ADM: Summer Intern/Tourguide (S9956X)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities



The intern is a very important part of the Bates Office of Admission. Summer Interns provide prospective students and families with a personal glimpse of life here. Often, that glimpse is the deciding factor in a prospective student’s decision to apply to and enroll at Bates. In addition to tours, the intern is expected to assist the Deans with group information sessions and to assist the staff with various tasks ranging from receptionist responsibilities to office projects. Summer interns are also expected to assist with summer admission events, including panels and special event tours.



Responsibilities & Tasks

1. Conduct multiple tours a day and assist deans and counselors with group information sessions on a regular basis.
2. Plan and facilitate ongoing enrichment sessions for the Office of Admission.
3. Assist with various duties around the office including but not limited to, receptionist responsibilities, office projects and phone-a-thons.
4. Assist with admission events as needed.
5. Keep our social media campaigns up to date and current over the summer months.


The Basics

Department: Admission
Supervisor: Susan Russell
Office Location: Admission
Pay Grade: X
Hours: 30-35
Workers: 4-5

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


At least one year at Bates College. Student must be comfortable greeting the public and be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people. Additionally, students must be prepared to spend a great deal of time outdoors in the summer and be able to maintain a positive, welcoming attitude at all times. Previous experience as a Tour Guide is desirable, but not required. Some previous experience in the Office of Admission is a plus.


Student reports to CATs Supervisor and works closely with the Admission Receptionist, Deans & Counselors, other Summer interns Additionally, the Summer Intern may work closely with staff members while co-leading information sessions, conducting interviews and providing interview reports, interacting with prospective families and campus visitors, "VIP" tour guiding as well as responding to inquiries via phone, mail and email.


Student's environment includes the Bates College Campus and Admission Office. Students need to walk backwards and talk at the same time.