University of Minnesota - CLA Internship Coordinator
-At least four years of related experience in career development.
strong commitment to supporting principles of equal opportunity and
affirmative action including experience providing career support to
students with varying identities and backgrounds.
-Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, or a related field.
-Experience coordinating internships in a college setting.
-Experience working with faculty who are supporting students’ internships.
-Awareness of the unique needs of international students with regard to internships.
-Ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education.
-Experience teaching career curriculum or related experience.
-At least one year of experience providing career support to liberal arts students.
About the Job
About the Job
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) announces
an opening for an Internship Coordinator. This position is a part of the
Career Readiness Initiative in CLA, and reflects the College’s desire
to dramatically expand the number and quality of internships completed
by CLA students as well as the need to promote best practices in
internships and ensure widespread availability of internship courses in
the CLA curriculum.
This is a 100%-time P&A position is part
of CLA’s Office of Undergraduate Education and reports to CLA Career
Readiness Coordinator and works closely with the CLA Career Services
Integration of Internships as part of the Career Readiness Initiative (40%)
strategic assessment of ongoing needs for internship coordination
across the College of Liberal Arts as part of the Career Readiness
-Connect internships with the CLA’s Career Readiness
Initiative, including the proposed new Career Readiness Certificate.
Develop systems to ensure that students can complete internships and
articulate the Core Career Competencies they are developing.
cross-functional work teams in CLA to build support for internship
projects. Two current teams include an Internship Stakeholder group
comprised of leaders in the CLA Undergraduate Education unit, and an
Internship Workgroup which includes partners from CLA’s academic
-Develop and implement processes to ensure accurate and
thorough collection of data on CLA student internships; then develop and
implement plans for sharing that data with students, faculty, staff,
and other interested parties so that the CLA community has a better
understanding of where students are doing internships and the impact of
those internships on students’ educational experience.
internship work to a broader collegiate experiential learning strategy
that includes research, volunteering, service-learning, and learning
-Participate in CLA Career Readiness Compass Team.
-Participate in the University-wide discussion about experiential learning and internship policy.
with CLA’s academic advising unit to promote internships and other
experiential learning opportunities both academically and through
-Actively engage in professional development related to internships and experiential learning.
Develop Strategic Partnerships with CLA departments (20%)
strategies and procedures which reduce and remove barriers so that all
CLA students can benefit from their internship experiences, regardless
of which of CLA’s 31 departments houses their major. Partner with
faculty and instructors in academic departments, academic advisors, and
career services staff to ensure that all internship courses in CLA --
regardless of whether they are offered in departments or in Career
Services -- satisfy departmental needs and also meet CLA’s minimum
-Serve as an expert consultant to faculty or other
departmental representatives to implement CLA’s minimum standards and
advocate for internship best practices.
-Coordinate Internship Site Agreement process college-wide through GoldPASS to insure the minimum standard is met.
with the CLA departmental career counselors to integrate Career
Management curriculum as needed into departmental internship courses.
with the CLA’s assistant dean of curriculum to coordinate policy
changes and updates to new and existing internship courses as needed.
Coordination of Internship Initiatives in CLA Career Services (40%)
with departmental career counselors to promote internship completion by
students in all CLA majors, and across all the career fields that are
of interest to CLA students.
-Develop communication and marketing
plan for internship support opportunities available to students in CLA
Career Services and the opportunity for students to earn academic
-Work collaboratively with the career course curriculum
coordinator to embed opportunities in career courses to help students
-Pilot new strategic internship program ideas
including development of internship focused modules and/or bootcamp
opportunities to help students apply and secure internships.
with Employer Relations team, serving as a subject-matter expert on
internships. Work with Employer Relations colleagues to promote
internship development among employers, to ensure that internship
opportunities are broadly publicized to students, and to verify that
office publications, websites, and messages reflect best practices.
with the coordinator of the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship
Program to ensure that internship scholarship opportunities are broadly
shared with CLA students and support collegewide best practices, and
incent students to complete internships.
-With office colleagues,
participate in internship-related work such as the CLA Internship &
Career Fair and the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair, and
support the Employer Relations team in employer- to- student education
-Serve on a team of instructors who teach the
one-credit, online Internship Reflection class (ID 3208). Ensure the ID
3208 course is aligned with CLA’s minimum standards and best practices
for internship courses.
About the Department
About the Department
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is
the largest college in the University of Minnesota, with approximately
500 faculty, 350 staff, and over 13,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate
students. CLA Career Services serves students in the College of Liberal
Arts on the U of M’s Twin Cities campus as they explore career
pathways, engage in meaningful experiential opportunities, and launch
from college to career.
CLA has launched a college-wide Career
Readiness Initiative, centered around a list of ten Core Career
Competencies that all students are being challenged to develop and
articulate by the time they graduate. More on the Career Readiness
Initiative is at http://cla.umn.edu/career-readiness.
College’s Career Readiness goals include both a substantial increase in
the number of CLA students completing internships, improving the quality
of their experiences and also a clear sense that students can
articulate how those internships helped them develop the Core Career
CLA’s Office of Undergraduate Education and CLA
Career Services has a strong commitment to support the University's goal
of creating a positive and inclusive campus climate for all. We are
seeking a diverse pool of candidates with varying identities and
backgrounds. Position is annually renewable, depending upon performance
and funding. Salary commensurate with education and years of relevant
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