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Internship and Career Services Coordinator

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

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Working Title
Internship and Career Services Coordinator

SPIA-Student Affairs

About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm; On Campus

Advertised Salary
$47,500 - $53,000, commensurate with experience.

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Information

Classification Title
Student Services Professional



Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree perferred.

Position Summary
The incumbent will oversee undergraduate-employer engagement services for the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) including internships, fellowships, and entry-level job opportunities for undergraduate students. Major duties include developing and implementing strategies to prepare students for internships, identifying and recruiting internship sponsors, and placing students into internships and jobs. The employee will collaborate with the SPIA Office of Development and External Relations (ODER), SPIA Office of Student Affairs, UGA Career Center among other campus offices to plan and execute effective career awareness, readiness, and development programming geared toward SPIA students and careers in public and international affairs; as well as represent SPIA at various events in order to expand and improve SPIA career services. This position has off-campus visits to employers. Some travel is necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Knowledge of strategies for developing and delivering high quality pre-professional opportunities for students in higher education.
  • Knowledge of careers and job market in public affairs, policy, government, and non-profit sectors.
  • Excellent networking skills and demonstrated success in developing relationships with intern sponsors, recruiters, and employers on behalf of students in higher education.
  • Ability to travel, including out of state, overnight, and on some weekends.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Confidence in preparing and making presentations before small and large groups.
  • Ability to assess program results and develop reports on program outcomes.
  • Absolute trustworthiness with confidential and sensitive information, communications, and materials.
  • Attention to detail, quality, and clarity.
  • Strong ability to multitask and work under pressure.
  • Success in collaborating and coordinating with multiple offices and teams.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office environment.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with UGA electronic platforms, including platforms used by UGA Career Center.
  • Aptitude for financial analysis and maintaining a detailed and sizeable budget.

    Physical Demands
    Sit at a computer for extended periods of time.

    Is driving a responsibility of this position?

    Is this a Position of Trust?

    Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

    Does this position require a P-Card?

    Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

    Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

    Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

    Credit and P-Card policy
    Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


    Business Management of SPIA's Funded Internship Placement Programs

    • Administer budget, invoicing, and reimbursements for funded internship programs.
    • Coordinate with business services in SPIA on tasks associated with funded internship programs.
    • Supervise collection of documentation from agency sponsors & students involved in programs.
    • Communicate with agency sponsors, students, & business office on issues related to programs.
    • Collect & maintain documentation & M.O.U.s with agency sponsors.
    • Participate in the selection and awarding of any private funds for internships.

      Percentage of time

      Building External Relationships for Student Career Readiness

      • Maintain existing relationships with agency sponsors related to public & international affairs.
      • Coordinate with SPIA ODER to pursue new relationships & placements with agencies related to public & international affairs.
      • Coordinate with SPIA ODER on relevant programming involving career awareness and alumni networking for students.
      • Coordinate communications on internship programs and career-related programming with ODER.
      • Participate in relevant SPIA ODER meetings.
      • Participate in relevant training for Giving & Alumni Information Link (GAIL), UGA's constituent relationship management database.
      • Record relevant interactions & activities with alumni and partner organizations in GAIL.
      • Coordinate with ODER to document and tag student internship participants in GAIL.

        Percentage of time

        Organizing Student Career Awareness and Development

        • Recruit & select students to internship placements with agency partners.
        • Promote career development, awareness, and internship experiences to students in SPIA.
        • Coordinate with the UGA Career Center on programming related to career readiness for SPIA students.
        • Team with academic advisors to develop internship & career related information & programming for SPIA students.
        • Provide career development and job/internship search advisement to individual students based on knowledge of employment in public and international affairs.
        • Participate in relevant SPIA OSA meetings & activities.

          Percentage of time

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