Roompact is STOKED to be offering an ACUHO-I Summer internship for the first time. It represents a unique opportunity for the right graduate student. You can experience what a “higher education adjacent” career path might look like, you can interact with many different campuses (not just one!), and you’ll have a lot of freedom to explore different aspects of the company according to your abilities and interests. To our knowledge, this is one of the only (and perhaps first?) ACUHO-I summer internship provided by a software company.
As a former ACUHO-I Intern myself (at the University of Alaska Anchorage), I know what a powerful, transformational, and educational experience this can be and I’m super excited to be supervising this internship. I want to make sure that we help you reach your goals while also doing so awesome fun work for Roompact campuses and the professional field as a whole. I hope you’ll consider applying.
– Dr. Paul Gordon Brown, Director of the Campus Experience
If you, or someone you know, wishes to apply, you must go through the official ACUHO-I process and adhere to all of the rules, dates, and deadlines they have in place to ensure it is a fair process for all. Head to their website to begin the process. Even if you aren’t interested in interning at Roompact, there are a number of incredible positions available–both in-person and remote.
Professional Development and Practice Intern
Thanks for your interest in our internship! We’re excited to be offering a unique experience this year. The core of this internship is centered around producing content for general marketing and campus support purposes and engaging with departments and professionals that use Roompact. This will include:
- Developing social media content, presentations, blog posts, and related written resources on general professional development topics and content specific to Roompact schools
- Coordinating a webinar/video series
- Shadowing and participating in annual check-in meetings and training sessions with current Roompact schools
Another component of the internship will be to help Roompact as it seeks to become certified as a Public Benefit Corporation, or B-Corp. B-Corp’s are committed to social justice and responsibility. If you’re unfamiliar with B-Corps, you can learn more about them here: https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corps
Interns will also have the opportunity to explore other aspects of the company according to their abilities and interests. This could include experience with sales, general marketing, and software development. When you begin your internship experience, we’ll work with you to understand your educational goals and set up opportunities that will help you reach them.
Interns will participate in all staff meetings and professional development opportunities just like all other Roompact Team members. We want you to have the full experience!
Your supervisor will be Paul Brown, who has worked in residence life and student affairs for many years before joining Roompact. As a former ACUHO-I Intern himself, Paul is committed to making this a positive educational experience for you. If you want to learn more about Paul and his work on residential curriculum, check out his website: www.paulgordonbrown.com
Benefits For You
We recognize that this is an educational opportunity for you and we want to make sure you’re learning throughout your internship experience. Roompact’s internship offers the opportunity to learn about the field of residence life by interacting with a number of different professionals from many campuses across the United States. You’ll also gain a unique perspective on the field from the point of view of a private company that partners with student affairs departments.
Roompact is a small family owned business that develops software and services for residence life and education departments. Our focus is on improving student engagement and learning, assessment, and helping staff be more efficient in their work. Roompact strives to be an ethical and socially-conscious company and is currently exploring being certified as a B-Corp, which is a social-benefit corporation that meets high standards of social responsibility. IF you want to learn more about us, check out our website at www.roompact.com. We’ve also uploaded some screenshots of our software and a handout along with this posting in case you’re unfamiliar with the work we do.
- $500 per week, paid bi-weekly
- 35 hour work week
- 10 weeks is our target, but we’re totally flexible.
Interns will be paid at minimum the equivalent of $500 a week for a 35 hour work week. Roompact believes in paying its interns a living wage and therefore may increase compensation based on the intern’s location and circumstances.
- Current or former Graduate Student
- Prior work experience in residence life
- Must provide own computer and internet access
Successful Candidates Will Possess:
- Knowledge (and desire to learn more about) student learning, development, assessment, and residence life theory and practice
- Strong writing skills
- General tech-savviness
- Social justice and benefit orientation
Big Pluses (but not deal breakers):
- Prior use of and familiarity with Roompact’s software
- Knowledge of residential curriculum/curricular approaches
- Experience with social media marketing and engagement
- Public speaking skills (through video recordings, and webinar-type formats)
- Graphic design skills
Come As You Are and Thrive
Roompact believes that being inclusive, working collaboratively, and recognizing the inherent value of every team member is essential. Diversity makes us stronger and better at the work we do. Roompact is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Roompact also strives to go beyond what the law requires, and create a socially just and socially responsible work environment for the benefit of all.