What’s a weekend programming intern?

The Campus Involvement and Leadership Office is committed to providing a variety of high quality, late-night, weekend events that enhance the Calvin student experience. Our programs aid in the transition to university, seamlessly integrate in-class and out-of-class learning, and facilitate development in all areas of student’s lives. We believe that meaningful engagement in the total campus experience promotes both academic and personal success and we strive to make Calvin University a vibrant place to live and learn. We hire four Weekend Programming interns that work in the Campus Involvement and Leadership Office about ten hours per week, who take an active role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of these programs.

Who can apply?

Any Calvin student with the following characteristics may apply for the Weekend Programming Intern position:

  • Committed to providing students with high quality, community developing events
  • Willingness to exercise gifts of creativity, hospitality and service
  • Possess a general understanding of Calvin’s campus environment (current or previous experience with orientation, a student organization, student leadership or campus office/department required)
  • Demonstrates confidence and maturity in interpersonal relationships
  • Strives to manifest Christian commitment in thought, word and deed
  • Maintains full-time student status at Calvin and fulfills the university’s eligibility requirements for participation in campus activities as reflected in the Student Handbook.

Application/selection process

All application materials must be returned to the Campus Involvement and Leadership Office in the Commons Annex, no later than Friday, March 27 by 11:59pm. Applicants will only be considered once all materials.

Steps to apply:

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  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Contact two people to submit online recommendations. Applicants are responsible for contacting their references and ensuring that the recommendation forms are submitted by 8:00am on April 26.
  3. Email a resume to Josh Bulten jrb76@calvin.edu (resume must be in PDF format)

Application materials will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited to sign-up for individual interviews.

Specific responsibilities

Weekend Programming Interns will begin working in the end of April of 2020 and will complete their service in April 2021. Each student staff member is responsible for the planning an implementation of all weekend programming events.

Month-by-month breakdown

  • April–May
    • Intern commitment will be 3–5 hours per week, students will be compensated hourly
    • Interns will establish an outline and timeline for all Weekend programming events
    • Interns will attend weekly scheduled meetings to receive training for their position, build camaraderie, set goals and discuss and plan
  • June–August
    • Interns are not required to work in the summer.
    • Interns will be compensated hourly during the summer if they choose to work.
    • Interns will be working on Nite Life events, making contacts, posters and communication plans in August
  • Sept.–March
    • Interns will work 10 hours a week, including 5-6 weekend nights throughout the semester
    • Interns will be compensated hourly during the fall and spring 
    • Interns will plan 5–6 Nite Life programs in the spring


Interns will be compensated at a competitive rate.