Director of Internships and Career Development

Seton Hall University
  • Location
    South Orange, New Jersey
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 01

Position description

The Director of Internships and Career Development leads the School of Diplomacy and International Relations internship program and affiliated course work for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Identify and cultivate internships and relationships with internship host sites. Lead internship development and placement with organizations, constituents, and other alliances related to International Relations. Generate internship opportunities and contacts through research on school's alumni, faculty and administrator contacts. Engage and establish relationships with internship sites and prospective internship sponsors. 
2. Discern student interests and goals. Work one-on-one with students to develop awareness of student internship interest, professional aspect of internship and internship search strategy. Investigate industry opportunities. Responsible for student advising including internship advising and academic course advisement for undergraduate and graduate students to ensure progress toward degree. 
3. Prepare and help students secure internships. Provide individualized student guidance and instruction about internship opportunities, both domestic and international. Advise students on internship application process and deadlines, resume and cover letter preparation and interview skills through meetings, workshops or career related digital sites. Advise students of professional etiquette and interview skills. 
4. Manage student while internship in progress and monitor and grade coursework. Direct and supervise mandatory academic internship courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Responsible for all aspects of teaching DIPL classes including grading, course assignments, and Blackboard administration. Liaise with internship host site and student during time of internship to ensure success for both student and host site. Provide appropriate feedback. 
5. Assess internship program. Report and manage data related to internship experiences. Assess internship program satisfaction, strengths and opportunity for enhancements, expansion and growth of the program. 
6. School's marketing and communications responsibility. Represent the office at the school's recruitment activities and events including open houses, information sessions, webinars, and campus visits. Work with School's administration and web team to keep Internship and Career Development information current. Provide information for internship sites and experiences to University. Update contact lists, "shared drive" and other databases. 

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in international affairs, higher education administration, career counseling; 3-5 years experience; Knowledge of international affairs field, academic and career counseling/student development knowledge; Ability to analyze and assess data for reporting; exceptional written and oral communications. 

Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Banner or comparable student information system, College Central, Microsoft Office, Blackboard.

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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