Now Recruiting for Summer 2016!

Visit the ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program website for more information.

What ACUHO-I Means:

The Association of College and University Housing Officers - International is the preeminent professional association that supports and promotes the collegiate residential experience. ACUHO-I creates value through education, avocation, and network connections and helps housing professionals meet the needs of dynamic campus environments. They do this to help make a positive difference in the lives of our members and the students they serve.

About the Program:

Each year, the Department of Residence Life recruits an ACUHO-I intern to serve the role of Summer Residence Coordinator. National recruitment is coordinated through the ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program. Interns provide a valuable contribution to our staff through their project work, their interactions with our staff and students, and through their insights and perspectives.

The ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive higher education internship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students. Today's students seek experiences that not only shape them as future housing professionals, but also influence their current education. The Housing Internship Program offers an unprecedented learning experience for both the interns and the host sites.

For Interns:

The Housing Internship Program offers a broader experience by accomplishing new tasks and being exposed to a different housing operation at a different institution. By learning about the administration of student housing, interns will be able to contribute new ideas to their home institution. Interns also have the chance to interact with future employers and mentors.

Successful candidates should possess professional passion for working in Student Affairs and be willing to contribute fresh ideas to our growing residential program. We welcome candidates who are energetic, adventuresome, committed, and open to new perspectives. Intern responsibilities include training, supervising, and evaluating Summer Resident Advisors (RA) and Welcome Week Leader(s); planning for Fall student staff training and Welcome Week; participating as a member of the Department of Residence Life senior management team; overseeing summer programming; responding to critical incidents that may occur in the residence halls and apartments; serving as a hearing officer for summer judicial cases; sharing senior staff on-call duty rotation; and summer projects as assigned.

Our ACUHO-I summer interns will receive exposure to other Department of Residence Life and University Housing, Dining and Conference Services (UHDCS) areas include coordination with University Housing and maintenance staffs; planning for fall opening; and participating in staff development and recognition activities. Other responsibilities include assisting the Director with special summer projects, combining year-end data, and follow-up on spring judicial cases. Educational opportunities include exposure to other Student Affairs and Administrative Services departments and professionals at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and participation in professional development workshop opportunities when they arise. 

Past interns have enjoyed the Alaska summer with opportunities for outdoor adventures, especially considering the extended daylight hours. Working with our uniquely diverse student population offers many rewarding experiences. Interns enjoy the opportunity to take in many facets of the Anchorage and University communities, including the Division of Student Affairs, Division of Student Development, Dean of Students Office, Student Life and Leadership, UHDCS, and other university departments. 


About UAA & Anchorage:

The University of Alaska Anchorage is located in a suburban area of the Municipality of Anchorage, and is the largest campus in the statewide higher education system. The campus also enjoys a wooded setting, inhabited by local moose and other wildlife (friendly from a distance--great photo opportunities). The campus connects with walking trails to over 85 miles of recreational trails with a magnificent view of the Chugach Mountain Range. Mount McKinley (Denali) is also a breath-taking sight to see. It is only 130 miles north of Anchorage and can be seen from downtown on clear days. More facts about the Anchorage area are available online through the Anchorage Convention and Visitor's Bureau at  Additional information about the Department of Residence Life, UHDCS, and UAA is available at   

Click here for a map of Anchorage and more UAA / Anchorage information.