Internship

Become an AdvoKAT

The Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program provides SHSU students the opportunity to work closely with administrators and curriculum managers of programs in specific key point initiatives that build transferable leadership skills for the future. Each semester four SHSU students are selected to become AdvoKATs.

Eligibility

  1. Sam Houston State University undergraduate or graduate student
  2. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  3. Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  4. Must be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of the function of interest (resumes, letters of recommendations, projects samples, and professor referrals encouraged.)

Course credit not required to participate in the intern program.

How to Apply

Applications will be made available on our website in Spring & Summer Semesters. You’ll need:

  • Your Resume
  • 1 Personal Letter of Recommendation
  • 2 Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • Class schedule and work availability
  • Statement of Interest

Overview

The interns will be responsible for assisting their program manager and peer leaders with initiatives of the department in 1 of 3 core areas, Program Research/Development, Public Relations/Marketing, and Recruitment/Reporting.

Responsibilities

Each student intern will be required to submit a record of special projects and initiatives s/he completed each month for review and assessment. The submitted record must be signed and dated by all parties involved in the project/initiative and should highlight any areas of strength and/or improvement. Interns must also complete Peer Educator Training Modules.

Attendance Requirements

  • Scheduled project meetings with Advokats
  • Two Staff Planning Meetings in a semester
  • Two Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Sponsored Events in a semester
  • Two Not On My Campus Sponsored Events in a semester
  • Two Tabling/Info Marketing events in a semester
  • Two Student Leadership Initiatives leadership development programs
  • One diversity awareness program a semester

Requirements are subject to change based the discretion of the discretion of the Director of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion.

Selection Process

The full time administrative staff members in the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion will review applications from the pool of applicants to select candidates for interviews. Applications and deadlines will be made available during the Spring & Summer Semesters. Following the application submission deadline and candidate interview process, the Director of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion will make a decision.

How to Apply

Applications will be made available on our website in Spring & Summer Semesters. You’ll need:

  • Your Resume
  • 1 Personal Letter of Recommendation
  • 2 Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • Class schedule and work availability
  • Statement of Interest