Student Affairs Internship Program

Student affairs internships offer opportunities for USF graduate students to gain invaluable work experience in student affairs and an ability to contribute to the Jesuit mission and goals of the institution.

Internship experiences are 9-10 months in duration and require that students work an average of 18-25 hours/week in an assigned department. Experience can be gained in a variety of settings including student housing, cultural centers, student activities, leadership, orientation, academic support services, student conduct, greek life, and more.

Placement Questions: Contact Mike de Vera, Program Manager of Student Engagement, regarding graduate internships: mdevera2@usfca.edu.

Internship Placement Timeline

Only students who are admitted into a USF graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible to apply for these employment opportunities. 

The placement timeline is as follows:

  • Thursday, January 24: Internship Application Available
  • Thursday, January 31 at 8pm: Internship Application Due
  • Week of February 11–15: Phone Interviews
  • Friday, March 8: Round 2 Interviews at HESA Preview Days
  • Monday, March 18–Thursday, April 11: Internship Offers Made* 

*Upon receiving an offer, students will have three business days to accept their offer.

Application

All positions offered are listed below. Only positions with anticipated openings will be reflected on the application. The 2019-20 internship application will be available January 24. 

2018-19 Internship Application

Compensation

Note: We are still in the process of updating the compensation chart for the 19-20 academic year.  You can download the 18-19 chart for reference.  

Compensation differs per each opportunity. Please review the compensation chart carefully.

Access the 2018-2019 Compensation Chart

USF Graduate Internships

Job Description for America Reads [PDF]

Department: Engage USF, The McCarthy Center

The America Reads Graduate Assistant works closely with the faculty and staff of The Learning Center to oversee undergraduate tutors who provide literacy tutoring to local elementary schools and after-school programs within the San Francisco Unified School District. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing and coordinating an extensive database of tutor information, hiring, training, and supervising America Reads tutors (all undergraduate students), keeping in regular contact with America Reads sites, instructors, observing and coaching tutors and communicating daily with participating tutors.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 0

Job Description For Assistant Residence Director [PDF]

Department: Student Housing and Residential Education 

The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is a ten-month live-in graduate internship position. When classes are not in session (July 16 – August 20, 2018 and January 2 – 19, 2019), the ARD position is full-time (35 hours per week); when classes are in session, the position is part-time (25 hours per week). The ARD works with the supervising Residence Director (RD) on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive community and student development program and assists in the supervision of between 8 and 16 Resident Advisors (RAs). The ARD also is a member of the student life campus on-call duty rotation.

Total Positions: 5
Anticipated Openings: 2

Job Description for Campus Activities [PDF]

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement 

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Graduate Intern will contribute to the short and long term goals of Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) and its programs. Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use their 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 open to all USF students. Specifically, the Intern will assist with advising the Campus Activities Board, supporting the development of the executive board and implementation of campus-wide events, and assisting with implementation of student event incentive initiatives.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 1

Job Description for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach [PDF]

Department: Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach 

Reporting directly to the Diversity and Community Relations Program Manager, the Graduate Intern will support a range of diversity and inclusion events, activities, initiatives, and committees. 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

Job Description for Gender and Sexuality Center [PDF]

Department: Cultural Centers 


Under the supervision of an Assistant Director of The Cultural Centers and with support from the Cultural Centers staff, the intern is responsible for developing and promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) 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

Job Description for Intercultural Center [PDF]

Department: Cultural Centers 

Under the supervision of an Assistant Director of The Cultural Centers and with support from the Cultural Centers staff, the intern is responsible for developing and promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the Intercultural Center (IC), 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

Job Description for Leadership Programs [PDF]

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Leadership Development, the Graduate Intern will contribute to the short and long-term goals of Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) and its programs. Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use their 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 open to all USF students. Specifically, the Intern will assist with the development and coordination of the Magis Emerging Leadership Program and support other leadership programs and resources of the department.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 

Job Description for New Student Programs [PDF]

Division: Student Life

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Orientation 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 their experience to help shape the delivery of new student 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 assist with the coordination and implementation of New Student Orientation, assist with the advising of the Get Oriented (GO) Team, and assist with the implementation of USF 101 and its Peer Mentor Program. USF 101 is a one credit course for first time freshman to aid in their transition to college.

