Work and Volunteer at Study Abroad


2013-2014 Outreach Assistans and Peer Assistants

Volunteer for Study Abroad

The Study Abroad office has many opportunities for returned students to help out with program promotion and preparing students for overseas experiences. Send an e-mail to study-abroad@uiowa.edu for details.

Work for Study Abroad

Study Abroad typically hires two types of student workers-- peer assistants and outreach assistants-- at the beginning of every academic year. Descriptions, duties, qualifications, terms of appointment, and applications can be found for both positions in the table below. Students should apply for their preferred position and not both peer and outreach assistant positions. Please note that we do not often hire more than one student in the same position that studied abroad in the same country. During the 2014-15 academic year, we will be hiring five peer assistants and two outreach assistants. 

Study Abroad will review applications in mid-August. The deadline for applications is August 9, 2014. Finalists will be interviewed and hired the week before school begins, and a required 2 hour work orientation will be held on the Sunday before school begins (in the early afternoon).   Our goal is to be able to have students ready to work during the first week of classes.  Occasionally there is an opening in January so please inquire before submitting an application for the spring session. 

 

Peer Assistants Outreach Assistants
Peer Assistants provide information about study abroad programs and procedures to UI undergraduate students by staffing the Study Abroad's resource room. Outreach Assistants are tasked with spreading information regarding study abroad opportunities to students, staff, and faculty at the UI. 
 
Responsibilities
-Staff the Study Abroad Resource Room
-Advise students about study abroad procedures and/or specific programs
-Make follow-up phone calls/e-mails to interested students
-Organize and shelve Resource Room materials
-Assist program advisors with administrative tasks
 
Responsibilities
-Promote study abroad through classroom visits and tabling sessions
-Plan and participate in events that highlight study abroad opportunities
-Assist in the design and distribution of study abroad publicity materials
-Update and maintain Study Abroad social media outlets
Qualifications
-Undergraduate status at the UI
-Previous participation in a study abroad program and demonstrated interest in promoting international education
-Excellent interpersonal communications skills, especially one on one with other students
-Attention to detail
Qualifications
-Undergraduate status at the UI
-Independent and self-motivated
-Previous participation in a study abroad program and demonstrated interest in promoting international education
-Outgoing personality, confident public speaker
-Interested in promotion and social events
Hours
Peer assistants can expect 8 to 15 hours per week while school is in session. Scheduled time will include hours when the Resource Room is open to student traffic (8-5, M-F) and additional hours to complete other assignments, such as weekly staff meetings and resource room maintenance. All peer assistants will occasionally be asked to take part in weekend or evening activities.
Hours
Outreach assistants can expect 8 to 15 hours per week while school is in session and have a flexible schedule. Outreach assistants will be able to set their own in-office work hours but will be required to attend events as needed during the day and occasionally in the evening and on weekends.

 

Salary
$8.75/hour
Salary
$8.75/hour
Application Application
Questions? Contact: 
Aubree Compton
Questions? Contact: 
Sarah McNitt