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UW Libraries Undergraduate Student Success Intern

Posted November 12, 2020. Closes December 3, 2020.


Learning Services (OUGL)

Job Title:

UW Libraries Undergraduate Student Success Intern

Date Posted:

November 12, 2020

Closing Date:

December 3, 2020

Number Available:



$16.69 per hour

Start Date: January 4, 2021


10 hours per week.

This internship will be completed online exclusively.

Duties and activities:

The Undergraduate Student Success Intern will support online events, projects and programs associated with the Odegaard Library's Undergraduate Student Success (USS) Team. The Intern will gain experience with online student success activities in an academic library environment, and learn more about UW Libraries services and programs. The Intern will also use their own personal experiences to help guide, plan and execute online programs and services for undergraduate students.

This paid internship will provide an experienced undergraduate student with the unique opportunity to directly support and influence library programs to undergraduate student communities, such as first year, transfer, international students, and historically underserved students. The intern will be mentored in a supportive and collaborative team environment, and after the initial training period, the intern will meet weekly with, and receive regular feedback from, the USS Team.


  • Help plan and execute online library programming for undergraduate student populations.
  • Provide feedback on ongoing USS Team projects such as the UW Libraries
  • Undergraduate Researcher Tutorial and UW Libraries peer mentoring program.
  • Support Odegaard Library instructional services to undergraduate student populations.
  • Meet and collaborate regularly with the USS Team and other Libraries staff as appropriate.

    Required Qualifications:

    UW Seattle Undergraduate Student with Transfer, Junior or Senior class standing

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Work well both as a member of a small team and independently
    • Able to contribute productively to an organization that values diversity, inclusion and social justice
    • Familiarity with undergraduate student interests and current student trends in higher education or libraries
    • Interest in undergraduate student success, outreach to undergraduate students, working with diverse populations, libraries and online event planning
    • Effective communication skills
    • Dedicated, creative, and organized.

    The Undergraduate Student Success (USS) team is one of four units within the University of Washington Libraries' Learning Services, which also includes Curriculum Support; Libraries Instructional Design and Outreach; and Access & Building Services for Odegaard Undergraduate Library. The USS team focuses on strategic planning, creativity, and leadership in designing and coordinating Libraries' programs and services that contribute to student academic success and engagement. The USS team collaborates with the UW Libraries and UW partners to design memorable and meaningful experiences with the library for undergraduate students, specifically first year and first year transfer students, international students, minoritized and marginalized students, and first generation UW students. At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

      Internship Learning Outcomes:
      • Gain experience in developing undergraduate student engagement and outreach programs for Odegaard Library
      • Develop an understanding of undergraduate student success in an academic library setting
      • Explore working in a team-based environment.

      Application Process:

      1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
        • Resumé
        • Cover letter
      2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
      3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.
      Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

      For additional information or assistance with the application process, please contact the Employment Services Manager, UW Libraries:
      Erik Dahl