Total Positions: 1
Anticipated Openings: 1

Job Description for Peer Tutoring [PDF]

Department: The Learning Center 

The Learning Center provides course-specific support in a variety of academic subjects. Peer Tutors are current USF students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their subject and receive on-going training in fostering academic success in others. Peer Tutors are available for 1:1 appointments and small group appointments. While Graduate Interns do not tutor themselves, they play an important role in assisting tutors develop the necessary skills to promote higher-order thinking skills (i.e. Bloom’s Taxonomy) for a deeper understanding of course material and learning strategies.


Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 1

Job Description for Residential Operations Manager [PDF]

Formerly the Residential Desk Operations Intern

Department: Student Housing and Residential Education 

The Residential Operations Manager is a ten-month live-in graduate intern position. When classes are not in session, the intern position is full-time (35 hours per week); when classes are in session, the position is part-time (25 hours per week). The intern supervises the overall residence hall front desk operation for 2-3 residential communities of between 100-500 students. The intern works with a Central Staff supervisor and two other graduate interns on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive front desk operational and security program. The intern supervises a student Community Office Manager at each of the desks for which they are responsible and indirectly supervises 40 – 60 Community Assistants. The intern is also a member of an on-call duty rotation to respond to after-hours desk and staffing issues.

Total Positions: 3
Anticipated Openings: 1

Job Description for Student Conduct [PDF]

Department: Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities 

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

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 1

Job Description for Student Organizations [PDF]

Department: Student Leadership and Engagement 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Student Organizations, the Graduate Intern will contribute to the short and long term goals of Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) and its programs. Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use their experience to assist in efforts to reach the departmental outcomes supporting students' leadership development and promoting student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will assist with the development and coordination of student organization services offered by SLE in conjunction with the Associated Students of the University of San Francisco (ASUSF) and the Associated Graduate Students of the University of San Francisco (AGSUSF).

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 0

Job Description for Supplemental Instruction [PDF]

Department: The Learning Center 

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program Graduate Intern works within the Learning Center to provide leadership in implementing an exemplary and comprehensive SI Program on campus. SI is built upon a national model that targets historically difficult courses and provides regularly-scheduled, peer-facilitated sessions to assist students in understanding course content and developing academic skills. The SI Graduate Intern facilitates training and supervises approximately 10 undergraduate student leaders each semester.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 0

 Partnering Institution Graduate Internships

Job Description for Access and Case Management [PDF]

Institution: California College of the Arts, San Francisco 
Department: Office of the Dean of Students

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Students for Access and Case Management, this position assists in furthering the mission and focus of the Office of the Dean of Students at CCA. The Graduate Intern for Access and Case Management provides assistance for the oversight and coordination of services for students with disabilities, assist in the management of the Student Health Insurance program, and assists in the support of case management efforts. This position will be residing in the residence halls in San Francisco. The primary campus of work will be on the Oakland campus, with flexibility to work on the San Francisco campus as needed.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 1

Job Description for consent Education [PDF]

Institution: California College of the Arts, San Francisco 
Department: Office of Student Life 

The position supports efforts of Student Affairs to educate the college community about CCA's Sexual Misconduct Policy and promotes awareness of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to empower survivors to identify safe options for bystander intervention, help recognize warning signs of abusive behavior, and prevent people from executing harmful acts.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 0

Job Description for Housing and Residential Life [PDF]

Institution:  San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Department: Housing and Residential Life, Student Affairs Division

Reporting to the Director for Housing and Residential Life, the Graduate Student Intern will be responsible for providing overnight desk coverage two to three nights per week, assisting in the enforcement and administration of residential policies and meeting with students who violate lower level policies, assisting with the implementation of the SFAI housing program and spend one day in the office assisting the student affairs staff through a collateral assignment. This position will require participation in emergency on-call duty rotations as part of the desk coverage. In addition, further projects or duties may be assigned to help match the selected intern’s professional development goals and the needs of the department. Current collateral areas include Assessment, Programming, and Operations.

