Community Development Intern

The Community Development Internship is a paid position which will provide you with a leadership experience to help build and connect with your Living Learning Community. Candidates are considered for an academic year appointment to a Living Learning Community. The functions of all Community Development Interns are the same, however, the manner in which functions are implemented may vary according to the assigned Living Learning Communities.

Why we need you

One of the pivotal factors that contribute to the success and overall experience of the Living Learning Community (LLC) are the students. Within each community, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events and activities created by their student leadership team made up of the Resident Assistant(s) and Community Development Intern. We need an organized, adaptable, and motivated individual like you to ensure the success of your LLC.

What you’ll do

Under the direct supervision of the Living Learning Community Coordinator, the Community Development Intern will perform the following tasks:

Community Building & Event Planning

  • Promote, develop, and implement events and initiatives relevant to the LLC
  • Encourage students to engage in LLC activities and programs to build community
  • Develop positive, respectful, and personal relationships with students
  • Implement the 9 Deliverable curriculum to meet all event planning requirements
  • Identify campus partners and stakeholders that directly benefit the LLC

Administration

  • Work independently and efficiently on all task assignments
  • Maintain an online archive of all files and work for the LLC to serve as a reference for future Community Development Interns.
  • Meet regularly with the LLC Coordinator
  • Work a minimum of 4 hours per week in an office hour space
  • Attend training sessions as assigned and weekly staff meetings

Communication

  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills for email correspondence and presentations, especially since most will be done virtually.
  • Collaborate with other Community Development Interns to establish and continuously contribute to the overall success of the LLC program
  • Establish an effective work relationship with the Resident Director, the Assistant Resident Director, the LLC RAs, and other stakeholders in order to effectively meet students’ needs

What makes you qualified

Skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to perform assigned functions. You must be a current student living in one of the Living Learning Communities for which you are applying. Previous leadership experience through participation in a formal organization is deemed helpful.

In order to support the academic success of our student staff, Residential Life conducts Grade Point Average and Enrollment Checks for all student employee positions. We may conduct these checks at the time of application and any time thereafter once the student has accepted a job offer.

For this position, candidates must have a 2.3 minimum cumulative GPA at the time of application, hire, and/or rehire (beginning of Fall Quarter of each academic year). First year students may use their high school or community college GPA.

Successful candidates must maintain full-time student status (12 units per quarter) during time of employment.

Looking for candidates with spunk, spirit and spice to grow and share their knowledge to advance the organization.

Summer training

Training is an integral part of this internship. Successful applicants are required to attend a summer training ahead of the quarter. Training is virtual from August 30 - September 3, and in person from Sept 8 until the beginning of the quarter. The time commitment will be about 10AM - 5PM daily. Interns will move onto campus early and room and board will be covered by Residential Life until the student’s fall quarter housing contract begins.

If you have questions about this please email livinglearning@orl.ucla.edu.

How much you’ll get paid

Up to 10 hours a week at $15.50/hr

Hiring timeline

Application opens: July 16, 2021
Application closes: July 27, 2021
Interviews will occur: August 2-6, 2021
Offers will go out by: August 16, 2021

How to Apply

https://sa.ucla.edu/Forms/p/TKWce

Questions?

Email livinglearning@orl.ucla.edu