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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 students as part of the Undergraduate Admission team?

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.

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, you'll be able to concentrate further with overnight visits, calling campaigns and/or specialty group visits.

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    Required Skills:

    Team members must have strong communication skills and be able to create a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.

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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 have 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 1864 members will be required to work 3-7 hours per week and will be paid $10.25/hour. In addition, members will be paid $10 to write one blog post.

2018-2019 Application closed

The 2019-2020 application will be available in Jan. 2019.

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. General responsibilities include working with prospective students, parents, and high school counselors through information sessions, campus visits, phone call, as well as a variety of other duties.

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    Required Skills:

    Admission Interns must have exceptional communication skills and be able to create a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.

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    General Requirements:

    You must be an Undergraduate Student to be eligible for the position. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. It is preferred, but not required for all positions, that students be in their junior or senior year with previous office experience and good presentation/communication skills.

    Applicants are expected to dress professionally and the positions require 15-20 hours per week of office time. Some evenings and weekends will also be required. However, specific weekly schedules will be determined each quarter.

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    Duration and Scheduling:

    The length of these internships varies by position. Some require interns to be available to work as ealry as Februrary 2018 and continue within the position through spring quarter 2019 (a six-quarter position); other positions may only be available during the 2018-2019 academic year (a three-quarter position). We're happy to work with students who will need to balance study abroad opportunities and intership requirements.

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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 Associate Director of Admission 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 Associate Director of Admission & 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. In addition, 

    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 Associate Director of Admission & 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). Summers quarter is optional.

A-Team Testimonials

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Alyssa Page, 2017-2018 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, 2017-2018 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."

Application Dates and Deadlines

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    Application available: 2018-2019 Application is closed. The 2019-2020 Application will be available in Jan. 2019.

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    2018-2019 Application due: January 16, 2018 (application now closed)

    Lead Guide Application due: January 5, 2018 (must be a current tour guide to apply)

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    Carousel Interview Day for all applicants: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:30-5 p.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 and Admission Internship Meet and Greet
    • 1:45-2 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 1:30 to 5 p.m.

    If you are applying for an Admission Internship position, please plan on arriving promptly at 1 p.m. for a required meet and greet.

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    2nd round of interviews (by invitation only for Internship positions only): February 5 & 6, 2018

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    Position Announcements: February 8, 2018

A-Team Application Checklist

  • Short Essay

    Please be prepared to answer the following short essay questions:

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 member/Overnight Host/Admission Fellow? Please describe your interest in each position that you are applying to.

    • 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?

  • 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, Lead Guide position or are a returning guide, we require that you bring a resume to the Carousel Interview Day.

    For first-time tour guide applicants, you have the option to provide a resume with your job application.

    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

    If applying for the Media Fellow position, you will be required to submit a link to a video you created.

Contacts

Rachel Balows

For Internship Positions