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Work-Study Internship Coordinator

San Diego State University
San Diego
$22 - $26 p/hr.

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Work-Study Internship Coordinator

Req No: 2023-16238
Category: Research/Project
Type: Full-Time Contract
Salary: $22 - $26 p/hr.
Close Date:

The hourly rate range for this position is $20.30 - $39.18 per hour. This

position is budgeted at $22-$26 p/hr. depending upon qualifications and range rate is non-negotiable.

The San Diego State University Pre-College Institute for Transformative Education is a change-ready strategic-thinking/planning organization that promotes college access and completion for underserved students through excellence and innovation in education. The Pre-College Institute as part of San Diego State University is a trans-border organization (organizacion transfronteriza). This organization is in its 40th year of operation and has established systems and protocols that govern the implementation of its objectives, practices, and procedures.

Under the direct supervision of the PCI Executive Director, the Work-Study Internship Coordinator is responsible for cooperating with UB/HCOP Staff in managing the UB/HCOP Summer Academy enrollment process; for the development of a STEAM work-study research internships and the pre-internships initiative for low-income and/or potential first-generation college-bound high school students. The incumbent uses independent analysis and judgment to develop, coordinate, and supervise complex and varied administrative tasks to provide exemplary work-study opportunities for high school students in collaboration with the campus community and PCI's university and laboratory partners. The position encompasses three major areas of responsibility: Internship development and coordination, employer relations, student/academic department relations, high school student recruitment and enrollment management. The incumbent will secure internship placements for students according to their interests and the availability of internship positions.

Program Development (Pre-Summer Academy planning) 40%
  • Develop or refine the present protocol to review the adequacy of placements after each Summer.
  • Develop or refine the present timeline and track the completion of tasks needed to set up the program and implement it during the summer.
  • Develop or refine the present protocol and advising approach to work with each of the UB/HCOP students in the summer to assess their progress and to make changes in the condition of their placements weekly.
  • Develop or refine the present protocol for interviewing and assessing present UB/HCOP sophomores and juniors for their interest and appropriateness to be part of the UB/HCOP internship program.
  • Develop or refine the present communication and systems strategy to implement a six-week intensive STEAM internship and pre-internship for sixty UB high school students to include:
      • Re-contact previous mentors/work-study internship site contact person(s) to re-establish program commitments for each upcoming summer.
      • Research and develop new mentors/work-study internship sites on and off the SDSU campus, related to program objectives.
      • Develop or refine the present internship agreements with each mentor/work-study internship site to include the legal, health, safety, and liability requirements for placing minors in worksites both on and off the SDSU campus.
      • Maintain open communication with key personnel in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Health & Human Services.
      • Develop or refine the present curriculum for work-study sessions.
      • Develop or refine the present curriculum for career exploration.
  • Serve as a liaison for the UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Collaborative.
  • In coordination with the PCI Executive Director or her designee, refine, and implement the present orientation and/or training programs for students and science/health career mentors.
Program Coordination 40%
  • Follow-up on the academic-year recruitment process.
  • Coordinate and communicate the development and implementation of each phase of the program with the UB/HCOP supervisor and project team.
  • Select continuing students as participants.
  • Recruit potential new students for the program to maintain a viable waitlist to meet standards of double recruitment.
  • Match student participants in mentorships appropriate for their interests and skills.
  • Maintain weekly ongoing contact with mentors/participants to ensure mutual satisfaction and to meet program objectives.
  • Conduct site visits, observations, and
  • As program liaison, meet regularly with the PI for Upward Bound and the Director of Summer Residential Programs to update, coordinate, and assess the progress of the work-study internship component in meeting project objectives.
  • Design presentation of internship initiative for Awards Banquet and Internship Symposium and guide students in the development of their presentations.
  • Recruit, select, train, and supervise a
  • Meet with work-study students at least once per week.
  • Liaise with the Curriculum Coordinator for adequacy of course offerings for interns and their scheduling.
  • Assist in marketing the services and programs by developing appropriate materials as well as advertising special events.
  • Assist production of program material and informational publications.

Program Assistance 20% Summer
  • Transport students to and from mentorship sites as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices or programs.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in any combination of the following areas: student advising; community outreach activities, technical writing, and/or program coordination activities and/or as a teacher of STEM subjects. Participation in an equity or STEM program (e.g., Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, Talent Search, McNair, HCOP, MARC, MESA, IMSD, or similar programs).
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience working with diverse cultural groups.
  • Valid CA Driver’s License
  • The ability to travel to other school site(s) are required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, health science, psychology, sociology, counseling, school psychology, or a related field.
  • Advanced study in any of the above-mentioned fields.
  • General knowledge of:
    • County-wide opportunities for youth to experience STEAM hands-on activities in a work-study environment.
    • Physical, psychological, and social/emotional principles of adolescent development.
    • Socio-cultural issues affecting low-income, potential first-generation college-bound students and sensitivity to their ethnic diversity.
    • Working knowledge of science research and health careers opportunities on the SDSU campus and in San Diego County.
  • Advanced study in any of the above-mentioned fields.
    • General knowledge of:
      • County-wide opportunities for youth to experience STEAM hands-on activities in a work-study environment.
      • Organizational principles and practices of program development and management.
      • Principles, practices, and procedures of community outreach.
      • Individual and group behavior.
      • Physical, psychological, and social/emotional principles of adolescent development.
      • Individual counseling techniques.
      • Socio-cultural issues affecting low-income, potential first-generation college-bound students and sensitivity to their ethnic diversity.
      • Working knowledge of science research and health careers opportunities on the SDSU campus and in San Diego County.
    • Be able to:
      • Facilitate Zoom meetings.
      • Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; ability to advise participants individually and in groups on complex interpersonal relationships.
      • Interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or community organizations; analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions, and anticipate consequences of various alternative courses of action.
      • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, and community stakeholders.

  • Please submit a cover letter with your application (required)
  • Candidate must reside in California or live in a commutable distance from SDSU at time of hire.
  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results (including a criminal record check).
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

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