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College Internship Coordinator

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Duties:  Develop, deliver, and evaluate a robust portfolio of internship related services, including outreach to employers and campus partners as well as direct service to students through workshops, events, and advising.

  • Facilitates access to internship opportunities for undergraduate students and graduate students.

  • Works independently to locate organizations that seek interns.

  • Assists employers on developing internship descriptions and appealing programs that comply with legal, NACE, and campus regulations and policies. Provides employers with guidelines, policies, compensation information and referral to other employer services offered by the Career Center. 

  • Establishes a strategic plan to deliver a robust portfolio of internship related resources and services for students. 

  • Develops and leads effective internship related workshops, presentations, events, and groups that prepare students in all aspects of the internship search and application process. 

  • Works with career counselors to infuse internship information into their workshops and to invite employers to participate in internship panels and networking events.

  • Develops online internship workshops in collaboration with the Career Center team.

  • Works with marketing staff and counselors to promote available internships to students.

  • Prepares routine correspondence to employers, students, staff, alumni, and faculty.

  • Attends conferences, employer site visits, and networking events to build relationships with employers and career services colleagues.

  • Presents Career Center internship information at student group, campus staff, and professional meetings as well as in classes.

  • Creates informational and instructional online and print resources.

  • Keeps Career Center and university aware of changes to internship laws and regulations as they develop.

  • Cultivates relationships with local, regional, national, and international employers to stay informed of hiring and internship trends. 

  • Maintains data on internship opportunities; develops reports on available internships and presents them to appropriate groups.  

  • Establishes and measures internship related student learning outcomes.

  • Assesses student and employer needs and satisfaction levels and responds to program changes, needs, or priorities as they arise. 

  • Works collaboratively in office task groups and in support of Career Center  all hands on deck efforts,  such as career fairs and Welcome Week activities. May supervise student staff and manage special projects or programs as needed. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in with a minimum of five (5) years of student service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with and interact with diverse individuals and groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers.

  • Ability to design and deliver presentations, workshops, and events tailored for different audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, assess, and interpret a variety of program details aligned with programmatic goals and objectives.

  • Knowledge and experience in a diverse cultural environment and working with culturally diverse people. 

  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills. 

  • Demonstrated time and project management skills. 

  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop appropriate resolutions, and take initiative for enhancement of the program. 

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. 

  • Demonstrated successful experience working with college-level students, including group and individual advising skills.

  • Familiarity with employment law and employment recruiting trends.

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  1. Why are you interested in this position? 
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  2. How does this position align with your career goals?

  3. What are two challenges students face in attaining internships and how would you address these challenges?

  4. What are are two challenges employers face in finding students or creating internship programs and how would you address these challenges?

  5. Tell us about a time that you worked with a student from a different background than you?

  6. Tell us about a time that you gave a presentation to a group of college students. How did you prepare, develop and present the presentation? 

  7. Tell us about which two programs you would bring to the Career Center.

  8. Often employers make requests that we cannot fulfill. How would you say "no" yet maintaining a relationship with the employer?

  9. Have we missed anything?
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