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Student Jobs and Internships

Opportunities for Student Jobs and Internships in Global Affairs 

Global Affairs offers various forms of student employment and internships with opportunities to gain project-based experience in areas including:

  • administrative and business operations,
  • communications and marketing, 
  • development and fundraising, 
  • event planning and program development, 
  • international fellowship programs,
  • international relations and programs,
  • services for international students and scholars,
  • study abroad and global learning,
  • and more!

Student assistants and interns in Global Affairs support our mission in Global Affairs to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement. There are opportunities to gain administrative, interpersonal, intercultural, analytic, and other professional skills related to several areas of Global Affairs. Students are able to work towards the global learning outcomes of global awareness, global diversity and global action throughout the course of their employment or internship. 

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Now Hiring: Paid Job and Internships

Global Learning Hub – Global Engagement Opportunity-Living and Learning (GEO-LLC) Peer Ambassador 

The UC Davis Global Learning Hub GEO-LLC Peer Ambassador helps generate interest and enthusiasm about global learning opportunities, including study abroad, global internships, research, cross-cultural engagement and much more, both to international and domestic students residing in the GEO-LLC and through Global Learning Hub events at UC Davis. The GEO-LLC Peer Ambassador serves as a resource to SHDS professional and student staff to meet the goals and learning outcomes of the UC Davis GEO-LLC. In addition, the GEO-LLC Peer Ambassador will support community-building cooking events in the GEO-LLC Global Kitchen in Tercero Residence Halls and provide regular access to the Global Kitchen Cupboard that provides GEO-LLC residents the opportunity to use cooking utensils and materials in the GEO-LLC Global Kitchen. 

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Future Opportunities: Paid Jobs and Internships

Global Learning Hub – Peer Advisors and Administrative Assistants

As a Peer Advisor & Administrative Assistant in the Global Learning Hub at UC Davis, you will help generate interest and enthusiasm about global opportunities at UC Davis, including study abroad, internships, research, and much more. You will be a vital part of many aspects of the student enrollment and pre-departure process. This is an opportunity to further develop your leadership, office, public speaking, communication, customer service, organizational and advising skills in a supportive and professional environment. 

Global Affairs – Student Communications Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for marketing and communications projects which may include social media content development; website content management; writing or editing articles for publications; creating marketing copy for event programs and websites; researching, interviewing and collaborating on student and international fellow stories, blogs and spotlights; and supporting the production of other reports and publications.  

Global Affairs – Student Photographer

The Student Photographer is an on-call position responsible for photographing events and activities related to Global Affairs as assigned by professional staff, editing photos as needed, archiving photos and developing shot lists and photoshoot outlines. Photos could be used on social media, websites, digital screens, print, presentations and other marketing materials. This is an opportunity for students with photography and editing experience to work as part of a professional team in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, establish portfolio content, and build their resumes as they learn and develop new skills to grow personally and professionally.

Global Affairs – Student Video Creator and Editor

The Student Video Creator and Editor is involved in all aspects of video production, from concept to completion: brainstorming, storyboarding, scripting, editing, audio/visual, music and graphic selections, captioning, posting on and maintaining YouTube and other system content management, and processing and archiving. This is an opportunity for students with video production and editing experience to work as part of a professional team in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, establish portfolio content, and build their resumes as they learn and develop new skills to grow personally and professionally.

Services for International Students and Scholars – Student Clerical Assistant

This position will be responsible for accurately entering data provided by the department and for generating reports. The Student Assistant will be responsible for data entry in the Sunapsis database; helping to manage various alerts; compiling data from multiple sources, revising forms and flyers; preparing work authorization workshop materials and room set-up/tear­ down; assisting with student projects, mailing documents, and other duties as assigned. The Student Assistant assists with front reception desk coverage, including greeting and appropriately directing clients, answering phone calls, filing, and copying.

International and Academic English – Language and Culture Coach

Under the supervision and general direction of the Graduate Program Coordinator for International & Academic English, the IAE Language & Culture Coach’s primary responsibilities will include working one-on-one or in small groups with current and prospective International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) to help them develop the language skills and cultural knowledge they need to be effective TAs. The IAE Language and Culture Coach will also assist with the oral proficiency testing of ITAs by participating in the Test for Oral English Proficiency (TOEP). The expected start date is July 22, 2024. The first two weeks will include online training meetings, and on-campus work will begin in Summer Session II.

Global Affairs Student Administrative Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for general clerical and analytical/research support as well as to assist with visiting international delegations, and trip planning. Projects will vary from developing partner university and country summaries to support trip or international visits, assembling welcome packets, scanning files into an EDMS (electronic document management system); responding to email inquiries, maintaining and updating several databases and spreadsheets, conducting individual research; and managing and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.

