Horizons Intern
Headquarters - Evanston, IL
Full-Time Temporary

Availability: Horizons positions available for Block 1: May 28th – June 23rd, Block 2: July 3rd – July 21st, Block 3: May 28th – July 21st based out of Snowbird, UT.

Application Due: February 29, 2020

 

General Overview

The summer leadership intern is a full-time temporary internship that works within the Educational Operations department supporting the summer educational programs of the Sigma Chi Leadership Internship. Although the internship is unpaid; travel, lodging, and a food stipend will be provided. Additionally, Block 1 Horizon interns will be awarded a $1200 scholarship, Block 2 Horizon interns will be awarded an $800 scholarship, and Block 3 interns will be awarded a $2000 scholarship from the Sigma Chi Foundation upon completion of the program. The primary responsibility of the Sigma Chi Leadership Institute is the ongoing development and implementation of Sigma Chi’s educational and leadership curriculum, and the primary responsibility of the summer intern is to support the preparation and execution of Horizons. The summer intern will have the unique opportunity to assist in running large leadership conferences while gaining many professional skills and experiences.  This position requires well-developed communication skills, organization, time management and the ability to work quickly in a new environment.

 

Responsibilities

Leadership Program Duties

  • Print and combine program documents into packets;
  • Provide first level customer support for attendees of summer conferences via phone and email;
  • Organize and compile supplies for summer programs;
  • Obtain working knowledge on Sigma Chi Leadership programs.

 

On-site Duties

  • Attend Horizons as onsite staff support;
  • Help set up and take down the onsite office, vendor booths, activities, etc.;
  • Answer questions and assist in providing direction to attendees;
  • Deliver supplies and materials as needed;
  • Work on emergency assignments that arise.

 

General Headquarters Duties

  • Obtain a working knowledge of all affiliated Sigma Chi companies’ operations, staff, and functions;
  • Provide customer support across all affiliated Sigma Chi companies as needed;
  • Provide assistance on special filing, data compilation, and organization projects as assigned.

Requirements

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program;
  • Sigma Chi membership in good standing;
  • Must have previously attended Horizons.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Exemplary customer service, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivating, goal-oriented with a strong sense of initiative
  • Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines with personal initiative
  • Team-oriented philosophy with the ability to multitask projects and responsibilities
  • Detail-oriented, organized, persistent, and thorough
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Basic knowledge of Sigma Chi Fraternity programs and initiatives

 

Physical Demands

  • While performing the in-office duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than 50 percent of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse and similar machines.
  • While performing the out-of-office duties of this position, the employee may be subject to prolonged periods of light to heavy physical exertion over the course of 12-24 hour periods.
  • Being able to lift, carry, and move packages, curriculum material, and performance equipment weighing up to 30 pounds. May also be required to transport heavier materials with the use of a dolly.

 

Working Hours and Conditions

  • Most Horizons intern work takes place in an outdoor setting, where there is rough terrain, potential wildlife, personal interruptions, and outdoor noises. Office hours will be flexible and extended while at Horizons.
  • The office culture is relaxed and open-minded about regular change and growth.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.

 

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