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HESA Internships

Graduate Internships offer opportunities for students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master's Program at USF with invaluable work experience and an ability to contribute to the mission and goals of the institution.

Positions are 9-10 months in duration and require that students work an average of 20-25 hours/week in an assigned department. Experience can be gained in a variety of settings including student housing, cultural centers, student activities, leadership and orientation, student conduct, university ministry, and more.

Internship Process Timeline

Students who are admitted to the HESA program for the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to apply for these internships.
The internship placement timeline is as follows:

  • January 7: HESA Program Admission Deadline
  • February 2: Internship Application Opens
    Please do not contact departments directly.
  • February 9: Internship Application Deadline
  • February 17-23: Phone Interviews
  • March 12 (12-5pm) and March 13 (9am-5pm): HESA Preview Days and On-Campus Interviews
    View a sample Preview Day schedule here.
  • March 26-April 15: Internship Offers Made
    Upon receiving offer, students will have three business days to accept.
  • April 15: Admission Deposit Deadline
    A deposit confirms your participation in the HESA program.

A complete list of HESA internships are listed below. Only positions with vacancies will be reflected on the application. The application is currently closed. The 2015-2016 compensation chart can be found here.

Internship Questions: Contact Charlotte Salinas in Student Leadership and Engagement regarding HESA graduate internships: cysalinas2@usfca.edu

HESA Internships at USF

Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexual Assault Prevention

Department: Division of Student Life
The Intern is responsible for the creation and maintenance of collaborative relationships with the Student Life, Residence Life, and Health Promotion and Services departments. The Intern determines how best to support the needs of the “Think About It” program by independently determining customer needs and responding to those requests. The Intern deals with a diverse group of external callers and visitors and internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload and to recommend changes in office practices and procedures. Also provides support for a variety of health promotion activities.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

America Reads

Department: Learning and Writing Center (LWC)
The America Reads Graduate Intern works closely with the faculty and staff of the USF Learning & Writing Center to oversee undergraduate tutors who provide literacy tutoring to local elementary schools and after-school programs. The Graduate Intern is responsible for maintaining an extensive database of tutor information, hiring, training and supervising America Reads tutors, keeping in regular contact with America Reads sites, instructors, and communicating daily with participating tutors.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description

Assessment in Student Life

Department: Division of Student Life
Oversee the coordination and development of assessment protocols and learning outcomes with the various departments and centers of the Division of Student Life. Collaborate with various departments and centers to assist in the creation of assessment tools and programs that address various concerns, issues, and trends during the academic year.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description

Assistant Residence Director

Department: Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)
The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is a ten-month live-in graduate assistantship position. The Assistant Residence Director is responsible for assisting the Residence Director (RD) in the planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation of a comprehensive community and student development program for a residential community of between 200-500 students. The Assistant Residence Director also supervises the overall residence hall front desk operation and assists in the supervision of between 4 and 16 Resident Advisors.

Total positions: 7
Anticipated openings: 4
Full Position Description

Career Services

Department: Career Services Center (CSC)
The Career Services Graduate Intern will support a range of career development/planning related events and activities. The Intern is responsible for assisting with program marketing, volunteer recruitment, supervising student assistants, and outreach/publicity in collaboration with CSC staff and colleagues across the University, while gaining exposure to the operation of an administrative unit within student affairs.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Intercultural Center

Department: Intercultural Center (IC)
Under the supervision of the Director of Cultural Centers, the intern is responsible for promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the Intercultural Center while gaining exposure to the operation of this administrative unit within student affairs. Particular focus will include partnership initiatives with the various academic and student affairs areas.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Diversity and Community Engagement

Department: Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach
Reporting directly to the Associate Vice Provost, the Graduate Intern will support a range of diversity and inclusion events, activities, and initiatives. The Intern is responsible for promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the Office in collaboration with diversity office staff and colleagues across the University, while gaining exposure to the operation of an administrative unit within the provost's office.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Emergency Medical Response Program

