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Internship Expectations

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Service: 

  • Provide an essential service to the College of Charleston by assisting the Office of New Student Program with transition programs for new students and families
  • Serving as a resource of information about the College and its various student services
  • Facilitating small group discussions among incoming students regarding topics of student resources, consent, diversity and various other topics
  • Instructing students in the use of e-mail and MyCharleston
  • Being a positive leader and role model to new students
  • Guiding students through the academic advising and registration process
  • Handling questions and referring new students and families to appropriate resources on campus
  • Assisting with the logistical details of Orientation


  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher (by the end of the Fall 2016 semester)
  • Have and maintain good conduct standards with no outstanding judicial sanctions
  • Excellent communication skills, dependability, tolerance, maturity, and professionalism
  • Knowledge of the College of Charleston campus, services, and technology
  • Excitement and pride for the College of Charleston and an interest in helping students and families have a positive transition experience.
  • Ability to work well with students, parents, peers, faculty, and staff
  • Willingness to interact with and lead both large and small groups of new students and families
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude while working with fellow interns, incoming students and families
  • Ability to work in a group setting as a team player and provide services needed by the Office of New Student Programs
  • Ability to separate personal situations from work environment


  • Present and maintain the values and professional image of the College and the Office of New Student Programs to new students, their families, faculty, staff and community members
  • Understand that the work is an essential service to the College of Charleston and the Office of New Student Programs.  The main expectation is to provide transition services to new students and families that the Office of New Student Programs need to be completed.
  • Interns can enroll in Maymester classes; Summer classes will conflict with Orientation.  The orientation internship is primary job and interns are expected to be available during work hours listed
  • Attend all training dates and professional development sessions
  • Work at all summer 2016 orientation sessions, summer Wednesday work sessions, August move-in weekend events, Welcome Week and the January 2017 orientation session
  • Meeting with the Director of Orientation in January 2017 for a job evaluation
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA through your employment
  • Maintain good conduct standards with no outstanding judicial sanctions

 Transferable Job Skills You Will Learn: 

  • Communication Skills (verbal and nonverbal)
  • Problem Solving
  • Independent Work
  • Multi-tasking
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service
  • Logistics/Planning
  • Group Facilitation
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Knowledge of Campus Resources
  • Conceptual Thinking, Planning and Execution
  • Professionalism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Interviewing 


  • $8.50 per hour for training, all Orientation sessions, all preparation and professional development sessions, Georgestock, Convocation and Welcome Week

  • Interns may work an estimated total of 40 hours per week during the summer orientations and 20 hours during the January orientation. Additional hours at the beginning of the academic year may be required

  • Interns are provided with uniforms, campus parking during orientation events, and a housing stipend (that can be used for on or off campus housing) during orientation if needed. Lunch during orientation is provided to interns at no charge in the Liberty Street Fresh Food Company. 

If you have questions regarding the internship, please e-mail Stephanie Auwaerter, the Director of Orientation.