Student Worker Positions

Though our main hiring periods are at the beginning and end of each semester, ALI is always on the look-out for highly motivated and inspired students interested in working with our international student community. We have part-time positions as Office Assistants, Conversation Group Leaders, One-on-One Conversation Partners and Undergraduate Student Consultants.

Office Assistants aid in keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Duties include answering the phones, running errands, assisting student walk-ins, staying informed on department/university policy so as to effectively answer questions, assisting faculty and staff with various projects, facilitating testing, running mass copy jobs, etc. Applicants must be USC work-study students and be native or highly proficient English speakers. This position pays $10.50/hr. Interested candidates may send their resumes, work availability, and work-study award amount to Shelly Snellman at hacco@usc.edu.

Conversation Group Leaders lead 2-4 weekly conversation sessions with  a small group of international students of varying English proficiency. Leaders must prepare topics and questions for conversation fluidity. Applicants must be USC work-study students and be native or highly proficient English speakers. This position pays $10.50/hr. Interested candidates may send their resumes, work availability, and work-study award amount to Shelly Snellman at hacco@usc.edu.

(Please note that Office Assistants and Conversation Group Leaders work concurrently, meaning that most of our student workers work as both office assistants and conversation leaders.)

One-on-One Conversation Partners help  international students expand their English oral skills and gain insight on American culture through one-on-one exchanges, on a freelance basis. This position pays $11.00/hr. For more info, visit our dedicated Become a One-on-One Partner page.

Undergraduate Student Consultants will meet an assigned International Teaching Assistant (ITA) for two hours off campus every week for 10 consecutive weeks. uSCs offer ITAs an invaluable opportunity to hone their teaching skills, practice English language (pronunciation, conversation, slang, idioms, grammar, etc.), and gain a broader understanding of American culture. In addition to weekly meetings, uScs are required to attend Orientation and Matching Mixer at the beginning of each semester. They are additionally responsible for turning in bi-weekly report forms that provide a summary of each meeting to the instructors and program assistants. At the end of the semester, the ITAs must pass an exit exam to be accredited teaching assistants at USC. uSCs build lasting relationships with their ITAs that is based on mutual respect and professionalism. uSCs are most than just tutors; they are cultural ambassadors and educators.

We are looking for undergraduate students with sufficient maturity and dedication to work with an ITA (International Teaching Assistant) for the entire semester. Not only would you be helping someone from a different background adjust to a new environment, you would also develop your own leadership, organizational, and mentoring skills–important attributes in YOUR development. Applicants must be native speakers! We are work-study preferred. The hours would vary according to how many ITAs you chose to work with. Please be sure you have time in your schedule to commit to 1-2 ITAs before applying. This position pays $10.50/hr. Interested candidates may send their resumes to itausc@gmail.com