Student Engagement Network seeking interns for 2018-2019 academic year

Vanessa Cardy
August 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Engagement Network (SEN) is seeking two types of interns for the 2018-2019 academic year to support the advancement and promotion of student engagement at Penn State.

Applicants must be full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Penn State University Park, and be in good academic and conduct standing with the University. The internship program is open to students of all educational backgrounds, especially those interested in helping current and future students enhance their out-of-classroom learning.

Engagement Space Interns – Job #82071

Interns will staff the Engagement Space in the HUB-Robeson Center where they will act as liaisons, mentors and ambassadors of student engagement. This will include: effectively communicating the importance and impact of student engagement with current and future students, visiting parents, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members; presenting to first-year students, faculty, staff and administrators on how to get engaged through the sharing of resources and testimonials; and creating vlogs and content for social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Applicants must be comfortable speaking publicly and interacting with visitors to the Engagement Space. Additionally, applicants must be engaged both inside and outside the classroom, and understand the impact of meaningful engagement experiences.

Communications Interns – Job #82073

Interns will produce videos for webinars, student testimonials, YouTube content and large department-sponsored events, including the Student Engagement Expo and Student Engagement Summit in October. Additional responsibilities include: assisting the marketing strategy specialist with creating and scheduling social media content; editing and proofreading news articles; assisting with promotional materials and other duties as assigned. Ideal candidates should have strong writing, editing and communication skills, and experience with completing video projects through pre-production, shooting and editing. Dependability, organization and attention to detail are required. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud suite is preferred. Applicants must be majoring in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, advertising, graphic design and/or a related field.

Interns will be paid $10 an hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Schedules may be flexible. To apply, visit and enter the job number in the “keywords” search field.

Selected applicants will be notified via email and invited to attend in-person interviews on a rolling basis until all spots have been filled.

To learn more about the Student Engagement Network internship program, visit

The Student Engagement Network is a joint initiative between Undergraduate EducationStudent Affairs and Outreach and Online Education. The mission of the Student Engagement Network is to advance the power of participation by connecting students with experiences that empower them to make a positive impact as citizens and leaders of the world.

For more information about the Student Engagement Network, visit or email

Last Updated August 13, 2018