Student Transition Experiences Intern

The Student Transition Experience Interns are responsible for the development and implementation of programs and communications serving first-year, transfer, and second-year students.

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  • Support the planning execution and evaluation of all student transition experiences within Orientation & Transition Experiences:  At Home in MN, Transfer Student Network (Coffee Chats, Hangouts, etc)
  • Plan, execute and evaluation programming for Living Learning Communities serving out-of-state students (At Home in MN), transfer students (Leaders in Transition), and second year students (Second-Year Experience).
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring and training of Transfer Insiders (approx. 10 students) who serve as peer mentors for transfer students.
  • Identify and develop timely content for the Class of 20XX eNewsletter, Transfer Insider emails, Transfer Student Engagement emails, communication to second-year students, and websites that serve all three populations.
  • Engage first-year, transfer and second year students through social media efforts in “U of M Transfers”, “Class of 20XX” and “Second Year Experience” Facebook pages
  • Maintain and document attendance records for all events.
  • Assist with research efforts through evaluation and data analysis
  • 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 Coordinator of Student Transition Experiences with other duties as related to the position.

Reports to: Coordinator of Student Transition Experiences (TBD) supported by Sam Glazer Hewson, Assistant Director of Welcome Week


  • 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 2022
  • 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 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022
  • Preferred Qualification: Prior involvement with a program that serves new students

Schedule & Important Dates

This position is intended to average 15 hours per week throughout the summer 2021 and the 2021-22 academic year.

Important Dates

All dates, times, and responsibilities listed below are subject to change based on University’s COVID response plan

  • Friday, April 30: Application Deadline
  • Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7: Individual Interviews
  • Week of May 10: Notification of offer
  • June 14 & 15: Training & Onboarding begins
  • Mid-June through Mid-August: STE Program Planning & Support
  • Wednesday, September 1-Sunday, September 5: 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 $12.50 per hour


Applications for the STE Intern Position are closed.

Contact Sam Glazer Hewson ([email protected]) with questions.