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OSE Internship Program

The OSE Internship program is designed to provide Stanford student leaders with the opportunity to build upon their skills in advising, coaching, facilitating, and program development. OSE Interns have a unique platform where they can engage directly with students and staff, gain experience in building core leadership skills (communication, team work, collaboration, problem solving), and contribute to the development of programs and policies that improve the Stanford experience and affirm OSE’s values of inclusivity, equity, respect, collaboration, and balance.

OSE Interns have a great deal of agency and are responsible for the development and coordination of various office projects and programs. Each intern will shadow a staff mentor and will play a major role in supporting their work while also contributing to group projects with fellow peer interns as well as taking on individual passion projects as well.

At the Office of Student Engagement, we are dedicated to helping students find community and foster passions while developing leadership and life skills.

  • We support all recognized student organizations, advise ASSU and the sophomore and junior class council, and offer leadership development and training.
  • We help individual students connect with student organizations and other activities outside the classroom. 
  • We work to cultivate a student community that values inclusivity, equity, respect, collaboration, and balance.


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What you would do:

  • A positive attitude with a strong work ethic
  • A set schedule of 8 hours of work in the office plus 1 hour for staff meetings per week. A minimum 3 quarter commitment (Given the uniqueness of the 2020-2021 academic year and its accessibility challenges, we are open to conversation with students not meeting this requirement.)
  • Skills that can be applied to advising organizations, including strong problem solving abilities and a collaborative interpersonal work style
  • Well-­honed organization skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Interest and/or experience in leadership and student organizations; experience as a president, financial officer, and or other leadership position is a bonus
  • Active and regular participation in all aspects of a busy and dynamic office
  • Willing and ability to learn quickly
  • The Office of Student Engagement advises more than 500 student organizations, representing many different student experiences and identities. Therefore, we are looking for a representative team that includes Black, Indigenous, differently-abled, neuro-divergent, LGBTQIA+, first-generation, and low-income students.

What you would do:

  • Serve as a mentor to a portfolio of student organizations and bring your passion for supporting the Stanford community to your role as a student leader
  • Help to re-imagine and design new programming initiatives, policies, and student support structures
  • Be a primary point of communication for the Office of Student Engagement and student contact through office hours and other forms of communication
  • Serve as a lead intern in a particular focus area that aligns with your interests

What you can take away from this role:                                          

  • Elevate your working experience: engage in work that you’re passionate about and that challenges you to result in holistic development
  • Connect with a mentor: Be guided and supported by a professional staff member with similar interests throughout your leadership development experience with OSE
  • Engage in projects: Work with both your intern team and on individual passion projects based on your interests
  • Derive meaning: We are committed to providing a meaningful, ongoing, working experience and continually supporting you
  • Receive compensation: We pay a competitive rate and work-­study options are also available. We also provide professional development funds to be utilized for workshops and/or certifications that would enhance your leadership skills and experience.
  • Flexible work schedule: some VSO/OSE events occur on evenings and weekends. We will work with you to determine a schedule.

To Apply:

Apply on Handshake today (application deadline: Friday, October 23rd 2020).

Questions? Email Zayna Seyedi, Assistant Director, Office of Student Engagement.