Office of Diversity & Inclusion Intern (Bethel College Internship Program)
Intern Job Title: Office of Diversity & Inclusion Intern
Internship Supervisor Name and Title: Redgina Hill, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
To assist with the facilitation and coordination of educational and promotional activities for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion through writing, event planning, promotion and social media relations.
- Develop and implement 1 program or project each semester
- Assist in office projects and programming, which may include composition, research, public relations, crafting, and administrative duties.
- Assisting coordinator in program assessment and evaluation.
- Advertise programs and workshops.
- To meet assignment and project deadlines
Knowledge and Skills
Experience: Junior or senior
- Transmitting information clearly and accurately.
- Must have an ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
- Must demonstrate a strong interest in advocating for a variety of cultures and identities.
- Excellent organizational abilities and written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
- Ability to operate computer equipment and software including word-processing, spreadsheet, and internal database mainframe for recordkeeping and communication purposes (Microsoft Office preferred).
- Promoting high morale by contributing a positive attitude.
- Adaptability: Contributing open-mindedness and willingness to adapt to changes and unexpected situations or deadlines.
- Dependability and Quality: Contributing quality and dependable work performance with thoroughness and accuracy.
- Cooperation and Rapport: Cultivating positive relationships between and among the college community and constituencies.
- Conflict Resolution: Handling conflict in a fair and straightforward manner
- Ethical Conduct: Functioning with honesty and integrity regarding job tasks and interpersonal relations based upon the college lifestyle covenant and professional standards.
- Commitment to diversity.
- Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
- Ability to fully participate in and contribute to the accomplishments of office missions and goals.
- Self-starter with high achiever attitude.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Intern Position:
- Work with students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles.
- Work with event coordination in all aspects of program preparation.
- Develop group facilitation skills.
- Develop skills to manage the prioritization of professional and personal responsibilities.
- Understand the organization and administration of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
- Use appropriate assessment, evaluation, and research methodologies for the field of diversity in higher education.
- Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.
- Develop problem-solving skills.
- Use educational technology and computer software applications.
Reporting Relationships: This position reports directly to the Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Equipment and Machines Used: The computer is the primary piece of equipment used. In addition to a telephone, copier, document scanner, fax machine, and cellular phone are used.
Working Conditions: The physical environment of this position is a typical indoor office environment. Travel by car to attend events or walking across campus is also part of the working environment. Long periods of sitting are often required.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands consist of sitting and operating a computer or phone for extended periods of time from within the office. In some cases the physical ability to handle heavy boxes containing print material of up to 25 pounds is needed.
Internal Contacts: Contact with students, faculty and staff
External Contacts: May depend on assignments.
Range of hours per week:
Intern is to work 10 to 12 hours per week for 14 weeks with specific schedule and hours to be coordinated with internship supervisor. Internship will commence the week of August 26, 2019 and conclude on April 24, 2020, unless internship is limited to one semester.
This job description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
BETHEL COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Bethel College Intern Program is an initiative designed to provide traditional students with practical knowledge through meaningful work experiences. Students participating in these internships will perform research, tasks and projects that complement course work with their majors. Students will participate in two career development workshops, two diversity and inclusion workshops, and a resume coaching session during their first semester in order to continue with the program during their second semester. Employers prefer to see internships on a résumé and desire the skills gained from these experiences. Internships are available within participating Bethel College Departments.
What is an Internship?
An internship is a mentored work experience with an educational focus tied to the student’s course work within their major. Typically, an internship is available for one or two semesters. They range from 10-12 hours per week for 14 weeks per semester for a maximum of 150 hours. Students must be registered for an internship course in their major to participate. The Bethel College Internship Program is a paid student worker program.
To be eligible to apply for an internship you must meet the following requirements:
- Full-time traditional student in good standing
- Student must be registered for an internship course within their major
- Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA and not on academic probation
- Declared major related to the internship
- May be required to possess specific competencies or skills to qualify for internship
- Must submit cover letter and resume along with application form
Contact Matthew Stackowicz at 574.807.7097 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Apply here by April 12, 2019.