June 1st by 23:59
How do you apply?
To apply for the English PLAZA internship, you must complete and submit an application through our online system. The application should be completed in one sitting.
Before starting your application, please read the section below regarding the types of information and documents that you need in order to submit a complete application. Failure to follow instructions may result in an application rejection.
What information do you need to complete for the application?
The English PLAZA internship is a semester-by-semester internship program and the application process is rigorous. Interested applicants should review the eligibility requirements for the English PLAZA internship before the hiring process begins.
Before beginning the application process, please have this information readily available:
- Any standardized test of English language proficiency (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
- Most recent GPA
- Activities that may interfere with internship training
- A 1-2 minute video in response to the follow questions:
- What does “leadership” mean to you?
- What qualities, skills, or experience do you have that would make you an outstanding student leadership intern in the English Plaza?
Watch the sample video below if you need help with your own video.
When can you submit an application?
Spring Application Timeline:
|June 1st (deadline)||Submit online application|
|End of June||Receive invitation and prepare for interview|
|Beginning of July||Interview with EP Leaders and Advisors|
|Mid July||Respond to EP internship offer|
|End of July/Beginning of August||Attend mandatory SLI orientation|
|Last Week of August (1-2 days)||Attend mandatory EP pre-semester training|
Fall Application Timeline:
|November 1st (deadline)||Submit online application|
|Mid November||Receive invitation and prepare for interview|
|Mid November||Interview with EP Leaders and Advisors|
|Late November||Respond to EP internship offer|
|Early December||Attend mandatory SLI orientation|
|Last week of March||Attend mandatory EP pre-semester training|
What can you expect during the interview?
Accepted applicants will be asked to select their date preferences for an interview. A confirmation email with the specific date, time, and location will be sent to you. The interview is a roundtable style with three different sections. In each section, there will be an English PLAZA advisor as well as a current intern Leader. Please dress professionally and come prepared for the interview:
- About the Applicant: In this section, you will be asked questions about you, relating to your future goals, managing time, involvement in other activities, etc.
- Scenarios: In this section, you will be asked to respond to various scenarios that may take place during your internship in the plaza.
- About English PLAZA: This section is focused on the English Plaza as a whole and will ask specific questions about the rules, responsibilities, purpose, etc.
English Plaza Leadership Opportunities
There are various leadership opportunities within the English PLAZA internship program. Each semester, Advisors select a team of five (subject to change) interns to serve as Leaders or Sub-Leaders. All positions come with a high level of responsibility.
Are you eligible to be an English PLAZA Leader?
- Must complete Junior Staff Training
- Must not have any strikes on their record for the semester
- Must have excellent previous intern evaluations
* Any intern can apply for a Leader position, as long as they do not apply for the same leadership position two semesters in a row (i.e. the Spring 2019 Tech Leader cannot apply to be the Tech Leader again in Fall 2019, but can apply to be the Projects Leader for Fall 2019).
What are the responsibilities of each Leader position?
- Managing a small team of interns in the EP Hiring Committee
- Responsible for creating promotional material for hiring
- Organize and lead the EP job fair each semester
- Help facilitate EP internship interviews with other leaders and advisors
- Work with other leaders to make sure the E-Plaza runs smoothly
- Responsible for ensuring that the EP environment remains a happy and well-functioning system
- Be a contact point for interns and students to address concerns and offer suggestions to improve the EP
- Being in charge of the physical space of the EP
- Train interns on floor duties, PEP procedures, EP tours, and other plaza related activities
- Responsible for the management of EP events
- Encourage interns to participate in and lead events
- Coordinate between event teams and IEO regarding proposals, timesheets, inquiries, and other project related matters
- Record and track of interns’ participation in events
- Arranging the schedules for intern shifts, Team Meetings, and intern committees
- Creating agenda for Team Meetings and weekly Leader Meetings
- Leader of Team Meetings and Leader Meetings
- Facilitating the preparation of pre-semester training and the actual training sessions
- Monitoring messages and events happening at the EP and reflecting any changes or updates to the shared schedules
Promotion & Professional Development (PPD) Leader
- Promote EP services and events, cooperate with other SLI teams to promote
- Leading promotional activities for EP’s services and events, including cooperating with other SLI team to promote the image of EP
- Managing the EP’s Social Media accounts
- Supervise and report tech-related problems; be the contact point between EP Interns and the IT Department
- Facilitate the “Intern of The Week” (IOTW) program, workshops and other professional development related areas of EP