Student Internship Rotational Program
Mission Statement | Program Vision & Purpose | Current Interns | Internship Openings [updated Feb 2013!]
Members of the first Student Internship Rotational Program cohort
As part of the first Student Internship Rotational Program, Ifechukwu (Ife) Ndukaworked with mentor Adam Donaldson in the Business Management and Analysis Group, before rotating to work with mentor Leke Adetunji in the Division of Information Technology Project Management Office. His focus with each position was on the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) program and support of project initiatives.
"My experience . . . in the program has been professionally invigorating and intellectually stimulating. Working in tandem with my mentor, I have gained a greater insight on the strategic role of project management in driving organizational performance."
- Ife Nduka
Ife holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, a Masters degree in Project Management from The George Washington University and was pursuing a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering at The George Washington University during his time as an intern.
Kristen McCarthy was also a part of the first Student Internship Rotational Program. Her two rotations included stints with the HR Staff Learning and Development Group and working with mentor Donna Scarboro in the Academic Affairs division. While there, she focused on the Innovation Task Force (ITF) Study Abroad idea - one of the first six ITF ideas to move forward to the planning stage. Her first rotation was with the HR Staff Learning and Development group.
"This program has allowed me to learn more about GW as an institution while giving me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally in a supportive environment. The experience I gained working with Staff Learning and Development has been an invaluable part of my semester and given me the confidence to pursue my professional goals.”
- Kristin McCarthy
Kristen holds a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from The George
Washington University and was pursuing a Masters degree in
International Education Administration at The George Washington University during her time with the program.
The mission of the Student Internship Rotational Program is to enhance the experiential learning of GW students and to continue to provide for and improve The George Washington University (GW) services and operations. This program will further the advancement of the GW community through combined academic and professional contributions from GW Students and Staff.
The vision of the Student Internship Rotational Program is to offer current GW students valuable and relevant work experience through active participation with GW’s administrative divisions. This program will also add value to the division of the Executive Vice President & Treasurer (EVP&T) through student and employee shared knowledge, experience and mentored growth. Students will offer practical experiential knowledge to the projects that they are supporting while enhancing their in-classroom education through hands-on work experience.
The purpose of the Student Internship Rotational Program is to provide GW students with meaningful professional opportunities that will prepare them for their careers after graduation. Participating offices may include the broader Office of Finance, The Division of Operations, The Administration Division, The Division of Information Technology, The Office of Safety and Security, The Investment Office, and/or the Human Resources Department.
Each student will be paired with a project and or a department for a 6-8 month period that is centrally focused in one of these EVP&T functional areas. Upon the completion of a project, students may be transitioned to a 6-8 month project in another participating office. Students may work on projects that are centric to one office or multiple participating offices under one project, subject to shared interest and opportunity.
Responsibilities May Include
Assisting and/or managing projects with cross-functional strategic initiatives in the following areas:
|The Office of Finance||Division of Operations||Investment Office|
|Administration||Division of Information Technology|
|Office of Safety and Security||Human Resources Department|
Performing general office tasks and other duties as assigned.
Preferred commitment of 20 hours per week.
Program will include project work across GW functional areas with an engagement period per project of 6-8 months.
Applicants with the ability to commit to a minimum of two rotations are preferred.
Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students pursuing a GW degree, preferably but not limited to Business Administration, Computer Science or Engineering.
Strong Professor recommendation
Experience in management of projects and personnel, research, analysis and coordination of business projects, to include the presentation of written and verbal reports, meeting time-sensitive deadlines and developing spreadsheets, metrics, presentations and other information through the use of current software products is necessary.
Creative and innovative approach to problem solving.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism. Consistently interact effectively and flexibly with support teams and diverse groups of people including executive management, faculty, staff, students and external partners is necessary.
Ability to conduct general research and writing, business plans, and technologies.
Advanced analytical skills, proficient in PowerPoint and Excel. Programming background is a plus.
Successful completion of a background check.
Currently, three interns with the Student Internship Rotational Program are working in Campus Support Services, the Office of Finance, and Division of Information Technology on various projects and initiatives, including:
In January 2013, three additional internship opportunities with the Student Internship Rotational Program were posted:
Innovation Task Force: Internal Consulting Analysis and System Development.
Innovation Task Force: Analyst and Project Manager.
Program Manager. For more information, click here (Deadline extended. Application materials due: April 1, 2013)
Please send application materials to Megan Flood.
The Student Internship Rotational Program is administered by the Business Management & Analysis Group (BMAG). For more information about the application process, please contact Megan Flood
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