Internship Advisor

The Internship Advisor will support the university's social change mission through supporting the optional internship program for the University students worldwide. This person will research and develop the internship program. This position reports to the Executive Director of Field Experience. 


  • Designs and delivers an internship program utilizing best practices for students in a program without a required field experience component.
  • Provides internship related advice to students engaged in a degree program without a required field experience component.
  • Meets with students to assist in resume preparation and interviewing skills required in the internship process for optional and required internships/field experiences.
  • Researches appropriate websites and resources to support the program.
  • Develops and updates internship web content and resources.
  • Maintains metrics for measuring individual and departmental activity and success, tracks student progress and participates in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Plans and implements internship workshops and information programs.
  • Represents the department on committees, working groups, and at events as needed.
  • Works alongside faculty and academic departments to identify and promote internships.
  • Coordinates and assists other career services staff on projects as needed.
  • Coordinates the affiliation agreement process for optional internships.
  • Work with alumni services to identify alumni willing to mentor students and encourage internships at their place of employment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Field Experience

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to communicate with students on a one-to-one basis.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty and academic program leadership.
  • Knowledge of internship tools, strategies and resources.
  • Strong writing, proof reading, and editing skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, set and meet deadlines.


  • Master's degree with a minimum of two years of experience with internships.
  • Experience working with non-traditional students preferred.
  • Strong research, problem-solving, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory issues related to internships.
  • Ability to travel to academic residencies as business needs require.
  • Strong computer skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook required; experience in online social networking, website and multi-media design and maintenance, internship software, webinar delivery, and online distance-learning environment a plus.


  • Ability to deliver internship presentations to large audiences online via webinar and offline at academic residencies and other meetings.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate clearly with other staff on team projects.


  • Ability to use online social networking sites such as LinkedIn and support students in using these tools.
  • Ability to master new software and systems.
  • Ability to develop and track metrics and advising records using Excel and internal information and appointment scheduling systems.


Ability to work independently and complete small projects with little supervision.

Minneapolis, MN 55401
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