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You Can Get There From Here
Staff Interns Develop Valuable Skills Under Guidance of Their Mentors

Posted February 3, 1999

Staff Internships Open for Recruitment*

Administrative Analyst
Young Musicians Program

Mentors: Caryl Levine, director of development; Marsha Jaeger, director

Student Affairs Officer I
Political Science Department

Mentors: Kathy Sarconi, student affairs officer; Pat Hull, department business manager

IST Public Information Group

Mentor: Kalle Nemvalts, public information manager

Senior Administrative Analyst
Cal Photo ID Project/Undergraduate Affairs

Mentors: Angela Blackstone, director, Information Systems, Housing & Dining Services; James Hyatt, vice chancellor for resource planning and budget

Programmer/Analyst I
Letters & Science Computing Resources

Mentors: Peter Brantley, director of computer services; Seth Novogrodsky, computer support architect

* These recommended classification titles are subject to review by Human Resources' Compensation Unit.

Jason Delaney thought his career options on campus were limited. Although he had been successful as a campus library staff person, he was eager to pursue a more challenging career with greater opportunities for advancement.

After much hard work and research, Delaney wrote a proposal for a staff internship in computing and workstation support -- skills he first began developing at a local community college. Delaney's internship was approved, and after his six-month training, he got a permanent position as a computer resource specialist at the campus's main library.

"I have flourished in my new position," says Delaney, "and know that I made the right choice."

"Employees pursue internships as a vehicle for personal and professional growth," says Chris Murchison, acting manager of the Staff Internship Program. "Both competitive and self-initiated internships offer hands-on training and skills development to help employees meet their career goals."

Jane Kaneko was selected in a competitive recruitment for her current internship focusing on university financial processes.

"My internship will not only contribute to my career development and train me for a higher level position," she says, "but will also benefit the University as a whole."

As a senior administrative analyst in Information Systems & Technology (IST), Kaneko is developing a protocol for the coordination and review of recharge proposals from IST units.

Open to non-academic career employees who have passed their probation period, the Staff Internship Program has worked with 109 interns since its inception in 1989.

This spring, five competitive internships will be open for recruitment and posted in the campus job listings. Interested employees are invited to attend a campus informational meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in 370 Dwinelle Hall.

The program will also offer a workshop on creating self-initiated internship, Friday, May 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 24 University Hall.

For information about the Staff Internship Program or upcoming internships, contact Chris Murchison, acting manager, at 642-2711 or


February 3 - 9, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 21)
Copyright 1999, The Regents of the University of California.
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