Summer Graduate Internship Opportunities

Below are descriptions of the 8-week summer graduate opportunities offered at The College at Brockport.

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To apply, email a résumé, a cover letter which includes rank order of the three positions that interest you most and an explanation of why you chose that rank, and three professional references to emsaintern@brockport.edu by Monday, January 1, 2018. Offers will be made by February 23.

Community Development

The Office of Community Development seeks to prepare students to be civic minded leaders who possess the knowledge, skills and values to engage fully in their communities. To accomplish this, we offer the Leadership Development Program, a co-curricular certificate program based on the social change model, organize community service opportunities for students, facilitate events that promote democratic engagement, such as the Brock the Vote campaign, and enhance the college's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through deliberative dialogue.

Responsibilities for the Summer Intern (including but not limited to):

  • Plan and prepare training sessions for EMSA Student Leader Collaborative Training, Community Development Staff, Leadership Development Program Mentors and Community Service Team Leaders
  • Develop Strategies for facilitating civic learning and democratic engagement
  • Represent the department through interactions with student and family members, particularly during Summer Orientation
  • Develop and plan programs and curriculum to be implemented during the 2018-2019 academic year, including leadership workshops, voter engagement, community conversations about topics of equity, diversity and inclusion, etc.

Office of Student Retention/Summer Orientation

The Office of Student Retention provides support for students throughout their entire life cycle at the College. The intern will be supervised by the First-Year Experience Coordinator in working with the Freshman Summer Orientation program which brings about 1050 students and 600 guests onto campus throughout the month of July. This position will primarily focus on the planning and implementation of student staff training and supervision, parent programs, late night events, and the daily tasks involved in running an orientation program

Responsibilities for the Summer Intern (including but not limited to):

  • Serve as role model, mentor, and supervisor for our Student Orientation Coordinators and Orientation Leaders
  • Assist in the development and implementation of student staff training
  • Coordinate family registration and organize check in procedures for our guests
  • Develop close working relationships with campus partners to ensure collaboration in planning and throughout the summer
  • Exhibit skills such as flexibility, quality customer service, ability to multitask, and overall positivity throughout the long and sometimes hot days of the program.

Prevention and Outreach Services

Prevention and Outreach Services provides services, programs, and interventions that address the biological, psychological, and social factors that impact the health of individuals, students groups, and the campus community. Evidence and theory based practices are used to assist students in developing and maintaining healthy behaviors, skills, and attitudes that enhance personal development, academic success, and campus/community well-being. Ultimately, Prevention and Outreach Services staff strive to create an environment where the healthiest decision is the easiest decision!

Responsibilities for the Summer Intern (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implementing programs related to building a campus culture of respect on topics including healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, relationship violence prevention, rape culture, campus safety, stalking prevention and bystander intervention (EagleCHECK).
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and assessment of College Life Live.
  • Attending all College Life Live Presentations (during the month of July).
  • Assist with information tables at the information fair during New Student Summer Orientation.
  • Work collaboratively with departmental, campus, and community partners to infuse violence and sexual assault prevention education into already existing programs (Welcome Week, Greek Retreat, Club Sports, etc.)
  • Assist with program assessment.

Residential Life & Living Learning Communities

The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities supports The College at Brockport’s mission by developing safe, including and vibrant communities that value academic excellence and overall student development. The office provides opportunities for student involvement through a purposeful residential curriculum which includes educational programming and a variety of Living Learning Communities for all residential students.

Responsibilities for the Summer Intern (including but not limited to):

  • Represent the department at summer orientations through tabling and key events to discuss on-campus housing options and promote the Living Learning Communities
  • Examine and analyze assessment data from the 2017-2018 academic year, review professional best practices and make appropriate suggestions for improvement
  • Review residential curriculum lesson plans and make appropriate modifications as they fit with departmental learning outcomes. Opportunities to enhance residential curriculum may also be explored
  • Assist with move-in preparations
  • Additional projects and opportunities may be available based on personal interested in specific areas related to housing occupancy, student conduct, facilities/budget management, living learning communities and duty participation.

Enrollment Management/Student Affairs interns should have an interest in the educational potential of the co-curricular experience, intentional programming, comprehensive approaches to education outside the classroom, and background knowledge or interest in assessment. Interns should exhibit a positive attitude, innovation, self-motivation and eagerness to learn about current institutional and national trends and initiatives. Individuals with creativity and ability to work independently are highly encouraged to apply.

Last Updated 12/1/17

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