IGR Diversity Peer Leader Application
IGR Diversity Peer Leader Application, 2018-19

Thank you for your interest in applying to be an Intergroup Relations (IGR) Diversity Peer Leader at UCLA!

1. Fill out this form, including short answer questions on the next page
2. EMAIL your RESUME to epettit[at]saonet.ucla.edu with the subject line "DPL Application Resume" and your full name in the filename of your resume.
3. Provide the name, email, and phone number of two REFERENCES at the end of this form. They should be former supervisors or professors who have seen you in a position of responsibility and can speak to how you might perform as a Diversity Peer Leader.


SEEKING DIVERSITY PEER LEADERS: Graduate Paid Interns Program for 2018-2019

On a campus and in a world filled with conflict, division, and bitter disagreements, the Intergroup Relations Program’s Diversity Peer Leaders (DPLs) use the skills of dialogue to bridge divides and help resolve conflicts. DPLs facilitate small group dialogues between students (and sometimes faculty and staff) on divisive issues that really matter to campus climate – issues like race relations, cross-cultural communication, and more. Graduate students who serve as DPLs are responsible for creating programming for other graduate students in particular.

If you want to make improvements to UCLA’s campus climate, and you look forward to building relationships between people and groups in conflict, then being an Intergroup Relations Diversity Peer Leader intern may be for you! This position is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at UCLA.

IGR Diversity Peer Leaders are trained in dialogue and facilitation skills and have many opportunities to facilitate workshops and events on campus directly related to the conflicts and issues they feel most strongly about.
Some of the programs IGR Diversity Peer Leaders helped to lead this past year include:
• OUTlet, a mental health dialogue for queer communities; I Am The First, a dialogue series for first-generation college students; toxic masculinity dialogues; SolidARiTy, an art-based dialogue space; and more.
• DPLs also develop and lead workshops on identity, cultural communication, conflict management and addressing microaggressions for various departments and student orgs on campus.

Being an IGR Diversity Peer Leader can benefit your future graduate school experience or career as well! How? IGR Diversity Peer Leaders:
• Learn effective communication skills for highly diverse settings
• Become trained in conflict management and resolution
• Facilitate tough conversations between groups in conflict
• Initiate, manage, and run projects that help develop intercultural understanding
• Connect with other like-minded peers
• Develop leadership skills
• Navigate difficult social interactions in the workforce
• Gain valuable skills to put on resumes and applications

IGR Diversity Peer Leaders are paid as interns through the Bruin Resource Center starting at $13/hour! (30-45 hours/quarter on average), serving for the entire academic year, 2018-2019.


Name *
First and Last
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Phone number *
Include area code
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Email Address *
Make sure it's an address you check regularly.
Your answer
Major(s) or Department (if a grad student) *
or Planned Major(s)
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Current Year at UCLA *
I am a: *
This information will be kept confidential. We would simply like to know if you are a member of any of the other Bruin Resource Center populations. Select all that apply.
I can commit to attending the entire Fall Training Retreat, Sept 28-30 (Fri eve/Saturday/Sunday), the weekend between Week 0 (Welcome Week) and Week 1 of Fall Quarter 2018. *
Note: attendance at the entire retreat is mandatory for all Diversity Peer Leaders.
I can commit to attending the Diversity Peer Leader (DPL) meetings, to be held weekly for two hours during the entire academic year, and to attending additional weekly project meetings with my Project Team(s). *
Note: attendance at these meetings is mandatory for all Diversity Peer Leaders.
The times that work for me for weekly Diversity Peer Leader meetings in the fall will be: *
Please check ALL the times you are willing to commit to. Availability for these specific times will not impact your selection process. A final weekly meeting time will be based on the availability of those selected, and will be announced with acceptance notifications.
Are you planning to have other paid on-campus employment next year? *
If yes, how many hours per week will you be working?
Your answer
Are there other commitments (besides classes) that you have planned for next year (student org positions, leadership positions, other employment, etc.)? If so, what other commitments will you have? *
Your answer
Have you ever been employed by UCLA before? *
If so, which department and when?
Your answer
Are you eligible for work study? *
What organizations, groups, or teams are you currently involved with on campus, or do you plan to be involved with next year? *
(doesn't have to be leadership positions)
Your answer
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