Student Conduct Graduate Internship Opportunities
An internship is a hands-on experiential learning opportunity that gives the intern a chance to delve into the day-to-day work of a particular professional area. We encourage you to think about what you want to gain from your internship experience and talk with your internship supervisor about your goals and how we can help make the internship experience with Student Support and Conduct (SS&C) meaningful and developmental for you. This page provides some basic guidelines for internships with SS&C, but other opportunities are available depending on your needs and interests. Interns will become familiar with concepts and methods of due process, confidentiality, adjudication, sanctioning and follow-up, the moral and ethical reasoning of college students, professional ethics, and case management.
SS&C offers internship opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing course credit for interning.
Direct Student Contact
Our goal is to provide interns with a significant amount of direct student contact, through the following activities:
- Adjudication of student cases.
- Case management with Back on TRAC participants.
- Create and conduct outreach presentations to classes and student organizations.
- Training experiences with the Student Conduct Committee and fraternity and sorority Judicial Boards.
- Investigation of fraternity and sorority organization cases, and presentation for the university at fraternity and sorority Judicial Board hearings.
- Teaching sanctioned classes (Decision Making class).
Collaboration and Networking
Another goal for our interns is to develop skills and gain experience in collaboration and networking with other departments, which is essential to all Student Affairs professionals, through the following activities:
- Police ride-alongs.
- Attendance at municipal and county court proceedings.
- Shadow and interview professionals in relevant positions.
- Forge connections with other professionals to promote the Student Code of Conduct and coordinate new outreach possibilities.
- Membership and representation on relevant committees.
- Present at professional conferences and trainings.
- Participate in Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) activities.
- Create podcasts, videos and other multimedia on student conduct topics.
- Expand the impact and reach of the SS&C Facebook page and Twitter account.
- Establish new methods for advertising and promoting community standards.
Another important experience area for all future Student Affairs professionals is assessment and research. All areas must exhibit professional accountability through evaluation and assessment of services and staff. The following activities will provide experiences in this realm:
- Conduct SS&C research and assessment (i.e., audits of the student conduct process such as impact of the process and sanctions, satisfaction surveys, learning outcomes).
- Research and report on current best practices in the field and innovative programs (i.e., conflict resolution, mediation).
- Research and propose new evaluation and assessment opportunities.
- Learn the relevant laws and legislation that guide the profession, and maintain a current database of important literature in the field.
- Update brochures, website and other distributed information with the most current information.
Finally, all professionals need experiences in general administrative tasks, which will be provided through the following experiences:
- Prepare professional office correspondence for students and others.
- Create new informational brochures/pamphlets, web pages and other marketing that can assist constituents.
- Scheduling appointments and assisting phone customers.
- Case management and follow-up.
- Maintenance of very detailed records.
- General administrative duties such as copying materials, filing, entering tracking data and taking phone messages.
Ideal Intern Qualifications
Interns will be provided with a good degree of autonomy and responsibility. The ideal intern possesses the following skills/abilities:
- Strong desire to learn and help students.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Self-motivation and discipline to carry out independent tasks.
- Ability to speak in public and prepare presentations.
- Excellent organization skills and ability to work with highly detailed information.
- Ability to work and collaborate well with diverse groups.
- Experience working with college students.
- Strong sense of professional and personal ethical responsibility.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, as well as website development and maintenance.
- Creativity and vision for possibilities.