Public Health Internship Coordinator
Public Health Internship Coordinator
The College of New Jersey is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Internship Coordinator for the Department of Public Health.
The purpose of the Capstone internship program is to provide students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in health-related professions such as working at Departments of Public Health, Community Based Organizations, Health agencies, Pharmaceuticals, or a health-related profession. The Internship Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing administrative, supervisory, and teaching related duties.
Major responsibilities may include:
- Maintaining and expanding formal relationships with external sites; fostering communication with the Office of the Dean, Department Chair, TCNJ legal Counsel and external sites to support positive relationships; and monitoring and enforcing of agreements and insurance regulations.
- Student advisor for the internship process and administrator for the internship database and webpage.
- Monitoring of academic, personal, and health-related requirements. Support and evaluate on-site intern performance.
- Instruct and oversee the PBH 405/605 courses connected to the internship. Provide upper level assignments that support the application of knowledge and higher level thinking. Grade student assignments rigorously, discuss student mid-term and final performance, provide information related to professional conference attendance, and assess each supervisor's evaluation to determine the final course grade.
- Regular on-site visits required to ensure intern success, develop and maintain working relationship with external sites, and foster new-site relationships.
- Intervene to resolve issues related to unsatisfactory student performance, unprofessional behavior or lackadaisical attitude.
- Annually review performance of internship supervisors. Make recommendations for enhancing the exercise science internship experience. Assist with planning for future events. Monitor student evaluation of the internship site and supervisor.
- The coordinator must stay abreast of guidelines that impact the experience and have problem solving skills that allow for modifications to be approved and implemented. Information surrounding the internship must be regularly shared with the department chair and faculty.
- Ability to maintain accurate travel and on-site supervision records to comply with college accounting protocol.
- Ensure information is updated into databases for the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) accreditation.
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited college, experience supervising interns, and a minimum of two years-experience working in a health-related setting. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college.) Consideration may be given to individuals with a minimum of 5 years work experience in similar occupation. Excellent oral and written skills are required. Candidate should be personable and adaptable and able to work independently and collaboratively. Experience teaching in higher education and with learning and communication systems preferred. State Public Health certifications are desirable.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, professional writing sample, as well as three professional references with their full contact information, including telephone and e-mail address. References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior knowledge and consent.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 6,400 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "most competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to inclusion and to achieving diversity among faculty and staff members, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.