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CSI interns participate in one of five internships during the course of the academic year. In 2014-15, the internships include:

Internship A - Fall 2014 (6 weeks)

Residential Conferences Operations

Supervisor:  Dawn Snyder, Assistant Director, Operations. Aimee Scrivens,Residential Conferences and Building Services Coordinator.

Unit Name:  Operations.

Unit Functions:  We maintain UHDS systems and operations to promote the success of our students and staff. Assignments, service centers, the Honesty program, family housing, scholar housing, and residential conferences are all part of the Operations unit.

Description:  During Fall Term the CSI's will develop an online feedback form to send to residential conferences clients. Additionally, they will develop a thank you postcard to send to all Summer 2014 clients thanking them for their business, asking them to compete the feedback form, and providing more information about Summer 2015. The CSI's will also work with UHDS staff to develop a marketing plan for the Residential Conferences student staff positions and provide administrative support.


Rest Ed Administrative Assistants 

Supervisor: Ben Medeiros, Assistant Director, Living-Learning Commmunities

Unit Name:  Residential Education

Unit Functions:  Residence Education is a unit within University Housing and Dining Services. Our primary function is to create and maintain close interpersonal relationships with students and a sense of community among their peers to better support them in their social, personal, and academic growth while they live on campus.

Description: Provide administrative and programmatic support in a variety of areas within Residential Education. Some possible ideas include:

  • Research new Living-Learning Community Ideas
  • Assist with the RA and RD selection search processes
  • Create bulletin board displays to support RA's and ALA's
  • Help with the implementation of the Inter-Hall Challenge
  • Use social media to market key programs and signature events
  • Attend planning meetings for the FYE including Hmecoming in the Fall quarter


Marketing/Creating student surveys for Assessment

Supervisor: David Craig, Associate DDirector - Assessment

Unit: Assessment and Business Development

Unit Functions: Assessment of university Housing and Dining Services

Description: Interns will work on survey projects that will help gather data on student residents' satisfaction of services provided through UHDS. They will also help develop marketing ideas to get more students to participate in these surveys.


Multimedia and Social Media Projects

Supervisor:  Nancy Raskauskas, Assistant Director-Marketing & Communications

Unit Name:  Marketing & Communication

Unit Functions: Communicates with residents and prospective students via print publications, emails, website and social media content, videos, photography and in-person at various events to share information about UHDS programs and initiatives. Leads department in setting standards and policies for branding, marketing, and media relations.

Description: CSIs will work closely with the Assistant Director and future (unhired at this time) Online Marketing Specialist to practice and grow skills in basic writing, photography, videography, design, and web communications. CSIs will dive into the creative process of marketing to create and critique work with the rest of the MCA team.They will explore their own answer to the question: How can we use social networks to inform and engage the OSU community?


 Inter-Hall and After Dark Challenge

Supervisor:  Brenda Dao and Christopher Hughbanks

Unit Name: Resident Education

Unit Functions:  Community development and large scale programs for all students living on campus in particular pure first year students.

Description: Attend Inter-Hall challenge and after dark late night programming, planning meetings, Assist with setup and cleanup of after dark late program events. Track attendance at events, assist in the tracking hall points and incentives. Develop new ideas that will help with ongoing attendance numbers including ideas for incentives and prizes for halls and individuals in attendance, Assist in the development and collection of program surveys ad satisfaction data.

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