Academic Year Intern WISE Program

Date: 01/26/2012 Office/Department: Intercultural Center
Starting Wage: $10.00/hr Supervisor: WISE Coordinator
Openings: No Department Head: Intercultural Center Director

Whitman Institute for Summer Enrichment (WISE)

ACADEMIC YEAR INTERN – Job Description


Date: 01/25/12

Starting Wage: $10.00/hr.

Openings: Yes

Supervisor: WISE Coordinator Office/Department: Intercultural Center/WISE

Department Head: Intercultural Center Director

 

 

                WISE is a pre-college program that aims to introduce local middle school students to college life in order to generate excitement about pursuing a college education.  7th and 8th graders who demonstrate academic promise are selected from the local Walla Walla community and surrounding areas to attend the program. Studies show that pre-college advising and intervention have a proportionally higher impact on students from families who are low-income or whose parents are not college educated, and students from those groups are given priority in scholarship applications for WISE.

            The students participating in the summer program are on-campus for three days and stay in dorms for two nights.  They attend college-like classes as well as college prep workshops and recreational activities.  After the summer program contact with the students is maintained in order to continue to support their college plans.  In addition, information is collected on the effectiveness and impact of the WISE program on the participants’ ensuing academic progress.

            The WISE Academic Year Intern will assist with maintaining contact with WISE participants, keeping program records up to date, planning events and activities and preparing reports.  

Responsibilities

 

  • Assist with planning and organizing reunion events.

 

  • Assist with design, layout and copy for newsletters and other mailings.  

 

  • Interview WISE participants by phone and in person in order to gather information on the program’s impact, ways to improve the program and ways in which WISE can continue to support participants throughout middle school and high school.

 

  • Assist with organizing and collating tracking data.  

 

  • Assist with preparing reports for funders.

 

Desired Qualifications

 

  • Interest in working with middle school and high school age youth.

 

  • Ability to plan and carry out projects independently.

 

  • Familiarity with PhotoShop or other design software.

 

  • Interest in thinking creatively about ways to engage and educate students. 

 

For further information please contact the Program Coordinator, Sonja Aikens, at 509.527.5596 (aikenssl@whitman.edu).                                

 

Please copy and paste this text to Word to complete this application.

 

WISE PROGRAM

ACADEMIC YEAR INTERN APPLICATION

                                               

 

NAME:                                                            PHONE:

 

ADDRESS:                                                     EMAIL:

 

GRADUATION  DATE:                                  BEST TIME TO CALL:

 

Please briefly discuss any experience you have with the responsibilities listed on the application:

 

 

 

 

 

Please briefly discuss why you would like to work as an Academic Year Intern for the WISE program.

 

 

 

 

 

Please briefly discuss any personal or professional experience you have working with middle school and/or high school students from socioeconomically disadvantaged or first generation backgrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please attach your current resume and a list of three references with contact information (phone/email).  Selected applicants will be called to schedule an interview.

 

 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE IN THE INTERCULTURAL CENTER, REID CAMPUS CENTER #216 BY 5PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012