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

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 pursue passions, explore new interests in a co-curricular setting, and ready themselves to apply their learning to a complex and diverse world. 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.

Theme Development – 50%
-Conduct benchmarking and peer research to develop Theme Community curriculum.
-Collaborate closely with Theme Leadership Teams on creating, implementing and evaluating learning and resource sharing around Theme topics.
-Assist in development of ongoing professional development opportunities for student staff to further learn about Theme Communities.

Recruitment and Outreach – 30%
-Assist with recruiting and training student staff.
-Assist with recruitment, marketing and selection of Theme Community applicants.
-Assist in the development of collaborative, working relationships with campus partners through research into campus departments and current initiatives.

Administration and Assessment – 20%
-Assist with assessment of the effectiveness of Theme Communities.
-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 2019-2020 academic year.
-Experience with Living Learning, Theme or Special Interest Communities in a higher education setting.
-Must have flexible work schedule; evening and weekends required.

Additional Information:
-Supervision received by the Assistant Director of Theme Communities for Residence Education.
-The position is an approximately 20 hour a week commitment; evening and weekends required.
-Position dates: August 2019 - May 2020 with an opportunity to renew.