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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can participate in a number of ways—both virtually and in person (when we can safely resume on-campus visits).

Current activities include:

  • Leading virtual tours
  • Conducting virtual interviews
  • Participating in virtual student panels or presentations
  • Participating in virtual high school meetings
  • Calling, emailing and writing notes to students

As part of your volunteer experience, you will:

  • become part of our admissions and aid team
  • participate in training sessions that will cover the basics as well as specialized instruction for some volunteer roles
  • receive WashU SWAG exclusive to our student volunteers
  • have a ton of fun and meet people from every corner of campus

Let us know you’re interested and would like to learn more by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGVfLhtftd07AOAQ86zAJF6mYfX-kbu-WkZY_nqIUGf8J8Ww/viewform

Paid Opportunities

Summer internship

Overview

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading virtual campus tours
  • Conducting virtual prospective student interviews and coordinating interview breakout rooms
  • Assisting with special information days in the Admissions Office and other events
  • Engaging with prospective students electronically via email, Zoom, phone, etc.
  • Administrative tasks as assigned

As University policy and CDC safety guidelines allow, in-person responsibilities may include:

  • Staffing Sumers Welcome Center
  • Leading campus tours
  • Assisting with special visit days in the Admissions Office and other events

Other Responsibilities

Interns will be exposed to the work of a variety of areas within the Admissions Office. After introductions with each area to gain preliminary insight, interns will be paired with one for project-based work throughout the summer. Available pairings may include: Recruitment, Access & Inclusion, Visit Experience, Financial Aid, Marketing/Communications, Administration/Systems, Research/Data Analysis.

Desired Skills/Characteristics:

  • WashU Class of 2021, 2022, 2023, or 2024
  • Good academic and judicial standing with the university
  • 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
  • Preference will be given to students who can fulfill the role in a hybrid capacity

Hours

The internship is a part-time position (20-30 hours/week) with some Saturdays required. It will run between Wednesday, May 19th and Saturday, August 14th, with the option of extending the program through Saturday, August 21st. Some non-paid vacation time is available.

Compensation

Interns will be compensated at a rate of $10.50 per hour

Application

Apply by emailing the following to Kendall Spina (KMSpina@wustl.edu):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume – including major(s)/minor(s), cumulative GPA, 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)

Questions?

Please reach out to Kendall Spina (KMSpina@wustl.edu).