Student Engagement Graduate Intern

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
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Penn State Abington
Student Engagement and Leadership


Penn State Abington’s Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) offers programs and services to enhance the college experience, serving as a resource for students and encouraging them to participate fully in the Abington community. This position is primarily focused on enhancing Abington’s high-impact practices. Home to approximately 30 student organizations that serve the student body and surrounding community with educational, recreational and social programs, SEAL works with Student Leadership Programs, New Student Programs and Orientation, Service and Civic Engagement initiatives and Residence Life. The Graduate Intern position offers the opportunity to combine classroom knowledge with work experience to put theory into practice and grow professionally. This position can prepare students for a wide-range of career opportunities in Student Affairs with the benefit of gaining hands-on experience in multiple areas of Student Affairs. This role will help further develop a high-level of critical thinking, analysis, organization, and problem-solving skills. Due to the diverse responsibilities of SEAL, the Graduate Intern will be engaged in many experiences to gain a well-rounded learning experience. Responsibilities include direct engagement with students involved in high-impact practices. Primary Responsibilities: Assist with the advising of various student organization and student employees. Help plan and implement campus-wide programs, working with 3 undergraduate student interns who focus on marketing, programming, and service. Assist in the development of new and creative strategies to increase student involvement on campus. Manage event and operational assessments for office programs including the development, coordination and evaluation of SEAL programming Support efforts to coordinate and advertise events, helping to manage marketing and social media accounts for programs led by SEAL. Assist with the training of student employees. Provide support, attend, and coordinate logistics pertaining to the following programs: Student Leadership Conference; Emerging Leaders, LEAD U, ALL-U DAY; New Student Orientation; Arrival/New Student Welcome/Welcome Week, and Dance Marathon (THON). Assist in the development and implementation of student staff training. Work collaboratively with SEAL staff and other campus offices and departments. Assist staff in booking programs and making necessary contractual arrangements for performances. Participate in department and college functions. Assist with the planning and staffing of special events. Other duties as assigned. Time Commitment: 20 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Please Note: this position is a one-year commitment starting summer 2019 and ending mid-May 2020. Working with experienced student affairs administrators, the Graduate Intern will help improve the quality of campus life and foster a safe, healthy, inclusive and respectful environment as well as support academic achievement and success and promote leadership and civic engagement. Requirements include completion of a Bachelor’s degree by May, 2019. Admission into in a regionally accredited university graduate program in higher education, student affairs, education or a related field is required. Ability to work independently and provide leadership for staff and students. Ability to develop and maintain positive relations with students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Strong communication and organizational skills. Undergraduate experience in student leadership, planning and organizing activities, a commitment to student development preferred. Penn State Abington is a majority-minority campus with a strong emphasis of educating a diverse community. Penn State Abington is located in Montgomery County just minutes from Philadelphia.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088