Internship Coordinator

General Information:

The Internship Coordinator is responsible for expanding and communicating internship opportunities across campus, collaborating with liaisons and faculty, connecting with employers and creating educational content and services for students to facilitate their engagement with internships. The Internship Coordinator reports to an Associate Director and receives a full-time, 12-month Administrative/Professional Faculty appointment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary duties of this position includes:

  1. Serve as an informational and instructional resource for faculty and students seeking information about internships. Raise awareness of internship job search process through workshops, videos, web content creation, etc. Provide direct service to students through weekly appointment times in Handshake.
  2. Develop and teach a one-credit online class for students during their summer internship experience, including how to succeed in your internship, networking with colleagues and reflection of the experience.
  3. Reach out to external partners (employers, alumni, parents, local community, etc.) to cultivate connections that could lead to internship opportunities. Organize and disseminate information regarding internships to CAP staff, students, faculty and employers.
  4. Manage Unpaid Internship Scholarship to provide students needing financial support for these experiences. Advertise scholarship and coordinate selection process for recipients. Communicate with Faculty Internship Coordinators to share updates and maintain current listing of coordinators in the majors. Facilitate faculty internship coordinator forums. Review incoming internship listings from employers via Handshake to ensure they are legitimate and good opportunities for JMU students.
  5. Compile data to document student engagement with related educational programs and internship opportunities. Develop assessment of student learning outcomes for educational programming and internship experiences.
  6. Coordinate implementation of the Make Your Next Move Award, including call for nominations, review, selection and presentation of award.
  7. Actively participate in departmental meetings, contributing to discussions and decision making in a professional manner. Demonstrate support for office events and programs


A master’s degree in career development, higher education, human resource development or a related field is required.

A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in higher education, human resources or corporate recruiting is required. Experience working with internships, co-ops or experiential learning opportunities is preferred. Experience providing direct service to a college student population in a higher education setting is preferred.

Ability to relate professionally to and establish positive working relationships with employers, colleagues, academic administrators and faculty. Demonstrated knowledge and use of NACE career readiness competencies, professional standards and best practices is preferred.

Strong written and oral communication skills. Possess ability to communicate well with students, employers, faculty members and college deans. Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team in a large, complex department.

Comfortable managing multiple tasks and projects.

Ability to manage financial, physical and technical resources efficiently.

Ability to work with technical aspects of web-based recruiting platform such as Handshake, Symplicity, etc.

Strong work ethic, tempered by a sense of personal and professional balance, including some flexibility in hours during peak seasons.



Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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