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The Asian American Resource Center is seeking motivated undergraduate and graduate student interns. If you desire to use your skills and experience to support the center, we encourage you to apply for an internship.

Requirements

Candidate must be an NIU student; have the ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary; demonstrate evidence of leadership and communication skills; exhibit sensitivity and ability to work with diverse populations; and present the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships. It's preferred that the candidate has experience with student organizations, has knowledge of campus resources and related cultural experience.

Applications will be accepted until position(s) are filled. NIU is an EEO/AA employer.

Positions Available

The center actively builds collaborative relationships with numerous campus departments and student organizations to provide diverse educational, cultural and social activities. These programs raise awareness about various Asian American cultures and heritages and serve as an avenue for students to interact with faculty, staff, community members and each other. Help plan events to be hosted at the center.

Includes evening hours and occasional weekends.

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Flyers, handbills, informational pieces and PowerPoint presentations are used regularly by the center and require a marketing intern's creativity! The marketing ntern will be asked to design marketing materials to be used by the center. Intern may be asked to work with a marketing team and/or individually.

May include evening hours and occasional weekends.

Position Title: Marketing

Location: Asian American Resource Center

Supervisor: Director

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.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Leadership: Develop marketing tools for the department (brochures, flyers, handbills, identifiers, etc).
  2. Administration: Establish familiarity with media protocols, use of identifiers, logos etc. Establish system for staff to make marketing requests. Need to be able to use adobe photo shop and other software.
  3. Programming: Host at least one program at the Asian American Center in collaboration with residence Hall CA's, student organizations, or departments.
  4. Communication: The successful candidate needs to effectively communicate weekly updates and report marketing ideas and activities.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Para-professional Development: Student will participate in para-professional training; develop and submit an updated transition manual/work portfolio.
  8. Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements

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 committee work and project based. Working hours will include some evening work and occasional weekend. The intern's own study schedule will be considered wherever possible.

Internship benefits: This is a great opportunity for a student to gain and apply marketing 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.

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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 Resource Center

Supervisor: Director

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.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Leadership: Coordinate and conduct NIU Tabling Events. Assist with periodic high school visits and coordinate NIU student interaction with high school students.
  2. 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.
  3. Communication: The successful candidate needs to effectively communicate weekly updates and report progress.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. Para-professional Development: Student will participate in Para-professional training; develop and submit an updated transition manual/work portfolio.
  7. Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements

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.

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Website Intern will be asked to assist with website design and maintenance. Responsibilities will include: work with a website development team, design and maintain website according to departmental guidelines, input information to keep website current, assist with monthly audits to insure accuracy and currency of website, report center’s computer and technological needs.

Includes some evenings and occasional weekend days.

Position Title: Technology & Website

Location: Asian American Resource Center

Supervisor: F. Michelle Bringas

Internship Period: Fall & Spring

Hours Required: 10 hours per week. Flexible hours. Internship includes some evenings and occasional weekend days.

Academic Credit: Earning academic credit is an option; student will need to work this out with his/her major. Co-op Internship credit is also available through Career Services.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Leadership: Intern’s primary leadership responsibility will be in developing and maintaining the departmental web page. Intern will design and maintain website according to departmental guidelines, input information to keep website current, assist with monthly audits to insure accuracy and currency of website, report center’s computer and technological needs. The successful candidate should be creative and innovative in suggesting new solutions and ideas for the website to make it more user-friendly and attractive for students, visitors, and their parents. Ideally, intern will be comfortable with creating and including strategic web design tools on the webpage (utilizing new media/social media, pop-ups, etc). Developing a vision of how the department could utilize technology more effectively in the future.
  2. Administration: Intern will be responsible for conducting monthly web site audits, submitting weekly reports, and attending technology quarterly review meetings.
  3. Programming: Host at least one program at the Asian American Center in collaboration with residence Hall CA’s, student organizations, or departments.
  4. Communication: Intern will need to set up an effective communications system with Asian American student organizations, Graduate Assistant, and relevant staff members to acquire necessary information to keep the web page current. The successful candidate needs to be a good team worker, communicating how and what he/she is working on effectively to an audience not familiar with technology. The person should also be willing to teach other staff and students how to work on the website themselves. As a result, he/she may also be asked to put together a user manual to enable staff to work on the website.
  5. Team work: Intern will be required to participate in departmental activities such as weekly staff meetings, NIU open houses, outreach events and office coverage when applicable.
  6. 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).
  7. Para-professional Development: Student will participate in para-professional training; develop and submit an updated transition manual/work portfolio.
  8. Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements

Knowledge and skills in web page design; word processing skills; HTML; CSS; and java script

Expectations: 10 hours per week. Flexible hours. Internship includes some evenings and occasional weekend days. Intern will be required to participate in departmental activities such as weekly staff meetings, NIU open houses, outreach events and office coverage when applicable.

Internship benefits: This would be a great opportunity for a student with web design experience to gain applied work experience. This internship may also possibly qualify for independent study credit (subject to approval by the Department of Computer Science). The director would also be willing to serve as a potential reference. In addition, this opportunity may enable students to develop a portfolio, outlining the different areas they assisted in. later on for work application and similar.

Training and supervision: Training provided will include an overview of the office, its mission, core values, and function. Participation in two Cascade workshops will be necessary. Intern will be supervised by the director. Additional training may need to be discussed as needed, particularly if it concerns technology training not currently provided by Asain American Center.

Logistics: Intern will share office space with other employees. If intern has own laptop this can be helpful.Internship includes some evenings and occasional weekend days.

Compensation: Unpaid internship. Student may wish to receive Co-op Internship credit.

Apply