Internship & Volunteer

Internship with VASC

General Description:

The intern for the Veterans Academic Success Center assists the program coordinator by providing research, planning, organization, leadership and management to an exemplary, comprehensive, and expanding program with the mission to assist mil-con students to achieve academic success by providing a peer tutoring program. The peer tutoring program is a multi-tiered approach: first, providing academic assistance and second, facilitating social support for the mil-con community. Academic assistance concentrates on study skills and difficult content areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business, Spanish, and Writing. Additionally, tutors serve as guides for mil-con students, providing social assistance as required by sharing personal success experiences or assisting mil-con students to connect with resources in the university and surrounding community.

A primary focal point is the military-connected student who is within their first three semesters of collegiate education when the challenge can be the most difficult for students in their transition from military service to college.

Past & Future Project Examples:

  • Intern leading Outreach to staff and faculty to increase military-connected awareness
  • Intern leading the VASC's portion of New Student Orientation (NSO) to inform new incoming mil-con about veteran friendly resources.
  • Intern leading Academic Support to mil-con of low GPA, academic warning/probation, PAWS alert, and provide academic coach like assistance discussing academic study skills and/or social assistance. 
  • Intern leading Outdoor/Adventure Opportunities that can be therapeutic (Outdoor & Indoor) to identify both on-campus and off-campus opportunities for mil-con to be able to attend activities outside of academics and to experience outdoor/adventure type events.
  • Intern leading Grant Writing to enhance Texas State University support of mil-con success both academic and socially, as well as to enhance support of family members of mil-con both academically and socially.
  • Intern leading Veteran Retention to research retention and attrition of military-connected students.

Volunteer at VASC Events

Volunteers for the Veterans Academic Success Center assist the program coordinator by providing volunteer support to an exemplary, comprehensive, and expanding program with the mission to assist mil-con to achieve success.  Volunteers assist during organized events designed to create opportunities for military-connected and their families.