Community Service Summer Intern

Date: 03/04/2010 Office/Department: Community Service
Starting Wage: Minimum Wage Supervisor: Community Service Coordinator
Openings: No Department Head: Assistant Dean of Student Engagement


The Community Service Summer Intern is responsible for two main areas: updating Community Service communication materials and assisting with the coordination of SCORE (Summer Community OutReach Excursions) in August. Communication responsibilities include updating the community partner database, online guide to volunteer opportunities, and volunteer map; archiving community service  data and producing participation reports; updating the Community Service website; and maintaining a scrapbook of Community Service achievements. The intern will work closely with the Community Service Coordinator to organize and implement SCORE, a pre-orientation trip program. The planning process will include coordinating the logistics of housing, food, transportation, and itineraries for four local service trips to take place in August 2010.


Work study eligibility preferred but not required . This position will be 15 hours/week for 10 weeks (mid-June to late-August).  The intern must be available Monday, August 16 - Thursday, August 26 to oversee service trips.


At least one year as a Whitman College student and at least one semester of programming experience (for a club, Hall Council, ASWC, a fraternity or sorority, a sports team, etc.).  In addition, the position requires a flexible, self-directed individual with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize responsibilities and juggle multiple tasks, and a valid driver's license. Students with prior volunteer experience and an interest in strengthening Whitman-Walla Walla connections are encouraged to apply.

Please do the following four steps before noon on Monday, March 29, 2010:

1. Complete the online student employment application   

2. Compose an e-mail answering the following questions:

        1. What interests you most about the possibility of working for the Community Service office?

        2. Please describe your strengths, skills, and the experiences that you think would enhance your performance as a Community Service intern.

        3.If you have already scheduled any activities or vacations for this summer, please list them. (While there are certain critical times that the intern will need to be available, the summer schedule can be flexible.) 

3. Attach your resume to the e-mail (as a WORD or PDF attachment).

4. Send your e-mail to the  Community Service Coordinator at