ADM: Summer Intern/Tour Guide (S9956X)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, Admission has had to navigate how to recruit prospective students and guide them through their college process when we can no longer speak face to face, or invite students to our campus; elements we previously relied upon. The role of Summer Intern has been updated to address these changing dynamics in our recruitment strategy, as well as the expectations of remote work. This newly updated role will function as an integral member of the Office of Admission supporting our work of recruiting future classes of Bates College through online and virtual platforms. If you are a student who desires to learn more about admission, outreach, access, and recruitment at Bates, this is the ideal opportunity for you! Through this summer internship, you will work to provide prospective students and their families with a unique window into the student experience at Bates College as well as share information about campus life and academic offerings. Interns will connect with prospective families through live virtual tours, live virtual information sessions, social media platforms, live streamed panels, recorded testimonies, email correspondence, and more.  This position requires enormous flexibility, responsibility, creativity, and a willingness to work not only on short term projects but on a longer term task forces to help the office prepare for seasons to come.

This position will work closely with staff members in the Office of Admission and potentially with other campus partners such as Student Affairs, Athletics, and Bates Communications Office, but students in this position should be prepared to work independently. This position will be 25 hours per week of work. Due to the nature of remote work you may not be working a typical 9-5 schedule, but instead you will be building your own schedule around your assigned responsibilities with the help of your supervisor. Work hours will begin no earlier than 8:00am ET and end no later than 7:30pm ET.


*Note: While we foresee this to be a remote role throughout the Summer, in the event that the campus is able to open to visitors in a manner that is aligned with CDC guidelines and best practices, we will work with hired individuals to bring Summer Interns to campus if possible and agreed upon by both parties.


Specific Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

The Basics

Department: Admission
Supervisor: Audrey Burns
Office Location: Lindholm House
Pay Grade: X
Hours: 25
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Position dates: This position will begin on a TBA date during the week of 6/8 and end the last week prior to the Fall Semester start date. End date will be finalized after further information regarding the Fall semester becomes available. Any vacation must be planned ahead of time and approved by your supervisor. Vacation will not be paid, and no more than 7 days total will be approved without further conversation. Education: At least one year of enrollment at Bates College Experience: This is an entry level position with no prior experience in admission required, though it is preferred. Students must be comfortable tactfully answering challenging inquiries from prospective students and families, and display a flexible, positive, and team player attitude. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate an eagerness to learn and represent Bates College, all applicants must possess a strong work ethic, responsibility, and professionalism at all times during the internship. Desired: Prior admission experience in high school or in college.


Admission Summer Interns work closely with admission and operations staff, summer interviewers, and representatives from various campus partners.


- Represent the Office of Admission and Bates College at large in all interactions and opportunities. - Lead 1 hour daily tours up to three times per day. - Cover the reception desk and welcome families to Bates. - Lead 30 minute specialized tours. - Assist campus partners with special request tours. - Co-coordinate admission events. - Answer phones and assist prospective families and students with inquiries. - Attend training sessions on admission, outreach, and access topics. - Participate in off-campus training opportunities. - Carry out projects for senior admission staff.