Student Affairs Graduate Intern, University of Utah Asia Campus

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The University of Utah Asia Campus Student Affairs team will be offering two Graduate Internships for Summer 2021.  Successful candidates will be able to complete their internship remotely or in-person, depending on travel restrictions and university policy in April/May 2021.

Job Summary 

The Graduate Intern will work closely with the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC), located in South Korea, on the various functional areas comprising student life. This position includes developing targeted programming for the student body, facilitating training and leadership education for student leaders, creating and implementing assessment plans to help the University reach our learning outcomes, and helping with the acculturation and integration of international students. This position offers a unique opportunity to experience a wide-breadth of higher education in an international setting through targeted projects across functional areas of the Division of Student Affairs. 

COVID-19 note 

  • Successful candidates will be able to complete their internship remotely. 
  • Travel to South Korea will be dependent on COVID-19 protocols and university travel policies as of April/May 2021. 
  • If university policy permits travel, graduate interns will need to comply with all Korean entry regulations, including mandated testing and a two-week quarantine. 

The Graduate Intern will select one or two areas under the UAC Division of Student Affairs (see below) to work under and specialize in. The options include: 

  • Assessment – Create, develop, and implement ongoing evaluation of student learning outcomes and programs. Complete a qualitative analysis of experiential learning reflection essays. 
  • Orientation – Assist with the enrollment and introduction of incoming students to the University of Utah Asia Campus. The intern will work with orientation student leaders to plan a dynamic schedule during orientation and follow-up activities for students to learn more about University life. 
  • Learning Abroad Students – Assist with the acculturation and integration of learning abroad students from the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
  • Residence Life – Assist in the Residence Life program through support of Resident Advisors and working with the Housing office. Assess and develop the Resident Advisor Training for Fall 2021. 
  • Student Organizations – Support student organizations to build leadership development opportunities, in addition to dynamic programs for the student organizations. 
  • Career and Internship Development Center– Assist with creating and planning programs, services, and operations of the center. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and learning outcomes 
  • Experience working with diverse communities with respect and consideration for all identities, perspectives, and differences 
  • Expressed interest and experience in assessment and program learning outcome development 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate dialogue and other professional presentations 
  • Effective communication (oral, written, Zoom), including essential administrative and organizational skills 
  • Graphic design experience is a plus, but not required 


  • Graduate student in a related degree-granting program. Experience and expressed interest in higher education, international education, or counseling fields is preferred. 
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required. 


  • Expressed interest in higher education research and assessment, international students, and demonstrated knowledge of current trends and best practices in student affairs. 
  • Experience with multicultural and social justice education, leadership, and peer mentoring programs. 
  • Working knowledge of international higher education systems 
  • Experience working or volunteering in South Korea is preferred, but not required. 

Benefits (*if travel to Korea is permissible*) 

  • Furnished on-campus housing 
  • Round trip airfare to Seoul (up to $1500) 

Start Date – End Date 

  • Start May (negotiable) 
  • End date Mid-August (negotiable) 
  • The internship will last no longer than 89 days 
  • Expected to work at least 35 hours/week 

To apply: 

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Kevin D’Arco ( 

There are two (2) summer positions available at the University of Utah Asia Campus. 

Applications will be accepted until February 4, 2021. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Zoom.