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Pre-College and Summer Programs External College Intern

Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #697
Friday, March 17, 2023

Mission: The mission of Pre-College and Summer Programs is to motivate, support and empower students in their learning to achieve success. We strive to cultivate student engagement and effectiveness in an increasingly diverse and demanding academic climate.


•Student-centered: To personalize educational supports enhancing cognitive, social, emotional and content driven skill sets.

•Service to Community: To reduce educational barriers while developing research-driven supports for student success.

•Empower Students: To establish and maintain positive peer and professional networks to increase a students’ self-efficacy.

•Community Engagement: Albright undergraduate students will serve as role models for youth in the community.

Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking Pre-College and Summer Program Interns. The Pre-College and Summer Program (PCSP) division provides learners with focused educational experiences in a cutting-edge academic environment. Learners will be exposed to a wide variety of disciplines through research curricula, career/research presentations by experts, and mentored independent research experiences. PCSP Interns provide students of all ages with the opportunity to expand their academic skills base and develop research projects or ideas. PCSP Interns will serve as tutors, mentors, and facilitators of Pre-College and Summer programs to include students of all ages from PreK to adult in Total Experience Learning® environments.

Essential Job Functions:

PCSP interns are critical members of the Pre-College and Summer Programs team and will be responsible for a variety of tasks and duties. Most importantly, interns will be asked to provide an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience for all students. All PCSP interns will:

1.Attend an introduction and training sessions as needed that will introduce Pre-College and Summer Programs and Total Experience Learning® methods, logistics, and scheduling.

2.Attend a training session prior to any new program initiative

3.Act as teaching assistants as needed for Pre-College and Summer Program instructors during seminar sessions. Teaching assistant topics will be assigned to the intern based on their strengths, skills, and/or interests.

4.Supervise and/or mentor students and assist with research projects during programming.

5.Supervise and/or mentor students throughout all aspects of Pre-College and Summer Programs.

6.Attend staff meetings as needed throughout the school year.

7.Aid students of all ages in preparation for personalized applications of the Total Experience Learning® methodology and/or PCSP initiatives and/or professional development goals.

8.Participate in PCSP meetings as needed to discuss implementation and/or feedback on various programming.

9.Support programming in a variety of facets including, but not limited to, welcoming new participants, organizing program data, and supporting supply management.

10.Be available to discuss student work with instructors.

11.Be punctual for all scheduled sessions. Be transparent with your supervisor about dates and times you are available to be scheduled to work.

12.It is your responsibility to notify your supervisor, and/or the Coordinator of Pre-College and Summer Programs as soon as possible if you cannot attend on your assigned date/time.

13.Utilize effective techniques shared through training; promote utilization of resources and independent learning.

14.Report any problems or concerns to the Director of Pre-College and Summer Programs.

15.Serve as a role model for all students seeking academic assistance.

16.Serve as additional support in all Pre-College and Summer Programs preparation and tear down of programs.

17.Follow college policies; establish and maintain credibility within the community; and behave in accordance with the College’s values and expectations.

18.Other duties as assigned.




a.A demonstrated commitment to excellence in education; ability to develop, articulate, and champion Albright College offerings to students.

i.Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion within the team and across a culturally diverse campus while celebrating people of all statuses and identities. This commitment must shine through all job functions including but not limited to: campus wide training sessions, and daily interactions with colleagues and students.

ii.The college values its talented, diverse community and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace equity and inclusion. Albright College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

b.A demonstrated commitment to the continued excellence of the educational and scholarly programs and strong support for the small, liberal arts education, and commitment to global engagement and to diversity as an integral part of excellence.


a.Strong, clear, and persuasive communication skills, both written and oral, with excellent public speaking skills and the ability to engage, influence and inspire students.

b.Confidence and knowledge required to mentor students of the community.


a.Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion and evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

b.Strong interpersonal skills and capacity for extensive networking with students and professionals.

c.Strong organizational skills and the ability to lead and manage complex projects.


a.Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a strong work ethic, supported by meaningful response, commitment, and follow-through.


a.Ability to mentor and teach youth and demonstrated commitment to innovative and inclusive pedagogies.

b.Dedication to inspiring students and professionals of all ages in an academic environment.


a.High School Diploma.

b.All Child Clearances and Background Checks required by Albright College to work with minors are required before employment.

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation.

About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students 
exceed their own expectations.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and back
Ugrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity.  In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position.  Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.

About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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  • Job Family As Needed
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America