Applications open; Deadline is March 8, 2024
Notre Dame International (NDI) is dedicated to advancing the University through international education, research, and worldwide engagement to ensure Notre Dame flourishes as a global institution. Our Senior Fellows work to represent NDI interests on campus by welcoming incoming international students, educating peers about opportunities to study abroad, designing programs with an international flair, and participating in signature events, including International Education Week and Study Abroad Week.
The Senior Fellows for Internationalization are a select group of students who work together as a team to bring the world to Notre Dame. They are responsible for designing a variety of innovative, interesting, engaging, and fun programs, which support and promote diversity and the bringing together of cultures on our campus. Programming shall be aligned with the University’s Catholic mission, with an emphasis on solidarity with international or internationally related groups. Our team works with other Notre Dame International and campus student leaders to support our international students, to promote study abroad initiatives and to encourage interaction and relationship building among the campus community. NDI aims to internationalize our campus to enhance our diversity and cultural understanding, and to enable cross-cultural programming that benefits the campus and showcases Notre Dame as a diverse and international community. The Senior Fellows for Internationalization play a tremendous role in assisting NDI to achieve these goals.
Senior Fellows for Internationalization will work towards and within the following five pillars:
- Promoting NDI’s Mission. Helping students learn more about NDI’s mission, activities, and programs. This includes facilitating open dialogue and discourse that would promote intercultural connectedness between students, faculty, and staff.
- Promoting Study Abroad opportunities. Increasing overall interest in study abroad, especially in other less well-known study abroad programs.
- Supporting the international community. Welcoming, supporting, and mentoring incoming international ND and exchange students and assisting in assimilating them into residential life and the greater campus community. This would include having a greater international presence and voice on campus.
- Personal and professional growth of Senior Fellows. Programming and associated planning shall result in increased knowledge and awareness of “internationalization” and “internationalism” among SFI.
- Fellows will work 8 hours per week on average, including some evenings and weekends.
- Fellows will be required to attend weekly team meeting.
- Students who serve as Fellows will receive a $4,500 stipend.
- Fellows will participate in cohort trainings, meetings, and professional development workshops.
- Fellows will support the Student Engagement Program Director, Study Abroad team, and the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) team with programs throughout the year.
- Fellows will be required to arrive early on campus Fall 2024 to support International Student Orientation.
- Design and implement innovative programming and activities that promote internationalization.
- Meet, welcome, and work with incoming international students. Support integration of international students into the life of the residential community, and assist them with identifying and locating campus resources.
- Educate your peers about study abroad and other global opportunities.
- Attend Hall Council meetings in residence and promote NDI events and activities, as well as announcing application deadlines.
- Assist in our signature events such as International Education Week, Study Abroad Week, National Study Abroad Day.
- Work with NDI’s Content Strategist to create social media content.
- Present to Notre Dame clubs and organizations about NDI initiatives.
- Collaborate with ISSA International Ambassadors on international student events.
- Collaborate with the Study Abroad team on study abroad events, initiatives, and activities.
- Provide feedback as needed.
- Senior Fellowships are open to all members of the class of 2025 who will be living on campus for the duration of the 2024-2025 academic year.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently
- Creativity in planning events
- Ability to empower others
- Intercultural skills and sensitivity
- Friendliness and excellent communication skills
- Ability to meet all program time commitments (8 hours per week)
- Preferred: International students or study abroad experience
Application deadline is March 8, 2024.
For questions, please contact Judy Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on other Senior Fellows opportunities, visit the Student Affairs website.