Undergraduate Advising Center A Gateway to Graduation

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Graduate Internship Program

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) provides a well-supervised internship experience for graduate students that prepares them to work in a college counseling environment. Interns will be trained to effectively counsel a diverse population of students regarding academic issues and concerns.

The UAC provides the following programs and services:

  • Advising students regarding General Education and graduation requirements
  • Assisting students in improving study skills (time management, test-taking, note-taking, etc.)
  • Helping undeclared and change of major students explore various majors and career options
  • Counseling probation students regarding their academic progress and success
  • Orienting freshmen and transfer students to the University
  • Teaching AU 101 - First Year Experience (college success course for first-year students)

Interns at the Undergraduate Advising Center will dedicate 12 - 20 hours per week (depending on the intern’s needs). Internship hours are generally broken down per week as follows:

Breakdown of Internship Hours
Individual Supervision
1 hour
Intern Training
1 hour
Staff Meeting
1 hour
Teaching AU 101 Section
5 hours (Fall Only)
General Advising
Remainder of hours


The student contact component of the internship includes teaching an AU 101 section, individual appointments, workshops/group work, drop-in counseling, and projects/special assignments.

The initial application deadline is the first Monday in April, but we will continue to screen applicants on a rolling basis until we fill all positions. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kim Altura, Intern/Peer Counselor Coordinator

San Francisco State University

Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC)

Administration Building 212

1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-2101

Email: kwidic@sfsu.edu

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