As part of our commitment to graduate student leadership development, NSP provides employment opportunities to graduate students through the NODA Internship Program coordinated by the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA). NODA Interns at NC State support the coordination and implementation of summer Orientation programs and the Summer Start Program while assisting with the training and supervision of student leaders.
NSP will offer two graduate internship positions for summer 2021:
- Orientation Internship
- Summer Start Internship
Potential candidates can apply to either or both positions through the NODA Internship system beginning Tuesday, January 5 until Monday, February 8, 2021. Learn more at the NODA Internship program website.
- Orientation Internship Contact: Molly Basdeo Mountjoy, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Summer Start Internship Contact: Aileen Rodriguez, Assistant Director, email@example.com
Recent Intern Testimonials
“My experience as the 2020 Summer Start Intern, was an amazing opportunity. I was given several responsibilities that allowed me to explore and develop several different competencies and skills that are required to work in Student Affairs. Although my experience was virtual due to the impacts of COVID-19, I never once felt like I was missing out on the “typical NODA” experience. While working as a graduate intern, I was able to grow in my assessment, student staff supervision, program planning and social media skills. I was able to work on so many different projects in my role, and explore everything that an Orientation Office has to offer. I also built close relationships with the professional and student staff. In addition to my experiences I always felt like I had a voice in NSP Professional Staff meetings and decisions. From the moment of joining NC State’s Summer Start Team, I instantly felt like a part of the Wolfpack Community. Summer Start is a fantastic extended orientation program, and taught me so much about the Student Affairs professional that I aspire to be! I am forever grateful for my NODA Internship Experience! #NSPFam #SummerStart #NODAIntern2020” Erika Forslund, 2020 Summer Start Intern
“Despite the unconventional nature of my summer internship with me working completely virtually and living in a different time zone, the experience I had with the New Student Programs office was nothing short of impactful. My supervisor and the orientation team helped me to craft a purposeful experience with tasks and projects that not only highlighted my strengths but also stretched me beyond my prior experience and comfort level. Through the long hours navigating zoom and getting lost in spreadsheets, this team never failed to save space for check-ins and good laughs. I highly value teams where I am able to look around the table (or around the zoom screen) and recognize how much I admire the people I work with and the growth that they have cultivated in me and this team, students and staff, was one of those special teams for me. I look forward to the day when I get to meet my NC State colleagues in person!” Marlee Jones, 2020 Orientation Intern
“My time with Summer Start was one of the most impactful professional and personal experiences of my life. As a graduate intern, I was given responsibilities that allowed me to take ownership of important tasks that needed to be completed, and I was also trusted to work independently and creatively. My opinion was taken into consideration by NSP’s professional staff members, and I always felt included and valued when working with that team. The professional staff knew when to help me and when to challenge me, and I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from such dedicated, compassionate people. My favorite parts of the Summer Start intern position were working with the NSP professional staff members and supervising the Summer Start Mentor student staff. I was able to develop close connections with professional staff members, who helped me develop my professional skillset and made me feel welcomed right away into the #NSPfam.” Keenan Young, 2019 Summer Start Intern
“Coming into this position, I knew I would be pushed to learn and grow throughout the summer. What I didn’t realize was how incredibly supported and welcomed I would be by the NSP Family. My supervisor intentionally helped me identify skills that I hoped to grow in and served as a resource and support system throughout the summer. Each professional treated me as an equal and valued the perspectives that I brought to discussions. Working with the student leaders gave me a chance to practice supervision and helped me to feel like I was part of the Wolfpack. As someone who had never lived outside of one state, I could not have asked for better people to support me and to teach me all the tricks of Raleigh! With this team, you will spend your summer eating the best food in Raleigh, growing more than you could imagine, and laughing often.” Hannah Gerken, 2019 Orientation Intern