College Student Personnel program

Summer Internship Experience

Many students in the CSP program participate in a summer internship that builds and expands their skills for student affairs work. Some students use structured internship search resources like those provided by  NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education  and ACUHO-I: Association of College and University Housing Officers International while others explore and secure internships using personal, alumni, and faculty resources. Here are a few examples of our students' summer internship experiences-

  • Residential Life, Ithaca College (NY)
  • Summer Camps and Conferences, Colorado Mesa University (CO)
  • Upward Bound Program, Western Kentucky University (KY)
  • Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, Suffolk University
  • Transfer Student Orientation, Colorado State University (CO)
  • Residential Life, Joffrey Academy of Dance (IL)
  • Residence Life, California State- Saint Marcos  (CA)
  • New Student Orientation, Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  • Residential Life - Marketing,Texas Tech University (TX)
  • Housing, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • Residential Life, Oregon State University (OR)
  • Orientation, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
  • Summer Bridge Program,  University of Maryland Baltimore County (MD)
  • Academic Advising, Western Illinois University (IL)
  • Orientation, Rutgers University-New Brunswick (NJ)


Regardless of the geographic location, type of institution, or office that hosts their internship, the CSP students grow in their understanding of the field, their career path, and their skills through practical experiences like a summer internship that augments their assistantship and practicum during the academic year.



Rewarding and Developmental: My Summer Internship Experience

LaTessa Black, a member of the WIU CSP Class of 2015, selected a summer internship experience that augments her assistantship in Academic Advising and practicum in Disability Resource Center. She took a few moments out of her busy schedule to share a little bit about her summer experience and how she sees it connecting to her career path in student affairs. Click here to read her story...


Taking Risks, Being Reflective, and Keeping An Open Mind

Christine Nguyen, CSP Class of 2015 and summer intern at Cornell University (NY), shares her insights on taking risks, being reflective, and keeping an open-mind in the field of student affairs. Click to read her story…