Graduate Internships

Our mission is to create spaces and learning opportunities for residential students to experience life together. The graduate internships in the Office of Residence Life strives to create opportunities for program participants that foster transformational leadership skills and provide tools for self and community leadership.

All of the Residence Life internships are live-in 10-month commitments that create opportunities for students to experience growth and development as leaders working with APU’s undergraduate and graduate students. See the full Learning Outcomes for Residence Life Internships (PDF)

Graduate Resident Coordinator (GRC)

Weekly Time Commitment1
Individual appointment with area director 1 hour
Bi-weekly meeting with director of Residence Life 30 minutes
Other Residence Life weekly meetings 3-4 hours
Regular one-on-one meetings with resident advisors 4-6 hours
Weekly meeting with resident advisor team 1-2 hours
Administrative and duty assignments 2-4 hours
Programming assignments 1-3 hours

See more about the role on our 2024-2025 Residence Life Internships Descriptions (PDF) to find out more about essential skills, appointment dates, required training and meetings, qualifications, and compensation.

Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

Weekly Time Commitment1
Individual appointment with area director 1 hour
Bi-weekly meeting with director of Residence Life 30 minutes
Other Residence Life weekly meetings 3-4 hours
Occasional one-on-one meetings with resident advisors 3-5 hours
Weekly meeting with resident advisor team(s) 1-2 hours
Administrative and on-call assignments 4-8 hours

See more about the role on our 2024-2025 Residence Life Internships Descriptions (PDF) to find out more about essential skills, appointment dates, required training and meetings, qualifications, and compensation.

Community Intern

Weekly Time Commitment1
Individual appointment with area director 30 minutes
Bi-weekly meeting with area and residence directors 1 hour
Attending and capturing video and images of various programs and events 2-4 hours
Weekly office hours focused on marketing, event promotion, and Rezlife storytelling 4-6 hours
Other Residence Life weekly meetings and/or events 3-4 hours
Administrative and on-call assignments 3-5 hours

See more about the role on our 2024-2025 Residence Life Internships Descriptions (PDF) to find out more about essential skills, appointment dates, required training and meetings, qualifications, and compensation.

Applications

APU graduate students interested in any of these internships should Apply for a Residence Life internship here. Note that students must be enrolled in an APU graduate program for both the fall and spring semesters. Feel free to contact housing@apu.edu for more information.

Footnotes

  1. Intern hourly responsibilities may fluctuate (exceeding 20 hours) during times of annual team training and university openings and closings. Interns are also expected to be available on weekends when special events are scheduled (e.g., Welcome Weekend, living area check-ins and checkouts, etc.). Each intern is expected to have a weekly schedule and timesheet on file with their primary supervisor.
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