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Under the supervision of the Director of Internship Services, manages the day-to-day functions of the DC Experience Program, the State Legislative internship program, state and local governmental internships and university elite internships. Collaborates with employers and agencies to initiate and develop internships that will accommodate the needs of students, academic programs, and meet university internship requirements. Markets Internship opportunities and the internship program to students, faculty and administration. Counsels individually with students to assess needs and provide assistance in preparing and applying for internship opportunities. Assists students in registering for an internship to obtain college credit. Arranges on campus interviews and training workshops. Oversees the organization and implementation of the legislative internship course. Tracks internship performance data and reports regularly to the Director of Internship Services. Works closely with a variety of departments to fill high level internship opportunities with qualified students.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in directly related field of study or a combination of education and experience totaling four years.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree plus three years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling 7 years.
Current social economic and employment conditions, trends and job placement methods
Employment laws and university regulations affecting internships
Basic marketing principles, including creating and facilitating campaigns
Effective use of social media for both marketing and employer relations
Knowledge of job search, counseling and career planning
Knowledge of workings of federal, state and local government
Skilled with computer software (Microsoft Office) and other office software as applied to management of student records, report preparation and related activities.
Skilled in other multimedia software such as Canvas and Adobe Suite.
Excellent writing and composition skills.
Well-developed interpersonal communication, problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills
Creative, innovative and detail oriented
Skill in managing and supervising others
Ability to work with individuals from multiple authority levels and diverse backgrounds
Ability to manage several diverse projects simultaneously meeting deadlines
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to be self-directed and to complete tasks without supervision
Ability to build professional relationships with current and potential employers
Ability to assist student in developing internship plans
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