Internship Coordinator

Bangor, Penobscot County / Glenburn, Penobscot County / Hermon, Penobscot County / Veazie, Penobscot County
Aug 08, 2014

The Internship Coordinator (IC) is responsible for the coordination of student internships as well as the collection of data on internships and job placements. The IC may offer particular support for those students within Husson's non-clinical schools/colleges who desire a major-related internship experience. The IC is responsible for the overall development, implementation, daily operation and evaluation of the internships. The IC serves as the link between the academic and business communities. The IC advises students, participates in employer and job development, provides resume referrals to employers, maintains employer relations, promotes the program, develops and delivers training sessions and printed materials, and maintains data on internships and job placements. Individual student work evaluation is performed by the faculty member overseeing the individual internships.

• Recruits, verifies, and provides individual advising to undergraduate and graduate students interested in enrolling in an internship course;
• Meets one-on-one with students to assist with resume preparation, interviewing skills and to discuss individual career goals;
• Designs and implements marketing strategies to identify, attract and involve students, employers, and faculty to integrate academic studies with work experience;
• Disseminates occupational information of internship opportunities using various methods such as the website, social media, emails, flyers, newsletters and bulletin boards;
• Assembles and maintains files for each participating student including documentation of progress and related paperwork such as: resumes, agreement forms, and employer evaluations;
• Maintains and updates a list of potential internship employers;
• Researches internship best practices and makes changes to program as needed;
• Maintains a list of all internship locations and provides updated information to alumni and marketing offices;
• Maintains data on internship and job placements, including surveying graduates as to employment and provides data to alumni and marketing offices; and
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in Counseling (Career Development focus desirable), Student Personnel/Higher Education, Guidance, or Human Resources or a related field with 2-4 years of experience. Experience working in higher education or with university-aged students is preferred. Candidates must have strong computer skills and a familiarity with online career resources, databases and technology. The individual should have excellent communication, counseling, presentation, and organizational skills. Experience with program assessment and learning outcomes assessment is helpful. Experience in using social media for marketing is a plus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.