Student Jobs and Internships
Black Male Scholars Student Assistant - Deadline extended to Wednesday, September 27th
UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
STUDENT ASSISTANT EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Resource Centers and the Advisory Board of the Black Male Scholars (BMS) Program, the Student Assistant for Retention Initiatives has responsibility for administering the day to day operations of the BMS programming efforts. The BMS program aims is to foster student engagement, develop a sense of belonging, and increase matriculation for African American/Black male students through a focus on community building, academic skill development, leadership, and overall well-being. The Student Assistant will learn more specifically about advising student groups, facilitating student development, program coordination, assessment, marketing, and student persistence and retention practices.
- Responsible for developing, planning and implementing BMS workshops as outlined in program overview.
- Responsible for the preparation of program logistics prior to program events; responsible for managing the execution of logistics on the day of event (ordering necessary materials, reserving rooms, leading setup and cleanup teams, etc.).
- Assessing and evaluating BMS member experiences and student success strategies that may contribute to retention and persistence to graduation.
- Responsible for managing the creation of marketing materials for promotion of program events (i.e., flyers, posters, etc.).
- Meeting with BMS group members individually as needed to provide one-on-one mentoring and guidance.
- Serving as a liaison between BMS student members and staff advisors, and establishing collaborative relationships with campus and community stakeholders.
- Preparing any documents/materials as necessary.
- Maintaining updated BMS student members contact list.
- Sending out weekly announcements, reports, resources and additional information that would be beneficial to BMS members.
- Conducting research on scholarships, academic success resources, and other services that would be beneficial for the academic success of BMS members.
- Performs a variety of general office duties, including answering phones, preparing correspondence, filing, sending faxes, etc.
- Responsible for attending all program events and managing of Scholars during program events (i.e., check-in, assistance with task assignments, etc.).
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student at California State University, Northridge. Graduate Student preferred with program emphasis in Counseling, Educational Administration, Psychology or Sociology.
Minimum one-year experience in a position that demonstrates the applicant has the skills necessary to perform the typical duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of student development/social work/counseling or related program theory; ability to apply counseling skills
- Knowledge of and ability to effectively use computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Ability to plan and coordinate events
- Ability to delegate and monitor the performance of student volunteers
- Ability to build the confidence of and gain cooperation from group members
- Ability to develop and maintain effective systems of organization
- Ability to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas in writing using standard principles of composition, as well as accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar
- Ability to both administer and follow verbal and written instructions
- Ability to work independently without close supervision
- Ability to work with and advise others in a team environment
- Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
- Ability to pay close attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
This position reports to the Assistant Director, Resource Centers for the University Student Union.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is generally performed in a temperature controlled office environment though some work may be performed out of doors in inclement weather conditions; ability to work effectively under pressure; public contact required.
Applications from qualified Work Study Students are encouraged.
Applicants for this position who submit a cover letter and resume in addition to the application will receive priority consideration.
The University Student Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual expression, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion or genetic information.
The Asian American Studies Pathways Project Intern (Paid) - Deadline: Friday, September 29
The Asian American Studies Pathways Project (AASPP) aims to increase student success and
foster a strong ethnic studies culture at CSUN through the following outcomes: 1) develop an
internship program to increase on-campus employment opportunities for students; 2) increase
knowledge of programs and resources vital to student recruitment and retention in AAS and the
other Ethnic Studies entities at CSUN; 3) enhance leadership and professional development of
students interested in AAS; 4) facilitate interaction, collaboration and networking among
students enrolled in AAS courses, AAS faculty both on- and off-campus, and community
members involved in off-campus ethnic studies projects; and 5) staff the Glenn Omatsu House,
formerly known as the Asian American Studies Activities Center, to increase activity and access
to support spaces for students interested in AAS specifically, and ethnic studies more broadly.
