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Student Affairs Internships

No matter what your major is or what you want to do after college, Student Affairs internships give you a chance to work with University professionals as you pursue projects that enhance the Illini experience for generations of students to come.

A Student Affairs internship can strengthen your leadership skills, influence our Campus at a higher level, and give you valuable experience in a professional setting. Student Affairs internships are available in:

  • Asian American Cultural Center
  • Campus Recreation
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Office of Volunteer Programs

Applications for the 2017–2018 academic year are being accepted. For more information about internship deadlines, please visit the respective unit’s page.

Asian American Cultural Center

The Asian American Cultural Center paid internship program provides students an opportunity to undertake creative and challenging assignments that promote cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and provide educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community. This unique internship experience will be offered as a 1-unit Global Studies 199 class + hourly wages. All student interns must register for the 1-unit class. Interns will attend a weekly seminar to develop professional skills and learn about Asian American and Asian international identities.

Positions Available:


  • Office Specialist / Programming Intern
  • International Education Intern
  • Communication Intern
  • Asian Pacific American Alumni Leadership Intern
  • Hermia Soo Outreach Intern


  • Monday, February 6, 2017 – 5–6 pm
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 5–6 pm

All applications DUE: Thursday, February 16, 2017

For more information please visit Asian American Cultural Center Internship Page.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is offering the Bobbi Hein Professional Director’s Intern positions for Fall 2017 academic year. The Campus Recreation intern will represent Campus Recreation at special events, participate in staff meetings, work on several projects both on their own and with a team, and much more. These positions provide students the opportunity to develop and showcase a set of professional skills including teamwork, communication, and organization. Successful candidates will be able to work independently as well as in a team, demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills, be highly organized, be self-motivated, and have a genuine passion for their work.

To apply, submit an application at and email a cover letter and resume to Angela Reggans at by February 20, 2017.  


Graf Internship | Illinois Leadership® Center

As a member of the Illinois Leadership Center (ILC) team, Graf Interns lead peer work teams that provide support for the ILC’s programs and services. Graf Interns may be selected to lead one of the following teams: Leadership Certificate, Training & Development, Leadership Education, or Programming.

Graf Interns work hours vary between 10–15 hours/week based on employee availability, team needs, and special projects. To apply. go to

all sessions will be in the Illinois Leadership Center Conference Room, Illini Union Room 290

  • Wednesday, February 1st from 5–6 pm
  • Thursday, February 2nd from 6–7 pm
  • Tuesday, February 7th from 6:30–7:30 pm


Fred H. Turner Fellow | Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Fred H. Turner Fellows serve in a professional paid fellowship out of Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. This position offers students the opportunity to undertake professional assignments and manage campus wide initiatives under the guidance of the Vice Chancellor and staff during their senior year. Turner Fellows are assigned projects related to a wide variety of issues, including strategic planning, student fees, campus and student trends, leadership development, campus safety, and wellness. Fred H. Turner Fellows better the Illinois student experience, while providing insight on student concerns and gaining knowledge about the operations of Student Affairs at Illinois. (3 positions)


Office of Volunteer Programs

Barbara Seaquist Williams Internship: This paid internship position provides the opportunity for a student to work with the Champaign-Urbana community and its ever-changing needs. The intern will engage in volunteer-related activities and organize office projects related to service, and the intern’s major and interest areas. The intern will network with professionals in the field and help develop a climate of community engagement on and off-campus. The intern will also learn skills in project management, managing team members, and administrative duties.

Completed applications are due Sunday, February 19, by 11:59 pm. (1 position)


  • Will be either a junior or senior class status beginning Fall 2017
  • Previous volunteer or leadership experience
  • Ability to work with diverse population of students and organizations
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated program and project management skills
  • High academic achievement (a minimum 2.8/4.0 GPA)
  • Available to work 12–15 hours per week for both fall and spring semesters plus attend every other week staff meetings ($9.50/hr)