Department: Division of Student Life
The EMR Program Intern will assist in the creation of a student EMR Program at the University of San Francisco. The USF Emergency Medical Response (USFEMR) Program collaborates with the San Francisco Paramedic Association to train undergraduate students to serve as Emergency Medical Technicians specifically for USF’s San Francisco campus. The EMT Program Intern will support staff in recruiting and training student leaders, marketing the program to the USF community, programming, and assessment.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description

Family and Youth in Transition

Department: Learning and Writing Center (LWC)
The FYIT program at the University of San Francisco provides academic tutoring in all subjects to students in San Francisco Unified School District. The Graduate Intern works closely with SFUSF and oversees undergraduate and graduate tutors who provide tutoring services to homeless (transitional) students at San Francisco elementary schools. The Graduate Intern maintains an extensive database of tutor information, keeps in contact with FYIT contacts, visits tutoring sites on a regular basis and communicates daily with participating tutors.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Positions Description

Gender and Sexuality Center

Department: Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)
Under the supervision of the Director of Cultural Centers, the intern is responsible for promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the Gender and Sexuality Center while gaining exposure to the operation of this administrative unit within student affairs. Particular focus will include partnership initiatives with the various academic and student affairs areas.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description

Graduate Student Engagement

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE)
Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use his/her experience to help shape the delivery of programs and services in an effort to reach the departmental outcomes supporting students' leadership development and promoting student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will advise graduate student organizations and coordinate graduate organization registration and orientation.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description

Greek Life

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement
Reporting to the Associate Director for Campus Programs, the Graduate Intern will contribute to the short and long term goals of the department and its programs. Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use his/her experience to help SLE reach the departmental outcomes of providing programs and services that support students' leadership development and promote student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will assist with advising the ASUSF Greek Council and the Panhellenic Council, as well as assist with the general recruitment, advisement, and outreach for Greek Life.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Leadership Programs

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE)
Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use his/her experience to help reach the departmental outcomes of providing programs and services that support students' leadership development and promote student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically the Graduate Intern will lead recruitment efforts for the Magis Leadership Program, provide support for Student Leadership Conference, and the Student Leadership Awards.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Marketing

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE)
Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use his/her experience to help shape the delivery of programs and services in an effort to reach the departmental outcomes supporting students' leadership development and promoting student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will develop and coordinate content for department marketing through social media, website, weekly e-newsletter, and other outreach efforts.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Marketing and Recruitment

Department: School of Education
Reporting to the Director of Communication and Outreach the Graduate Intern will contribute to short-term and long-term goals of increasing enrollment and visibility for all SOE graduate programs and the school at large. The Intern will use his/her experience to help SOE implement programs and manage events for prospective students. Specifically, the Intern will assist with the SOE Ambassador Program, the School of Education Open Houses, Information Meetings, Yield events and grad fairs. Additionally the Intern will contribute content to social media, regularly posting to Facebook, twitter and Linked In and tracking results with the aim to increase audience members and participation.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Student Conduct

Department: Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities (OSCRR)
Under the supervision of the Director, the Graduate Intern is responsible for promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the Office of Student Conduct Rights and Responsibilities while gaining exposure to the operations of crisis management and conduct services. Particular focus will include partnership initiatives with Student Housing and Residential Education at the University of San Francisco.

Total positions: 2
Anticipated openings: 2
Full Position Description

Resident Minister

Department: University Ministry (UM)
The Resident Minister (RM) engages USF students, especially those living in residential communities, to explore principles of Ignatian Spirituality and apply these principles to their life and work. The RM must be available to students for up to 15 hours each week and is expected to attend University Ministry programs, liturgies and events, facilitate hall programs, and be attentive to any student needs that may arise.

