Graduate Intern Recruitment
As part of our commitment to graduate student leadership development, NSP provides employment opportunities to graduate students from all over the country to allow them to learn and grow with our dynamic team. 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 2024:
- Orientation Internship (anticipated two opportunities)
- Summer Start Internship (anticipated two opportunities)
Potential candidates can apply to either or both positions. Instructions for applying are outlined below based upon whether a candidate is external or internal (current NC State graduate student) to NC State.
New Student Programs will follow the timeline outlined by the NODA Internship Program.
- Wednesday, January 3: Positions available and applications for internships can be submitted
- Wednesday, January 24: Candidates may be contacted and interviews scheduled
- Wednesday, January 31: Interviews will begin
- Monday, March 4: Earliest date for selection decisions to be made
Complete information regarding the positions can be found in the 2024 Intern Information Packets:
Applicants who are not current NC State graduate students will be considered via the NODA Internship Program. Applicants must register through the NODA internship portal following the instructions on the NODA website. Candidates applying through the NODA Internship Program will be able to view more information related to the position and complete an application.
Communications for interviews, hiring, etc. will be conducted through your provided email address.
While NC State is utilizing the NODA Internship Program for external applicants, external applicants who have concerns about the costs of participating in the NODA process can contact Ronnie Rhodes (Assistant Director) at email@example.com to discuss alternative options.
Current NC State graduate students are considered “internal” for the purposes of applying to these opportunities. To access the internal application, please contact New Student Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email with information and a link to the application (via Google Form).
You will be contacted by New Student Programs if you are selected to move on to the interview stage. This section will review what you can expect for your interview.
- Interviews will take place over Zoom. The link to join the Zoom session will be sent to you after you sign up for your interview time slot.
- Upon joining the Zoom session you will be placed in a waiting room. When we are ready for your interview, you will be let into the main room.
- To be as transparent as possible and prepare you as much for the intern interview, you can expect the following structure in your interview:
- Zoom Room Set Up: When you are let into the main Zoom room, you will be joined by 2 professional staff members and one student staff member.
- Introductions: We will do initial introductions and ask you to share your name and your institution.
- Individual Interview: After initial introductions and instructions, you will be asked 6 – 7 questions by the professional staff members in your Zoom.
- You will have a chance to ask us questions at the end of your interview.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. (POL 04.25.05 – Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Policy http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-04-25-05)
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. If you want to request a reasonable accommodation for the interview process or position, click here to learn more and contact Ronnie Rhodes (Assistant Director) at email@example.com.
Recent Intern Testimonials
“As an aspiring school counselor, being a graduate intern allowed me to continue connecting with first year students on campus and understand the first year experience through the eyes of mentors and mentees. I enjoyed being a part of a program that helps students build intentional community at NC State.” Lily Porter, 2023 Summer Start Intern
“Through the orientation internship, I learned that one of my favorite things is working with university students! Being a person of support for the orientation leaders felt natural to me, and they were all so wonderful to work with! I learned that I can be a leader and people will respect me.” Jenna Flemons, 2023 Orientation Intern
“I enjoyed my time working for NC State. I loved learning more about New Student Programs and having the opportunity to spend my Summer with the Summer Start Mentors! Planning programs, supervising students, and helping with Orientation was the highlight of my Summer.” Sam DiStefano, 2023 Summer Start Intern