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Internship Engagement Coordinator | Spelman College - Career Planning and Development

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023 10:28 AM
    Message # 13244026
    Marielle Thomas (Administrator)


    The Internship Engagement Coordinator role reflects the College’s response to the increasing demands of our corporate sponsors/partners’ efforts to identify talent and achieve their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

    Primarily, this role will serve to complement the QEP Internship Program Coordinator as the College’s liaison to external employers that are seeking to engage and hire our students for internship opportunities. Tracking of external internship placements and reporting this information to the QEP Internship Program Coordinator will be a critical and necessary function in this role. This role will report to the director of the Office of Career Planning and Development.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Collaborates with the Corporate Relations and Partnerships team to assist in the identification and sourcing of candidates for employment opportunities exclusive to corporate sponsors/partners.

    Identifies and sources candidates for employer-sponsored J-Term/WinTerm activities.

    Improves student access to external internship opportunities through collaboration with QEP internship coordinator, Corporate Relations and Partnerships, faculty and campus stakeholders

    Tracks and maintains data associated with external internships e.g. (number of students participating, paid or unpaid; employer name, major(s), classification(s), names of interns where possible, geographic location, salary, functional area, sponsorship of housing and/or airfare, scholarship, etc. Submits this data to the QEP internship coordinator.

    Provides assistance to students seeking external internship opportunities, including providing advisement on the creation of Handshake profiles, proper navigation of the site and exposure to other internship resources and websites.

    Promotes the virtual career center to increase the visibility and utilization of the platform, as well as highlight internship opportunities and resources available on the platform.

    Host employer engagement meetings with external employers wishing to discuss their internship opportunities.

    Collaborates with external internship organizations such as INROADS, Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO), Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), UNCF, TMCF, ELC, Raise Fashion/ARF, T. Howard Foundation, etc.

    Collaborates with QEP Internship Coordinator on the planning and execution of “Internship Day”.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

    Skills in judgment, critical thinking, and decision-making.

    Ability in problem identification and reasoning.

    Ability to identify measures of system performance and the actions needed to improve performance.

    Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.

    Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.

    Skills in service orientation.

    Strong interpersonal skills, including active listening.

    Excellent organizational and time management skills sufficient to independently set priorities and maintain a professional manner within a complex and fast-paced environment with competing needs and requiring attention to detail.

    Public speaking skills sufficient to make presentations to large and small audiences.

    Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

    The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism in all circumstances.

    Proficiency with Office, Excel, PowerPoint.

    Ability to manage multiple priorities.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with career management system (e.g. Handshake) preferred.

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