The Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference offers internship opportunities for undergraduate students interested in learning more about student affairs work in higher education. This experience might be of particular interest to students who are already actively involved in some area of student life on their campuses, such as residential living, student government, peer mentoring, or campus programming. Third and fourth year students who have demonstrated experience as collaborative leaders or programmers on their respective campuses, enjoy working with diverse student populations, and possess strong organizational skills should consider this one-day experience at a regional professional conference.
Students who are selected will participate in an interesting and informative day of learning and networking designed to provide helpful insight into the many career opportunities within the student affairs profession. In addition to assisting with administrative tasks such as greeting attendees and helping out with on-site conference logistics, the interns will also have a chance to attend sessions and participate in roundtable discussions. Interns’ conference registration fees will be covered through the DVSAC scholarship fund.
Here's what the selection committee will be looking for from participants:
- Expressed interest in the field of Student Affairs
- Demonstrated experience as a collaborative campus leader/programmer
- Demonstrated initiative, organization skills, and strong written and oral communication skills
- Interest in gaining introductory knowledge of a variety of focus areas within student affairs, including mission of the profession, graduate school preparation, and the world of assistantships
- Ability to manage minor administrative tasks: greeting attendees, assisting with on-site conference logistics, confirming IT support services in meeting rooms as requested
- Commitment to attending and assisting with the day-long DVSAC program