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Outreach Intern

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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Do you like helping your fellow Penn State students? Are you someone who can be enthusiastic, outgoing, while promoting a fantastic resource on Penn State's campus? Then check out this position for the 2021-202 school year!!

Penn State Career Services seeks undergraduate students interested in a paraprofessional, leadership, and part-time paid employment opportunity providing student outreach. Outreach Interns will serve as Career Services ambassadors and provide quality support and outreach for the Center and its constituencies. Outreach Interns will primarily participate in Career Services outreach, presentation and tabling events, to confidently market our services to specific student populations. In addition, Outreach Interns will assist the office with survey and focus group efforts to better understand the career development needs of Penn State students. The Career Services Outreach Team is particularly focused on serving the needs of underrepresented students, and successful candidates for this position should be able to show a demonstrated interest in advocating for these student populations. Outreach Interns will also provide team member support for special events and lead various administrative duties as needed. Applications will be reviewed starting 6/15 and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will need to complete online training modules to prepare them for the position. Candidates should provide a resume to apply for this position.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to be enthusiastic in telling students about what Career Services has to offer

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional time management and reliability

  • Willingness to try new things, and be creative

  • ALL majors encouraged to apply - no prior knowledge of career services is necessary

  • ALL degree levels considered, assuming you will be a registered student for the 2021-2022 school year

  • Demonstrated interest in advocating for underrepresented students

  • Able to dedicate roughly 10 hours per week

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote Penn State Career Services to undergraduate students

  • Educate your peers about Career Services resources and help them to achieve their career goals

  • Present brief Career Services orientations in classrooms and for student organizations and educate students about the office at tabling events around campus

  • Act as liaisons to various academic units and administrative offices on campus, particularly those that serve special student populations

  • Propose ideas from a student perspective

  • Assist in the training/hiring of future Outreach Interns

  • Communicate personal areas of interest to influence project assignments and opportunities

  • Attend regular Outreach Team meetings

  • Administrative duties as assigned that assist in our outreach activities

For more information about this position, please contact Lesley Jackson, Student Outreach Coordinator, LAW177@psu.edu

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

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