordinator Graduate Assistantship

Hours Per Week - 20 hours p/w

Remuneration for full academic year - $9,000-10,000

Internship Start Date - August 24, 2009

Internship End Date - June 4, 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

Yes

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Cynthia Jennings

Supervisor Title: - Snr. Associate Director of SDA and/or the Director of New Student Orientation and Class Year Programs

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-1380

Supervisor E-Mail: - cj2186@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 515 Lerner Hall

Department Website - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sda/index.php

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Cynthia Jennings

Email 1: - cj2186@columbia.edu

Name 2: - Robert Taylor

Email 2: - rt316@columbia.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

Office of Student Development and Activities Student Activities Coordinator Graduate Assistantship FALL 2009 – SPRING 2010 Intern Position Title: Student Activities Coordinator Graduate Assistantship Reports To: Snr. Associate Director of SDA and/or the Director of New Student Orientation and Class Year Programs Compensation: $9,000-$10,000 stipend (based on 2 academic semesters) In return for accepting the listing of product/deliverables, the Office of Student Development and Activities agrees to provide on-going supervision and direction to the Graduate Assistant and provide for a stipend of up to $10,000 to be dispersed (bi-weekly). 20 hours per week required. Number of Positions Open: 1 Start Date: August 24, 2009 Position/Job Description: 1. Summary of Position Serve as primary advisor for approximately 30-35 special interest, and performance-based student clubs and organizations. Assist in coverage of events and drop-in advisement for over 180 clubs and organizations. Advise students with regards to leadership, programming, budgeting and other issues related to student activities. Design and present basic training workshops for student leaders as well as other workshops related to student organization development and leadership. Work with NSOP Director, NSOP team, and student staff on tasks associated with the New Student Orientation Program recruitment and selection processes, as well as plan, coordinate and implement the Spring Orientation program. Advise and oversee the Women’s History Month Committee. Oversee the revision and maintenance of the Fact Files for student organizations and serve as part of the planning team for the annual Basic Training for student leaders; and provide supplemental support to office-wide and divisional programs and initiatives as needed. 2. Principle Responsibilities and Time Estimates Estimated % of time & Responsibilities 40% Advise assigned student organizations. Provide drop-in advisement for students in organizations overseen by SDA. Meet regularly with student leaders, assist in the development of club programming and budgetary management and the interpretation and implementation of University policy and procedure. 40% Assist with office programming, including planning, reserving space, maintaining contracts, overseeing events, and evaluating annual student-centered programs. 20% Provide support to Student Development and Activities as needed and strive to promote goals and mission of the office by serving as a member of the activities team with regard to policy development and implementation 3. Minimum level of job experience: Students are expected to have undergraduate experience in student activities, residential life or Greek affairs. Students should also have a strong work ethic, interpersonal and organizational skills and a good sense of humor. Frequent evening and weekend hours are required. This internship requires approximately 20 hours per week. 4. Frequency and closeness of supervision: Weekly student activities staff meetings; one-on-one meetings with supervisor; Frequent interaction with supervisor, however high level of autonomy. 5. Contact both within and outside the campus: Contact with student groups and student leaders; relationships with student affairs staff and faculty; frequent contact with outside performers and vendors. 6. Sensitive and confidential data: Budgetary information and conflict resolution among students. 7. Development of policies and procedures: Participate in all conversations with regard to developing office policies and procedures; give input as a member of the student activities team. 8. Scope of authority: Ability to sign off on expenditures and space reservations for the office; ability to staff events as a member of the student activities team.

 

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVITIES (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

1. Internship Details

College or University - Columbia University

Office - Office of Student Development and Activities

Internship Position Title - The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development

Hours Per Week - 20 Hours

Remuneration for full academic year - $9,000-11,000 (dependent on experience)

Internship Start Date - August 24, 2009

Internship End Date - June 4, 2010

2. My Posting Depends on Funding decisions, which will be made later in the semester

Yes

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: - Tailisha Gonzalez

Supervisor Title: - Manager of Leadership Programs

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-9388

Supervisor E-Mail: - sdalead@columbia.edu

Supervisor Office Location: - 515 Lerner Hall

Department Website - http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sda/index.php

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Tailisha Gonzalez

Email 1: - sdalead@columbia.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

Internship Title: The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development Department: Office of Student Development and Activities

 

Supervisor’s Name: Tailisha (Ty) González, Manager of Leadership Programs Compensation: $9,000-11,000 (dependent on experience)

 

Time: 20 hours per week

 

