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Peer Advisor Leadership Program
University Advising Center

Peer Advisors working in the Peer Advisor Leadership Program (PAL) will be rising juniors or seniors in the Psychology Department.  This internship provides upper-class Psychology majors the opportunity to fulfill internship requirements at an on-campus site, develop counseling and leadership skills, and work with professionals in the advising field. 


  • Rising junior or senior status
  • Attending Roger Williams University for at least 3 semesters
  • Cumulative GPA in Psychology of at least 3.0
  • Experience motivating others
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and potential leadership skills, including teamwork capabilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the academic advising process after in-house training
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Roger Williams Core Curriculum
  • Participate in a daylong training program prior to the start of the fall semester – early move in will be required.
  • Work 15 hours per week in the UAC; write required weekly reflections; attend weekly PAL supervision meetings.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Conduct  intake history for new students
  • Facilitate registration workshops during fall/spring semesters
  • Support students on academic probation – help with improving study skills
  • Assist students in strengthening competency areas such as:
  • Time management/study skills
    - Self Advocacy
    - myRWU and preparing for faculty advisor meetings

Additional Responsibilities:

  • PALs may be assigned to a Living Learning Community dedicated to deciding students, working with a faculty member and Resident Assistant.
  • Participate in walk-in hours in the UAC.
  • Collaborate with Resident Assistants to offer study skills workshops or other workshops as necessary.

Application Process

Students should send a cover letter, resume, and two faculty letters of recommendation to:

Karen Johnson, MA
Senior Academic Advisor
University Advising Center
Administration Bldg., 1st floor
Information may be emailed to:
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