Assistant Director of Internships

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
May 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is seeking a newly created Assistant Director of Internships within the Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES). This is a unique opportunity to help assess the internship needs at Miami to strengthen support to students in a high-impact practice. This professional will 1) increase student access to internship opportunities through collaboration with CCES Employer Relations team and faculty especially from departments requiring internships as a graduation requirement; 2) programming and marketing to increase students awareness of successful participation in internships; 3) communication and collaboration with faculty, academic advisors, and CCES career advisors on internship policy, procedures and best practices; 4) data on internship activity as collected through the University’s centralized reporting platform; and 5) other duties as assigned.

CCES is a growing office with an ambitious strategic plan designed to situate students for lifelong professional success. Our efforts, in collaboration with Miami’s Career Community, extend beyond the typical career center offerings as we strive to be the most immersive and comprehensive 4-year career development experience in the nation.

CCES is positioned within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success.

Miami University is situated in Oxford, Ohio, an idyllic college town that was recently voted “Best College Town” by Forbes.

In consultation with supervisor, faculty and CCES career advisors, determine internship needs of students especially from academic units requiring for degree completion. In collaboration with CCES Employer Relations, develop new internship/micro-internship opportunities through direct contact with prospective employers. Coordinate outreach efforts with University offices such as Advancement, Admission and the Alumni Association as needed. Advise employers on marketing strategies to attract students to their openings and educate them on recruiting policies. Update and maintain Handshake (CSM - Customer Service Manager), to ensure a smooth process for students, academic departments and internship site supervisors. Keep up to date on national trends and best practices through engagement with professional associations.
Develop internship marketing strategy campus-wide to students on the Oxford campus and work with CCES Marketing and Communication staff to implement. Share stories and promote the link between internships/experiential education to post-graduate success. Additionally, oversee, promote and direct the Internship and Research Grant Awards each semester.
Collaborate with faculty, academic advisors and CCES liaisons to the five academic divisions on the Oxford campus develop strategies to address barriers to internship completion, assess effectiveness of internships, and understand and follow Miami University internship policy and procedures.

Prepare internship reports following each academic term and promote outcomes to campus stakeholders.
Teach EDL 302, a 2-credit Job Search and Professional Prep course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of planning and organizing an internship and job search. May also teach first-year transition course as needed (Master’s required).
Create and deliver regular programming related to internships, this can include; workshops, webinars, and panel discussions. Additionally, support programming and outreach to under-served student populations and in collaboration with Career Center staff focused on this initiative.
Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs.
Other events as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree and one year of experience. Experience gained as a student may be considered
This position is available to persons who are currently located and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA
This position is not eligible for H1-B Visa or OPT support. It is not eligible for PERM sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications

An understanding of career and student development theory and its application is preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities  

Strong interpersonal, communication, and project/program management skills

Demonstrate competence working with individuals working from diverse cultures and backgrounds including international.

Able to use technology in everyday work

Able to fulfill evening and weekend duties

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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