The Executive Office of the Mayor’s Fall L.E.A.D. DC Internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates the chance to gain valuable work experience in one of our departments.

We are looking for smart and hard-working individuals who are interested in gaining invaluable public service experience with the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC. The program offers weekly meetings with the district’s top officials including: Deputy Mayors, Directors, and Chief of Staffs. Interns will also have the opportunity to produce their own public policy platform on health, economic development, safety, and/or transportation issues.

Students in the past have worked in the following departments:

Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs Mayor’s Office of Communication Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments Mayor’s Office of Women and Policy Initiatives Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Office of Federal and Regional Affairs Office of the Secretary Office of the City Administrator Office of Budget and Planning

Office of General Counsel

The program will last for 12 weeks from September 14th to December 4th. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit an application via or More information, view PDF.

2018 RU-FIT (First Year International Transition)

Peer Leader Position Description Position

  1. Overview

The Peer Leader is a leader on campus who will help ease the transition to college for first-year international students. The Peer Leaders will be trained during the Spring and Fall semesters of 2018 to be ready to teach one section of the Fall 2018 RU-FIT (First-Year International Transition) course.

  1. Roles and Responsibilities

The Peer Leader is expected to:

  • Be a rising Junior or Senior
  • Attend 1-day training in Spring and a 2-Day training in Fall 2018.
  • Enroll in a 3-credit Peer Instructor Education course in Fall 2018 that will count towards graduation requirements
  • Teach and facilitate the assigned weekly 80 minute section for 11 weeks (September 4 – November 21) of the one-credit RU-FIT course in Fall 2018
  • Serve as a role model and leader to first-year international students at Rutgers University
  • Work to support the mission and goals of the 2018 RU-FIT course
  • Uphold all Rutgers University policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook
  • Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0
  • Demonstrate professionalism when working with faculty, staff and first-year international students
  • Be knowledgeable about campus resources and activities and be able to refer students to the correct resource
  • Meet with the course advisors on a weekly basis (1.5 – 2 hours) to conduct lesson plans, grade homework and prepare for class
  • Read instructional materials as required
  • Become familiar with the needs of new students and develop a rapport with them
  • Be accessible and willing to assist with informational needs of students
  • Establish consistent grading criteria with guidance from RU-FIT Advisor and communicate/distribute grades in a timely manner
  • Plan any out-of-class activities that are a component of the course
  • Prepare and conduct well-organized presentations, class discussions and activities on various topics based on the lesson plans
  • Communicate accurate and timely information to students about academic and student resources
  • Respond appropriately to feedback from students and RU-FIT Advisors
  • Abide by all curriculum guidelines such as learning outcomes, out of classroom activities, etc.
  • Complete two reflection/creative multimedia papers, one at the beginning and the other towards the end of the independent study.
  • Any other duty as assigned.


  • Time Commitment

Spring 2018

  • 1-Day Spring Peer Leader Training in collaboration with Advising Offices, International Academic Support & Learning Centers

Summer 2018

  • Do all assignments (readings and lesson plans review) in preparation for teaching the RU-FIT course in Fall 2018

Fall 2018

  • Attend a 2-day Fall Peer Leader Refresher Training
  • Enroll in a 3-credit Peer Instructor Education course that will prepare the Peer Leader to teach the RU-FIT course
  • Concurrent to the above stated education course, teach the one-credit RU-FIT course (September 4 – November 21) to first year undergraduate international students in New Brunswick
  • Meet an academic advisor/instructor every week along with other Peer Leaders during the Fall semester to do lesson planning, assignment grading and developing pedagogical strategies to effectively teach international students
  • Have an office hour weekly to meet with students and address any concerns
  • Attend 1 Professional Development Workshop (80 minutes)


  1. Compensation

Peer Leaders will receive $1,500 stipend. Stipends are paid every two weeks during the fall semester and are subject to applicable taxes.


Applications Due: Monday, February 12 by 5:00 pm to the Dean of International Academic Support, Anu Gupta at:   


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