The NASPA summer internship position provides a graduate student with a valuable learning experience and a deeper understanding of the role a national association plays, including how it functions and what it offers to its members. The selected intern will provide support and work collaboratively with all of the NASPA staff and departments, including educational programs, membership, and marketing and communications.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Educational Programs, this intern will collaborate with the supervisor to create a meaningful summer experience, working with the goals of the student selected and the NASPA Office. Responsibilities include assisting with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of conferences, institutes, workshops, and online professional development opportunities for NASPA members. The selected intern will be afforded opportunities to take advantage of the social connections and events uniquely offered by working at the central office in Washington, D.C.
Specific duties of the internship will be discussed during the interview stage.
Applicants must be master’s level graduate students who have completed at least one-year of a program in higher education, student affairs, or a related field. The applicant must also possess strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal communication (both verbal and written) skills, as well as be able to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. Web and video editing skills a plus!
This position is located at the NASPA office in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate for this position will be available 40 hours per week for 8 weeks during the summer. Start and end dates are flexible. Compensation is a $3,500 stipend. Although housing will not be provided, being a major city, there are always ample summer sublets available! NASPA has connections with local campuses, as well.
In addition, it is preferable that the selected intern attend the 2013 NASPA Annual Conference, where the conference registration fee will be waived and housing will be provided. The intern will have the opportunity to gain a “behind the scenes” view of the conference, attend the NASPA leadership dinner, and attend the awards luncheon. The intern may be required to:
- Attend the annual NASPA business meeting
- Attend their respective regional business meeting
- Attend one knowledge community sponsored event
- Attend one leadership meeting of a national board or center (i.e., Center for Research, NUFP, James E. Scott Academy)
- Attend at least three concurrent conference sessions
- Volunteer at least two hours in The Placement Exchange
- Volunteer at least four hours in registration
- Volunteer at the National Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow Pre-Conference
- Tweet about the experience