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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 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: Student workers MUST have Work Study, either Pepperdine or Federal, in order to work in our office. Having been on an International Program/having International experience is highly recommended.

 

List of Open Positions for 2017-2018:

Intern to the IP Director

Duties:

Provide assistance to the IP Director on a variety of special projects including Global Learning Week. Special projects includes research for new initiatives, administrative tasks and other projects as assigned. This role coordinates the Global Learning Week Program. When not fulfilling special projects for the Director, this student role will support general office duties as assigned including providing customer service at the front desk. Assists with IP Orientations and other IP events as needed. Must attend all staff meetings.

  • Global Learning Week (GLW) Coordination
    • Co-creating theme
    • Oversee GLW marketing
    • Creating task timelines
    • Setting up meetings with various campus entities
    • Creating events
  • Research
    • Research new insurance policies
    • Research effectiveness of various study abroad models
    • Best practice research and benchmark against peer/aspirational colleges and universities
  • Assist in general office operations.
    • Answer phones and emails
    • Answer general questions from students and parents
    • Help at orientation and the Return
    • Assist other employees in the office
    • Filing
    • Open/Close office

Position works 8-15 hours per week. 10 hours per week on average. $13 per hour.

Application

  • Applications are due on 3/31 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.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact greg.muger@pepperdine.edu.

Global Health and Safety Intern (Reports to Director)

Duties:

Provide assistance to the IP Director on student safety and risk issues as well as provides support services for health topics. When not fulfilling these items for the Director, this student role will support general office duties as assigned including providing customer service at the front desk. Assists with IP Orientations and other IP events as needed. Must attend all staff meetings.

  • Coordinate International SOS services, training & support
    • Develop training materials
    • Coordinate registration for MyTrips & Travel Tracker for students, RAs and visiting faculty
    • Monitor travel entries
    • Enter Educational Field Trips for abroad programs
  • Research best practices in study abroad safety and health practices
    • Research new insurance policies
    • Research effectiveness of various study abroad safety and health management models
    • Best practice research and benchmarking against peer/aspirational colleges and universities
    • Co-create and send communications to students, staff and parents.
  • Assist in general office operations. (like a general student worker)
    • Answer phones and emails
    • Answer general questions from students and parents
    • Help at orientation and the Return
    • Assist other employees in the office
    • Filing
    • Open/Close office

Position works 8-10 hours per week. $13 per hour

Application

  • Applications are due on 3/31 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.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact greg.muger@pepperdine.edu.

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 2016-2017 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 8/17/17.
  • 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 good public speaker and communicator, able to speak 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 3/31 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.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact karl.kalinkewicz@pepperdine.edu

International Programs Graphic Design Intern

International Programs uses students to tell the story of our programs. The Graphic Design Intern will work directly with the Assistant Director to develop our marketing campaigns and communications, creating a variety of media that is used online and in print. This position helps to set the tone and look for our office for the year, and offers students a chance to work with partners on a diverse set of projects.

Duties:

  • You will create the majority of our graphic designs for our print, web, and social media projects.
  • You will work with the media team on outreach projects and communications to the student body.
  • You facilitate the annual IP Photo Contest during the first semester, and use the submissions to create a 2018 IP calendar.
  • You will create our courses books and summer programs pamphlets.
  • You will work with the front office coordinator to update our International Programs webpage.
  • The amount of hours per week varies, with the amount of product needed at the beginning of first semester making the work load more in August and September than during other times of the year.

Qualifications

  • You must have participated in one of our programs at some point during your Pepperdine career.
  • You must be able to start work on or before August 1st, 2017.
  • You must have a passion for IP and be excited to tell our story! Often times you will be communicating with other students to get their stories and communicate their experiences to our students.
  • You must have experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design tools. Web design experience is a plus, but not necessary.

Application

  • Applications are due on 3/31 by 5pm PST. Application for this position and other IP positions can be found here.
  • After submitting your application, you will be given an assignment with a deadline. You will need to complete that assignment to be considered for the position.
  • You will need to be available for an interview (Skype or FaceTime if you are currently abroad) between 3/27-4/7.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact karl.kalinkewicz@pepperdine.edu