Student Employment

Graduate Intern

Residence Education

Job #: 300159
Location: West Quad
Department: Housing
Rate: $13.00-$15.00, depending on experience
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

University Housing, Graduate Intern for Theme Communities
Job Description 2020-2021


In alignment with the mission of University Housing, the purpose of Theme Communities are to offer residents a scaffolding of new learning opportunities that allow them to explore shared passions and experiences with peers, in a co-curricular setting, and connect with campus resources which align with the identity of the Theme. Themes are structured through Residence Education and have partnerships with stakeholders across campus. To this end, University Housing has established a graduate-level intern position in the area of Theme Communities. The graduate intern will serve up to twenty hours per week with a focus on assisting in the strengthening and development of University Housing’s 12 Theme Communities.


Event Management and Outreach – 60%
• Co-develop and manage campus-wide Theme events.
• Assist with recruitment, marketing and selection of Theme Community applicants.
• Attend Theme Community related campus recruiting events.
• Develop a multimedia recruitment strategy for Theme Communities.
• Aid Committee Members in reviewing applications and selecting Theme Community members.
• Identify potential Theme stakeholders through research into on-campus departments, schools and colleges and their respective initiatives.
• Assist with interviewing and ongoing training of Theme student staff.

Project Management and Assessment – 40%
• Provide leadership over 2-3 Theme Communities in partnership with Hall Directors through monthly meetings, research into best practices and collaborative event planning.
• Lead the Theme Grant Review Team and process.
• Assist with designing an assessment structure that will inform decisions impacting Theme Communities.
• Collection and interpretation of data.
• Co-create an end of year review of Theme Communities based on qualitative and quantitative data.
• Assist with various projects and initiatives of the department. This includes tasks such as research, writing proposals, facilitating workshops, and creating training modules.

Other duties as assigned in collaboration with University Housing.

Position Requirements:

• Enrolled as a University of Michigan graduate student for the 2020-2021 academic year.
• Experience with Living Learning, Theme or Special Interest Communities in a higher education setting preferred.
• Must have flexible work schedule; some early mornings, evenings and weekends required.

Supervision received by the Assistant Director for Theme Communities for Residence Education. The position is an approximately 20 hour a week commitment.
Position dates: July 2020 - May 2021 with an opportunity to renew.
Compensation is $13-15/hour, depending on experience. A partial meal plan is optional compensation and will be taxed.

Contact Information:
Jordan Drolet, Assistant Director for Theme Communities
Phone: (734) 763‐3176 |