SABRs: Social and Behavioral Representatives
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) offers an innovative internship program known as SABRs. SABRs stands for Social and Behavioral Representatives. Students who are selected to serve in the SABRs program work directly with the CSBS Dean’s Office to promote college-related programs, engage in community service, and act as ambassadors to prospective students and external constituents.
For example, SABRs attend college recruitment events on campus, conduct occasional tours, volunteer at local non-profit agencies, meet with CSBS alumni, and represent the college at administrative events like presidential lunches. SABRs also work with our college marketing and promotions team to create and evaluate publicity materials. If there is a way to improve CSBS, SABR students are part of it.
SABR students enjoy UNI and like interacting with others. The commitment to serve is only for one semester, but students can apply to stay on for additional semesters if they so choose. There are currently three possible roles for students to be a part of: 1) Service representative- volunteer in the community and meet with prospective students interested in one of our majors; 2) photographer- take pictures at CSBS events and update our photo archive; 3) social media manager- create and distribute material through CSBS’s communication channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to bragging rights and fashionable CSBS apparel, an individual who serves as a member of SABRs has the option of earning an official internship notation on her or his college transcript. This internship notation does not provide college credit, but it will signal to potential employers and graduate schools that the student has served a 50-hour internship position for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The next application period for SABRs will begin in the middle of March 2015. We will post more information and a link to the application as we draw closer to the application deadline.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Dr. Richard Featherstone, Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.