|Administrative internship opportunities available|
Each year, the President’s office and the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) sponsor a set of professional development programs for full-time faculty and staff at UND. These programs are designed to assist those with an interest in University leadership to broaden their perspectives on issues and policies affecting decisions in higher education. These programs are open to both men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance of developing women for professional leadership roles within the University.
The administrative internship component of the President’s Leadership Programs is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional administrative work. Each year, up to eight participants are matched with approved internship projects and mentors across campus. On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects and may attend monthly meetings to network with other interns. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship project. To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Completed applications are due Friday, Sept. 22.
The five available internships and mentors are as follows:
#2006-01: Work Performance Review: Office of Academic Advisement and #2006-02: Faculty Involvement in Grant Funding
Mentors: Dennis Elbert, dean, and Steve Moser, associate dean, College of Business and Public Administration
Time: One semester each
Skills: The intern(s) should have an interest in administration and project work. A terminal degree would be helpful but is not required. An interest in student advisement would be a plus.
The College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) is looking for an administrative intern to work on one or two projects of value to the college. The first is related to student advising and the other is tied to expansion of our faculty grant activity. First, we would like to conduct a work performance review of our Office of Academic Advisement (OAA). The review would include an analysis of faculty and staff expectations, current and potential student services and staffing needs, requirements & resources. This review of current OAA operations will include benchmarking with other schools (peer, aspirant, and competitive) accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The second project involves a refinement of ways to increase faculty involvement in grant projects in the CoBPA. We have a college grant writer and a development officer to assist faculty members work on external grant projects. Traditionally however, the same faculty members tend to pursue these opportunities. We would like to have the intern explore ways to increase faculty interest in funded research projects that will help us to reach our research goals
#2006-03: Development and Funding of New Graduate Programs
Mentor: Chandice Covington, dean, College of Nursing
Time: Two semesters
Skills: Excellent computer skills, web lit searches, working with approval groups.
Development and funding of new graduate programs. Day to day processes to start new curriculum, from the writing through the approval stages and marketing.
#2006-04: Enrollment Management Plan
Mentor: Margaret A. Healy, chair, Educational Leadership
Time: One to two semesters
Skills: Strong interest in the graduate student experience, good writing skills, and an interest in enrollment management. The department of educational leadership has significant enrollment and opportunity for growth; thus, the department has decided it needs to develop an enrollment management plan in order to make strategic decisions for the future. The plan would examine the recruitment, admission, orientation, progression and graduation of students in master's, specialists and doctoral programs. Each stage of the plan includes potential projects for an administrative intern. The department has identified an immediate need to develop recruiting materials, student handbooks, database systems for admissions and degree progression, and work with evaluating and furthering refining the assessment plan. Depending on the intern’s interests and goals, projects can be selected that would permit the intern to develop a new area of expertise or to further refine skills and demonstrate competencies
#2006-05: Federal Compliance Policy Development
Mentor: Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research
Time: One to two semesters
Skills: While not required, the successful applicant may have expertise in law, engineering, or an area of Federal compliance such as human subject research. Good verbal and written communication skills would be an asset.
The intern will be primarily responsible for developing a University policy for compliance with the Federal export control regulations as formulated by the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This is a new area of compliance for the University and will allow the intern to not only learn about Federal compliance issues but also make a significant contribution to the University policy which is developed. The intern will work with Dr. Milavetz, mentor, as well as other members of RDC. The intern will learn about compliance issues by participating in meetings and discussions with University compliance committees. The intern will research the background of EAR and ITAR and how other universities have handled the compliance issues raised by EAR and ITAR. Finally, the intern will prepare a draft of a proposed policy statement for University consideration. The intern will be assessed by the mentor by informal feedback on a regular basis and more formally following completion of the draft policy.
#2006-6: Survey and Analysis of Former UND Presidential Scholars
Mentor: Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services
Time: Two Semesters
Skills: Interest and skill in survey development and analysis. Good project planning and communication skills will be important as will a genuine interest in students. The goal of this project is to gather information about UND alumni who attended the University as Presidential Scholars. The intern will be responsible for developing and implementing a plan to determine how the information is to be gathered, and develop a plan to interview or survey these alumni, analyze the results, and prepare a summary to be used by UND administrators and by the Alumni Association and Foundation.