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2013 HYI College Student Relations Fellow Application

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

2013 HYI College Student Relations Fellow Application

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2013 HYI College Student Relations Fellow
New Deadline is February 18th

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HYI Dates:


  • New Mexico: TBD (University of New Mexico)
  • Dallas: TBD
  • Los Angeles: June 17-20
  • Silicon Valley: July 31 - Aug 3
  • Greater Washington (DC): Aug 6-9



2013 HYI College and Student Relations Fellow
Position Description


The Fellows will recruit, manage, guide, and train high school, college, and graduate students along with young professionals for the HYI, which will occur during the summer. Much of this preparation will require meeting timely deadlines, being very detail oriented (using Word and Excel), having excellent communication skills, and ensuring that information is disseminated to volunteers using various channels in a timely manner. Additionally, the HYI College and Student Relations Fellow will be responsible for providing support to regional HYI Directors in the implementation of HYI year-round programming. The Fellowship is unpaid, and the duration is from February to August, depending on each HYI region. 


Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities


  • Current college student (Junior status or in 3rd year) or recent college graduate and should be at least 21 years of age
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills as demonstrated by involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Responsible, reliable, and can be held accountable
  • Excellent ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision
  • Innate ability to multi-task and complete projects under pressure to meet timely deadlines
  • Serve as energetic, enthusiastic, and positive role model for all HYI students and volunteers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (preferable, can be trained if necessary)
  • Ability to stay on campus for the duration of the HYI (4 days)
  • Commit 5-10 hours per week from February 2013 to approximately August 2013 (depending on region)
  • Fluent in spoken and written Spanish (preferable, not required) 


Essential roles, responsibilities, and functions*


Collaborate with the HYI Director to develop a strategic marketing campaign to recruit, develop, and train college-level students to serve as Mentors for the Hispanic Youth Institute, which includes:


  • Mandatory participation in periodic Fellowship training seminars (via webinars and conference calls)
  • Creating flyers/emails to disseminate through various local university student organizations and networks
  • Hosting informational workshops on university campuses to describe the HYI to students and young professionals interested in volunteering
  • Review and score Mentor applications; conduct interviews of applicants
  • Following up with applicants to ensure all applicant records are accurate and up-to-date
  • Conduct training sessions, conference calls, workshops, and events aimed at developing and preparing Mentors for the HYI
  • Assign high school students to familias according to various components of their applications
  • Coordinate with hosting university resident hall manager for student and volunteer room assignments
  • Create binders for all Mentors to utilize during the HYI (materials will be provided)
  • Lead nightly debriefings to ensure all Mentors are thoroughly prepared for the following days’ activities
  • Conduct debriefing sessions with Mentors and create a report that reflects those findings
  • Prepare and present orientation training at the beginning of the HYI
  • Manage students in preliminary and final competitions (talent, art, speech) on-site to ensure they attend correct competitions at specified times (will involve students in multiple competitions)
  • Follow up with Mentors to solicit feedback regarding the HYI
  • Complete a final exit debrief with HYI Staff at the end of the Fellowship
  • Collaborate with regional directors to take a proactive role in student recruitment and support by:
  • Hosting informational workshops at local high schools to generate interest in students to participate in the HYI
  • Create and develop marketing material for distribution using PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other media software
  • Assist in developing HYI and HCF presence at the university, community, and regional levels
  • Identify various on-campus and community leaders to participate in HYI year-round programming
  • Assist with mass-mailings to high school students selected to participate in the HYI  


*The following responsibilities are the most common; they are not all-inclusive, and should be adapted to fit the unique needs of each HYI.


 Additional responsibilities


  • Adherence to the Hispanic Youth Institute’s Volunteer Code of Conduct and completion of a Background Check
  • Coordinate with your HYI College and Student Relations Fellow male/female counterpart on all of the aforementioned responsibilities
  • Identify potential HYI College and Student Relations Fellow candidates that you would mentor and train to become the following year’s HYI College and Student Relations Fellow (selected sites)


 Why should you apply?


You will be exposed to a variety of Hispanic professionals that will expand your network, which can lead to future internships and employment. You will gain technical skills by using Microsoft Word and Excel, leadership skills by managing and training numerous volunteers, and event management skills as you help devise plans to implement sound logistical practices. 




Contact Daniel Sarmiento at (Greater Washington or New Mexico) or Jason Acosta at (Los Angeles or Silicon Valley)




Have questions about 2013 HYI College Student Relations Fellow Application? Contact Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education.

Founded in 1975, HSF provides American families with the financial and educational resources they need to achieve a college education and help America be more competitive. 


To date, HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid, to finding employment after graduation. 

Our Mission

Increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by providing scholarships and assistance to students and their families. 

 Our Vision:A college degree in every Latino household.


Hispanic Youth Institute

College. Career. Community. The Hispanic Youth Institute embodies these principles while helping Hispanic high school and college students obtain college educations and professional careers. We are a college empowerment program that encourages students to explore and enter careers in business, science, technology, engineering and math.

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