University of Massachusetts Medical School

Diversity and Inclusion Program Assistant Intern - EPSIP

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/16/2018 10:41 AM)
Requisition Number
# of Openings
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Non Union Position-W00-Non Benefited



Complete the online application and include a short essay either in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document) or uploaded as a cover letter on your profile. Please choose from ONE of the essay topics below (Please include within your essay, examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succinct and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 200 words.):

  1. Explain how diversity has played a role in your career and how it has contributed to the professional you are today
  2. Based on your background and personal experiences, describe a situation where you fostered diversity
  3. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity of UMass Medical School or an encounter that demonstrated the important of diversity to you
  4. Please discuss how your record of achievements has been enhanced by exposure to diverse people, places and experiences or publications



The Diversity & Inclusion Office (DIO) is the principle vehicle to guide the implementation of our diversity and inclusion strategies and programs.  The DIO coordinates diversity programming and provides oversight of compliance for Affirmative Action/EEO and ADA policies. We mediate and resolve conflicts related to uncivil behavior, harassment and discrimination.  




  • The Program Assistant intern will perform various administrative duties and provide logistical support on events or projects.
  • The Program Assistant intern will have engagement with employee network and internal community related to Diversity & Inclusion
  • The Program Assistant Intern will also assist in posting and updating the Diversity Blog and social media accounts. These posts will support our diversity employee resource groups (ERG). When possible, the intern will attend and participate in our diversity ERGs. The intern will have an opportunity to learn about ERGs as well as communication strategies and mechanics of diversity programming.



  • Candidates pursuing bachelor’s degree or recent graduates
  • Related experience preferred
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours
  • Ability to use standard office tools and software (MS-Office)


  • College Junior or Senior majoring in Management, Human Resources, Social Sciences or related field
  • Research and Analytical skills a must
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Clear and grammatically correct written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Minimum Word and Excel)
  • Proficient in use of social media accounts
  • Demonstrated good presentation skills or interest in learning presentation skills
  • Completion of a Statistics or Data Analysis course
  • Background in research: academic journals and blogs
  • Proficient in management of social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook)


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