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ACUHO-I Internship

Housing and Residence Life is pleased to offer three amazing ACUHO-I Internships for the summer of 2017. Please review the information below about the various opportunities you may have with us this upcoming summer!

Housing & Residence Life Vision, Mission, Values

Housing and Residence Life Vision, Mission, Values:

Our vision is to create a world where Housing and Residence Life engages students in residential communities to develop citizens for a lifetime. Housing and Residence Life provides a vibrant residential experience that promotes inclusiveness, learning, academic excellence, and meaningful relationships. Our foundation for supporting residents through the transitions they experience is grounding in the following values:

  • Community – collaboration, interdependence, intentional connections, and a sense of belonging
  • Learning – critical thinking, continuous development, and exploration
  • Respect – inclusive acceptance, compassion, and authenticity

Position Descriptions

  • ACUHO-I SUMMER RESIDENCE LIFE INTERN

    Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State University Housing & Residence Life seeks an energetic and creative individual to join us for a summer internship. The Summer Intern will report to the Summer Housing Resident Director. Specific areas of responsibility may include the following areas:

     Staff Supervision:
    The Summer Intern will supervise the Summer Resident Assistant (RA) Staff. This includes assisting in the planning and implementation of the Residence Life summer training, team and leadership development, delivery of intentional educational and social programming, respond to crisis situations, and enforce University and Housing & Residence Life policies. Depending on the experience and/or interest of the Summer Intern, this individual may service as a conduct officer for the summer housing students. The Summer Intern will also be included in the professional Resident Director (RD) on-call duty rotation.

    Orientation Support:
    The Summer Intern will supervise and assist student staff during night-time social events during 6 summer over-night orientation sessions. The role includes programmatic support, customer service, and risk management.

    Administrative Responsibilities:
    The Summer Intern may be responsible for developing publications, assisting in researching and compiling best practices in the field, revising manuals for both student and professional staff, as well as to assist in the final planning for Fall 2017 Student Staff Training.

    Special Projects:
    The Summer Intern may spend time serving on committees, assisting with representing Housing & Residence Life in the formal presentations during summer orientations, doing special projects or even shadowing in any of our department’s main functional areas including: Residential Life, Residential Education, Facilities & Operations, Summer Conferences and Business Operations. Specific projects will be determined in part by the candidate’s interests as well as departmental need at the time of the internship, final projects will be determined when the candidate is selected and the internship timeframe is solidified.

  • ACUHO-I SUMMER CONFERENCE INTERN – CONFERENCE OPERATIONS

    Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State University Housing & Residence Life seeks an energetic and creative individual to join us for a Summer Internship, specializing in Conference Operations.  The Conference Operations Intern (COI) will report to the Guest Housing and Conference Coordinator, and will have opportunities to experience the varied areas within Housing and Residence Life, specifically Boise State Guest Housing.

    This position provides several opportunities for professional growth, such as:

    Staff Supervision:

    • The COI will co-supervise up to 20 Student Conference Crew and up to 3 Conference Crew Leads, and will ensure that the housekeeping, laundry, and student custodial areas are up to Boise State Guest Housing quality standards. This includes assisting in the planning and implementation of the staff training, team development, enforcing University policies, and responding to crises. By co-supervising summer conference staff, the COI will also conduct individual performance evaluations.
    • The COI will maintain a strong working relationship with the facilities and operations staff assigned to the building(s) in addition to the Guest Relations team.
    • The COI will be included in the senior staff on-call rotation, acting as a resource for the summer staff on-call.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • The COI will be responsible for scheduling work shifts, and overseeing the summer conference staff daily work load.
    • The COI may be responsible for developing publications – such staff manuals, training documentations, and marketing materials.
    • The COI may be responsible for revising evaluations tools and hiring documents for the student staff, as well as researching and revising assessment tools for our summer conference program.
    • The COI will maintain the daily work log and communicate the completion of assigned tasks to the Custodial Supervisor. Additionally, the COI will prioritize turnovers by paying careful attention to the conference schedule, and ensuring that the rooms used by incoming guests are up to Boise State Guest Housing quality standards.

