Vice Chancellor's Internship

UPDATE:

Applications closed on Tuesday, January 22 at 5 PM. Finalists will participate in a one-hour Skype interview with Vice Chancellor Bailey the week of February 4. Applicants will be notified the week of February 18.


About the Program

The Division of Student Affairs comprises 19 departments and employs over 500 full- and part-time staff. Under the leadership of recently hired Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Kevin W. Bailey (IUP SAHE ‘90/BGSU HIED ’99), the Division is undergoing a cultural shift to focus more on assessment, affinity development, holistic student health and wellness, fundraising, and staking its claim as the undisputed experts on the student experience at UNC Charlotte.

The Vice Chancellor’s Internship will expose master’s students to the gamut of student affairs at UNC Charlotte from the perspective of senior leaders. The 40-hour/week internship is administrative with minimal student contact. Evening and weekend work is required. There will be two interns. Components common to both interns include but are not limited to:

  • Shadow the Vice Chancellor to meetings and events

  • Participate in Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Department Heads meetings

  • Interact with and learn from members of the SLT and Department Heads

  • Explore the Charlotte higher education landscape including Davidson College, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University and Central Piedmont College

  • Assist with hosting the NASPA Region III/SACSA New Professionals Institute (NPI)

Responsibilities

To be divided between the interns (subject to change):

  • Assist with updating and revamping the Niner Choice (off-campus housing) program

  • Assist the Center for Graduate Life (CGL) to develop leadership training for graduate students

  • Develop a framework for a Student Affairs Alumni Council

  • Assist Student Affairs Research and Assessment (SARA) with analyzing and presenting survey results

  • Assist the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity with developing a marketing campaign for the Noble Niner

Outcomes

  1. Gain an understanding of the scope, role, influence, and challenges of senior level student affairs administrators.

  2. Advance knowledge and skill in the following ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies – 1) leadership; 2) organizational and human resources; 3) law, policy and governance; and 4) assessment, evaluation and research.

  3. Develop an understanding of how UNC Charlotte addresses national issues including mental health, Title IX, Greek Life, and social justice.

  4. Mesh theory with practice.

Remuneration

  • $6,000 total stipend for term of service (paid monthly)

  • $750 declining balance meal plan

  • $500 (reimbursed) professional clothing allowance

  • Parking permit

  • Pass for public transportation (LYNX Blue Line Light Rail)

  • Pass for University Recreation

  • On-campus housing with other divisional interns


Application

There are 3 components to the application:

  1. Current Resume

  2. Letter of interest (no more than 3 pages)

    The letter should briefly describe:
    a) why are you interested in this internship experience;
    b) your short- and long-term career objectives;
    c) what areas of professional competence you hope to develop and why;
    d) what interactions you have (or had as an undergraduate) with senior-level student affairs administrators (director-level and above) and any perceptions you have about the work that they do, their role in the division and their interactions with students.   
     

  3. Recommendation letter from one of your current faculty members.

Please submit your files as individual PDFs. Begin all file names with your Last Name (for example, "Smith_Resume").

Applications closed on Tuesday, January 22 at 5 PM. Finalists will participate in a one-hour Skype interview with Vice Chancellor Bailey the week of February 4. Applicants will be notified the week of February 18.