There are several distinctly different types of internships available to undergraduates at Smith: Kahn Interns, Mellon Interns, and the On-Campus Internship Program (OCIP). Aided and non-aid undergraduate Smith students may
apply for these positions, all of which are very specialized. Interns may not have an additional regular campus job. The internship is considered
the student's 'full-time' job. This policy is strictly upheld.
OCIP Interns - Numerous departments apply to the On-Campus Internship Program for funding for interns in the spring. The departments
awarded intern funding receive an increase in their student employment budget to pay for the intern(s). They then advertise for applicants on
the web page. Students hired for OCIP Internships are paid through the regular student payroll on Banner Web Time Entry. The rate of pay for
OCIP Interns is $8.75 per hour. If the student is on financial aid with work-study, the internship earnings are considered work-study. Those students
are not eligible to apply for other campus positions, although they may earn the difference between their internship funding and work-study by
working spot jobs, etc. The same student may not hold the same OCIP Internship more than once.
Kahn Interns - Same - overseen by the Kahn Institute. $2000 stipend.
Mellon Interns - Same - overseen by Institutional Diversity. $2000 stipend.
House Community Advisors and House Coordinators - Both House Community Advisors and House Coordinators receive a stipend of $2558 for their
positions. This stipend replaces Work-Study if the student is receiving financial aid. Whether on aid or not, HCA's and HC's are not
entitled to hold any regular job on campus and this policy is strictly upheld. The Student Affairs Office provides a list of both HCA's and HC's to
the Student Employment Office and the stipend is tracked on the student's record on JobX. The Payroll Office in College Hall receives the list
and will begin issuing stipend payments in the regular bi-weekly student payroll.
Head Residents - Head Residents receive a stipend for the academic year for their work and the details regarding policy and payment
are exactly as noted above for House Community Advisors and House Coordinators.
Students holding Housing positions are required to sign a contract agreeing that they understand that they have committed themselves to these jobs and
can not seek additional campus employment.
There are also two types of Research Assistantships on campus and both aided and non-aid undergraduates at Smith may apply for these positions. Again,
this position constitutes a student's 'full-time' job and she is not eligible to hold another. The pay rate for Research Assistants is $8.75 an hour.
There are also Research Assistants funded through the CFCD funds (faculty development funds overseen by the Dean of the Faculty Office).
Faculty members apply for funding for various projects and often receive internal funding for a Research Assistant. These Research Assistants are
paid $8.75 per hour. If the student is on financial aid with work-study, the CFCD Research Assistant earnings are considered work-study. Those
students are not eligible to apply for other campus positions, although they may earn the difference between their research assistant funding
and work-study by working spot jobs, etc. Those students who are not on aid and obtain a Research Assistantship are not eligible to work at all
elsewhere on campus.
STRIDE Scholars And AEMES Scholars were chosen upon entry to Smith College and are paid an automatic bi-weekly stipend for two years in the
amount specified on the award letter. STRIDE and AEMES Scholars are not eligible for other campus jobs.
Employers in Northampton and the extended community will often advertise positions at the College hoping to attract Smith students. Any Smith student
(on aid or not) is free to apply for these positions. There is a high demand for babysitters, although other jobs such as dog or house-sitting, office
help, etc. can also be found. Although we permit these positions to be advertised on Smith's website, interviewing and hiring is a private contract
between the student and the outside employer, with no other affiliation with the College. Please exercise good sense and report any job to firstname.lastname@example.org
that seems questionable.
The College hires a certain number of students during the summer. Summer work is not work-study funded. Graduated seniors are not eligible to
continue working as a student at Smith through the summer. Incoming students due to enroll in the fall cannot work on campus during the summer
either, and must wait until the first day of classes to begin working. Summer jobs for students may be advertised on the website, the Career
Development Office or at Human Resources. Hiring is done through the individual departments, and payment is handled through the Payroll Office.
Summer employment officially begins the day after the last day of finals.