Opportunities with the IDPO

The IDPO is always looking for international and domestic program returnees to work in our office, or to help out with events such as information sessions and pre-departure orientation.

If you are interested in working or volunteering with the IDPO, please contact sabroad@pomona.edu for more information.

If you are seeking opportunities to continue your involvement with study abroad or domestic programs, keep in mind that we rely on past participants to help at orientation. The next group of students going on your program wants your advice! If you are interested in helping out with orientation, send an email to the Assistant Director at sabroad@pomona.edu and you will be contacted during the weeks prior to orientation.

Come Work at the International and Domestic Programs Office (IDPO)

Job Title: Student Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the first point of contact in the office: greet visitors, assist students arriving for appointments, answer the phone, and answer basic questions at the front desk.
  • Assist in the creation and editing of written, video, and photo content for the OSA.
  • Assist IDPO staff members with projects as needed.
  • Assist with administrative work in the IDPO.

Job Title: Peer Mentor

  • Serve as liaisons between the IDPO and the student community through outreach and mentoring.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and reliable resource on campus to help students to understand the process, opportunities, benefits, and challenges of studying off-campus. Each Peer Mentor will serve as a representative of their program, country, major, and/or minor.
  • Implement special projects in order to enhance the quality of the IDPO and its student services.
  • Conduct outreach with academic departments, programs, offices, and student groups on campus relevant to the Mentor’s own involvements and interests (e.g. major department, student clubs and organizations, athletics, Queer Resource Center, Asian American Resource Center, Office of Black Student Affairs, Chicano/Latino Student Affairs, Women’s Union, McAlister Center, etc.)
  • Assist in development and delivery of workshops and presentations on different aspects of the international and domestic program experience including information meetings, pre-departure orientations, re-entry meetings, special topic meetings, alumni panels, classroom presentations, and various campus community presentations.
  • Facilitate connections between prospective study away students and IDPO staff, other returned participants, or faculty members who have direct experience with a country, region, or program in which the student is interested.

The Peer Mentor position is open to students with experience participating in international and domestic programs through Pomona College.

The application deadline will be posted at a later date.

Please consult our job posting on Handshake or e-mail any questions to sabroad@pomona.edu.