Orientation Intern

The Orientation Intern is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing content for Orientation programming. With a focus on program logistics, the Orientation Intern will be involved in planning for Spring Transfer programming (January), and summer programming for new student and family and student supporter programs.

Expand all


  • Assist in orientation programmatic scheduling

    • Orientation Leader Schedules

    • Family and Student Supporter Program Scheduling

  • Provide peer supervision to Orientation Leaders 

  • Provide support to Welcome Week Intern, including but not limited to WW recruitment

  • Plan and execute the Transfer Track of Welcome Week

  • Serve as program presenter for Orientation programming

  • Developing facilitation guides that outline the role and functionality of all factors of orientation programming

  • Participate in on-call evening responsibilities during Freshman Orientation (June/July dates), while living in the residence hall, in conjunction with NODA interns

  • Engage in active communication with peers and supervisor

  • Offer support and assistance to professional staff through engagement in various projects

  • Pursue a supporting role in maintaining front desk operations, including answering phone calls

  • Supporting office initiatives and events related to the matriculation process

  • Attend regular Orientation Team Meetings to provide updates and stay informed about programmatic needs/changes

  • Balancing academic responsibilities with the requirements of the position

Objectives & Goals

  • Learn to work in a challenging environment, demonstrating flexibility and problem solving skills

  • Develop a sense of responsibility and professionalism through work with the OTE professional and student staff, Orientation Leaders, New Students, and Families and Student Supporters

  • Cultivate accountability through timely and quality completion of work

  • Gain experience in public speaking, event planning, setting and meeting personal and professional goals

  • Work independently and interdependently with other OTE interns, supervisors, and staff to make progress toward goals

  • Demonstrate personal strengths and improve upon weaknesses to enhance self-confidence and promote confidence in others

This position reports to the Associate Director of Orientation


  • At least three semesters of completed coursework at university/college level by Fall 2023

  • Previous leadership experience 

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to be maintained throughout employment and reviewed each semester

  • Enrolled full time (13 credits) as a student through Fall 2024 semester

  • Demonstrated time management skills

  • Can positively receive and utilize constructive feedback

  • Ability to receive and delegate tasks

  • Self-accountability

  • Availability during the Fall, Spring, and Summer to be able to fill the required hours of the position

  • Not planning to study abroad before September 3, 2024 and will not graduate prior to December 2024

Preferred Position Qualifications

  • Prior experiences as a Welcome Week Leader, Orientation Leader, Program Leader or other OTE office experience preferred

  • Prior event planning and public speaking experience 

  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills including the ability to effectively communicate, delegate, and work to develop a team

  • Self-motivated and possesses a desire to work in a flexible team and focused atmosphere

  • The ideal candidate demonstrates initiative, is punctual, reliable, and consistent, approachable, positive, friendly and has a proactive customer service philosophy. 

  • A team-oriented attitude, can demonstrate problem-solving skills, can adapt to changing situations and details.

  • Display strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills and the potential to develop these skills.

  • Demonstrated time-management skills and flexibility, and ability to motivate self and others.

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as with a diverse staff.

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

Schedule & Important Dates


November - December (10 - 15 hours/week)

  • Support the recruitment of 40 Orientation Leaders

  • Transfer Welcome Day planning support

  • Prepare for January Orientation sessions

  • Assist in summer programming assessment work

January - April (10 - 15 hours/week)

  • Implement January orientation programming

  • Transfer Welcome Day planning support

  • Support the selection of 30 to 40 Orientation Leaders

  • Facilitation guide development for summer orientation programs

  • Assist in orientation programmatic scheduling

  • Prepare presentations for summer programming

  • Planning for summer orientation training of the Orientation Leaders

  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of student staff for Welcome Week

  • Support the commitment events held by the Office of Admissions

May - July (40 - 45 hours/week)

  • Implement Freshman Orientation

  • Implement Transfer Orientation

  • Implement Parent and Family Orientation

  • Support in the training of Orientation Leaders 

  • Create daily staffing schedules for Orientation Leaders 

  • Deliver daily welcome as part of the Orientation program 

  • Live on-campus in a residence hall and provide on-call support during program (room/board provided)

  • Support planning of Transfer Track during Welcome Week

August - September (30 - 40 hours/week)

  • Implement Freshman Orientation

  • Implement Transfer Orientation

  • Implement Parent Orientation

  • Support in the training of Orientation Leaders 

  • Implement Transfer Track for Welcome Week Program

  • Provide Welcome Week Program support and duties as assigned

  • Participate in population specific parent orientation evening programming

  • Support Parent & Family Programs Welcome Week Programming

  • Begin programming assessment work



The Orientation Intern is paid $15.50 per hour. They are eligible for overtime pay for weeks requiring more than 40 hours. The Orientation Intern can anticipate working 10-15/week during the Spring semester. Summer work hours will range from 30 to 40 hours per week.


This application is currently open.

Applications will include uploading your resume, three references, and a fall semester course schedule. You will be prompted to complete a FlipGrid at the end of your application. Applications and FlipGrids need to be completed to be considered a successful candidate.