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CSI interns participate in one of five internships during the course of the academic year. In 2013-14, the internships include:

Internship A - Fall 2013 (6 weeks)

Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/Social Justice Education Facilitation

Supervisor:  Christopher Hughbanks, Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Name:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Functions:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs in a unit within Housing and Dining services that has the function of creating a vision and developing a community of staff, student staff, and students that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals and their identities including their race, ethnicity, sexual attraction, ability, socioeconomic class, gender, sex, gender expression, religious beliefs, non-beliefs, spirituality, first language, nationality, and physical size, among others. We execute a series of trainings and social justice workshops that support UHDS staff and students in engaging with topics of social justice, identity awareness, fairness, and equity.   

Description:  CSIs will co-facilitate our five week leadership engagement series for first year students.  In particular CSIs will coordinate the mentorship portion of the series that matches participants with UHDS staff, and will lead specific activities and lessons on recognition and staying motivated as a leader.  CSIs will also have the opportunity to co-create social justice training activities for our residential and cooperative students.  Finally CSIs will help in assessing the impact of these initiatives on participants.  

 

Resident Hall Kitchen Information for Website

Supervisor: Tara Sanders, UHDS Registered Dietitian

Unit Name:  Dining Services

Unit Functions:  Responsible for providing a living-learning environment as a gateway for academic and personal success. The mission of Dining Services is to provide meals, furnish retail and catering food service to students, faculty, staff, conference groups and campus visitors. As a self-funded auxiliary, Dining Services supports the residential life experience, promotes nutrition education, encourages diversity and cultural awareness, and enhances the image of the University.

Description: CSIs will take professional photos of all resident hall kitchens, develop a list of general equipment available for check out in the halls, create list of halls that have larger kitch­­ens to add as an amenity, and work with marketing to provide content for the website; Make suggestions on how to organize data on the UHDS website.

 

RA Search Marketing and Outreach Support      

Supervisor:  Claudia Gonzalez, Resident Director, Poling Hall

Unit Name: Residential Education

Unit Functions: Responsible for providing a living-learning environment as a gateway for academic and personal success.  The Residential Education Unit manages programs, functions, and services in the residence halls that promote community, academic, personal, and social development, as well as connectedness to the greater institution. 

Description:  CSIs will learn about effective strategies for promoting/marketing the Resident Assistant position during the RA Search process.  They will gain an understanding of the RA position and its role in Residential Education.  They will work independently, and as part of a larger RA Search Committee. They will also manage/develop advertising for 2013-14 RA search (flyers, posters, electronic); serve on RA Search Committee with team of RDs, RAs, and CDs; and update and outreach to departments, student organizations, and other student support offices to promote position.  By the end of the internship the CSIs will complete all marketing for RA Search completed and post it online.

 

Multimedia and Social Media Projects

Supervisor:  Nancy Raskauskas, Online Marketing Specialist

Unit Name:  Marketing, Assessment & Communication

Unit Functions:  Educates incoming and first-year students about the choices available to them on campus through direct mail and email, then directing them to learn more via our website content such as hall pages and virtual tours; and finally greeting them with on- and off-campus visit days and private tours. We also foster digital communities through our public website and social networks, as well as the private OSU on Facebook application that allow our students to mingle online before ever setting foot on campus. Throughout the academic year, we highlight UHDS and on-campus offerings via a bi-weekly eNewsletter, website, blog and social media posts, posters and videos in our facilities.

Description:  Interns will work together to select a fall program related to UHDS to promote via UHDS social networks, then create and execute a plan to encourage students to engage in social media  around the event or program. Interns will attend the program or event and document with photos, videos and/or social media posts. Throughout the term, interns will participate in marketing and design related brainstorming and critiquing of MAC team work. Interns will practice professional communication via email, video chat and in-person check-ins. Interns will also be responsible for upkeep of CSI program webpage and social networks.

