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Jenez Graduate Intern, MIT, (Cambridge, MA) 

Jenez Graduate Intern 

Office of Student Wellbeing, Student Support and Wellbeing 

Divisional and Position Overview 

A signature goal of the Division Student Life (DSL) is to promote a culture of wellbeing. To achieve that goal, DSL will provide support services that are robust and accessible to all students, educate the campus community about prevention, identify ways to positively influence the academic environment, and create spaces on campus that promote wellbeing. 

The Jenez Graduate Intern is an integral member of the Office of Student Wellbeing (OSW) and the Student Support and Wellbeing (SSAW) teams in the DSL. The Graduate Intern will develop and implement programs and training opportunities, advise peer support organizations to promote student wellbeing, and assist in the development of wellbeing communications. Through those programs and initiatives that center wellbeing, students will be provided with opportunities to enhance their knowledge about wellbeing as individuals and within broader communities, engage in healthy decision-making, and develop and apply skills that promote healthy and purposeful living. These efforts will contribute to overall efforts to enhance and sustain a campus environment focused on promoting student wellbeing. 


Student Group Training & Advising (50%): 

– Collaborate with the OSW staff, OSW graduate interns, and SSAW team to manage, support, and assess the wellbeing peer-to-peer groups and initiatives 

– In partnership with the OSW staff and OSW graduate interns, develop and implement weekly educational and reflective training content to support student development, skill-building, student-directed campus outreach, and health promotion 

– Facilitate in-person weekly wellbeing student leader meetings (Mondays 4:30-6pm, if schedule allows) and assist in the facilitation of peer education training throughout the year 

– Supervise and train the wellbeing peer support team (including, but not limited to events and programming, communications and marketing, and training and education) and help students shape their efforts to align wellbeing goals 

Wellbeing Lab Co-Management (30%): 

– Assist with the management of MIT’s Wellbeing Lab (including, but not limited to regular in-person staffing, welcoming students, and serving as an on-site resource) 

– Develop and facilitate health and wellbeing educational and training workshops for students 

Communications (15%): 

– Contribute to OSW’s development, execution, and regular assessment of a communications and marketing strategy focused on promoting individual and community wellbeing, including regular meetings with the Communications Specialist, OSW 

– Assist in identifying creative and effective ways to infuse and promote MIT’s pillars of wellbeing (mind, body, relationships, purpose) in communications and messaging strategies 

– Assist with the preparation of regular reports, communications, and presentations for SSAW 

– Participate in campus outreach efforts including but not limited to tabling events, participating in programs, and working with campus partners 

Other duties as assigned (5%) 

Terms of Appointment 

The Jenez Graduate Intern role is a one-year appointment that begins approximately August 1, 2024, through July 31, 2025, with the opportunity for a second-year renewal following a mid-semester and mid-year review. The Jenez Graduate Intern is expected to work 20 hours/week, including some after-hours and weekend events, programs, and meetings (a hybrid work schedule is possible for tasks that can be completed remotely). Appointment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check. 


• Monetary compensation: $18/hour 

• Non-financial academic credit if approved by their graduate program 

• Opportunities for professional development 


• Enrollment in a graduate program (full or part-time) at an accredited institution of higher education is required. Candidates from higher education, educational leadership, student affairs, student development, health education, public health, or relevant fields are preferred 

• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice 

• Strong organizational, written and oral communication, and facilitation skills required 

• Must demonstrate self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work independently and with others, and eagerness for innovation 

• Ability to work with a variety of community members, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff 

• Interest in communications and marketing is required, but former experience is not 

Physical Requirements 

• Sitting or standing at a desk and computer use for extended periods of time 

• Lifting (approximately 20 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion 

Working Conditions 

• Work is performed in an office setting (some remote work is possible) 

• May be required to work nights and weekends with advanced notice 


The Jenez Graduate Intern will be supervised by the Assistant Director, Office of Student Wellbeing. 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter (PDF format) to [email protected] with the subject line “Jenez Graduate Intern Application 2024.” Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 21, 2024. For questions, contact Grace Conte-Bennett at [email protected]