Student Employment

Program Assistant

Residence Education

Job #: 300155
Location: West Quad
Department: Housing
Rate: $13.00-$15.00, based on experience
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

April 29th- August 9th, 2019 (start and end dates are flexible)


The residence halls are often where students form their early and lasting impressions of the University, experience diverse cultures and viewpoints, engage with faculty and staff outside the classroom and meet lifelong friends. University Housing serves the goal of fostering the academic, cultural, intellectual, and social development of students living in the residence halls and apartments.

The University of Michigan is one of the largest campus housing systems in the United States. University Housing provides living accommodations for approximately 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students – more than a fourth of the University’s total student population. In a typical year, residents come from nearly all 50 states and over 65 foreign countries. Nearly all first-year students live in University residence halls. Facilities include 16 residence halls, a co-operative residence for women, and 1,480 apartments on North Campus that also accommodate students with families. Over 600 regular staff and approximately 2,000 part-time student employees sustain a wide range of facilities, services, and programs that support the needs of these residential communities. Additionally, Michigan Dining has 7 dining halls within Housing as well as retail operations within the halls and throughout campus. The dining halls help to build community and offer life building skills for students.


It is our goal to provide our interns with a meaningful learning experience which contributes to our mission. An intern will have the benefit of collaboration with multiple offices in Student Life and a coach/supervisor from within University Housing leadership.

Residence Education Leadership Development and Move-In Program intern: Supervisor, Eric Aiken, Assistant Director, Student Leadership, Residence Education

This internship is for graduate or undergraduate students:

● Gain exposure to processes, procedures, and logistics of a large-scale move-in process.
● Assist in the planning of leadership training and social justice education for 800 students (MLEAD Academy) that assist with fall move in.
● Work with the Move-In / Move-Out committee in all facets of the Fall 2019 move-in process.
● Collaborate with colleagues in the Office of New Student Programs, Michigan Dining, Housing Facilities and more to coordinate fall 2019 move in and the MLEAD Academy Program.
● Assist in the creation of an assessment plan for the MLEAD Academy Program and Hall Councils.
● Shadow the Assistant Director of Student Leadership in their day-to-day role to get a sense of experiential and leadership initiatives in Residence Education and Student Life.

Internship and Application Details Compensation:

● $13-$15 per hour depending on experience.
● Position begins as early as April 20, 2019 and ends on August 9, 2019. Start date and end dates are flexible.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as one document to Please include the following in your cover letter:

● Briefly specify your interest the position and talk about what you hope to gain and what you can contribute based on your experience.
● Why you are specifically interested in an internship at The University of Michigan.

You can learn more about Housing at the University of Michigan by visiting our website at