NSOAI Internship Program

The NSOAI Internship Program prepares Penn students with essential skills that are transferable to any workplace. All NSOAI Interns will be responsible for a variety of projects from the planning process through the execution phase. Some responsibilities include collaborating and building relationships with faculty and University staff, customer service, identifying areas of improvement, researching and recommending solutions, and more. Interns will work as a team to make New Student Orientation happen, while each taking on their own independent projects. There are 3 intern track options: Communications, PHINS, and Event Planning.

This $16/hour leadership experience is relevant to many fields and all majors are encouraged to apply. Prime candidates are those who possess a strong desire to learn. This is an in-person position in June & July with the expectation of working 20-35 hours/week during that time. Any College House residents will gain access to free early move-in during mid-August. Additional evening and weekend hours will be necessary in August (primarily leading up to and during NSO). Interns receive an overtime rate of 1½ times the regular hourly rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

For the full job description and job application, see below: 

The application is due on Thursday, March 30 at 11:59pm. Any specific questions about this internship opportunity can be directed to our office at provost-nso-ai@pobox.upenn.edu.

General Requirements– Current Penn Undergraduate Student in good academic standing with the University.
– Eager to be involved in the planning and execution of New Student Orientation for first-year, international, exchange, FGLI, transfer, and second-year students.
– Available to work in-person, on-campus 20-35 hours/week in June & July and available to work 40+ hours/week from mid-August through August 29 (limited flexibility for vacation, classes, etc.)
– Strong desire to learn!
– Willingness to work long hours during NSO/TSO/SYO
– Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize several projects
– Team player, articulate, energetic, goal-oriented.
– Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
– Ability to exercise discretion in working with confidential or sensitive matters.
– Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals from all levels of the University.
Intern Duties– Assist in the coordination and execution of five+ days and nights of academic, cultural, and social programming for new first-year Penn students (including international), transfer students, and exchange students.
– Answer phone calls and email inquiries from new students and their families in a professional, empathetic, high-quality customer service manner.
– Professionally represent the University of Pennsylvania and the Office of New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives.
– Work closely with Associate Director (Troy Majnerick) and Assistant Director (Andrea Naughton), and Assistant Director for Communications & Assessments
– Interact with Penn professional staff members and administration.

Learn more from past NSOAI Interns here!