Have you discovered what it takes to succeed in college? Do you find yourself helping other students select classes, choose a major or utilize campus resources? Would you like to work next summer as a peer advisor to incoming freshmen? If so, consider applying for the A&S Advising Center peer advisor internship for the Spring term (2074). This is a 2-credit internship. You will gain a broad range of knowledge of University programs and resources, learn more about the advising process and develop leadership and communication skills.
Time Commitment: Formal training is every Wednesday (during Spring term) from 3:00-5:00. In addition, 6 hrs/week will be spent visiting campus resources, working on specific projects and performing various tasks related to the Advising Center’s functions.
Academic Component: Interns will read articles, write journal entries and complete an approved final project, paper, or portfolio.
Summer Employment: Students who successfully complete the internship will be eligible to apply for employment as peer advisors. Peer advisors work with incoming freshmen and their families during the summer PittStart sessions. The peer advisor position includes 19 PittStarts (8 hour workdays) from May through August. Also, there is a mandatory two-day intensive training in May.
Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 QPA, and be available to work during the summer PittStart sessions.
Application Process: Applications are available at the A&S Advising Center (201 Thackeray Hall) or on line at www.pitt.edu/~intern. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so we urge you to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2006.
For more information go to www.pitt.edu/~intern or call 412-624-6444.