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Intern UCO Details

Program Goals:

  1. To provide students an intellectually challenging, professional-level, internship that connects with their fields of study and career goals.
  2. To give students the opportunity to apply knowledge and enhance skills while engaging in real-life work assignments leading to transformative learning.
  3. To provide students the opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues under the mentorship of a university faculty member or staff.
  4. To provide the departments with a highly motivated, academically trained, and focused student employee to work toward attainment of specific departmental or university initiatives.
  5. To give students opportunities to maximize their learning and earning opportunities while enrolled at UCO.
  6. To enhance students’ post-graduation employability by giving them professional-level work experience.

 

Funding:

  1. Funding has been provided by Student Affairs and a federal grant (STLR) for positions for the 2017/18 academic year.
  2. Positions will be funded 50% by STLR (up to a maximum of $1600 per year) and 50% by the department for one academic year.
  3. Students receiving an Intern UCO position and Federal Work Study allotment must use the Federal Work Study allotment first, with the remainder of the budget coming from the Intern UCO budget.

 

Salary: Interns will earn $10 per hour.

 

Responsibilities of the Administrator/Mentor:

  1. The faculty/staff mentor must be full-time UCO employee to serve as the internship supervisor.
  2. Read and adhere to the STLR Supervisor expectations at http://www.uco.edu/central/tl/stlr/details/project-expectations.asp
  3. Submit an application to request funding for an Intern UCO position.
  4. Post the Intern UCO student position, and conduct competitive interviews with qualified applicants.
  5. Complete HR and Intern UCO hiring paperwork.
  6. Complete the Transformative Learning (STLR) training through the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning (6 hours).
  7. Complete the mandatory Intern UCO supervisor orientation
  8. Develop, mentor, supervise, guide, and evaluate your Intern UCO student.
  9. Complete a mid-year and end-of-the-year evaluation and review with the student and Intern UCO programming staff, including evaluation of their final project(s) using the STLR rubric(s).

 

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Student must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) as a regular, degree-seeking student at UCO and have a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.
  2. Students view departmental positions through HireBronchos, the Career Services online job posting system through UCONNECT, or through jobs.uco.edu.
  3. Applicants submit application materials through the UCO Jobs site.
  4. Applicants interview for Intern UCO positions with the intern supervisor.
  5. Applicants commit to a one-year position (August−May).
  6. Students may only work in one Intern UCO position at a time.

 

Responsibilities of the Selected Interns:

  1. Participate in August retreat and monthly Intern UCO cohort meetings and individual meetings with his or her supervisor.
  2. Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and 6 credits of enrollment.
  3. Complete HR and Intern UCO hiring paperwork
  4. Complete mid-year and end-of-year evaluations
  5. Reflect on internship experience through the Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR)
  6. Present about your internship project and experience at the end-of-year Showcase

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