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ACUHO-I Summer Internship


In the Summer months, the Bentley University Residential Center seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Summer Intern to further the University’s commitment to student development and success. The department seeks individuals who will contribute to current initiatives and goals while making a positive, unique impact upon our student-focused atmosphere.

The internship will begin May 22, 2017 and conclude July13th, 2017. Dates are flexible and the intern should expect a 30 - 40 hour work-week. The hours will vary and may include some weekends and evenings, but a typical work day is from 8:00am - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday with Fridays off.


Updates for 2017

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 summer. Please check back for 2018! 

For more information about ACUHO-I's offerings, please go to their website at



Must be currently enrolled in a Higher Education Administration Master’s program or a similar program in a related field. Qualified candidates will demonstrate commitment to and understanding of student development theory and effective communication skills. Previous experience as an undergraduate Resident Assistant and a sense of humor preferred.


Position Description

Administration and Organization 

  • Attend department staff meetings and participate in staff committees
  • Answer emails and phone calls regarding questions and request from students and parents
  • Participate in one-on-one meetings with assigned supervisor
  • Assist with Division of Student Affairs initiatives such benchmarking initiatives and possible committee work

Community Development and Education 

  • Supervise a staff of 5-7 returning Resident Assistants, in conjunction with the summer Residence Director
  • Conduct 1:1 meetings with summer Resident Assistants
  • Assist in the adjudication of conduct hearings
  • Design and implement RA staff meetings and development activities
  • Refer and support students who may be in crisis
  • Create and implement programs for summer residents as a means of creating a welcoming community

Collateral Opportunities

  • Assist in housing assignments for first year and transfer students
  • Collaborate with Facilities and Housing Operations to organize the early arrival process for on-campus students
  • Develop and implement training modules for the Resident Assistants
  • Benchmark departmental initiatives including the development of living learning communities
  • Develop and implement a departmental social media strategy
  • Research professional development training curriculum and development opportunities from peer institutions
  • Assist with housing and residential furniture inventory
  • Assist in creating virtual room tours of the residential buildings
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Development

  • Engage, collaborate, and network with campus partners such as Multicultural Center, Center for International Students and Scholars, Dean's Office, Student Systems, Student Programs and Engagement, Spiritual Life, and the Gender Equity Center
  • Access to webinars and Boston Area networking events
  • Participate in department-wide professional development opportunities
  • Attend local Boston Area College Housing Association (BACHA) Events



About Waltham

Waltham is a quaint city about 11 miles northwest of Boston. The city is commonly referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. The Waltham Watch Company opened its doors in 1854 and was the first company to make watches via an assembly line. It won the gold medal in 1876. The company produced over 35 million watches, clocks and instruments before it finally closed in 1957. 


Things to do in Waltham

  • Visit the Lyman, Payne or the Gore Estates (New England Historical Properties
  • Visit Moody Street for Dining, Pubs, Breweries, Shopping and Nightlife 
  • Take a Tour of the Charles River Museum of Industry or the Waltham Watch Factory 
  • Bike or Kayak along the Charles River 
  • Catch a Concert on the Common
  • Visit Prospect Hill
  • Easily Travel into Boston (Bentley Shuttle, Commuter Rail, Taxi)


Compensation & Benefits

 In addition ot having many opportunities to collaborate and network with campus partners while being a part of a friendly and fun work environment, the intern will be compensated with the following:

  • A stipend of about $1,200 per month
  • A furnished, air-conditioned, one bedroom apartment will be provided in a residence hall on the Bentley University campus
  • Residential Housing provides furnishings, utilities, cable, WiFi internet, access to laundry along with standard maintenance repairs at no cost
  • No pets (other than fish) are allowed in the residence halls.
  • An on-campus parking permit will be provided.
  • Access to the Bentley University library and gym
  • Free on-campus Shuttle into Boston which drops off in Cambridge/Harvard Square. 
  • Fridays off 


Contact Information

Please contact Liz Humphries, Assistant Director of the Apartments Area via email at or by calling the Residential Center at 781-891-2148. 

Important Dates: Summer Internship Begins May 22nd Summer Internship Ends June 13th