Students play a critical role in bringing our community to life for prospective students and families!

If you’re interested in sharing your story and your enthusiasm for WashU, these are the opportunities for you.

Summer Admissions Internship

Overview

The Summer Internship Program in the Office of Undergraduate Admissionsprovides a paid professional experience for Washington University students to assist with daily campus Admissions programming. Interns will gain exposure to the various functions of admissions at a highly selective institution. The internship provides a mixture of responsibilities that work with prospective students and families and some project work. The internship will operate in a hybrid-model, tasking students with a combination of in-person and virtual responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities (as university policy and CDC safety guidelines allow)

  • Giving in-person student-led campus tours to groups of approximately 25 visitors at a time
  • Conducting virtual tours of campus and managing the Q&A function of the Zoom
  • Handling the check-in process for daily visiting guests in the Sumers Welcome Center
  • Facilitating virtual prospective student interviews and interview breakout rooms
  • Engaging with prospective students electronically via email, Zoom, phone, etc.
  • Providing support for special virtual events, such as panels, information sessions, Webinars, etc.
  • Assisting with special in-person events, such as special visit days, group visits, luncheons, overnight programs
  • Managing the mock residential hall space
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Additional Responsibilities

Interns will be exposed to the work of a variety of teams within the Admissions Officer through a rotation program. After rotating through each team to gain preliminary insight, interns will be paired with one team for project-based work throughout the summer. Available team pairings may include: Recruitment & Selections, Visit Experience & Events, Training & Examination, and Management & Operations.

Required Skills/Characteristics

  • WashU Class of 2022, 2023, 2024, or 2025
  • Good academic and judicial standing with the university

Hours

  • The internship is a full-time position at 37.5 hours/week (some part-time positions are available at 18 hours/week)
  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 18.  End Date: Friday, August 19.
  • Some unpaid vacation time is available. The typical work week is Monday – Friday
    • Saturday and Sunday hours will occasionally be required (schedule to be shared at the start of the summer)

Desired Skills/Characteristics

  • Hiring preference will be given to students who can fulfill the role in a hybrid capacity and full-time hours
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking in both small and large groups
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service to every prospective student/family
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is willing to jump-in and assist however is needed
  • Enthusiasm about the university and what it offers students
  • Interest in exploring higher education as a potential career field

Compensation

Interns will be compensated at a rate of $12.30 per hour

Application

Apply by emailing the following to bearambassadors@email.wustl.edu:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume—including major(s)/minor(s), cumulative GPA, involvement at WashU, and relevant skills/experience
  • Contact information for 2 references either professional or academic. At least one reference must be a member of the WashU community (advisor, professor, research mentor, etc.)
  • Application materials are due by Sunday, March 13, 2022.

By applying, students give the Admissions Office permission to access university standing and academic record.

Questions?

Please reach out to Jacob Goedde and Jennie Jean-Jacques at bearambassadors@email.wustl.edu.

Bear Ambassador Position

Overview

The Bear Ambassador Program in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides a paid experience for Washington University students to assist with sharing the WashU story and experience with prospective students and their guests. The ambassador program provides a mixture of key responsibilities that work with prospective students and families, and allows exposure to the various functions of admissions at a highly selective institution. The ambassadorship will operate in a hybrid-model, tasking students with a combination of in-person and virtual responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities (as university policy and CDC safety guidelines allow)

  • Giving in-person student-led campus tours to groups of between 1-25 visitors
  • Conducting virtual tours of campus and managing the Q&A function in Zoom
  • Handling the check-in process for daily visiting guests in the Sumers Welcome Center and other visit areas on campus
  • Facilitating virtual prospective student interviews and interview breakout rooms
  • Engaging with prospective students electronically via email, Zoom, phone, etc.
  • Providing support for special virtual events, such as panels, information sessions, Webinars, etc.
  • Assisting with special in-person events, such as special visit days, group visits, luncheons, and overnight programs
  • Managing the mock residential hall space
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Desired Skills/Characteristics

  • Hiring preference will be given to students who can fulfill the role in a hybrid capacity
  • WashU current students from the Class of 2023, 2024, or 2025
  • Good academic and judicial standing with the university (your application gives us permission to check your standing)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking in both small and large groups
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service to every prospective visitor and their guest(s)
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is willing to jump-in and assist however is needed
  • Enthusiasm about the university and what it offers students

Hours

The ambassador position is part-time (4-6 hours per week). The Admissions Office is open Monday-Saturday with occasional programs on Sunday. Ambassadors should expect to work Monday-Friday with the occasional Saturday or Sunday as needed. Non-paid vacation time is available. In addition, all ambassadors are required to attend a mandatory training that will occur August 16-19, 2022. Meals and on-campus housing will be provided free of cost to all ambassadors for the duration of August training.

Compensation

Ambassadors will be compensated at a rate of $11.30 per hour and hourly pay will increase with experience.

Application

Apply by emailing the following to BearAmbassadors@email.wustl.edu:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume—including major(s)/minor(s), cumulative GPA, relevant skills/experience, and involvement in
  • Contact information for 1 reference (personal, professional, academic or a member of the WashU community)

By applying, students give the Admissions Office permission to access university standing and academic record.

Questions?

Please reach out to Jacob Goedde and Jennie Jean-Jacques at BearAmbassadors@email.wustl.edu