AASPP Intern (10 hours/week at $13-$15/hour)
• Must be at least sophomore standing and demonstrate a background in Asian American
Studies or related Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and/or Queer Studies
• Interest in social justice and in promoting greater welfare of on-campus and off-campus
Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
• Ability to work in team collaboratively and alone on self-initiated projects for AASPP
• Strong written and verbal communication skills (including public speaking)
• Experience working or volunteering for Asian American and/or Pacific Islander
community-based organizations and/or campus-based organizations or working on
student success initiatives
• Experience with mentoring or tutoring
• Familiarity with campus resources for students
• Preference will be given to Asian American Studies majors, double majors, and minors,
but community-oriented students with a background in related Ethnic Studies, Gender
and Women Studies, and/or Queer Studies courses are encouraged to apply.
• Word processing, spreadsheet, graphic design, audio/video recording, artistic talent,
interviewing and/or qualitative and quantitative research skills encouraged to apply.
• Staff Omatsu House on regular basis to provide mentoring and student support
• Organize AAS Department events, including Distinguished Lecture, AAPIA Heritage
Month, and related community-building events
• Research and record needs of AAPIA students at CSUN, including a Spring 2018 Needs
Assessment. Data to be used for advocacy and organizing reports and projects.
• Plan, organize, and implement student-initiated, sustained projects for AASPP, including
student workshops, outreach, mentoring/tutoring, and community-building activities.
• Attend on-campus (and where relevant off-campus) events and meetings to represent
AASPP and the interests of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and their
communities and to advance Ethnic Studies
• Publicize AASPP to campus community
• Create a website for AASPP and maintain CSUN AAS and CSUN AAPI Alumni
• Compile list of resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander students, including
internships and scholarships
• Coordinate activities with related campus units and centers (e.g., AS and EOP)
• Work with Pilipino Workers Center representatives in Spring 2018 who will be based out
of the Omatsu House
• Update and maintain existing AAS listserve or create new listserve
• Attend meetings with AASPP Coordinator and AAS Departmental Chair
• Report regularly on project progress to AASPP Coordinator
Submit a cover letter, resume, hours of availability, and the names and contact info for two references to Dr. Clement Lai, by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00PM. Interviews will be held on campus on Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th.
Must be available for mandatory AASPP retreat which will take place in January 2018. Possibility to continue work over Summer 2018
UCLA School of Law - Law Fellows Program - Deadline: October 20, 2017
The Law Fellows Program provides early academic development to high-potential undergraduate students and college graduates. To be eligible to participate, applicants must have at least a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA achieved at a four-year institution. The program focuses on participants’ academic development, with the objective of increasing their academic competitiveness for admission to law school. Our initiative is committed to ensuring equity, access, and excellence in legal education both in California and nationally. A strong preference is granted to applicants whose experiences reflect limited familial exposure to post-collegiate education, career opportunities, mentoring, and social support systems. Additional consideration is given to applicants who have overcome economic and/or educational hardships and challenges, or have come from, or demonstrated leadership experience in, economically or educationally underserved communities.
