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Admissions Student Employment

Become a Senior Interviewer

Applications for the 2014–2015 Academic Year and Summer 2014 term are now closed.

Current juniors (Class of 2016) can apply to become Senior Interviewers for the 2015–2016 Academic Year or the Summer 2015 term.

  • For juniors studying abroad in Spring 2015, the application and interview process will open in November 2014. 
  • For students who will on-campus in Spring 2015, the application and interview process will open in February 2015.

Current seniors (Class of 2015) can apply to become Summer Interviewers for the Summer 2015 term. The application and interview process will open in February 2015.

Become an Academic Year Intern

Applications for the following 2014–2015 interns are now open. The application is due Wednesday, September 10th and is available here.

  • Communications Intern (1 position)
  • Diversity Program Intern (1 position)
  • Overnight Host Intern (1 position)

 

Applications for the following 2014–2015 interns will open in April 2015.

  • Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program Intern
  • Diversity Program Intern 
  • Overnight Host Intern
  • Tour Guide Intern

Become a Winter or Summer Break Intern

Applications for the Summer 2014 term are now closed.

Applications for the Winter 2014-2015 interns will become available in November 2014.
Applications for the Summer 2015 interns will become available in February 2015.

Current Student Paid Opportunities During the School Year

An internship with the Office of Admissions can help you gain work experience and build your resume. We are looking for students who are well organized, responsible, and have strong communication skills. Although Admissions Interns will spend the majority of their time working on specific tasks related to their position, they occasionally are also expected to assist other program areas. A full year’s commitment is required and students are expected to work at least one Saturday during the fall semester and participate in tour guide and overnight host training. The following positions are currently available:

 

Senior Interviewer

  • Open to current juniors at Pomona College.
  • Position is for the full academic year.
  • Primary responsibility is to interview prospective students.
  • Other duties according to the needs of the office and the interests of the interviewer.
  • Approximately 12 hours (on average) of work per week:
    • 8 hours of interviewing during the week.
    • 3 hours interviewing on at least four Saturdays of the fall semester.
    • 1 hour meeting (occasionally).
    • 1 hour per week sitting desk during the lunch hour.
  • Special Events: April Admissions Days, DecemberFest.
  • Salary: More than minimum wage.
  • Training: Begins August 26th, stipend and room and board provided.

 

Admissions E-Mail/Communications Intern

The E-mail/Communications intern provides support to the Admissions Office by responding to questions sent via email to the office and assisting the Admissions Office Communications Committee with projects as they arise. The position requires 6-10 hours per week; hours are flexible. Will include occasional Saturday work during the fall semester. Typing and familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, a background in photography, and experience giving campus tours is preferred.  Responsibilities include:

  • Answering FAQ’s about Pomona and its admissions policies as well as other programs associated with the Admissions Office.
  • Assisting with various communications and publications projects, with the option of attending Communications Committee meetings.
  • Photographing campus and Admissions activities, and monitoring the Admission Office's social media/online presence.  
  • Providing clerical support (typing, filing, copying) when needed.
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.
  • Conducting campus tours.

 

Alumni Admissions Volunteer (AAV) Program Intern

The Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program allows alumni across the country and around the world to support Admissions efforts to reach and attract the best and brightest students to consider Pomona College. Alumni Volunteers interview prospective students, attend college fairs, call to congratulate admitted students, and host parties for admitted students across the country. The intern position requires 6-12 hours per week; hours are flexible. Will include occasional Saturday work during the Fall semester. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in finding alumni to attend college fairs and providing them with the needed Pomona College publications.
  • Making interview assignments based upon availability of alumni in particular geographic regions.
  • Assembling mailings.
  • Sitting the front desk, answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.
  • Writing articles for the Alumni Newsletter from a student’s perspective.
  • Conducting campus tours.
  • Other projects as assigned.

 

MSAP Intern (2 positions)

The MSAP intern plays an integral part in the recruitment of students of color, low-income and first-generation college student at Pomona. The position requires 6-10 hours per week; hours are flexible. Will include occasional Saturday work. Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing MSAP Advisory Board Meetings, and MSAP overnight hosting programs.
  • Assisting in producing the MSAP Newsletter.
  • Attending local college fairs/school visits as intern’s schedule allows.
  • Assisting with other MSAP related programs, such as the Fly-In/Drive-In Weekends.
  • Sitting front desk (reception), answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.

 

Overnight Hosting Intern (2 positions)

The intern provides support to the overnight stay program. The position requires 6-10 hours per week; hours are flexible. Will include occasional Saturday work. Responsibilities include:

  • Finding Pomona college students to host prospective applicants.
  • Coordinating student participation in the program; maintaining contact by phone and email.
  • Sending letters/packets to prospective students and hosts.
  • Providing clerical support (typing, filing, copying).
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.

 

Tour Guide Intern

The intern provides support for the tour guide program. The position requires 6-10 hours per week; hours are flexible. Will include occasional Saturday work. Experienced Tour Guides preferred. Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and training new and experienced tour guides.
  • Coordinating tour schedules and routes for on-campus programs.
  • Arranging packets and letters for special tour groups.
  • Conducting campus tours.
  • Acting as liaison between student guides and the Admissions Office.
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of Admissions Days in April.
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.

 

Winter Break Interns

The Office of Admissions is open from Jan. 2 – 17, while Pomona College students are on winter break. Therefore, we hire 3–4 students to work Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hourly wage is $9.00. On-Campus housing is not provided. 

Winter Break Admissions Office Intern (3 positions available)

  • Opening and processing of incoming mail
  • Conducting daily scheduled campus tours
  • Providing clerical support (typing, filing, etc.)

Winter Break Admissions Email Intern (1 position available)

  • Managing the general Admissions email account
  • Sitting at the Admissions Office reception desk, answering phones, and taking messages

 

Current Student Paid Opportunities During the Summer

The following positions are currently available for the summer:

Summer Senior Interviewer

  • Open to current juniors at Pomona College and students graduating in May of 2013. 
  • Primary responsibilities include interviewing prospective students and giving tours.
  • Work from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
    • Rotate answering phones at lunch.
    • Starts May 28th and ends August 9th.
  • Substitute for fall Senior Interviewers when available.
  • Special events: April Admissions Days, DecemberFest.
  • Salary: More than minimum wage (on-campus housing is not included but may be arranged).
  • Training: Begins May 28th (after Memorial Day).

 

Tour Guide/Office Assistant (2 positions)

    One full-time and one part-time positions available

The Office Assistant provides support for the tour guide program during the summer session, Monday, May 20th to Friday, August 30th. Up to 40 hours per week are available for the full-time position and 20 hours per week are available for the part-time position; the Admissions Office is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Hourly wage is $9.00. Campus housing may be arranged with a cost to the student.  Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting all daily scheduled campus and special tours.
  • Arranging packets and letters for special tour groups.
  • Providing clerical support (typing, filing, etc.)
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, and taking messages.
  • Assisting admissions staff with programs and projects.