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The center engages in outreach activities to help invite new students to NIU and help get them involved once they are on campus. Student Ambassador will staff departmental informational tables at various campus open houses and events including: Friday Fest, Asian American Welcome Night, SA Expo, NIU Open Houses, a Minority Reception and Summer Orientation. Assistance with these programs will help inform and attract new students to NIU!
Responsibilities will include managing materials for informational tables, developing a team to assist with outreach, staffing informational tables at Holmes Student Center and DuSable Hall.
Includes some evening hours and occasional weekends.
Position Title: Student Ambassador
Location: Asian American Center
Employment Period: Fall & Spring
Hours Required: Minimum of 10 hours per week; some nights and weekends
Academic Credit: Earning academic credit is an option; student will need to work this out with his/her advisor. Co-op Internship credit is also available through Career Services.
- Leadership: Coordinate and conduct NIU Tabling Events. Assist with periodic high school visits and coordinate NIU student interaction with high school students.
- Administration: Establish familiarity with protocols, materials, and process for serving as an NIU representative at tabling events. Prepare any materials necessary for high school visits.
- Communication: The successful candidate needs to effectively communicate weekly updates and report progress.
- Team Work: Intern will be required to participate in weekly staff meetings, NIU Open Houses, and departmental activities when applicable, such as Asian American Welcome Night, Asian American Heritage Month, and Alumni Banquet.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Intern will be working with Asian American student leaders and expected to enhance cultural/diversity competencies to promote an inclusive environment for all regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, and non-traditional status (including veterans).
- Para-professional Development: Student will participate in Para-professional training; develop and submit an updated transition manual/work portfolio.
- Other Duties as Assigned.
Candidate must be an NIU student; ability to work evenings and weekends, when necessary; must demonstrate evidence of leadership and communication skills; sensitivity and ability to work with diverse populations; and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships. It is preferred that the candidate has experience with student organizations, has knowledge of campus resources, and has related cultural experience.
Expectations: Minimum 10 hours per week. Most of the work will be involved with serving as a representative at tabling events. Must have excellent follow-through, organizational skills, and maintain a high level of communication. Working hours will include some evening work and occasional weekend. The intern's own study schedule will be considered.
Internship benefits: This is a great opportunity for a student to gain and apply leadership experience. This internship may also possibly qualify for independent study credit. The director/supervisor of the Asian American Center would also be willing to serve as a potential reference. In addition, this opportunity may enable students to develop a portfolio, listing the different reports produced for the Asian American Center.
Training and supervision: Training provided will include an overview of the office, its mission, core values, and function. Intern will be supervised by the GA and indirectly by the director. Additional training may need to be discussed as needed, particularly if it concerns training not currently provided by the department.
Logistics: Intern will share office space with other employees. If intern has own laptop this can be helpful.
Compensation: Unpaid internship. Student may wish to receive Co-op Internship credit.