 

 Off-campus Living Resource Guide

Supervisor:  Jacqueline Chambers, Homestay Program Coordinator, and Shannon Kelly, Administrative Program Specialist

Unit Name: Operations and Facilities

Unit Functions:  We maintain UHDS systems and facilities to promote the success of our students and staff. Assignments, maintenance, service centers, the Homestay program, family housing, facilities planning, and residential conferences are all part of the Operations and Facilities unit.

Description: CSIs will create an informational binder for our scholars and interns, including information about Corvallis, OSU, and the surrounding area. In addition, the binder will include information about UHDS and OSU policies and procedures, emergency protocols, and general FAQs. CSIs will help out with the operations of our Scholar and Intern program.

 

Internship B - Winter/Spring 2014 (12 weeks) 


Residential Conferences Student Staff Selection

Supervisor:  Dawn Snyder, Operations Manager, and Aimee Scrivens, Residential Conferences and Building Services Coordinator

Unit Name:  Operations and Facilities

Unit Functions:  We maintain UHDS systems and facilities to promote the success of our students and staff. Assignments, maintenance, service centers, the Homestay program, family housing, facilities planning, and residential conferences are all part of the Operations and Facilities unit.

Description:  During Winter Term, the CSIs will work closely with UHDS staff to market the Residential Conferences student staff positions and provide administrative support. They will also participate in the application evaluation and interview process as their schedule allows. During Spring Term, they will assist with training preparation and other administrative tasks.

 

Nutrition Kiosk Promotion in Dining Centers

Supervisor:  Tara Sanders, UHDS Registered Dietitian

Unit Name:  Dining Services

Unit Functions: Responsible for providing a living-learning environment as a gateway for academic and personal success. The mission of Dining Services is to provide meals, furnish retail and catering food service to students, faculty, staff, conference groups and campus visitors. As a self-funded auxiliary, Dining Services supports the residential life experience, promotes nutrition education, encourages diversity and cultural awareness, and enhances the image of the University. 

Description: CSIs will assist with initial installation/implementation, develop signage and marketing materials to promote usage, do tabling and provide education on how to use Trouble Shoot, and make recommendations on improving the tool.

 

Multimedia and Social Media Projects

Supervisor:  Nancy Raskauskas, Online Marketing Specialist

Unit Name:  Marketing, Assessment & Communication

Unit Functions:  Educates incoming and first-year students about the choices available to them on campus through direct mail and email, then directing them to learn more via our website content such as hall pages and virtual tours; and finally greeting them with on- and off-campus visit days and private tours. We also foster digital communities through our public website and social networks, as well as the private OSU on Facebook application that allow our students to mingle online before ever setting foot on campus. Throughout the academic year, we highlight UHDS and on-campus offerings via a bi-weekly eNewsletter, website, blog and social media posts, posters and videos in our facilities.

Description: Practice and grow skills in basic writing, photography, videography, design, and web communications. This group will dive into the creative process of marketing to create and critique work. Students will explore their own answer to the question: How can we use social networks to inform and engage the OSU community?

 

Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/Social Justice Education Facilitation

Supervisor:  Christopher Hughbanks, Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Name:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Functions:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs in a unit within Housing and Dining services that has the function of creating a vision and developing a community of staff, student staff, and students that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals and their identities including their race, ethnicity, sexual attraction, ability, socioeconomic class, gender, sex, gender expression, religious beliefs, non-beliefs, spirituality, first language, nationality, and physical size, among others. We execute a series of trainings and social justice workshops that support UHDS staff and students in engaging with topics of social justice, identity awareness, fairness, and equity.   

Description:  CSIs will co-facilitate our five week leadership engagement series for first year students.  In particular CSIs will coordinate the mentorship portion of the series that matches participants with UHDS staff, and will lead specific activities and lessons on recognition and staying motivated as a leader.  CSIs will also have the opportunity to co-create social justice training activities for our residential and cooperative students.  Finally CSIs will help in assessing the impact of these initiatives on participants