The Office of Multicultural Affairs is recruiting student interns for the 2022-2023 academic year | Announcements | News

JOB ALERT ⚠️ Be the change: become a Student Intern! Applications are due March 25 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Position Title :Student Intern (SI), Multicultural Education

Reports to:Multicultural Affairs Office professional staff

Department:Office of Multicultural Affairs, Talent and Inclusion Division

Compensation:$15.00 per hour (minimum wage)

Summary of work

Student Interns (SI) for Multicultural Education are valued members of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and key partners in the management and operations of the office. Student interns facilitate the day-to-day operations of the OMA office while providing exceptional customer service to those who frequent the office spaces. Guided by equity and social justice, SIs help the OMA team promote and foster an inclusive living and learning environment at WPI through the office’s various success programs. This position reports directly to the professional staff of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (Director, Associate Director, Deputy Director, and Administrative Assistant).


  • Work closely with the OMA team to develop and promote the use of the OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House) at 20 Schussler Road and the Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) at 19 Schussler Road.

  • Assist with office programming and projects, including event planning, research, facilitation, creation, etc.

  • Organize community building, social activities and academic support for students in passive and active programs.

  • Welcome and assist anyone entering the space with appropriate customer service practices and support resources.

  • Participate in Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House), and Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) events, including but not limited to: installation, breakdown, monitoring, marketing, evaluation, etc.

  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks, not limited to typing or word processing, copying documents, filing documents, compiling data and managing spreadsheets.

  • Maintain the OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House) and Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) through regular supply checks, cleaning, sanitizing and rotation of promotional materials.

  • Clean surfaces including doorknobs, tables, chairs, etc. once the guests have finished using the space.

  • Oversee the OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House) and Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) when in use, including ensuring that all policies, practices and procedures are followed.

  • Maintain space reservations for the OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House) and the Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) by updating house calendars, showing groups their spaces, and ensuring groups only use the time allotted to them.

  • Participate in mandatory pre-employment training, recurring team meetings, and recurring one-on-one meetings with supervisor(s).

  • Employ clear communication skills and use multiple means of communication to share information.

  • Maintain timely communication with professional staff, student staff and campus partners.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging for all WPI students.

  • Continue to engage in learning opportunities to enhance knowledge of social justice and cultural competence.

  • Model a commitment to multiculturalism by creating and fostering a community in which all individuals are included and welcomed.

  • Help the OMA team foster a diverse living and learning environment at WPI and create a sense of belonging for all students.

  • Adhere to WPI’s policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination on campus.

  • Promote and advocate for Office of Multicultural Affairs programs, services and events.

  • Assist Graduate Assistants (GAs) as needed.

  • Participate in other duties assigned by a staff member of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at WPI.

  • Flexibility to work 3-6 hours per week in rotating shifts, determined by term availability and Federal Labor Study award, with a maximum of 6 hours per week. Shifts will include nights and weekends between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST, although some daytime shifts may exist during WPI’s business hours Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.

  • Adhere to the policies set forth in the WPI Student Code of Conduct.

  • Have and maintain good student conduct, including Title IX. Defined as having no active sanction in WPI’s Judicial Conduct System as well as having no active sanction in a case where they have been found in violation of campus policy.

  • Demonstrated interest in the programs and services run by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and willing to learn more about office operations and events.

  • Have a positive and motivated attitude towards the position and the fulfillment of expectations and responsibilities.

  • Mastery of marketing platforms (Canva, PosterMyWall, HootSuite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including but not limited to: students, faculty, staff, parents/families, and/or alumni.

  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, time management skills, as well as the ability to work independently.

  • Must be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team and be able to manage changing and competing priorities.


  • Ability to occasionally move items weighing up to 30 pounds (lbs).

  • Must be able to communicate with community members and exchange information.

  • Occasionally ascend/descend stairs to professional staff offices and/or construction spaces.

  • Must be able to walk to buildings and spaces to allow access.

  • Ability to use a computer and/or mobile device to meet job requirements.


Financial benefits

Non-financial benefits

  • Develop key customer service and administrative skills that employers are looking for

  • Develop key leadership and communication skills that employers are looking for.

  • Learn crisis management and effective confrontation techniques.

  • Gain a group of teammates who become friends/colleagues.

  • Work with a diverse and dynamic group of academics/researchers.

  • Acquire knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, access and social justice.

  • Professional development experiences through training and development.

  • Opportunity to meet and communicate with campus administrators.

Duration of employment: Monday, August 29, 2022 to Friday, May 5, 2023*

*Dates are subject to change based on WPI operations, announcements and updates.

About the Office of Multicultural Affairs


The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) fosters an inclusive campus community that respects, honors and celebrates diversity and inclusion in all its dimensions; including but not limited to differences in race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, and nationality/citizenship .


Support and equip undergraduate and graduate students with the language and skills to be agents of change. We are committed to producing global citizens who are ready to use their knowledge and expertise to effectively address the social, political, economic and climate issues facing society. We work with students through identity development, skill building, cultural competence and advocacy.

Fundamental values

Community | Advocacy | respect | Equity

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Donald E. Patel