International Programs Student Worker/Intern Positions

Was your IP experience life changing? Want to tell people about it? Want to help make it happen for others? Want to work in a fun, professional and fast-paced office environment? Come work for us!

 

For our office to run as smoothly as possible, we need a host of wonderful, passionate and hardworking student workers!

 

Below is a list of the positions we have available, as well as descriptions and examples of general work. Please apply, if you want to be a part of the International Programs experience!

PLEASE NOTE: IP strongly prefers student workers that have Work Study, either Pepperdine or Federal. Having been on an International Program/having International experience is highly recommended.

List of Open Positions for 2018-2019:

International Programs Ambassador Position

Our IP ambassadors are an integral part of our office. These exceptional students help us to spread the news about the incredible experiences offered through studying abroad, and help us to recruit and prepare students for their time away from the Malibu campus. We choose one ambassador to represent each program each year, and you work as a team with the other ambassadors and IP staff to advance the goals of the office.

Duties:

  • Ambassadors will work roughly 10 hours each week in various capacities
    • 5 hours each week in the IP office, meeting with students, covering the front desk, and working on various projects.
    • 1 hour weekly staff meeting, usually held on Wednesday mornings
    • Additional hours will fluctuate depending on events, student meetings, and other IP requirements.
  • You will organize and plan your program's booth at "The Return", rallying your program to come out and meet new Pepperdine students.
  • You will meet students and participate in panels and during New Student Orientation, raising awareness for our programs.
  • You will help prepare students by helping to lead our orientations, with the orientation for Spring programs occurring in November, Summer programs occurring on a Saturday in February, and Academic Year occurring in April.
  • You will organize events once a month for both your program alumni and freshmen who have been accepted to your program.
  • You will maintain a bi-weekly blog that is shared over social media, highlighting aspects of your program and giving students a peek into the culture they are about to engage.
  • You will help organize events during Global Learning Week to help our campus engage with the world around them.
  • You will help manage the social media presence for your program through Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets.
  • You will report to the Assistant Director of International Programs and often be assigned other duties and projects based on your strengths and the needs of the office.

Qualifications

  • You must have just spent part of the 2017-2018 academic year in one of our programs. Single semester students ARE eligible to apply.
  • You must be in good standing with you program and not be on disciplinary or academic probation.
  • You must be able to arrive to campus before NSO starts for training and help out in the office during NSO presentations. Arrival date for training is 8/17/18.
  • If you are working for HRL, SGA, PAC, PVC, or another leadership position on campus, we will accept your application, but we prefer to hire students without other commitments as we often have meetings and other responsibilities that overlap.
  • You must be a confident public speaker and communicator, able to work with students, parents, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
  • You must be able to manage a social media presence and engage with students through a variety of media.
  • Most of all, you must be in love with your program and able to share with prospective students about everything that makes your program great!

Application

  • Applications are due on 3/16 by 5pm PST. Application for this position and other IP positions can be found here.
  • You will need to be available for a Skype or FaceTime interview between 3/27-4/7.

 

Vital Documents Intern Position

The Vital Documents Intern supports the Assistant Director for Admissions and Preparations with processing all student vital documents, including passports, visas, health forms, and flight itineraries. He or she will handle crucial and highly confidential data and will assist with office correspondence and record keeping. The intern will learn about the preparation process for students studying abroad and receive training on Google Sheets and Forms and Pepperdine's PeopleSoft application system. They will also assist with any special projects around the office.

The Vital Documents Intern must show strong attention to detail, respect student privacy and remain focused when completing repetitive tasks. This intern must be either a junior or senior with study abroad experience. This internship requires federal or Pepperdine work study. Preferably, the intern will work six to ten hours a week.

Duties:

  • Process all student vital documents
  • Maintain office/student records
  • Assist with student correspondence
  • Special projects as assigned by the Assistant Director of Admissions

Qualifications

  • Strong focus in the midst of repetitive tasks
  • Attention to details
  • Comfort with data processing
  • Respect for confidentiality

Application

  • Applications are due on 3/16 by 5pm PST. Application for this position and other IP positions can be found here.
  • If you have any questions, please email Natalie.M.Forde@pepperdine.edu.

 

LANDED Club Convo Leaders (unpaid volunteer position)

What is Landed?

This convocation series is intended to help students find their voice after returning from abroad, to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of their study abroad experience and to equip students with resources to take their next steps. Living in a foreign country for a year or semester is filled with amazing, heart-breaking, thrilling, confusing and life-changing experiences, as all of us know. But what do we do with these things after we come back to Malibu? The next 6 weeks are a time to discuss, question, explore, explain and unpack these emotions and experiences, so students can use their year abroad as more than just Facebook memorabilia.

Landed Leader Role

This leadership role will be the discussion facilitator and ring leader of these intimate convo groups to instruct, listen and keep the group on track. You know your friends and you understand the program they traveled to, therefore you can give insight to where the conversation might lead. Keeping the conversation flowing and beneficial to everyone will be an important job.

Requirements for volunteer Landed leadership position

  • Able and willing to facilitate 6 weeks of the club convo
  • Be responsible in tracking attendance
  • Align your club convo with IP's mission and format for this series
  • Attend training and fill out club convo leader application
  • Be in consistent communication with IP regarding the club convo by responding
  • promptly to email and asking questions when needed
  • Send out weekly email communication to your group
  • Attend a debrief session after the 6 weeks have concluded

This is a volunteer position (unpaid)

If you do have any questions, please email international.programs@pepperdine.edu.