ACUHO-I Internships

ACUHO-I Interns

The Office of Residence Life is excited to participate in the ACUHO-I Summer Internship program! Residence Life offers several unique internship experiences that allow higher education graduate students the ability to expand their professional skill set and work on major processes and initiatives in the department! Interns will also have the opportunity to meet professionals in other units and divisions at the university and participate in professional development opportunities. UMass Lowell is an exciting place to spend your summer, and we offer our interns a truly exceptional experience.

First Year Experience and Family Programs Intern

The FYE and Family Programs Intern focuses on the development of implementation of the Family Summer Orientation Program. The FYE and Family Programs Intern supervises six Family Orientation Leaders, coordinates registration, event logistics, and coordinates all communication involving Family Orientation. The FYE and Family Programs Intern also provides assistance in the creation of first year experience initiatives and in the development of the residential curriculum.

Conference Operations Intern

The Conference Operations Intern assists in the day-to-day management of a comprehensive summer conference program. The Conference Operations Intern is responsible for the supervision of student summer conference assistants, the scheduling of conference operations processes such as check-in and check-out, responding to issues and concerns as they arise, and assisting in the communication with vendors, conference guests, and university offices.

Housing Operations Intern

The Housing Operations Intern assists in department-wide occupancy management processes, including room assignment, room changes, roommate matching, and housing cancellations. The Housing Operations Intern assists students in navigating all on campus housing processes, and helps students in resolving any issues or concerns.

Staff Recruitment and Development Intern

The Staff Recruitment and Development Intern provides support in the design and implementation of a comprehensive training program for the Office of Residence Life, including student staff training, graduate staff training, and professional staff training. The Staff Recruitment and Development Intern will also assist in the administration of search processes for student and professional level staff, and will assist in the design of onboarding and staff enrichment initiatives. The intern will also be responsible for maintaining and updating online staff manual resources and for communication with student staff in the form of summer newsletters, blogs, and social media outreach.

Internship Compensation

  • Private bedroom in shared apartment (with other interns)
  • $3500 for 8 week internship (prorated based on shorter or longer internship)
  • 10 meal/week meal plan

how to Apply for an Internships

UMass Lowell follows the internship timeline set by ACUHO-I and accepts applications via the ACUHO-I Internship website.

Intern Testimonials

Daniel Palmateer

Daniel Palmateer - Intern for Staff Recruitment and Development

"Interning at UMass Lowell was absolutely the best decision I have made since taking the leap into a student affairs career track.  I was able to connect on some level with all of the Residence Life staff, both live-in and from the central office, and even some of the University's upper-level management. The staff was wonderful to work with day in and day out, and the amount of time and effort the department puts into supervising interns was amazing. If you get a chance to intern at UML, take it, because I couldn't imagine a better experience!"

Molly Kavanagh

Molly Kavanagh - Intern for Conference Operations

"Interning at UMass Lowell was simply put, an amazing experience! I was able to work closely with multiple other interns and professional staff members as well as students. I gained many great skills working in Higher Ed and Student Affairs and loved spending my summer in Massachusetts. The UML ResLife staff made me feel so welcome and appreciated in the two short months that I was there!"

Alexa Bueltel

Alexa Bueltel - Intern for First Year Experience & Family Programs

"I could not have picked a better institution to complete my summer internship. I was able to grow both as a person and professional and work alongside some of the greatest people in the world who I can now call colleagues. No matter where life takes me, I know I can always count on my River Hawk family for guidance and support!"

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson - Intern for Housing Operations

"Being an intern at UMass Lowell provided so many great opportunities, both professionally and personally. Professionally, I was able to expand my knowledge in the world of Residence Life and Housing, while also networking with professionals I may not have met otherwise. I was able to learn more about housing operations and explore an area of housing I have not gotten a lot of experience in previously.  Personally, I gained lifelong friendships with the other interns, and was able to see parts of the U.S. I haven't traveled to before. Lowell has so much to offer as a city to explore and is also conveniently located to other cities and states.  Overall, my summer being an intern at UMass Lowell was one I will never forget."