    Special Projects:

    • The COI may spend time serving on committees, participating in summer orientation presentations facilitated by Housing & Residence Life, completing special projects or even shadowing in any of our department’s main functional areas including: Residential Life, Residential Education, Facilities & Operations, Summer Conferences and Business Operations.
    • In addition, they may spend time researching specific aspects of university conference operations. Specific projects will be determined by the candidate’s interests as well as departmental need at the time of the internship. Final projects will be determined when the candidate is selected and the internship timeframe is solidified.

  • ACUHO-I SUMMER CONFERENCE INTERN – GUEST RELATIONS

    Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State University Housing & Residence Life seeks an energetic and creative individual to join us for a summer internship, specializing in Guest Relations.  The Summer Intern will report to the Conferences and Guest Services Manager and will have opportunities to experience the varied areas within Housing & Residence Life.

    This position provides several opportunities for professional growth, such as:

    Staff Supervision:

    • The Summer Intern will co-supervise up to 20 Guest Service Representatives and up to two Guest Service Leads.  This includes assisting in the planning and implementation of the staff training, team development, enforcing University policies, and responding to crises. By co-supervising summer conference staff, the Summer Intern will also conduct individual performance evaluations.
    • The Summer Intern will maintain a strong working relationship with the guest services staff assigned to the building(s) in addition to the Conference Operations team.
    • The Summer Intern will also be included in the senior staff on-call rotation, acting as a resource for the summer staff on-call.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • The Summer Intern will be responsible for scheduling work shifts, and oversee the summer conference staff daily work load.
    • The Summer Intern may be responsible for developing publications – such as a staff manual, training documentation, and marketing materials.
    • The Summer Intern may also be responsible for revising evaluations tools and hiring documents for the student staff, as well as researching and revising assessment tools for our summer conference program.

    Special Projects:

    • The Summer Intern may spend time serving on committees, participating in summer orientation presentations facilitated by Housing & Residence Life, completing special projects or even shadowing in any of our department’s main functional areas including: Residential Life, Residential Education, Facilities & Operations, Summer Conferences and Business Operations.
    • In addition, they may spend time researching specific aspects of university conference operations. Specific projects will be determined by the candidate’s interests as well as departmental need at the time of the internship. Final projects will be determined when the candidate is selected and the internship timeframe is solidified.

  • Professional Development:
    The Summer Intern will participate in a professional development series. This series will provide them with regular conversations with the other interns and professional staff from other University Departments to prepare them for their job search activities and further their educational experience at Boise State University.

  • Qualifications:
    Must be a graduate student currently in a program related to higher education administration, student affairs professions, counseling, or related fields.  Skills needed include problem-solving, ability to successfully interact with a variety of students and guests, be a quick learner, strong written and oral communication skills, in addition to being self-directed and taking initiative.

  • Compensation:

    Room:  Single furnished room and private bathroom, with in a furnished suite that includes a living room, kitchen.  Each unit includes wireless internet, cable TV ports, utilities and washer/dryer. They may share the suite with other interns.

    Board:  1 commuter meal plan which includes 45 all you can eat meals in our residential dining facility and $75 in flex dollars to use in our on-campus retail outlets. Meals may be refreshed if necessary.

    Salary:  $10.00/hour, for a maximum of 12 weeks (84 days).  The position is approximately 40 hours per week and will include some evening and/or weekend hours depending on the project and/or staffing needs.

    Other: We will provide the intern with kitchen furnishings, TV, and bicycle for use while they are in Boise. Transportation to and from the Boise Airport will be provided.

  • Apply for any of these positions through the ACUHO-I Internship Website

Previous Intern Testimonials

 

Tara Marron - 2016 Guest Relations Intern

Tara Marron – 2016 Guest Relations Intern

 

 

 

 

 

“Spending my summer at Boise State University has been my favorite part of my experience as a graduate student in Student Affairs. As the Guest Relations intern, I oversaw 25 undergraduates, assisting in their orientation, training, and professional development. With no direct supervision experience previously, this internship was great for providing me an opportunity to grow and develop as not only a supervisor, but as a leader. Additionally, my supervisor was supportive in my learning and she challenged me to be a better supervisor; she trusted me to take the lead on projects, make decisions, and implement my ideas. I will be forever grateful for this summer internship and know that I will be a better Student Affairs professional because of it.”

Tara Marron, Iowa State University

Additional Information

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