Internship Program

ABOUT OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Graduate students currently enrolled in student affairs, student development/counseling, or personnel services masters programs are encouraged to consider applying for a summer internship with the Office of Housing at the University of Notre Dame. Each summer we select approximately four graduate students to serve in either the role of Summer Residence Hall Director Intern or Summer Conference Housing Intern.  Traditionally, we hire two interns for each positions.

We participate in the ACUHO-I Internship Placement Exchange as a way to gain exposure to potential candidates. Click here to learn more information about the Summer Internship Placement Exchange.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at summer@nd.edu.

LEARNING OPPORTUNTIES

By interning at Notre Dame you will have a vast number of learning opportunities that include...

  • Meeting with over 20 offices on campus
  • Working at a premiere Catholic University
  • Experiencing the “Notre Dame Family”
  • Conducting hall staff training for over 100 student employees
  • Working with an academically elite and hardworking student population
  • Sharing your experience with three other interns
  • Comparing other local private and public Universities
  • Supervising summer hall staff
  • Managing up to 10 conference residence halls or 2 undergraduate residence halls
  • Experiencing a unique University
  • Exploring the surrounding Michiana area
  • Supervision of up to 25 student staff
  • Gaining an understanding of university Housing functions

MEET & GREETS

During your internship at Notre Dame, you will have the opportunity to meet with over twenty offices/departments on campus. Not only will you obtain information about residence life and housing, you will gain the perspective of student affairs and support services at Notre Dame.

 

The University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is located on the northern boundary of South Bend, Indiana, and was founded in 1842 by the Reverend Edward F. Sorin, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. In 1844 it was chartered by a special act of the legislature of the State of Indiana, and it combined the style of the French “college” and the seminary in which Father Sorin and his associates were educated. Notre Dame began as both a secondary school and a four-year college offering the baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts. It soon adapted to the style and structure of the typical 19th century American university, introducing a science curriculum in 1865, the first American Catholic Law School in 1869, Engineering College in 1873, a graduate program in 1918, and a College of Business in 1921. From its founding in 1842, Notre Dame has proudly proclaimed itself to be a Catholic University, and this Catholic identity builds on a historical connection to the Roman Catholic Church and its cultivation of the great transcendental values of truth, beauty, and goodness. Notre Dame’s Catholic character is a call to be a welcoming place, a call to cultivate a spirit of honest and open exchange, always in a context of civility and virtue.

The natural beauty of Notre Dame’s 1,250 acre wooded campus is enhanced by extensive landscaping efforts, large, grassy quadrangles, and various species of trees. The campus contains significant recreational facilities such as two exercise centers, an Olympic swimming pool, and two golf courses. In addition, Notre Dame has two bodies of water on campus: St. Joseph’s Lake and St. Mary’s Lake. They are natural, spring-fed lakes that feature walking or jogging trails, beautiful scenery, a private beach, and a boating facility for the student and staff use. Adjacent to St. Mary's Lake is the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Grotto is a smaller replica of the famed shrine in Lourdes, France, and it is a popular place of prayer on campus for thousands of visitors.

Notre Dame's Main Building, topped by a golden dome and its accompanying statue of the Virgin Mary, stands as one of the best-known university landmarks in the world. The Main Building currently houses office and classroom space. Adjacent to the Main Building is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Constructed over an 18-year period in the 1870s and 80s, the Basilica has received multiple renovations that ensure its longevity as a place of pilgrimage for many.

The Snite Museum of Art houses some 19,000 pieces of art, including collections of 19th-century French oil sketches, Rembrandt etchings, and a gallery featuring the sculptures of Ivan Mestrovic. The University also offers various artistic events at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, which houses five different kinds of performance venues, including the only THX-certified cinema in Indiana.

Dedicated in 1963, the 14-story Hesburgh Library holds more than 2 million volumes and can accommodate half of the student body at any one time. On the south wall of the library is a massive mosaic known as the “Word of Life,” depicting Christ surrounded by the world's great saints and scholars. With the image of Christ's upraised arms looming high over the north end zone of the football stadium, the mosaic is commonly called "Touchdown Jesus."

Historic Notre Dame Stadium has been the home of Fighting Irish football since 1930. The current seating capacity of the stadium is 80,012. Notre Dame football teams have won 11 national championships and produced seven Heisman Trophy winners. In addition, the graduation rate of Irish student-athletes is annually among the best in higher education.

 

South Bend, Indiana

South Bend is located on the ‘south bend’ of the St. Joseph’s river that flows north to empty into Lake Michigan. The city of 100,000 people in a metropolitan area of over a quarter of a million has much to offer. The city is home to four college drama departments, a national theater league and several amateur theater groups, a symphony orchestra and other music groups, dance companies and art museums. The revitalized downtown is home to several local restaurants. For the sports enthusiast, South Bend is home to minor league baseball and many collegiate sporting events. For those interested in water sports, South Bend’s East Race on the St. Joseph River provides opportunities for kayaking and white water rafting.

Nearby South Bend are orchards, vineyards, and Lake Michigan’s beaches, including the Indiana Sand Dunes. South Bend lies about 90 miles east of Chicago, 140 miles north of Indianapolis, and 200 miles west of Detroit. The South Bend Airport provides connecting flights to major cities, and transportation to Chicago via bus or train is also relatively inexpensive.

More information about the South Bend area can be found at: www.downtownsouthbend.com and www.sjchamber.org.