Student Organizations Intern

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The Student Organizations Intern will play an active role in building grassroots, student-led organizations supported by the College Autism Network (CAN). As part of CAN’s Student Advocacy and Support team, the person in this position will work with active undergraduate students to initiate, develop, and advise a new FSU student organization supporting and advocating for students with autism. In addition, the intern will work to identify and interface with similar student organizations at universities across the country, ultimately creating a national network of student organizations.

The Student Organizations Intern will play an active role in building grassroots, student-led organizations supported by the College Autism Network (CAN). As part of CAN’s Student Advocacy and Support team, the person in this position will work with active undergraduate students to initiate, develop, and advise a new FSU student organization supporting and advocating for students with autism. In addition, the intern will work to identify and interface with similar student organizations at universities across the country, ultimately creating a national network of student organizations.

To Apply...

We welcome applicants from any institution. Most internships can be completed remotely using web-based technology. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to 
info@CollegeAutismNetwork.org

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  • Why do you want to work with the College Autism Network?
  • In what ways could you make a distinctive contribution to the College Autism Network?

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiate, develop, advise, and support a new FSU student organization
  • Mentor and groom student leaders
  • Identify similar student organizations at schools across the country
  • Collaborate, coordinate, and communicate with student organizations, both at FSU and nationally
  • Develop strategic vision for a national network of student groups promoting neurodiversity and supporting autistic students
  • Conduct programs/activities/events supporting autistic student success and advocacy

QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred)

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Upper division undergraduates and graduate students from any major
  • Comfort working alongside and developing mentoring relationships with diverse student leaders
  • Knowledge of university policies related to student organizations
  • Experience with student programming, risk management, student supervision, and event planning
  • Willingness to take independent initiative while fulfilling responsibilities as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple platforms/mediums
  • Flexibility and organization to balance multiple tasks simultaneously

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of this internship, students will:

  • Learn to work with a variety of stakeholders (students, administrators, faculty)
  • Establish a network of professional colleagues both locally and nationally
  • Develop leadership, supervision, and administration skills
  • Enhance teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Contribute to a rapidly growing entrepreneurial organization focused on social justice
  • Gain an understanding of how a nonprofit organization operates

COMPENSATION, CREDIT, and WORK CONDITIONS

This volunteer position may be eligible for internship, independent study, and/or institution-specific (e.g., Garnet & Gold) academic credit. The position requires approximately 10 hours/week, has flexible hours, and can be completed remotely as needed. Initial appointment is for one semester, though we are especially eager to work with interns who foresee potential year-long involvement.