Internship Coordinator - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Saratoga California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Saratoga, California 95070

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Mission College MC2IT

Internship Coordinator 

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead, develop and deliver comprehensive student internship in support of students’ educational, occupational and personal growth. The position will discuss and facilitate career-related work experiences (in the context of the student’s development as in the technical areas). Integration of academic-based experiential learning activities into student career planning is an overarching goal of the position.

Initial Responsibilities

• Develop relationships with organizations interested in Internship partnerships.

• Work with participating Human Resource and Engineering departments to determine internship needs.

• Review school’s programs and meet with faculty and curriculum developer to determine course requirements – what is lacking and what is feasible to provide.

• Work with Curriculum Developer to design program including requirements for students to participate in program, schedule and collateral materials.

• Work with Curriculum Developer to design a Career Strategies course to promote professional success including business communication skills, resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills, professional behavior and appropriate dress. 

• Assist with the development of the Internship Website.

• Develop a library of materials for the internship program.

General Responsibilities

• Maintain an updated list of current internship sites and contact information for on-site supervisors 

• Disseminate information to students, faculty and staff regarding the internship program, including requirements, lists of internship sites and important deadlines for admission into the program 

• Provide advisement to potential student participants regarding the internship program. 

• Screen students to participate in the internship program.

• Administer student internship contracts, maintain records and provide on-going supervision for student interns including visiting internship sites.

• Assist students with strategies to promote professional success through their internships.

• Coordinate with employers and troubleshoot workplace problems.

• Advise students with low internship performance ratings and refer to appropriate service providers for social or academic help.

• Refer students to the appropriate offices for counseling, financial assistance, etc. 

• Track completed internship site evaluations.

• Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs.

• Serve as a liaison and foster relationships with other advisors, faculty and administrative departments, as well as corporate partners.

• Teach professional workshops that help students connect their on-the-job experiences with academic learning and career exploration and planning.

• Develop advisement materials and deliver presentations for events, such as orientation and other topical workshops. 

• Facilitate timecard collection/accuracy to ensure that interns are paid or, if interns are paid by the employer.

• Coordinate with school administrators, faculty and counseling staff to ensure that students successfully participate in the internship program. 

• Maintain accurate data, records, and files to track activities, achievements, participation, progress and status of individual students.

• Collect data for analysis, evaluation and program improvement.

• Maintain Internship Website.

• Other duties as assigned 

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, career counseling, education, or related fields is helpful.

Experience Required:

3 years’ experience in a technical recruiting, career counseling or student services or human resources position interacting with students or employees, or experience teaching at the high school level.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

• Strong organizational skills.

• Adept at interacting with people at all levels including human resource professionals, engineering professionals, faculty, administrators, and students.

• Clear, concise oral and written communication skills are required

• Strong interest in student development and growth 

• Computer literate including PowerPoint, excel, Google docs

• Proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver services.

• Detail oriented with the ability to provide timely and accurate information

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials

NO Relocation

To apply:
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to

Open until filled

For more information, contact Pat Kelleher at <a href=""></a>

Information about MC2IT can be found at: <a href=""></a>



Keyword Phrases

  • Internship Coordinator
  • West Valley
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: 3-5 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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