Job Information

University of Utah Assessment Project Management Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN12003N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Assessment Project Management Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10-19 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Work hours are flexible M-F and will range from 10-19 hours/week, starting immediately.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01550 - Assessment & Analytics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $13.00-$15.00/hour, depending on qualifications

Close Date 02/07/2022

Job Summary

The Office of Student Affairs Assessment & Analytics (A&A) is looking to hire a part-time intern to assist with assessment project management and development, engage in survey building and testing in Qualtrics, and contribute to assessment training and Qualtrics onboarding for staff within the Division of Student Affairs. This intern will temporarily report to the Interim Director and will then report to the Associate Director when this position is filled. The Office of A&A is a quieter environment but we are very collaborative, serving the assessment needs for the entire Division of Student Affairs. The intern will have an opportunity to engage with institutional-wide survey projects, build, manage, and consult on Qualtrics survey projects within the Division, clean and organize data to contribute to statistical analyses, and assist with training and onboarding new users as part of A&A’s Qualtrics brand manager responsibilities. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, learn technical skills quickly, consult appropriately, and have a curious attitude to explore problems and solutions. Attention to detail and a solution-oriented attitude are also critical for success in this position.

This position is a 10-19 hour per week position, starting in the 2022 spring semester. Pay rate will be hourly at $13-15, depending on qualifications. While some consistency in schedule will be expected, there is flexibility in when the hours are scheduled, during normal business hours.

The learning objectives for this internship will include:

  • Technical application and knowledge for using Qualtrics and Excel
  • Customer service and collaboration with Divisional partners
  • Strategic planning for training and onboarding Divisional staff
  • Dataset management, reporting, analysis, and optimization
  • Troubleshooting and providing technical support
  • Integrating feedback from multiple stakeholders

As part of this internship, a final project related to building training and onboarding materials for new Qualtrics users will be required.

This internship is work-study eligible. However, it is open to all students, regardless of work-study status.

About the Office of Assessment & Analytics: The Office of Assessment & Analytics supports student well-being and success through intentional and innovative, data-informed leadership for evidence-based decision making. We support the Division of Student Affairs with assessment projects, surveys, and datasets—helping offices collect, visualize, and understand their data for responsible and informed management. We consult and collaborate with other departments in the Division of Student Affairs to design and implement assessment strategies to identify student needs, measure student satisfaction, assess student learning outside of the classroom, and extract information from existing datasets to predict future outcomes and trends. Serving as the Qualtrics brand administrator for the Division of Student Affairs, we maintain user accounts and access, as well as provide guidance on survey development. Additionally, we oversee visualization of student data using Tableau, R, Excel and other software programs, which includes the coordination of data integration from multiple student systems and data warehouses. Finally, we oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of several institutional-wide survey projects, such as the National Survey of Student Engagement ( NSSE ), the National College Health Association ( NCHA ), the University of Utah Campus Climate Survey, and the USHE Food Insecurity Survey. To learn more, visit us at:

About the Division of Student Affairs: Student Affairs ( is comprised of over 20 departments and encourages University of Utah students to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners to ensure all members of our community not only feel welcomed but are fully incorporated into university life. As a division, our mission is to support student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of students and employees.


Job duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Work closely with supervisor to assist with implementing assessment projects at the department and program level, related to understanding student needs, satisfaction, and learning.
  • Utilize Qualtrics software to build and test surveys, as well as onboarding new users
  • Organize and clean larger datasets in Excel that can be used for Tableau dashboards, survey implementation, or statistical analyses
  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support for hardware and software for departments and programs
  • Assist with departmental assessment trainings, including the design of presentation materials and strategies
  • As a member of the A&A team, contribute to staff meetings and assist with priority-level data analyses and reporting duties when needed
  • Maintain integrity as a responsible data steward within the department
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders within the Division of Student affairs and integrate feedback into focused efforts to improve programs and services provided
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • The candidate must be a current University of Utah student.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience and/or show a strong interest in learning technical skills, such as survey development using Qualtrics, data cleaning using Excel, and managing datasets.
  • Training will be provided on the process of developing surveys in Qualtrics, developing data cleaning rules, and managing databases as needed.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with coursework and/or proficiency using programs such as Excel and Qualtrics, conducting survey research, or working with datasets.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with strong analytical competence, communication skills, and an ability to collaborate in a team environment.

Special Instructions Summary

This internship is work-study eligible. However, it is open to all students, regardless of work-study status.

Please submit a 1-page cover letter indicating your interest and qualification for the position and a CV or resume indicating your experience and training.

Primary Contact: Jake Lemon, Interim Director, , (801) 581-5308

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.