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Join the A-Team

Do you find yourself always talking about why you love the University of Denver?

Do you want to help DU recruit a diverse student body who will become leaders, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants uniquely qualified to live in and shape global society?

Our A-Team (consisting of Tour Guides and Admission Interns) helps prospective students and their families learn about our campus and the DU experience. Not only do A-Team members get to share their passions for DU with others, they also develop communication, organization and planning skills.

Application Dates and Deadlines

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    Application available: The 2019-2020 Application will be available on December 18, 2018.

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    Application due: January 9, 2019

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    Carousel Interview Day for all applicants: Friday, January 18, 2019, 1:00-5:00p.m, in Anderson Academic Commons Room 290 (REQUIRED).

    This carousel type interview will include a traditional one on one interview as well as two group process experiences.

    • 1 p.m. - Check-in opens 
    • 1:30-2 p.m. - Welcome
    • 2-2:45 p.m. - Interview Rotation 1
    • 3-3:45 p.m. - Interview Rotation 2
    • 4-4:45 p.m. - Interview Rotation 3
    • 4:45-5 p.m. - Wrap Up

    Students should plan on attending the entire program from approximately 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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    2nd round of interviews (by invitation only for Internship positions only): January 28 & 29, 2019

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    Position Announcements: February 1, 2019

Team 1864 - Tour Guides

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    Role:

    Team 1864 members are student ambassadors for the University of Denver, report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and serve as part of the Undergraduate Admissions Visit Team.

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    Job Function:

    Team 1864 members primarily lead campus tours for prospective students and their families, groups from area community organizations, high school counselors, and other visiting groups, but will also assist in admitted student programs and support the undergraduate admission office as needed. Once hired, a Team 1864 member will concentrate further with overnight visits, communication campaigns, specialty college access visits and other social media duties as assigned.

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    Required Skills:

    Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, and must have attended DU for at least one quarter. 
    Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students. 
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community. 
    Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (tours last 90 minutes).
    Ability to work 3-7 hours per week.
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. 

    Preferred Skills: 

    Proficient in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language. 
    Knowledge of DU traditions and campus life. 

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    Requirements:

    You must be an Undergraduate Student to be eligible for the position. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. Members will be required to attend the weekly team meeting, work at least five hours per quarter (including training) and write one Undergraduate Admission blog entry per academic year. Applicants must be in good undergraduate standing.

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    Scheduling:

    Individual work schedules can be re-adjusted every quarter as tour guides' class schedules change.

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    Compensation:

    Team members will work on average 3-7 hours per week and will be paid $11.10/hour.

Admission Internships

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    General Role and Job Responsibilities:

    Admission Interns are an important part of Undergraduate Admission in representing the University of Denver. Interns oversee larger projects and programs within one of the following teams: College Access and Diversity Team, Visit Team, Communication Team, and Transfer Team. General responsibilities include working with prospective students, parents, and high school counselors through information sessions, campus visits, phone calls, as well as a variety of other duties as needed.

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    Required Skills:

    Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, and must have attended DU for at least one quarter.
    Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Ability to present to large groups (information sessions last 60 minutes).
    Ability to work 15-20 hours per week.
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. 

    Preferred Skills: 

    Proficiency in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language. 

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    Compensation:

    Admission Interns will receive a $2500 tuition stipend and will earn an additional hourly rate. They will be required to work 15-20 hours per week and will be paid $12/hour.

Internship Descriptions

All Interns will be responsible for the general duties above, but the following are descriptions of each specific position.

  • College Access & Diversity Enrollment Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The College Access & Diversity Enrollment Intern will report to the Executive Director for Diversity Enrollment & Community Partnerships and serves as part of the larger Diversity & College Access Team to support all diversity recruitment, outreach, yield efforts and partnerships.

    Interns work with...

    • Denver Scholarship Foundation
    • Daniels Fund
    • Colorado Gear-Up
    • Other outreach programs around the Denver metropolitan area

    This Intern will work in partnership with the College Access & Visit Program Intern in a secondary capacity to host inclusive group visits, recruit and manage the Diversity Ambassadors who participate in student panels, community outreach, campus tours and act as lunch hosts. The Diversity Intern is also responsible to assist with the planning and execution of the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes held in June/July.

    Experience and Class Standing

    Students with previous college access recruitment experience (i.e. CME, VIP, CCESL, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year.

    Scheduling

    This position is a three- to five-quarter position starting in the summer or fall and ending in spring or summer (Summer or Fall 2018 - Spring or Summer 2019). Summer is strongly preferred but not required.

  • College Access & Group Visit Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The College Access & Group Visit Intern will report to the Senior Associate Director of Admission & Campus Visit Manager as part of the Visit Team to assist in organizing and executing all aspects involved with group visits to the University of Denver with an emphasis towards college access.

