New Student Orientation Intern


Position Title

New Student Orientation Intern


Student Life


Intern (Part Time/Temporary)


  • Start date: June 12
  • End date: August 28

Position Summary

The purpose of the New Student Orientation internship at Jacksonville University is to provide an enriching experience for a graduate student in new student orientation and student life at small, private, urban institution. The internship is primarily a learning-focused opportunity, focusing on the personal and professional development of the successful candidate.

Essential Job Duties

The internship will provide a variety of experiences within student life at Jacksonville University. The main responsibilities for the internship will be:

  • Serve as the primary supervisor of four or five student Orientation Coordinators
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the fall Group Leader training program for student volunteers
  • Coordinate operations during summer orientation sessions during the month of July;
  • Collaborate with Residential Life, Parent and Family Programs and other administrative offices throughout campus
  • Assist in the creation and execution of all Orientation, Move-In and Weekend of Welcome events
  • Meet with members of the Division of Student Life at Jacksonville University as well as other professional development opportunities.

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to – as well as continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in – a Master’s Degree program of Education or Master of Business Administration program;
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated leadership in the college and university setting
  • High level of comfort with frequent student contact, with residing on campus, and being accessible outside of traditional office hours
  • Ability to advise diverse student groups
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully balance, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment, while providing superior constituent service
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented, student-centered environment Excellent oral, written, computer, problem-solving, critical thinking, and fiscal management skills.


  • Furnished residential room: Accommodations include a furnished private bedroom and semi-private bathroom. Room includes two extra-long twin beds that can be lofted, two desks with chairs and two dresser/chests. The space has local telephone service, cable television outlet and Ethernet and wireless Internet. No pets allowed.
  • $500.00/bi-weekly stipend
  • Meal plan consisting of 12 meals per week that can be used when dining facilities are in operation
  • Designated office workspace in the Davis Student Commons

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, professional resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to the Student Solutions Center at

Applicants should include “New Student Orientation Internship” in the subject line of their electronic mail message. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by March 24, 2017. Review of candidate credentials will commence immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.