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Peer Advisor Leader Program
University Advising Center

Peer Advisors working in the Peer Advisor Leader Program (PAL) will be rising juniors or seniors in the Psychology Department.  Students from other majors with a professional interest in advising and counseling are also eligible. This internship offers students the opportunity to fulfill internship requirements at an on-campus site, and develop advising, counseling and leadership skills. Interns will work closely with and be mentored by professionals in the advising field. 


  • Rising junior or senior status
  • Attending Roger Williams University for at least 3 semesters
  • Cumulative GPA in Psychology (or other majors) 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 managing an assigned caseload; writing required weekly reflections; attend required weekly PAL supervision meetings and other duties as assigned.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Conduct detailed intake history for new students
  • Manage advising load of 10-15 first year students, administering the UAC decision-making protocol
  • Facilitate registration and study skills workshops during fall/spring semesters
  • Support sutdents on academic probation (spring semester)
  • Assist students in strengthening study skills competency
  • Staff walk-in advisor desk
  • Collaborate with Residents 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, GCDF
Senior Academic Advisor
University Advising Center
University Library, 2nd floor
Information may be emailed to:
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