Center for Community Engaged Learning seeking Graduate Student Intern

MSU’s Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) seeks a graduate student intern to assist with the development of a student volunteer certification program. CCEL advances community engaged learning at Michigan State University and prepares students for lifelong civic and social responsibility. CCEL aims to enhance the student volunteer experience and student learning outcomes through the development of this new program.

An ideal candidate will:

  • be currently enrolled as a Doctoral or Master’s level student in education, communication, sociology, social work, or other related discipline;
  • have interest and experience in volunteerism and service and a desire to grow their knowledge of community engaged learning, quality volunteerism, systems within higher education, and campus-community partnerships;
  • demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to research and synthesize information.

Duration: January 2020 – June 2020

Frequency: Approximately 10 hours per week at $20.00 per hour

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Catalogue complementary programs and trainings across campus.
  • Research similar volunteer certification and/or badging programs at other universities or organizations to inform program design.
  • Explore technology to track badging/certification for students.
  • Gather and incorporate community partner recommendations for aspects of the certification program.
  • Make recommendations for badging components, suggesting a set of 20+ trainings, experiences, and steps that students can take to qualify them for different levels in a tiered volunteer certification program.

To apply:
Please email a statement of interest and resume or CV to Michelle Snitgen, CCEL Assistant Director, at by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 17th , 2020.