Graduate Intern (Remote w pref in Ventura County & LA County)
Virtual Opportunity w preference for those based in the Ventura County & LA County
- Assist the Director of the Higher Ed Immigration Portal to coordinate a high school college counselor strategy group. The goal of this group will be to create a robust college counseling guide on how to support, advise, and build community with undocumented high school students.
- Update and help organize the high school college counselor directory and listserv; engage and answer email inquiries from college counselors. The goal is to eventually build enough K12 presence on the portal.
- Help to finalize the guide, publish it on the portal, and host a webinar with the counselors involved to discuss the importance of undocu-competent counselors for undocumented students.
- Support the Director with the rollout of a new portal newsletter. The goal of this newsletter is to provide partners, campus practitioners, and members with more specific and detailed resources available on the portal.
- Ongoing support on the private institutions tool.
- Co-develop tools and resources that can be shared with staff, students, departments and institutions in order to increase the capacity of institutions to admit, fund, and support undocumented graduate and professional students, including policy guides, templates, FAQs, funding opportunities, webinars, etc;
- Help coordinate student narratives to be shared on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal by identifying, supporting drafts, and uploading those narratives.
- Provide support for the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, by uploading effective practices and other materials.
- Assist with day-to-day operations of the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, such as providing logistical support for events and webinars, assist with scheduling, create surveys and collect responses, etc.
- Perform additional tasks as needed or required.
Qualifications & Requirements
- Our ideal candidate is a current student pursuing an advanced degree in social sciences, student affairs, education, or communications. Ability to work between 10 to 15 hours per week and have a set schedule during the work week.
- Strong writing, verbal, and presentation skills. Experience or willingness to help coordinate meetings, write reports, plan webinars, and/or update website content.
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, solve problems creatively, and collaborate effectively with colleagues, member institutions, partners, and Presidents’ Alliance team members.
- Time management and project management skills with the ability to prioritize work, deliver high-quality, accurate work, and meet multiple deadlines.
- Ability to conduct basic data analysis, visualization, database management. Experience with Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft/Google office products, Asana, Doodle and Canva.
- Professional and/or lived experiences within the immigrant communities. Empathy and excellence in working with impacted populations, diverse teams, and on complex collaborative projects.
Position Location & Structure
This part-time internship is a virtual independent contractor position, with preference for those based in the Ventura County area or Los Angeles County. The intern will be required to meet in person bi-weekly with the Director of Higher Ed Immigration Portal. Exact location of the meeting will be decided once hired. Independent contractors are not required to show I9 documentation, are not benefited employees, and are paid as vendors. The rate for the position is $18-20 per hour and it will run from September 2023 to May or June 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
How To Apply:
Applications should consist of a cover letter and a current resume. Please submit applications to Felecia Russell, email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open till filled.
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