Interns for LAS 101: Design Your First Year Experience

LAS 101 interns pose together on a staircaseLAS 101 Design Your First Year Experience interns are accomplished juniors and seniors who are willing to share their college experiences with first-term students by serving as student mentors.

They each lead a section of the LAS 101 and are really excited to meet their students.

They are among the best and brightest of our LAS students and we are very fortunate to have them with us for the fall semester.

Apply to be an LAS 101: Design Your First Year Experience intern

LAS 101 interns are an incredibly important part of LAS 101, the course that helps our first-year students transition to LAS and the University of Illinois.

Applications to become an LAS intern will be live on January 25, 2021. Please check this page then for more information.


An LAS 101 internship offers our best students the opportunity to help others while enhancing their own skills and preparing for their chosen professions or advanced scholarship. Past LAS 101 Interns said they developed many skills, such as public speaking, organization, quick thinking, confidence building, mentoring, and much more.

The main responsibility for LAS Interns is to facilitate and manage all aspects of one LAS 101 class section in fall 2019, which will have between 20 to 25 students. Furthermore, LAS Interns will be responsible for implementing lesson plans aimed at helping first-year students design their first-year experience in LAS and Illinois. Finally, Interns serve as peer mentors by sharing their own personal stories and advice with new students. Learn more about being an LAS 101 intern.