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To be considered, candidates must include a cover letter specifying their interest in and qualifications for this position. The cover letter should be the first page of your resume and uploaded as one document.

There are five positions available each with a duration of 10 months. The anticipated start date is Monday, June 26, 2017 and the anticipated end date is Friday, April 28, 2018.

Job Summary

Admissions Interns serve as the public face of the University of Michigan for potential students and parents. They interpret and communicate admissions policies and procedures to potential students and parents at the middle school and high school level.  Finally, Admissions Interns evaluate applications for admission and provide assistance in the planning and execution of recruitment programs.



  • Evaluate applications for domestic and international freshmen admission using the University’s individualized and comprehensive evaluation process. 
  • Evaluate assigned applications accurately, consistently, and efficiently.  Typically, Admissions Interns will be expected to review 60-90 applications per week during the review season (15-20 hours per week).
  • Communicate information related to admissions decisions to students, high school officials, and parents when appropriate.
  • Act as an intermediary on behalf of students, parents, and the general public responding to and resolving problems, handling complaints and concerns about educational issues as they relate to admission to the University and students’ academic plans.  Advocate on behalf of the students gaining admission to the University and understanding alternative options if they are non-admissible.
  • Provide professional referrals for prospective and newly admitted students requiring more extensive financial aid assistance, career planning, disability services, tutoring assistance, and personal counseling.



  • Meet individually with prospective freshman and transfer students and their families who visit The University of Michigan through walk-in advising.
  • Present general information sessions to large (up to several hundred people) and small groups of prospective undergraduate students and their families, responding to individual questions and concerns.
  • Present to various groups of students from community organizations and middles schools to educate them about the value of a college education and prepare them for the college admissions process.
  • Serve as a representative of OUA while answering phone inquiries from prospective and/or current students and their families in the office’s call center.
  • Provide excellent customer service to visitors to the University of Michigan, as well as prospective and/or current students and their families, at the front desk of the Huetwell Visitors Center.



  • Assist in the planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation, of many recruitment programs and special projects.
  • Represent The University of Michigan at college fairs, career fairs, high school visits, receptions, and other public service programs and events, as needed.
  • At any given time, Admissions Interns may be assigned varying degrees of responsibility or have full responsibility for a segment of the following:
    • Coordinating and supervising Special Group Visits.
    • Assisting with the hiring, training, and scheduling of Tour Guides.
    • Coordinating with faculty to secure speakers, lecture times, and exchange ideas used to plan programs, as well as bringing together representatives from offices such as New Student Programs, Financial Aid, Housing and our various academic units.
    • Coordinate, train, schedule, advertise, and deliver a student volunteer call-out event.
    • Prepare and maintain appropriate periodic and special program reports and surveys that have significant impact on recruitment strategies, policies, and planning.

Required Qualifications*

A Bachelor’s degree is required.


Applicants must possess excellent communication and presentation skills, data analysis and interpretation abilities, a strong work ethic, a high level of professionalism, ability to manage multiple tasks and be familiar with basic computer software applications.


Day and/or evening travel might be required at times throughout the year; overnight travel is not required for the Admissions Intern.  Candidate must be able to transport and move admissions-related materials, including boxes of printed information packets and brochures, to various events and locations. Some weekend work is required. Experience working with students and colleagues from diverse ethnic backgrounds is desirable.  Experience or knowledge in admissions work, recruitment principles and student support services is desirable.  Knowledge of the nature, aims, and organizational workings of a college or university is desirable. 



U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.