Law Fellows attend a series of monthly Saturday Academies held at UCLA School of Law in the winter and spring, where they are provided with mentoring, academic enrichment, and career development activities designed to de-mystify law school and the legal profession, and to present these objectives as viable options. Tentative Dates for 2018 Saturday Academies: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 14, & May 19. The program prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs and services, including:
• Professional-Level Instruction by Law School Faculty
• Personalized Juris Doctor (Law School) Action Plan
• Mentoring by Current UCLA Law Students
• Full Scholarship for one LSAT Preparation Course
• Presentations by Practicing Attorneys and Leaders in the Law Community
• Admissions, Financial Aid, and LSAT Workshops
• Legal Research Primer by Law Library Staff
• Follow-Up Activities and Counseling until Law School Matriculation
Deadline: October 20, 2017
Submit application to:
UCLA School of Law
Academic Outreach Resource Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
For more information, contact the Academic Outreach Resource Center Phone: (310) 794-4157; Fax: (310) 794-8840;
Student Assistant Position for the CSUN Sociology Department - Deadline: Not provided
Student Assistant Position for the CSUN Sociology Department
To support the staff and faculty of the Sociology Department
Work Study student preferred
Able to perform supervised routine and non-routine tasks that require training and specialized skills
Able to communicate and interact positively and effectively with faculty, staff, and students
Able to develop and assist with projects that contribute to improving operations and procedures
Able to function autonomously and work towards reasonably set deadlines
Able to speak, read, and write English fluently
Familiar with word processing and telephone reception
Possess sound judgement and strong organizational skills
Answering phones and greeting office visitors
Using computer to type letters, develop forms and publications, and assist with the maintenance of the department webpage
Performing clerical duties including filing, copying, and running errands
Making signs and posters for the department
Sorting department mail
Being familiar with the programs, services, policies, and procedures of the department and college
Completing all tasks in an accurate, prompt, and thorough manner
Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume, and Fall 2017 class schedule to Geraldine Perez at .
If there is a potential match between our hiring needs and your qualifications you will be contacted.
Summer Internship in Mayor's Office of Public Engagement - Los Angeles, CA
The Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement (MOPE) is the result of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s vision for an inclusive, transparent, accountable and responsible city government. MOPE acts as a point of coordination for dialogue between the Mayor’s Office and the diverse constituents and communities of Los Angeles.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW
An internship in MOPE provides the opportunity for students to help organize, produce, and staff various events to create opportunities for the Mayor and his residents to engage with one another. Interns will experience the exciting day-to-day operations and mechanisms of working in a unique department within the Mayor’s Office, while closely learning how policy affects a community and its residents. Interns are encouraged to take on leadership roles and special projects as skills progress and share event and program ideas at weekly meetings.
Examples of events and programs organized by MOPE include:
Official Appearances – where the Mayor may speak, preside, present, or receive
Neighborhood Walks – where the Mayor walks around a neighborhood to inform the community on issues and connect Angelenos with City Hall
Office Hours – where the Mayor and Senior Officials hear the concerns of constituents and implement resolutions
Constituent Services, Mayor’s Help Desk, Mayor’s Mobile Help Desk – handles one-on-one constituent complaints, concerns and suggestions, essentially serving as the customer service arm of the Mayor’s Office
Mayor’s Youth Council, Government 101 and Civic University – programs designed to close the gap between public knowledge and how Los Angeles City Government works to empower constituents to effectively influence government
Interns also assist workers in two departments within MOPE: Constituent Services and Area Representation
Constituent Service Representatives assist the Mayor in aiding the public through problem solving by fielding complaints or suggestions. CSR’s then communicate with, mediate between and/or refer constituents to the appropriate person or city department to bring about “a resolution or a good reason why not.”
Area Representatives are tasked with issue-based problems and concerns which affect communities-at-large. AR’s are assigned to six main planning areas: Central, West LA, Eastside, South Los Angeles, Valley and Harbor. Dubbed “the face of the Mayor in the community,” AR’s organize, represent or staff the Mayor at a variety of events, as well as meet regularly with stakeholders, community leaders and businesses.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES
An internship in MOPE enables interns to:
Personally assist and network with professionals with years of experience in the government and a range of other fields
Network with a diverse group of students from a variety of colleges and universities
Participate in the weekly Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series with speakers like Rich Llewellyn, Legal Counsel to the Mayor and
Shadow Area Representatives from MOPE to help with a variety of events and field work, such as:
Canvassing neighborhoods to raise awareness on issues like soil contamination from a nearby battery plant
Staffing a Neighborhood Council BBQ at the Getty House, the Mayor’s official residence
Volunteering at National Night Out, an event that promotes police-community partnerships
Receive training from the Constituent Services Team on Office Management Systems for data documentation and logging of constituent cases
Assist Constituent Service Representatives at the Mayor’s Help Desk by helping constituents with complaints, concerns, or suggestions
Lead various long-term projects, with current/past projects including:
Updating the office’s social media presence and highlighting staff and local businesses
Writing grants in order to obtain funding for MOPE programs
Organizing a college fair attended by the Mayor and financial aid officers
Planning programming for the Mayor’s Youth
Interns must be undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates of a two- or four-year college, university, or vocation school
Ideal candidates must be able to:
Display a record of academic achievement
Demonstrate a commitment to public service
Work in a fast-paced environment
Candidates must also maintain a high standard of ethics and integrity in a work environment
Internship candidates should send a resume, writing sample and cover letter (detailing interest in the internship) to and cc . The subject title should say, “Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement: Internship Opportunity”. For additional questions, please use the above e-mails.