Total Positions: 8
Anticipated Openings: 6

Note: This is a position description draft.  Refer to page 2-5.

Job Description for Residential Coordinator for Residential Education (Head Resident) [PDF]

Institution: San Francisco State University
Department: Residential Life 
 

Residential Life works directly within a residence community of approximately 4,100 resident students in 5 distinct communities serving both first year and continuing students.  Residential Coordinators provide additional leadership support within their assigned community or respective program.  Residential Coordinators are considered part of a team of 25 professionals who provide overall leadership, guidance, and support to live-in teams and resident students.

Under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator, the Residential Coordinator is a live‐in position that assists in the overall design, implementation, and daily administration of the Residential Life program for a specific residential community. The Residential Coordinator oversees the educational and social development within the community, responds to student needs, and is tasked with assisting in the creation of welcoming and responsive community. Within the Residential Coordinator position there are two distinct areas of focus: Residential Education and Residential Services. Please see below for more specifics about each area. 

Residential Education:

This position specifically works with a residential community compromised of residence halls or apartment communities. The Residential Coordinator for Residential Education will work with an Area Coordinator to provide oversight and implementation of our academic success, leadership, and education efforts by supervising Resident Assistants, administration of the resident community, serve as a conduct hearing officer, have the potential to advise Hall Government or another residential student organization, have the potential to serve in an after hours crisis rotation, as well as perform other duties as assigned.

Total Positions: 4
Anticipated Openings: 1

Note: This is a position description draft.  Refer to page 2-5.  

Job Description for Residential Coordinator (Residential Services) [PDF]

Institution: San Francisco State University
Department: Residential Life 

Residential Life works directly within a residence community of approximately 4,100 resident students in 5 distinct communities serving both first year and continuing students.  Residential Coordinators provide additional leadership support within their assigned community or respective program.  Residential Coordinators are considered part of a team of 25 professionals who provide overall leadership, guidance, and support to live-in teams and resident students.

Under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator, the Residential Coordinator is a live‐in position that assists in the overall design, implementation, and daily administration of the Residential Life program for a specific residential community. The Residential Coordinator oversees the educational and social development within the community, responds to student needs, and is tasked with assisting in the creation of welcoming and responsive community. Within the Residential Coordinator position there are two distinct areas of focus: Residential Education and Residential Services. Please see below for more specifics about each area. 

Residential Services:

This position specifically works with our community desk and mail program within the residence community. The Residential Coordinator for Residential Services will work with the Area Coordinator - Residential Services to provide oversight and guidance to our Residential Services Program by supervising Student Lead (live-in) positions  who schedule and develop community desk teams, oversee mail operations and general security, serve as a conduct hearing officer, have the potential to serve in an after hours crisis rotation, as well as perform other duties as assigned.  

Total Positions: At least 1
Anticipated Openings: At least 1

Job Description for Student Activities and Leadership Coordinator [PDF]

Institution: Dominican University 

Department: Student Life

The Student Activities and Leadership Coordinator (SALC) will be responsible for supporting and shadowing the work of the Director of Student Engagement in the creation and management of student activities/events on campus, and also in helping to develop leadership training workshops and programs that will serve to educate and guide the various student groups, clubs, and organizations within the university community. This internship requires the individual to support the collaboration of 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: 0

Job Description for Student Leadership and Engagement [PDF]

Institution: California College of the Arts, San Francisco 
Department: Office of Student Life 

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Student Life the Graduate Intern for Student Leadership and Engagement (GISLE) assist in the furthering of the mission and focus of the Student Life program at CCA. The GISLE 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 their 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. The GISLE will reside in one of CCA’s San Francisco based residence halls. The GISLE position will have a key area of focus; Student Leadership & Engagement, but will collaborate with with other student affairs graduate interns at CCA.

Total Positions: 1 
Anticipated Openings: 1