Summary of Position The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Leadership Development in the Office of Student Development and Activities works closely with the Manager of Leadership Programs to coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive leadership development program for students at Columbia University. The focus of the program is on three tracks: emerging leaders, current leaders and constituency leaders (i.e. women, students of color, Greeks, etc.). The GA is expected to design and present basic, intermediate and advanced leadership seminars, assist with the planning and implementation of a range of related leadership development functions during the 2009-10 academic year, and work collaboratively with student leaders in a mentorship/consultant capacity. The GA serves as a representative of the program to students and other stakeholders, attending on/off campus meetings and marketing the initiatives. The GA serves as an advisor to a number of student organizations. He/she also assists with staffing departmental/divisional events as needed. Principle Responsibilities Estimated % of time Responsibilities 25% Fall/Spring Participating in the implementation of Year Nine (Phase III) of the Columbia Leadership Development Initiative, including developing marketing/outreach strategies, program design and program implementation. Year Nine will emphasize the evaluation of best practices in the delivery of leadership programs, the continued development of stock programming for constituency and current leaders as well as self-directed programming strategies for advanced student leaders. In addition, the GA assists in the implementation of a core program for current leaders, and the coordination of a long-term program assessment. The GA is responsible for researching trends in the leadership field and any developmental challenges for current student leaders. Depending on the GA’s skill level, he/she will be able to propose and implement programming based on self-directed interests, research and empirical information. In addition, the GA works with the Manager of Leadership Programs and the Executive Director of Student Development and Activities on the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) campus program to design and develop a marketing strategy for an annual national student leadership conference on the Columbia campus. The GA assists the Manager of Leadership Programs in devising a set of program objectives for the conference and establishing linkages with potential partners and to potential program participants. 25%-Fall /Spring The GA assists in developing and coordinating the annual two-day Student Government Retreat. The GA is intricately involved in the development and support of this group – assisting in establishing objectives, running meetings and retreat sessions, as well as devising follow-up programming for student government representatives. Attendance at the retreat is also required. 30% Fall/ Spring A component of the GA’s experience is coordinating and managing administrative features of the leadership initiative such as supporting the coordination of the Emerging Leaders Program and ADVANCE!, a program for accelerated leaders. The GA also has shared responsibility for the implementation of the Annual Women’s Ways of Leading Conference, the Kings Crown Student Leadership Awards Ceremony and other celebrations in the spring semester. 20%/Fall/Spring The GA is expected to support the SDA Assistant Director in the advising of pre-professional groups and serves as a student group advisor in training. The GA provides additional support as necessary to the Division of Student Affairs and SDA programs throughout the academic year. Minimum level of job experience The GA should have previous program development work experience (curriculum writing, event planning, and group facilitation) and familiarity with the world of higher education. Additionally, the GA should have some youth/student/leadership development experience – either direct service provision or in program facilitation. The GA should be intellectually curious, attentive to deadlines, able to work independently and collaboratively, and able to meet deadlines and program deliverables. The GA should be proficient in presentation software (Adobe, Quark, and PowerPoint), database software, word processing and on-line communications (Microsoft Outlook). She/he should be comfortable leading groups, working within a multicultural setting, and performing well under pressure. A great deal of flexibility and adaptability is highly preferred.

 

 

BARNARD COLLEGE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

1. Internship Details

College or University  - Barnard College

Office  - Office of Admissions

Internship Position Title  - Graduate Intern

Hours Per Week  – 10

Remuneration for full academic year – 4000

Internship Start Date - 9/8/09

Internship End Date - 5/15/10

 

 

3. Supervisor Details

Supervisor Name/s: -

Supervisor Title: - Dean of Admissions

Supervisor Phone: - 212-854-2014

Supervisor E-Mail: -

Supervisor Office Location: - Barnard College, 3009 Broadway

Department Website - http://www.barnard.edu/admiss/

4. Email Address and Name/s of Individuals Students Should Send Application To:

Name 1: - Rebeca Palacio

Email 1: - rpalacio@barnard.edu

5. Job Description and Duties: Paste in your response below, the box will expand to accommodate your text.

Position Description The Graduate Admissions Intern is expected to be involved in all aspects of the admissions process at Barnard College. The intern will be fully exposed to myriad functions and activities performed in the Office and will be expected to contribute to the Office’s efforts in recruiting and selecting the most outstanding candidates for admission to Barnard College. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with various programs, events and projects associated with the recruitment and selection of new students. DETAILED AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Conduct interviews with prospective students and hold information sessions with families about Barnard and the admissions process. Respond to and monitor telephone and web-based inquiries regarding the admissions process and academic programs available at Barnard. Assist with local, off-campus, and multicultural recruitment (high school visits, college fairs, workshops, etc). Assist with arrangements for open house programs in the fall and recruitment events for admitted students in the spring. Review and evaluate approximately 100 applications for first-year and transfer admission Other administrative duties as required QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED: Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team. An understanding of the values of a liberal arts education for women and the ability to articulate these values effectively is also essential. Strong presentation and public speaking skills. Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint. Web content management experience is recommended.