Internship Program Manager

Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Internship Program Manager

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I. Summary of Position

The Internship Program Manager is responsible for the continued development and oversight of the internship component of the Stanford undergraduate program in New York City, including student advising and alumni relations. The position works responsibly and collaboratively with the Program Director and staff, Stanford University campus resources, as well as New York industry, government, and institutions to bring meaningful academically-based internship experiences to Stanford students in a variety of disciplines. This position is based in New York City and reports directly to the Stanford in New York Program Director.

II. Core Duties

  • Manage the internship program for Stanford in New York, analyze effectiveness, and make decisions on program components.
  • Cultivate, coordinate, and manage internships and relationships with partner organizations, the external New York City community, and university liaisons.
  • Advise students on a range of experiential learning components of program, including but not limited to, internship preparation and placement process, industry specifics, internship goals and outcomes, career plans and professional development, community standards, academic program policies, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge.
  • Develop and implement career and professional development programming, make strategic recommendations for future programs.
  • Manage alumni engagement with program through cultivation and maintenance of relationships; design and implement outreach activities to engage local alumni with current students and the program; develop alumni mentoring program for students; manage alumni contacts in customer relations software (Salesforce).
  • Analyze and develop report requirements, portals, and student facing communications, including customer relations software (Salesforce).
  • As part of small-office team, provide general administrative support as needed.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience required, or combination of education and relevant experience; advanced degree desirable.
  • Experience advising or working with undergraduate students desirable.
  • Experience with human resources, college recruiting, or other career services industries desirable.
  • Contacts and a strong New York-based network in one or more of the following fields/industries desirable: media or local and international government.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency in Salesforce (preferred) or other customer relationship management or database program.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment, and decision making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at fostering and maintaining effective collaboration, trust, teamwork, and respect.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
  • Willingness to work somewhat variable hours, with some evenings or weekends
  • Willingness to travel locally or nationally with occasional overnight travel

    IV. About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and Stanford in New York

    The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world.

    Stanford in New York presents students with distinctive opportunities for engagement with one of the world's most dynamic cities. Through an intensive academic quarter of study, reflective practice, and experiential learning in New York, students hone their intellectual skills and capacities, develop their abilities as adaptive learners and enlarge their creative confidence.

    V. About Stanford University

    Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

    Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

    VI. Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    VIII. How to Apply

    If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online:

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    IX. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Student Services

    Location: Vice Provost for Undergrad Education
    Schedule: Full-time
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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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