Total positions: TBD
Anticipated openings: TBD
Full Position Description

Student Government

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement
Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use his/her experience to help shape the delivery of programs and services in an effort to reach the departmental outcomes supporting students' leadership development and promoting student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will provide advising support to the undergraduate student government and coordinate student election efforts responsible for the election of 99 undergraduate and graduate student representatives.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Student Involvement

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE)
Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use his/her experience to help SLE reach the departmental outcomes of providing programs and services that support students' leadership development and promote student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will assist with advising the Campus Activities Board.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Supplemental Instruction

Department: Learning and Writing Center (LWC)
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program Graduate Intern will work with the Learning & Writing Center to provide leadership in implementing an exemplary and comprehensive SI program. The SI Graduate Intern will provide leadership for the SI program, facilitate training for all SI leaders, and will meet with SI leaders to assist them with developing sessions.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

 

HESA Internships at Partnering Institutions

Dominican University:

Assistant Residence Hall Director

Department: Student Life
The ARD will be engaged in assisting the Director of Residence Life in the planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation of a comprehensive student living community and student development program for approximately 500 resident students. As part of this internship, the ARD will collaborate primarily with resident advisors, a group of 12 under-graduate student employees.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description

Student Activities & Leadership

Department: Student Life
Will be responsible for working with the Director of Student Activities/Leadership in the creation and management of student activities/events on campus, and also in developing leadership training workshops and programs. This position requires the individual to work collaboratively with students and faculty/staff colleagues in the development and implementation of programs, activities, and events that supplement engaged student learning and provide for social interaction and memorable experiences.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description


Holy Names University:

Campus Events & Student Activities

Department: Student Development and Engagement
The Graduate Intern for Student Activities primary responsibilities include advising clubs and organizations, planning and implementing student activities, and assisting with campus-wide events. The Graduate Assistant for Student Activities is supervised by the Coordinator for Student Activities.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

Graduate Hall Director

Department: Housing and Residence Life
The Graduate Assistant Hall Director (GAHD) position is a 24-hour per week, live-in commitment within the campus community. Main responsibilities include resident assistant supervision, housing occupancy assistance, and participating in the administrative on-call rotation. The GAHD is supervised by the Director of Housing & Residence Life.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

New Student Programs & Leadership

Department: Student Development and Engagement
The Graduate Intern for New Student Programs and Leadership primary responsibilities include assisting with the planning and implementation of Fall and Spring Orientation programs, the planning and implementing of student leadership development training & activities, and planning and implementing first-year student programming, including administrative support for the Connections Project FYE. The Graduate Assistant for New Student Programs and Leadership is supervised by the Director of Holy Names University Experience Programs.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description


Notre Dame de Namur University:

Leadership and Clubs & Organizations

Department: Student Life and Leadership
The Graduate Intern provides a vibrant living and learning community that complements the mission of the institution and contributes to individual and interpersonal growth and development. The Intern's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conflict resolution, programming, fostering community, leadership development, and crisis intervention. As a live-on staff person this individual will serve as a junior staff member on the duty rotation schedule. Specifically this intern works with clubs and organization, leadership development, and student activities.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description

University Housing

Department: Student Life and Leadership
The Graduate Intern position is a live-in, part-time, one-year para-professional staff position in Student Life & Leadership. The Intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conflict resolution, programming, fostering community, leadership development, and crisis intervention. As a live-on staff person this individual will serve as a staff member on the duty rotation schedule.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 0
Full Position Description


Santa Clara University:

Student Leadership

Department: Center for Student Leadership (CSL)
The Student Leadership Graduate Internship in the Center for Student Leadership will report to the Assistant Director for Student Leadership and assist with leadership programs and trainings. Programs may include - but are not limited to - a freshmen leadership program and Magis Leadership Retreat as well as trainings and workshops for student organization leaders.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description


Sonoma State University:

Assistant Community Coordinator

Department: Office of Residential Life
Graduate Interns provide oversight and co-supervision to an on-campus population ranging from 200-300 undergraduate students. They are responsible for co-supervise resident assistants and programming student staff, adjudication of student conduct, conflict mediation, alcohol and other drug education, student group advising (RSA/Village Councils), emergency/crisis response through on-call, program advising/oversight, and assistance with departmental efforts.

Total positions: 1
Anticipated openings: 1
Full Position Description