Pomona College is a private, liberal arts college located in Claremont, California. The College has approximately 1,670 students and offers 48 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) advises, prepares, and supports students at all stages of the study abroad process. Pomona College offers 63 programs in 36 countries across a range of subject areas and geographic regions.
The OSA at Pomona College seeks a graduate intern to work 20+ hours per week in order to assist with administrative support for the office. This position offers a graduate student an opportunity to gain valuable experience in communications, administration, and international education.
The primary role of the graduate intern will be to assist with the coordination of the Office of Study Abroad’s student outreach, communications, application, and orientation processes.
Depending on office needs and the graduate intern’s skills and interests, tasks may include:
Assist with the administrative duties of the application and orientation processes.
Design, produce, and edit promotional, informational, and program materials.
Coordinate the OSA’s social media and web presence.
Collect student stories to feature on the OSA blog.
Coordinate an annual publication of stories and photos from students abroad.
Maintain the study abroad library and resources.
Compile data on study abroad participation to inform reporting and strategic planning.
Other communications and event projects in conjunction with the OSA staff.
Other duties as assigned.
To assist with the tasks, the intern will be expected to:
Learn about the various study abroad programs, policies, and procedures in order to help answer student inquiries.
Participate in office meetings and other relevant campus trainings.
Study abroad, significant intercultural experiences such as international living experience, or intercultural U.S. experience.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Familiarity with social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook).
Effective, accurate, and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, and phone skills.
Ability to follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions as needed for clarification of projects, tasks, duties, and assignments.
Attention to detail and good at multi-tasking.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Computer proficiency and knowledge of basic Microsoft Office software.
Must be a current graduate student making progress towards a graduate degree during the period of the assistantship to be eligible.
Preferred Dates and Expected Time Commitment
The internship dates will be from August 16 to December 17, 2021, and from January 10 to May 13, 2022. The time commitment will be 20+ hours per week. Preference will be given to applicants for the academic year. While we aim for the work to take place in-office, due to the uncertainty of current health, safety, and operational circumstances, we will also consider applicants who are able to work remotely.
To apply, please email a cover letter, résumé, dates of availability, a short writing sample, and a list of three professional and/or academic references to Lindsey Kogasaka by May 24. Please see contact information below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the internship will remain open until filled.
Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practices and in admission of students to educational programs and activities, in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws.
About Pomona College
Pomona College is a private, liberal arts college located in Claremont, California. The College has approximately 1,670 students and offers 48 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) advises, prepares, and supports students at all stages of the study abroad process. Pomona College offers 62 programs in 37 countries across a range of subject areas and geographic regions.