Under the general direction of the Career Center Director, the Internship Coordinator manages the overall direction and facilitate the success of Sacramento State’s internship programs. The Internship Coordinator applies knowledge and judgment using basic counseling principles and professional skills to deliver an effective internship program to students. In addition, the Internship Coordinator assists with strategic university efforts regarding internship programs including external partner relationship management; collaboration with academic departments to assist students with finding internships; marketing and recruitment; and strategic planning as assigned. The incumbent provides the day-to-day management of internship programs and supports and contributes to team development in the Career Center. The incumbent acts as a liaison to the University’s colleges and academic departments and campus programs to provide information about developing and implementing internships.
FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range
Salary Grade/Range 1
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Through career development, the Career Center engages, educates and empowers students to thrive in today’s workforce. Our various services help students reach their goals, including choosing or changing a major or career path, finding and applying for internships, learning job search strategies which include interview skills, and revising resumes and cover letters. The Career Center is able to assist students in reaching both their educational and life-long career goals.
More information about the Career Center can be found at:
Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
1. Experience advising students individually and/or in group settings.
2. Experience handling sensitive and personal information disclosed during counseling in a sensitive, caring, and helpful manner.
3. Experience planning, developing, coordinating and implementing programs in an academic setting.
4. Experience using Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
5. Experience with internship development.
6. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
7. Ability to work with a diverse student population.
8. Ability to work efficiently and effectively, and to adapt to change in a dynamic work environment.
9. Ability to organize and plan multiple projects and events with competing demands.
10. Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that may include occasional evening or weekend hours.
Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass background
11. Master’s degree in a related field.
12. Experience working with at risk students.
13. Experience using a student information system, such as PeopleSoft/CMS used in the CSU system.
14. Knowledge of Symplicity or similar software used specifically for career services and event planning.
15. Knowledge of current employment and job market trends.
16. Experience with career advising.
17. Experience with event coordination and planning.
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).
Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.