UMC Engagement Assessment InternVacancy No: 271

Job Details Status: Open

Position Type : Part-Time
Start Date: 03/01/2018 - End Date: 08/10/2018
Salary Range: $8.75 - $11.00 (15 hrs/week)
Position Openings: 1


The Office of Student Engagement provides involvement opportunities, leadership training and volunteer experiences with an emphasis on developing transferable skills for future employment. Its mission is to engage students in high impact practices outside the classroom to retain them at MU and prepare them for life after college. Programs include the Women’s Leadership Conference, Emerging Leaders, Mizzou Alternative Breaks and Caring for Columbia. The office advises student government and is the central campus resource for recognized student organizations.


The assessment intern will be responsible for creating a comprehensive assessment plan for the Office of Student Engagement. Currently, the Office of Student Engagement assesses most of its programs on an individual basis. The Office is looking to create a more comprehensive assessment strategy that includes program and population assessments to measure the effectiveness of the Office’s programs while also reporting on how many students at Mizzou are involved, engaged, have various leadership skills, and volunteer on/off campus. This intern will work with the Division of Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator, Office of Student Engagement staff, and various student leaders to complete the task. Interns will have access to University resources such as Campus Labs’ Baseline. The intern will be required to present a final presentation at the conclusion of the internship experience.

Supervision Received

Administrative and functional supervision is received from a designated supervisor.

Supervision Exercised

No supervision is exercised.

Physical Requirements

Ability to communicate and comprehend verbal and written information/instruction with various audiences.

Ability and patience to listen and understand the speech of a diverse customer base considering cultural, demographic, geographic and other important factors influencing communication.

Duties imply the use of a computer and other office technology involving fine finger movements.


Must be an enrolled University of Missouri student throughout the duration of the internship.

Candidates will be required to complete the online application as well as submit a cover letter and résumé.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills:

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience with creating assessments.

Strong communication skills: written, verbal and presentation.

Strong organization and planning skills.


Academic disciplines that could benefit from this internship: Journalism, Strategic Communications, Marketing, Education

As a result of the internship, we anticipate the intern will be able to:

Demonstrate to others successfully implementing assessment from concept to completion.

Explain challenges and issues that arise from implementing assessments in the real world.

Understand how to assess student involvement/engagement on a campus wide basis.

Anticipated the intern will gain/enhance the following core competencies as a result of the internship experience:

Individual Responsibility

Career Development

Ethical and Legal Responsibility

Organization Responsibility


Leadership and Teamwork

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking