Apply to be a Peer Educator

Applications are closed until Spring 2020!
 

Position:

Peer Educator

Position Description:

Peer Educators facilitate workshops designed to promote awareness and safety in the MSU community. They will be responsible for promoting an atmosphere conducive to educating and empowering MSU students to become active bystanders and allies.

People of all genders and identities are needed to lead these workshops. Experience in sexual assault and relationship violence prevention or response is encouraged, but by no means necessary. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, comfortable with public speaking, being in leadership roles, express a willingness to learn, and able to connect with other students.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Required to attend 32 hours of training
  • Facilitate minimum of 5 workshops per semester

Involvement Opportunities for Peer Educators:

  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) workshops
  • Bystander Network workshops
  • Greeks Take the Lead
  • Athletic team trainings
  • It’s on Us Week of Action
  • Other trainings/events hosted by POE

Instruction for applicants:

Please complete the online application and attach a copy of your resume including:

  • Work and volunteer experience
  • Student group and activity membership
  • Three professional references with contact information.

Please submit these documents in word or PDF formats only.

If selected for an interview you will be required to prepare a 7 minute presentation.

Application process:

POE hires once a year, during the spring semester. If applications are not available and you are interested in being a peer educator please contact Sabrina Merz at merzsabr@msu.edu.

You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your application online. If you do not receive confirmation please contact us at 517-355-3865 or Sabrina Merz at merzsabr@msu.edu.

Applications will close Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. After the applications close we will begin contacting applicants for interviews. You will be notified via email about whether or not you are selected to be a POE Peer Educator.

Here’s what past peer educators have to say about this position:

“If you are interested in fighting against sexual assault, learning more about healthy relationships, improving your public speaking skills, and meeting some of the best coworkers, POE is the place for you.”

“It’s awesome being around all these likeminded individuals who care deeply about these issues on college campuses and in the world in general. Scheduling is extremely flexible and as students trying to juggle all the things we do, I know that is important. Making a difference AND getting paid? I don’t think it can get any better than that!”

“My favorite part about being a POE peer educator is being part of a group that educates so many people and is part of creating change within our own MSU community.”

“You should apply to be a peer educator because POE is an incredible organization from head to toe. We have a diverse network of friendly coworkers, an incredible mission to teach by, and a flexible schedule of workshops."