Success Coach Program - Peer Mentor Program - Deadline: Ongoing
The Office of Student Involvement and Development (OSID) is a department comprised of two learning centered offices/spaces: Student Development, and the Matador Involvement Center, and together they support an overall departmental mission:
The Office of Student Involvement and Development exists to develop and support students in becoming engaged members and successful graduates of the CSUN community. Through purposeful co-curricular programming, advocacy, and advisement, the Office of Student Involvement and Development familiarizes students with the campus and its resources, fosters social connections and campus pride, provides opportunities for involvement and leadership development, and cultivates students’ passion to positively impact their communities.
Through active collaboration with our faculty, staff, and students, the Office of Student Involvement and Development supports students in the completion of their educational and personal goals; promotes cultural awareness and understanding of individual differences; and inspires lifelong commitment to learning, service and California State University, Northridge.
The CSUN Office of Student Involvement and Development: Connecting, Developing and Celebrating our Students!
Under general to limited supervision, Peer Mentors for the Office of Student Involvement & Development (OSID) are responsible for the execution of the Peer Mentor Program activities for incoming first-year students. A detailed description of the Peer Mentor Program is available at the end of this packet.
Student staff will assist professional staff to support this program, as well as general office/departmental functions year-round.
- Meet with assigned mentees
- Document progress and attendance on mentees/mentee groups through evaluations/assessments provided.
- Encourage mentee success through articulation of university policies, reminders and deadlines
- Communicates regularly with mentees, peer mentor group and program coordinator
- Use critical thinking skills to address mentee concerns/questions
- Work with multiple information sources, data-tables, rosters, etc.
- Coordinate mailings and notifications to students and fellow student staff members
- Assists overall office customer service (phone, online, in-person)
- Basic desktop publishing skills
- Familiarity with technology as it relates to Personal Computer (PC) and/or Apple computers and smart devices.
- Familiarity with Operating Systems for both Microsoft and Apple platforms including applications utilized for online research and the creation of documents, spreadsheets, publications, presentations, emails, etc.
- Good customer service
- General knowledge with utility and functionality of basic office equipment (copy, fax, phone)
- Openness to learn
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
*maintained throughout entire time of service
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior academic standing
Demonstrable knowledge of the following:
- Knowledge of group and individual mentoring processes
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (incl. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook or other email/calendaring platforms).
Demonstrable ability to do the following:
- Clearly express ideas and directions verbally and in writing
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, staff, administrators, and the general public.
- Interpret and apply University rules and regulations
- Recognize multicultural value systems and work accordingly
- Ability to lift 40 lbs. unassisted
- Proficient in the use of, (or ability to quickly learn) technological devices including computer applications (incl. MS word, Excel, PowerPoint), Projectors, Radio Head-sets and the like.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Ability to access and communicate well via email, telephone, and MOODLE/Canvas interfaces.
