Student Transition Experiences Intern

The Student Transition Experience Interns are responsible for the development and implementation of small (5-20) and mid-sized (50-250) events and programs serving first-year students, transfer students, second-year students, and other special sub-populations of students. Specific duties will be divided within a small team, but will include event planning and logistics including budget planning, supply ordering, marketing, implementing, and following up with about 5-8 events per month. 

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Office Responsibilities

  • Offer support and assistance to professional staff through engagement in various projects.
  • Pursuing an active role in supporting front desk operations, including answering phone calls, if the Office Assistant requires support. 
  • Supporting office initiatives and events related to the matriculation process.
  • Balancing academic responsibilities with the requirements of the position.


Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the planning and execution of all student transition experiences programming within Orientation & Transition Experiences
  • Support the transition experience of all new students starting after orientation, including during Welcome Week and through the academic year.
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate programming for Living Learning Communities serving out-of-state students (At Home in MN), transfer students (Transfer Student Experience), and second year students (Second-Year Experience) and other populations who may need additional support (BIPOC, First-Gen, Commuter, etc.)        
  • Assist with recruiting and training of Transfer Insiders (approx. 10 students) who serve as peer mentors for transfer students.
  • Submit content for the Class of 20XX Newsletter, Transfer Student Engagement emails, Second Year Experience eNewsletter, and websites that serve all three populations.
  • Engage first-year, transfer, and second-year students through social media efforts as well as within Salesforce communities (training will be provided)
  • Maintain and document attendance records for all events.
  • Communicate trends gathered from events, social media, research, etc. with appropriate professional staff.
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from students through the management of specific email accounts.
  • Support the OTE professional staff as needed during OTE events.

Reports to: Assistant Director, Transition Programs and Special Populations


  • Desire to serve new and continuing students transition to and through the University.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills
  • Desire to work in a flexible and team focused atmosphere
  • Undergraduate students enrolled full time (13+ credits)  through Spring 2025
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated awareness of self and others 
  • Ability to think critically and be adaptable to situations 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Not planning to study abroad Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025
  • Preferred Qualification: Prior involvement with a program that serves new students

Please note:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

Schedule & Important Dates

This position is intended to average 10-15 hours per week throughout the summer 2024 and the 2024-25 academic year.

Important Dates (will be updated for 2024 dates soon)

  • July : Training & Onboarding begins
  • July 10 through August 15: STE Program Planning & Support
  • Wednesday, August 30-Sunday, September 3: Welcome Week Support, hours vary between 8am-12am daily*
  • Academic Year: STE Program Planning & Support

*You can anticipate working up to 40 hours per week from mid-August - September 6 (Welcome Week).

During the academic year, interns have the opportunity to request time away during break periods and/or work more than 15 hours if previously agreed upon or requested by the supervisor. There is an opportunity but no guarantee for students to return for a second year in this position.


STE interns are paid $15.00 per hour.


This application is currently closed.

In the application you will submit you resume, a cover letter, and fall class schedule, as well as provide one reference outside of OTE.

Contact Olivia Knodel ([email protected]) with questions.