Student worker, Work-study, Graduate Assistant, Program Assistant for Short-Term Programs, Internship, and Volunteer positions are available in the Study Abroad Center (SAC). Students who have a strong desire to help other students learn more about Study Abroad and to assist them in preparation for their experience should definitely apply. The SAC provides students with invaluable work experience and, upon successful completion, a letter of reference/recommendation to future employers. These positions are are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants must be a full-time student at UNI in good academic standing. Supervision and training is provided for all student employees.
Preferred qualifications and skills include: Excellent communication skills, friendly and outgoing personality, and good public speaking ability. Experience with Microsoft Office is required, additional software skills such as PageMaker, PhotoShop, Front Page. Good organizational skills and attention to detail. The successful applicant will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently without close supervision.
Peer Advisors and Program Assistants
Previous study abroad experience is required for Peer Advisor and Program Assistant positions. Peer Advisors and Program Assistants provide information and advice to UNI students about study abroad opportunities available to them. Assist students in locating and using materials in the Resource Library and online. Respond to student inquiries by mail, e-mail or telephone. Explain application procedures, assist with completing application forms, and explain ISIC card application procedures. Talk to students informally at various campus events and information fairs about studying abroad. Deliver short presentations to small and large groups of students. Assist in organizing, maintaining and updating information files in the Resource Library. Prepare and/or distribute study abroad flyers/brochures around campus. Perform clerical duties such as answering phones, copying, filing, and data entry. Additional duties as assigned.
Program Assistants also assist Advisor for Short-Term Programs and Short-Term Instructor-Led Program Course Leaders in program meetings with student participants and in coordinating program logistics. International travel to and from the program destination is required. Additional duties in-country are determined by the Course Leader before departure.
For more information, please reference the Student Program Assistant Presentation.
Available to undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in learning more about how the Study Abroad Center works and may wish to pursue advising positions in a higher education setting as a career option. Student jobs may also be of interest to Student Affairs majors. Description of duties and responsibilities depends on the student's interests, past experience, and departmental requirements, especially if credit is desired.
To fully apply, please submit the following to the Study Abroad Center electronically, by fax, by mail, or in person: