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 22nd (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:
|Early November||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?
- Contact point for interns and students to address concerns and offer suggestions for EP improvements
- Trains interns on floor duties, PEP procedures, EP tours, etc. (overseeing as an open project)
- Maintains cleanliness and organization of EP (e.g. cork boards, furniture, tables, etc.)
- Keeps basement storage clean and organized
- Oversees the end of the semester party
- Submits inventory requests to Cafe Leader if materials are needed around EP (e.g. paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)
- Responsible for training interns on Sling and Schoology
- Responsible for keeping agenda of weekly leaders meetings
- Responsible for monitoring Sling
- Creates agenda for Team Meetings and Leader Meetings
- Default leader of Team and Leader Meetings
- Uploading meeting minutes for team
- Responsible for all technology matters (training interns on front desk and cafe laptop systems, dealing with laptop and iPad issues/organization, ensuring TV monitors in EP are working, etc.)
- Keeps laptop system data organized
- Reports technology issues to IEO and Advisors
- Learns and teaches other interns how to send closing shift report to IEO (with banned students)
Oregon Cafe Leader
- Responsible for maintaining English PLAZA inventory
- Responsible for training interns on cafe procedures
- Responsible for maintaining cafe stock and processing all inventory orders with IEO
- Trains interns on making cafe drinks and using ordering software (works with Tech. Specialist Leader)
- Keeps cafe clean and organized
- Responsible for resolving any sudden situations relating to cafe
- Responsible for overseeing Open Projects
- Responsible for overseeing EP events, including supervising planning committees
- Responsible for assisting with proposals and budget forms for events
- Responsible for communicating with other GTF coordinator groups who use EP for events (e.g. GTI Friends)
- Responsible for attending weekly leaders meetings
- Uphold rules within EP and reporting infractions to Advisors (whether these people are students, interns, or faculty members)
- Responsible for assisting with interviewing new EP candidates
- Responsible for assisting with intern observations and evaluations
- Contact point for interns who have questions or concerns (i.e. being the voice of EP team and guests)
- Report directly to assigned Advisor
- Work together to lead Team Meetings
- Know how to perform all intern duties, including opening and closing shifts