Global Affairs Student Events and Programming Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for event planning and administrative duties related to the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Fulbright Scholars Program and other Global Professional Programs. Projects may include assisting with planning and conducting signature Global Affairs events (e.g. International Education Week, Fulbright Scholar events, International Connections Reception, Picnic Day, faculty workshops, annual retreats), coordinating Global Affairs activities, events, and services with international students and scholars; promoting Global Professional Programs through events, welcome packets, and social media; taking photographs at events as needed; developing outreach materials (e.g. flyers, event announcements); and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.

Global Affairs – Student Graphic Designer

Seeking a student graphic designer with opportunities to create designs for a broad range of programming, events, and initiatives, working with the Global Affairs communications and marketing team and faculty and staff across a comprehensive campus organization. Digital and print design projects will vary from being short-term to long-term and will include designs for flyers, posters, signage, web and digital banners, gifs, swag and giveaways, PowerPoints or other presentations, infographics, reports and publications, and social media posts. 

Global Learning Hub – Experiential and Intercultural Programs Team Student Program Assistant

As an Experiential and Intercultural Programs Team Program Assistant, you will be a part of the Global Education for All initiative and the Global Learning Hub in providing support to a variety of programs focused on activities that enable students to engage in global learning. The Program Assistant will work with the Experiential and Intercultural Programs Team to provide support to all programmatic initiatives within the team. This is an opportunity to further develop your leadership, teamwork skills, intercultural engagement abilities, and organizational skills in a supportive, professional and fast-paced environment, while helping to make a difference on campus. This position offers 10 hours per week.

Check the Global Learning Hub website for job descriptions and application information.

Global Affairs Article 26 Backpack Internship

Seeking an undergarduate student with training in Human Rights Studies to support the Article 26 Backpack – the UC Davis Tool for Universal Academic Mobility. Backpack, as we call it, is a multi-lingual ecosystem that empowers refugees, displaced, and at-risk young people around the world exercise their human right to education. This internship is an opportunity for students to practice Human Rights advocacy and make a real difference in the lives of more than three million refugee and displaced university students worldwide. Interns will be assigned to focus on digital/social media promotion strategy, Backpack guide educational materials development and/or Backpack digital and UX support. 

Global Affairs Student International Data and Special Projects Assistant 

Under general supervision of the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Partnerships, students will provide events, programming, and administrative support for Global Affairs. Projects will vary, but will often require internet research and the compilation and synthesis of various forms of information. Student assistants should be motivated to complete projects with minimal oversight, have the ability to interpret instructions and information, and be willing to seek clarification and guidance whenever needed. Data projects will require familiarity with Excel, the ability to compile data from multiple sources, and a keen focus on detail. Events and programs may be planned virtually or in-person for the University as well as international and local communities.

Global Affairs – Global Partnerships Student Assistant

Under general supervision of the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Partnerships, provide events, programming, and administrative support for Global Affairs. With guidance from supervisors and independently, provide clerical and event support for international delegations, workshops, presentations and other events and projects organized within Global Affairs designed to further the mission of the organization and the vision of the Vice Provost and Dean. Events and programs may be planned, sometimes virtually, mostly in-person for the University as well as international and local communities.

Future Opportunities: Unpaid Internships and Fellowships

Global Impact Fellows

The Global Impact Fellows are a campuswide student committee created to further develop and implement Global Education for All—a goal aiming to provide 100% of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities that change their lives and our world. Global Impact Fellows work on special projects in student teams, receive professional development support, and have opportunities to network with leaders across campus.

Student Writer or Writing Intern

In partnership with the University Writing Program, Global Affairs offers writing internships. Writing interns have opportunities to write and edit for a broad range of programming, events, and initiatives, working with the Global Affairs communications team, and faculty and staff across a comprehensive campus organization. Internship projects will vary from creating marketing copy for event programs and websites to writing and editing for student features, reports and publications. Projects will also include researching, interviewing and collaborating on student and international fellow stories, blogs and spotlights.

Global Affairs – Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Internship

Seeking undergraduate students to actively contribute to campus engagement on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Responsibilities include liaising with students and student groups, supporting events, and collecting and organizing data. The internship will be offered virtually each quarter for two credits (6-8 hours/week).

SISS International Student Mentor

The Global Ambassador Mentorship Program is designed to welcome first year and transfer international students and help them successfully transition to life at UC Davis. This year-long internship for undergraduate students is a valuable opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills, understand your role in a global community, and engage in cultural exchange. Mentors will be matched with incoming international students, participate in small group activities, and plan campus events.

Check the SISS webpage for internship description and application information.


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