O’Neill Career Peer Intern - On-Campus Internship Program
Term: Fall 2021, Spring 2022 (must hold freshman, sophomore, or junior status for the full duration of the internship, seniors are NOT eligible to participate in this program)
Internship Requirement: This position requires enrollment in a credit-bearing internship course for at least one of the three semesters. Interns are expected and required to successfully complete all internship deliverables as required by their credit-granting academic program.
General Purpose of Position:
The Career Services Intern provides event management and career services support to the staff in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The Intern works in close partnership with the staff of the O’Neill School to develop, plan, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate all aspects of career-related events; particularly the large-scale event, the Nonprofit Expo. The interns will also conduct drop-in career advising appointments weekly to assist O’Neill students with questions regarding internship registration and search, resume formatting, and other basic career related questions. The intern may help with events related to alumni panels, workshops, classroom presentations, and other career-focused events. The Intern provides program and resource development and coordination support as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
(15%) Coordinate all Nonprofit Expo event logistics, including location, food and beverage, technology, etc.;
(15%) Conduct weekly drop-in career advising sessions; answer questions regarding internship search and registration, resume formatting basics, career search resources, and other related career topics
(10%) Maintain event records, including budgets, forms, registration, computer databases, reports, and correspondences
(15%) Assist in the day-of facilitation of various O’Neill events, including set-up and tear-down;
(10%) Actively lead in pre-event planning meetings and post-event debriefing meetings;
(10%) Facilitate assessment measures for all events, including designing assessment tools, collecting responses, and providing data and analysis of responses to appropriate staff;
(10%) Assist in the development of career activities and resources, and maintain career projects such as newsletters, internship information, and FDS data collection
(5%) Manage the recruitment of student attendees, including tabling, class/group presentations, social media, etc.;
(5%) Manage pre-event communications with site hosts, event exhibitors, staff volunteers, and student attendees
(5%) Collaborate with Communications Director in the development of materials promoting the events via social media, print, digital signage, and other appropriate mediums.
- Hold freshman, sophomore, or junior status for the duration of the internship (seniors are not eligible to participate in this program).
- Ability to commit to at least 1 academic year in this position (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021).
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written).
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize and work toward deadlines.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities is critical.
- Ability to conduct self in a professional manner.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with other staff.
- Ability to engage with social media platforms.
- Computer proficiency and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
- Perform general labor needed for related events to include set-up, teardown which may require the need to lift or manipulate items weighing up to 25lbs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Gained:
Employer Development: Student will gain knowledge about communicating with and strategizing to connect employers to IUPUI.
Career Development: Student will gain knowledge about career development topics relating to job/internship search strategies, resume/cover letter reviews, internship registration, and professionalism in a workplace.
Collaboration: Student will gain the ability to collaborate effectively with representatives across campus and with members of the community.
Time Management: Student will gain the ability to plan time efficiently and effectively through managing various tasks related to event planning and career services.
Leadership: Student will gain leadership skills through chairing the Nonprofit Expo committee, which includes scheduling regular meetings, creating meeting agendas, leading meetings, and communicating with committee.
Creativity and Innovation: Student will be able to utilize creative abilities to make decisions about career related events and resources.
Learning Outcomes Related to the Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success:
During this internship, students will be able to:
- Evaluate previous event data/reports and share ideas on event design and logistics, recruiting participants, and assessment measures;
- Assist in the creation of promotional materials; providing feedback and making decisions on the designs and appropriate mediums;
- Build relationships with O’Neill staff and various campus colleagues while actively listening and effectively conveying thoughts and ideas to one another during the planning of events;
- Think critically and solve problems as they arise throughout the stages of development, planning, coordination, facilitation, and evaluation of events.
- Provide guidance and constructive feedback to students regarding career topics and documents
On-Campus Internship Program Summary: This internship is offered as a part of the On-campus Internship Program and aims to connect IUPUI undergraduate freshman, sophomores, and juniors with internships on-campus with faculty and staff in a variety of campus areas/programs. Internships start in August and end in May. Interns will be required to obtain at least one academic credit in the academic year while participating in their internship experience and will have a site visit from the Office of Student Employment during their experience. On-going coaching and feedback on performance will be provided by internship supervisors according to a strict timeline of the program. Specific internship projects and duties will vary by internship. Students in this program will be required to participate in a public showcase of learning at the end of year to outline their experience as a part of Engaged Learning Week, and will participate in additional development throughout the year. After completing the program, their On-Campus Internship experience will be added to their IUPUI Experiential and Applied Learning Record.