Leadership & Employment

Operations Intern

The Operations Intern helps to manage operational components for the Orientation & Transition Experiences office and its programs. A primary responsibility is managing the Orientation Check-In process for new, incoming students and their guests during Orientation, and to assist with the implementation of the Check-In process for Welcome Week. It is essential that the individual hired for this position has exceptional interpersonal skills, customer service skills, and can work autonomously or with a team. 


  • Co-supervises a team of 10 Check-In Staff members.
  • Helps to manage the check-in process for freshmen, transfer, and Welcome Week.
  • Processes invoices, employee expenses and financial documents for the office.
  • Schedules meetings, interviews and events for the office.
  • Serves as a supervisor for the Office Assistant team.
  • Provides administrative support for the program, including preparation of program materials.
  • Serves as a positive representative of the University and Orientation & Transition Experiences.
  • Completes other projects/tasks as assigned.


The ideal candidate:

  • Shows initiative, is punctual, reliable and consistent, approachable, positive, friendly, and has a pro-active customer service philosophy
  • Demonstrates the ability to multitask and has a strong aptitude for detailed information
  • Has a team-oriented attitude, excellent problem-solving skills, able to adapt to changing situations and details
  • Displays strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills, and has the potential to develop these skills.
  • Demonstrates time-management skills, flexibility, and ability to motivate self and others
  • Has the ability to work well independently, as well as with a diverse staff
  • Enrolled full-time at the University of Minnesota, in good academic standing at the time of application, and intend to be enrolled as a full-time student for Fall 2019


  • Previous leadership experience with Orientation & Transition Experiences

Time Commitment 

The Operations Intern will maintain a schedule of 12-15 hours/week during the spring semester, 20 hours/week in May, 40 hours/week during summer programming, and 12 hours/week during the fall semester. 

Application Process

This position is no longer accepting applications.

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