Student Jobs and Internships
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