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Graduate Student Internships

2024-2025 Graduate Internships


Graduate internships within Rutgers Residence Life are directly linked to the College Student Affairs (CSA) program in the Graduate School of Education.


All graduate interns must successfully clear a background check prior to your move-in. This is a live-on position that includes participation in the on campus duty rotation. Please note that you will need a valid driver’s license and successfully complete Defensive Driving training prior to your time on duty.

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Compensation


Positions are available for a 1-year appointment, with the possibility for extensions for the following academic year. The compensation for the role includes:

  • A yearly stipend of $10,000 allocated every other week from start to end date of your work agreement
  • 50 block meal plan per semester
  • A furnished on-campus apartment
  • Tuition remission for the cost of in-state general graduate credit hours for a maximum of 42 credits to complete the CSA program (per Fall/Spring academic year)
    • Higher professional school tuition or credit hours above the yearly maximum of the CSA program will not be covered
    • You will be responsible for all student fees and insurance
    • Tuition is credited directly to your student account, based upon proof of registration

Time of Appointment: This position has a start date of 7/29/2024 and concludes on 5/31/2025.

Priority will be given to students pursuing the College of Student Affairs Program through the Graduate School of Education. Please refer back to our webpage in April 2024 to see if will be having a recruitment process for non-CSA applicants.

Where Are They Now?


Working for Residence Life provides an immersive experience that equips you for any professional challenge. Former staff members have developed the tools to gain leadership positions in residence life, leadership and experiential learning, social justice education, student affairs, academic advising, and other areas within higher education. Many have also found time and encouragement to pursue terminal degrees. Read more about some of our former colleagues and their Rutgers experience:

 

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Michael S. Brown Jr.

Assistant Dean
Rutgers School of Engineering

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Kara Uhrich

Director, Center for Academic Success
Lehigh University

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Ian Christopher D. Ulep

Case Management
University of San Diego

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Sean Dowd

Senior Associate Dean of Students
New Jersey Institute of Technology

 

National Network


Rutgers Residence is a nationwide family and growing! Our staff have continued on to positions in 25 of our nation’s 50 states and have worked for institutions such as: Columbia University, Brown University, Bucknell University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of California – Los Angeles, University of California – San Diego, New York University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Temple University, Lafayette College, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, Florida International University.

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Our Community


You’ll find that our community, comprised of the city of New Brunswick and Piscataway Township, is both dynamic and diverse. There are a number of university and community experiences both on and off-campus. Rutgers-New Brunswick is rich with arts and culture ranging from performance art theaters to museums and more. Downtown, you’ll find the finest national and international performing artists at the New Brunswick State Theatre and Stress Factory Comedy Club.

Also located near campus is the city’s New Jersey Transit train station with access many popular destinations such as New York City, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and Newark Liberty International Airport. For those who love the great outdoors, New Brunswick/Piscataway also offers tranquil landscapes such as the Rutgers Ecological Preserve, the George H. Cook Farm and Rutgers Gardens featuring a fresh and seasonal Farmer’s Market.

Be sure to explore what the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus has to offer through a virtual tour. Next, take a closer look into our four residential campus communities. Discover all the attractions and destinations offered at Rutgers-New Brunswick!

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Types of Graduate Internships


Graduate Internship for Staff Selection and Training

The Graduate Intern for Recruitment and Staff Selection reports directly to the Recruitment and Selection Coordinator and indirectly to the Associate Director for Recruitment, Selection, Training and Development. This intern is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the RA staff recruitment and selection process, standby RA coordination, and other departmental administrative projects and committee work. This intern will gain exposure and experience with record keeping, assessment, public speaking, and process management. In addition, they will serve on team of administrators responsible for creating and implementing long term goals and recommendations for student staff recruitment, selection, and development.

Graduate Internship for Residence Education

The Graduate Intern for Residence Education at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Department of Residence Life, will report directly to the Associate Director for Residence Education. The primary responsibilities of this position include advising the Living-Learning Community Advisory Council, supporting the selection process for undergraduate LLC residential mentors, assisting in the LLC member recruitment process, implementing LLC mentor training programs, conducting assessment projects for LLCs such as survey development and focus group sessions, working on projects and committees related to residence education, recruitment, and staff development. Additionally, this position supports the department’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by supporting social justice education initiatives, creating diversity training sessions, and participating in initiatives that promote cross-cultural and intercultural experiences.

The intern will gain exposure and experience with assessment projects, website maintenance, and researching best practices, serving on a team of administrators responsible for creating and implementing short and long-term goals and recommendations for effective practices related to residence education.

Assistant Residence Life Coordinator 

The A-RLC reports directly to a Residence Life Coordinator for a given building or campus area. The main areas of responsibility include the advisement of Hall Government (leadership development and recruitment of students), departmental committee involvement, the development and implementation of the Resident Assistants’ programming plans (including budget planning and reporting), and planning/implementing campus-wide initiatives. The A-RLC will also provide assistance in areas such as supervision, student conduct, and day-to-day management of the building.
The graduate A-RLC will work in conjunction with the graduate and professional staff members on their assigned campus in supporting the campus identity and participating in the formation/implementation of campus goals and activities. The A-RLC must act as a role model to students through the support and communication of the Residence Life goals and through positive, acceptable personal behavior.

Graduate Intern for Student Leadership Development

The Graduate Intern for Student Leadership Development at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Department of Residence Life, reports directly to the Coordinator of Student Leadership Development and Programming. The incumbent is responsible for fostering community within the residence halls through a variety of leadership opportunities, specifically within the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). The Student Leadership Development Graduate Assistant will gain experience in the areas of training, programming, budgeting, student leadership and development, as well as individual student and group advising.  Primary responsibilities include advisement of the campus councils, advisement of select executive board members within RHA and NRHH, attendance at national and regional conferences, and the opportunity to participate in committees across the Department of Residence Life. The ideal candidate will have some experience/knowledge of advisement, specifically with RHA, NRHH, or other student groups/organizations at the undergraduate, graduate or professional levels.

Primary responsibilities include advisement of select executive board members within RHA and NRHH, participation in the Executive Advisors Team, attendance at national and regional conferences, and the opportunity to participate in committees across the Department of Residence Life. The ideal candidate will have some experience/knowledge of advisement, and recruitment, specifically with RHA, NRHH, or other student groups/organizations at the undergraduate, graduate or professional levels.