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.  The intern will be an event planner and handle event logistics including budget planning, supply ordering, marketing, implementing, and following up with about 5-8 events per month. 

Reports to:  This position reports to the Assistant Director of Transition Programs & Special Populations. 

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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.)        
  • Facilitate and host “Coffee Chats” with transfers and other identified students 
  • Submit content for the Class of 2028 eNewsletter, 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. Specifically, inputting event and attendance information into Salesforce and the Transition Hub. 
  • Communicate trends gathered from events, social media, research, etc. with appropriate professional staff.
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from students through management of specific email accounts.
  • Support the OTE professional staff as needed during OTE events.




  • 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

Schedule & Important Dates

2024 Important Dates: 

Friday, April 19   Application Deadline

Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26  Individual Interviews

Week of May 6  Notification of offer

July 8 & 9   Training & Onboarding begins for New STE Interns 

July 10 - August 16      STE Program Planning & Support

August 16 - August 23              Welcome Week Prep

August 25 - September 1                Welcome Week Support* 

From mid-August through Welcome Week (8/28-9/1), you can anticipate working up to 40 hours per week during this time. 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. 


STE interns are paid $15.00 per hour.


To apply for this position, complete the application by April 22, 2024.

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.