    The College Access & Group Visit Intern is responsible for the proper communication with counselors, the office and campus, maintenance of the registration process and room reservations and is the main presenter to our visiting groups.

    This position is responsible for creating a successful and inclusive group visit experience including, but not limited to…

    • planning for college presentations
    • campus tours
    • student panels

    This Intern will additionally assist with planning and execution of the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes held in June/July and will occasionally assist with Diversity initiatives and recruitment as a secondary responsibility when needed.

    Class Standing

    Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year.

    Scheduling

    This position is a six-quarter position starting in the winter and ending the following spring (Winter 2018-Spring 2019). Summer quarter is required.

  • Communication Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Communication Intern will report to the Director of Communication and will oversee the social media endeavors conducted by Undergraduate Admission. This position will also assist in planning and implementing periodic calling campaigns to prospective and accepted students.

    Experience and Class Standing

    The Communication Intern must have excellent writing and verbal skills and excel in presenting to large groups. Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year.

    Scheduling

    This position is a four-quarter position starting summer and ending in spring (Summer 2018-Spring 2019), with some training hours in winter and spring quarters and possible remote work during the summer quarter.

  • Media Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Media Intern will report to the Director of Communication and will oversee the creation of student perspective videos.

    This person will…

    • generate communications content and the production of student-based video content
    • recruit students for new initiatives to fulfill the DU brand focus
    • act as a liaison to students for admission communication projects

    In-office and out-of-office responsibilities will include filming and editing athletic and student life events, and assisting with student recruitment efforts and visit programs.

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Premiere Pro, Final Cut or video production software strongly preferred. Applicants may be a rising sophomore, junior or senior.

    Scheduling

    This position is a three-quarter position starting fall and ending in spring (Fall 2018-Spring 2019), with some training hours in winter and spring quarters.

  • Program Visit Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Program Visit Intern will report to a Campus Visit Program Coordinator and assist in organizing and executing all aspects involved with our visit programs.

    This Intern will recruit and manage and arrange overnight visits, student panels, class visits and lunches with prospective students.

    Class Standing

    Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year.

    Scheduling

    This position is a six-quarter position starting in the winter and ending the following spring (Winter 2018-Spring 2019). Summer quarter is optional.

A-Team Application Checklist

  • Short Essay

    Please be prepared to answer the following short essay questions:

    New Guides

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 Tour Guide/Lead Guide/Admission Intern? Please describe your interest in each position for which you are applying.

    • What experiences have you had at DU that have helped foster an inclusive campus climate (in class, extracurricular activities, programs, discussions)? What did you learn from the experience(s) and in what ways have or will you contribute to the creation of a more inclusive environment in the future?

    Returning Guides: 

    • What has been your most favorite AND least favorite part of the walk and stop tour style?

    • Individually, how would you support first year tour guides?

    • What would you like to see more of within the tour guide community? (ie: Culture? Weekly Meetings? Communication? Skill Sets?) Please explain.

    Lead Guides: 

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 Tour Guide/Lead Guide/Admission Intern? Please describe your interest in each position for which you are applying.

    • Describe an experience you've had that demonstrates your ability to lead your peers. 

    • Please describe any office experience you’ve had, and how that has prepared you to be successful in this role.

    Interns: 

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 Tour Guide/Lead Guide/Admission Intern? Please describe your interest in each position for which you are applying.

    • Where do you want to be in five years, and how does this internship fit into your plans?

  • Recommendations

    Be prepared to list two references and include their name, position, relationship, email and phone number. One reference must be academic.

  • Resume

    All applicants applying for an Admission Internship or Lead Guide position are required to bring a resume to the Carousel Interview Day.

    We encourage you to connect with the DU Career Center to work on and submit your resume. You can schedule an appointment by visiting www.du.edu/pioneercareers or by calling 303-871-2150.

  • Additional Requirements

    ​​​​​​All intern applicants are required to submit a video link (no longer than 1 minute in duration) answering the following question: Describe something in your work life or personal life that you are passionate about.

    All Media Intern applicants are required to submit a link to a video that you created.

A-Team Testimonials

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Alyssa Page, Communication Intern

"As an intern, I have enhanced my communication and presentation skills. This has been such a unique experience – I truly feel like I have made an impact on the journeys of prospective DU students."

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Ben Sawyer, Tour Guide

"I have really enjoyed being a part of the A-Team! Consider becoming a tour guide if you’re interested in telling the stories of your college experience and exciting the next class of University of Denver students."

Contacts

Meredith Lawlor

For Internship Positions

Jennifer Wizeman

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.