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How to Apply

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


The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021 with an end date of April 29, 2022. Please note, these dates are subject to change.

What You'll Do

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. Admissions Interns evaluate applications for admission and provide assistance in the planning and execution of recruitment programs. Finally, Admissions Interns work in a cohort and will have the opportunity to engage in professional development opportunities together to develop professional skills and also explore careers available within the field of higher education.



  • 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 review 90-120 applications per week during the application review season (20-30 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 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.  



  • Meet individually with prospective freshman and transfer students and their families who visit the University of Michigan through walk-in advising.

  • Present admission information sessions to large groups (typically between 50-250 people) of prospective undergraduate students and their families. 

  • Present to various groups of students from community organizations and middle/high 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 and email 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 within the Visitor 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. 

  • 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.  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.

Additional Information

Please note: There is a need for the selected candidate to independently secure reliable internet access/wifi due to the current remote work arrangement. This position is typically expected to work on-campus, and the incumbent may be expected to do so upon direction, following public health and University guidelines.


Headed by the Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the Office of Enrollment Management provides campus-wide leadership in executing the strategic recruitment, admission, enrollment, records management and student financial support functions for the university. OEM is committed to envisioning, creating, and sustaining an effort that will lead to the optimal academic, student, and staff experience through the development and implementation of data-driven strategies, collaborative partnerships, and sustained investments in technological resources and a talented and capable workforce. Our reporting units work strategically with the schools and colleges, leveraging expertise and best practices across the Offices of Admissions, New Student Programs, Financial Aid, and the Registrar.

OEM is committed to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus including staff, students and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

For more information about OEM including our diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan visit the Enrollment Management website.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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