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to communicate well via e-mail, telephone and Moodle
- Attend all training sessions
- Arrive on time (or in some cases early) to events;
- Be able to work in a multi-faceted and diverse environment;
- Be available for office hours (will vary depending on projects);
- Effective oral and written communication skills
Areas concerning eligibility, hours of work, the classification for student employees, and salary are in alignment with the University’s Office of Human Resources (HR) and the ‘Student Assistant / Work-Study Student Compensation Plan’. More information can be accessed at any time online at: http://www.csun.edu/careers/student-assistant-compensation-plan.
Classification: Student Assistant Level II
Jobs assigned to Level II receive general supervision; however, the job involves a broad variety of skilled tasks which may require previous experience, education, or specialized skills. Frequently, jobs at this level will include the responsibility or the application of independent judgment and decision making. Jobs at this level should be those which may require previous education or experience or those which work most independently with considerable authority for independent action.
At this time, Peer Mentors (or student assistant II per HR) are $12 per hour. Per review of job performance (annually or semi-annually) Peer Mentor will be considered for salary increases.
Term of Employment:
This is a one-academic-year position with extensions upon successful evaluations.
- Position Starting Date: July 2017
- Position Ending Date: Late May 2018
(Dates depending on various factors including the start and conclusion of each semester)
Hours of Work:
Generally, Peer Mentors will work 10 hrs/week, during which time they are in classes, and 20 hours during times they are not in classes. Typically, that assumes:
- January – May (10 hrs/week)
- September – December (10 hrs/week)
Weekly in-office work schedules can be arranged between 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday- Friday
- After-hours and weekend work will be required (5 hrs/week, between 6:00am –10:00pm, Sunday-Saturday—as scheduled between mentor and mentee)
- Applicant should be aware that time-off may be limited, except for recognized campus closures and holiday breaks
- Applicants will receive priority registration for subsequent semesters worked so as to enable them flexibility to attend mandatory office meetings, etc.
* *Student assistant(s) may be hired to assist Program Coordinator with program logistics. Student assistant(s) will have the same classification level, but with elevated administrative responsibilities. Student assistant(s) will be eligible to work up to 20 hours a week, at the rate of $12 an hour.
Per HR, the following information more fully explains the guidelines which must be adhered to as a student employee on campus:
1. Generally, students shall be given a 15-minute break during a 4-hour shift, and at least a 30-minute break for lunch during a 5 to 6-hour shift. The 15-minute break is paid time; the 30-minute lunch is unpaid time. The 15-minute break cannot be accumulated for lunch and cannot alter the normal work schedule.
2. The CSU policy restricts student assistant work time. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service guidelines for student assistants to remain exempt from social security and Medicare deductions, limits their normal working hours to 20 during the school year. An exception is allowed during winter inter-session, spring break, and summer session, or if the hours exceed 20 for a short period of time and infrequently. The CSU policy states that it is permissible for student assistants to work up to 30 hours in a week when enrolled in classes, only under emergency or other unusual situations. Exceptions to this policy require approval of the Financial Manager (MPP Administrator) in each department or College. While the exception may be granted on an emergency basis, frequent use of the exception will result in Human Resources review and contact with the department and/or college.
Peer Mentor Program Description
The mission of the *Success Coach Program (working title) is to promote the success, persistence, and motivation of new students throughout the year. This program is designed specifically to retain students who are at risk of not persisting through personal support and peer mentorship efforts. A variety of workshops, social gatherings, and university sponsored events will be highlighted for students to embrace the academic, social, and cultural environments of the university. The Success Coach Program will help first year students become more acclimated to student life while raising awareness on the educational expectations of the university, in an effort to encourage academic persistence.
The Success Coach Program is housed in the Office of Student Involvement and Development, and coordinates with other departments in order to better serve CSUN students. Coaches will be students of sophomore, junior or senior class level who have been trained to support first-year participants (mentees). Individual and group meetings between mentor and mentee will be implemented to promote success and support and to ensure that personal goals are being created, implemented and met by mentees.
TO APPLY VISIT: www.csun.edu/osid/csun-mentorship-program