Transfer Student Center Internship Application
The Transfer Student Center Peer Advocate position is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop leadership, communication, and collaboration skills as you assist with our goal of serving the large and diverse transfer student community at Cal. Peer Advocate represents the Transfer Student Center in a variety of ways and play a critical role in helping the center achieve its mission of serving students who transfer from other colleges and universities.
The Center provides a broad range of programs and services that focus on transition and navigation, community and collaboration, and student success and engagement.
As a Peer Advocate, you are crucial to the Transfer Student Center’s day-to-day operations. The Peer Advocate will be a group of individuals that will lead and coordinate key project/programming areas in the Transfer Center. All Peer Advocates are asked to choose from one of several key project areas where you will serve as part of a team. They include; Outreach, Education 198 Course, Events, and Operations. By participating, Transfer Peer Advocates have access to professional staff members, develop transferrable skills in leadership and program planning, and may develop a clear understanding of the need for assisting transfer students.
Some of the benefits of being a Peer Advocate at the Transfer Student Center:
All candidates must have a solid understanding of how the Transfer Student Center and the Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3) provide support to students on campus.
Develop and/or hone in on professional/leadership skills, such as:
Public speaking: You may be leading projects or asked to participate in a discussion that can require that you speak to groups of people of various sizes.
Customer service: Part of the role includes taking on service hours in the Center’s front desk, which is key to providing general support and advice to students seeking information/services/guidance.
Program/Event Planning: The Center is busy throughout the year planning programs to serve the needs of the transfer population on campus and you will be asked to join in as a representative of the center.
Relationship-Building: You will get to meet and work with a team of individuals passionate about helping transfer students succeed at Cal.
Navigational Capital: Learn about how to successfully navigate the large bureaucracy that is UC Berkeley.
Public Relations: Engage in outreach or marketing work to help promote the Transfer Center’s programs and services.
Instructional Support: If you are a student assistant for one of our Education 198 Transition Courses, you will have the opportunity to work with the Instructors on facilitating discussion and developing curriculum while working as part of a team to develop activities for students outside the classroom.
Mentorship: Through our variety of mentorship programs and in working with a Core member, you can gain knowledge about succeeding at Berkeley and beyond.
Area of Focus within Transfer Student Center Internship:
You will be asked to indicate an area of interest on the application.
- Day-to-day operations of the center
Social Media, Flyers, Videos, Newsletter
Teaching Assistants & Programming
Large-scale and small-scale events and programming
• Must be a currently enrolled transfer student
• Must have completed at least one semester at UC Berkeley
• Available to work between the hours M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm
Transfer Peer Advocate Requirements:
• Available to attend Transfer Center Orientation on Sunday, January 21, 2018
• Minimum 3 hours/week from August 15, 2018 to December 14, 2018
• Available to attend semester long weekly staff meetings on Friday’s from 10:00am-12:00pm
• Attendance at major Transfer Center Events throughout the semester
• Available to attend weekly meetings with your designated Peer Advocate Leads (PALs)
• Fulfill the required semester hours in accordance with the number of units selected
• Perform assigned duties and special projects as necessary Unit Requirement
1 unit of credit = 45 semester hours
2 units of credit = 90 semester hours
3 units of credit = 135 semester hours