Internship Coordinator

University of Utah in Utah

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 38,000-42,000
Employment Type Full-time

In support of the shared role of Career Services and the University Development Office to cultivate and support relationships with new and existing employers, the Career Services Internship Coordinator (CSIC) oversees the development of meaningful and intentional experiential education in the form of internships. The CSIC is the primary contact for internship coordination within Career Services and serves as the principal internship resource for the University Development Office. The CSIC fills a key role as part of Career Services Employer Relations Team and actively participates in the overall strategic employer outreach efforts within the department.


The CSIC will enhance internship opportunities and programs for our student body by promoting an internship culture within campus and among our employers.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN06366B, Career Services

COMPENSATION: $38,000 to $42,000/yr. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, retirement and health plan options.


  • Ø Serves as the internship contact for Career Services as well as the main internship resource for the University Development Office in regards to the Universitys corporate partners
  • Ø Maintains existing internships as well as develops new internship opportunities that cover a wide range of fields and sectors
  • Ø Manages the overall development, implementation, administration, expansion, and evaluation of internship programs such as the Crimson Internship Program
  • Ø Administers and oversees the Career Services Internship Program (CSIP)
  • Ø Participates in employer outreach, site visits, consultations, and other employer-facing activities
  • Ø Supports, consults and collaborates with internship coordinators within the academic departments to provide high quality and academically relevant internship work opportunities and experiences
  • Ø Conducts outreach to all academic departments and/or academic internship coordinators in order to establish a baseline for current internship offerings and programs throughout the University
  • Ø Works in partnership with academic departmental internship coordinators and staff from other on-campus internship programs (e.g., Hinckley Institute of Politics and the MUSE Project) in order to develop an internship master plan that will propose a method for tracking all student internship participation
  • Ø Promotes internship opportunities to current students through various channels including, but not limited to, academic departments, academic advisors, student organizations, social media, workshops, trainings, and printed materials
  • Ø Encourages the inclusion of internships into career development programs and career classes with various stakeholders including faculty, academic advisors, and corporate partners
  • Ø Offers support, planning, and resources to employers seeking to develop or increase internships
  • Ø Tracks, compiles, and disseminates internship reports and data to stakeholders (e.g., University administration, Career Services leadership team, employers, colleges/departments, and students)
  • Ø As needed, meets with students seeking internships to discuss available options and assist them with needs when seeking internships (career coaching, resume, cover letter)
  • Ø Creates, maintains, supports, and updates internship policy and procedures within Career Services and assures this information is communicated to all stakeholders (e.g., employers, students, departments, Career Services staff, etc.)
  • Ø Evaluates student and employer needs and interests in the area of internships
  • Ø Through benchmarking of internship/co-op best practices and trends, ensures that Career Services internship efforts and programs are up to date and relevant


Bachelors degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of state and federal internship guidelines and labor laws, NACE standards and benchmarking, and internship practice regarding H-1B visa sponsorship for international students. A Masters degree in a related field preferred.


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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