Academic Advising Center Graduate Student Intern-Summer 2020

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Abington
Academic Affairs


The Academic Advising Center provides the opportunity for graduate interns to become active team members in the delivery of direct services to students. Academic advisers work to foster student success and strengthen retention. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of student development and counseling theories, strong communication and presentation skills, initiative, and flexibility. The position is structured to enable interns to fulfill requirements for direct contact hours and gain experience comparable to an entry level professional in academic advising. Participate in ongoing trainings and observe professional academic advisers to develop a stronger understanding of the practice. Meet with incoming first-year students as part of their New Student Orientation Group advising sessions. Meet one-on-one with students via individual advising appointments. Assist exploratory students with identifying interests, skills, and abilities while exploring potential majors. Become familiar with campus and University resources, including website and technology resources utilized by students, faculty and staff. Refer and/or connect students with needed resources to overcome academic and/or personal challenges in order to promote academic success. Develop and enhance advising best practices including counseling skills for advising, record keeping, FERPA compliance, navigation of difficult conversations, and administrative processes. Internship Period: June 8, 2020- August 21, 2020; 20-30 hours per week. Interns may arrange to be off for two weeks over the summer: July 27, 2020 through August 7, 2020. Qualifications: Students should be currently enrolled in a Master’s program and have a desire to pursue a career in academic advising. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to Amanda Mallon by March 2, 2020. Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates, with the goal of making a selection (prior to April 1, 2020).

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