Apply to be a Peer Advisor! 

Peer Advisor interns support students and offer guidance in areas such as transitioning to college, connecting with academic advisors, campus involvement and so much more! These students are eager to help their peers navigate the transition to UVM, get to know the Burlington community, succeed in the course registration process and academic life, and make students feel seen and heard on campus. In order to acheive all of this Peer Advisors go through extensive training to ensure that they are equipped with tools to help students at UVM succeed.  Part of the internship also means engaging in various activities around leadership, professional development and social justice work.

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Applications for the 2019- 2020 Peer Advisor Internship are due by Monday, February 18th by 11:45pm.



• Welcome new student to UVM!
• Yearlong paid internship August 18th – May 15th.
• Become part of an amazing team of 25+ people and make campus connections.
• Work on your interpersonal, communication and team work skills.
• Learn how to create and facilitate different workshops, collaborations and events.
• Make new discoveries about yourself and your community!
• Engage in social justice workshops and activities.
• Learn a lot about UVM, Burlington and #adulting!
• Meet new people and make new friends.
• Enjoy traditions, welcoming community, free swag and lots of learning.



• Staff the University of Vermont’s centralized Advising Center (Davis Center, 1st floor) 5-6 hours per week.
• Highlight UVM’s mission, academic curriculum, support networks, and co-curricular opportunities, and provide referrals.
• Participate in a Peer Advisor Pump Ups as well as a week-long training session in late August to prepare and learn about UVM, yourself, and the Advising Center.
• Engage in critical and self-reflective conversations around social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
• Help students explore co-and-extracurricular opportunities based on student’s interests and campus climate.
• Help students understand how to conduct a degree audit.
• Perform additional tasks as assigned.
• Have Fun!!!



• How social justice, diversity, and inclusion impacts you, your peers, and the university
• What it means to be a student leader at UVM.
• What leadership means to you and what your unique leadership style is.
• Problem-solving techniques and crisis-management skills.
• How to incorporate your passions into professional experience
• How to plan and implement programs.
• How to be a team player and a part of vibrant community.
• Time management and #adulting skills.
• How to view a student holistically and create a unique plan for them.
• Make a difference in the lives of UVM students by helping them feel seen, heard and validated.


• At least 2 completed semesters at UVM prior to internship start date.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7-4.0, to be maintained throughout your tenure as a Peer Advisor. 
• Compliance with all time commitments, including mandatory spring and fall training sessions.
• An interest in positively engaging with and helping other students.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of peers, staff, and faculty.
• Capacity for respectful dialogue, discretion and mature decision making.
• A commitment to promoting equity and inclusion at UVM
• The ability to maintain strict confidentiality and uphold policies set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA.


Application Due date: February 18th at 11:45pm.
Group Interview date: March 3 from 12-2:30pm
Peer Advisor Pump Up: April 27th from 9am-4pm
August Training: August 19th- 25th all day

Compensation is $350/semester for the 2019-2020 academic year


Please know that students must be available and committed to the internship throughout the entire 2019-2020 academic year.