Future of the Profession

A forward-looking initiative to design a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable campus housing profession.


Housing Internship Program


A Taste of Real-World Experience.

The ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program connects students interested in pursing a career in campus housing and student affairs with a wide range of internship opportunties. Each year, ACUHO-I member organizations from around the world post positions spanning a variety of roles within student affairs, including residence education, facilities management, conference services, occupancy management, and more. It’s a fantastic learning experience for the interns as well as a valuable way to increase the capacity of host institutions. 

There is no charge for ACUHO-I member institutions to post positions. Candidates must pay a $45 non-refundable application fee. Our online system serves as a conduit for both students and hosting organizations to find and favorite matches, communicate through a centralized portal, schedule interviews, and ultimately, make and confirm placement offers. Start your journey today. You’ll be amazed the places you can go.

Application Process

The application, interview, and offer processes for the ACUHO-I Housing Internship Process are carefully constructed to provide a fair, accessible, and smooth process for interns and hosts alike.

Interview Process

  • Using the portal system, host sites contact candidates in which they are interested. Candidates may also contact host sites that they are most interested in. 
  • Host sites review applications, check references, and contact candidates to extend an interview invitation.  
  • Follow-up contact, including official interviews, is done via email, video conferencing, or telephone. 
  • Host sites are not obligated to interview all candidates. Host sites are encouraged to approach the process with an open mind of who would be a successful candidate and to respond to all candidates even if they will not be interviewed. 

Offer Process

  • Host sites should offer candidates positions with a telephone call. 
  • Host sites then must log in to the database to offer the internship formally. 
  • Candidates must then log in to the database to formally accept the internship. 
  • It is imperative that both host site coordinators and internship candidates follow all instructions provided to establish accurate records of who will be interning at each location. 
  • The offer process will continue until all positions are filled. This may require multiple rounds of interviews and offers.
  • Host sites must allow candidates a minimum of 24 hours (48 hours is preferred) to consider an offer once it has been extended. 
  • Within two weeks of an offer being made and accepted, hosts should send the intern a confirmation letter that includes a statement of compensation, job duties, and the beginning and end dates. This should not deviate from the original internship description. 
  • If an intern is unable to fulfill their commitment after accepting a position, they are expected to communicate this to the host in a timely and honest manner.
  • Host sites must notify interviewed candidates who are not selected in a timely and honest manner. 

Learn. Experience. Grow.

So, what does an ACUHO-I housing intern do? The answers can be as wide-ranging as the campuses who host them. To get a glimpse of what responsibilities interns have had in the past, download these sample position descriptions to see the many ways ACUHO-I interns benefit their host campuses.


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