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Associate Director of Internship Services

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Start date
Oct 6, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Title: Associate Director of Internship Services
Classification: Professional
Division: Student Success
Department: The Center for Career Success and Experiential Learning

Reports To: Executive Director of Career Success and External Relations

FLSA Status: Salary, Exempt

Job Type: Regular Full-Time/12 months

Location: Lincoln University, PA (near Oxford, PA)

Campus: Main Campus


Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Career Success and External Relations, the Associate Director of Internship Services will facilitate the management and activities of the Office of Internship Services (OIS).

The Associate Director will maintain a very close, collaborative working relationship with the ED and Center Units, Department Chairs and Alumni to ensure that there is a seamless process for students participating in internships. The AD will be responsible for making recommendations for program development as related to the Center's overall mission, and management of programs, pertaining to internship and mentoring services provided to students.

The goal is to develop a model college internship program in which an increasing number of students will have opportunities for quality experiential education.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the Internship program, posting positions and providing guidance to employers and students to promote hiring.
  • Monitors current internship sites and acts as liaison supervisor for the Career Success team of student employees, including timesheet approval and payroll monitoring.
  • Assist in attracting and compiling applicants for various internships from a pool of primed students.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of viable internship programs.
  • Works alongside faculty, academic departments, alumni, and other constituencies to identify, define, and meet student career planning and internship needs, goals and objectives.
  • Lead workshops and information sessions for students, alumni, and employers.
  • Support Front Desk operations and Career Success Events. 
  • Communicates regularly with other designated contacts within the Center, Unit, Division  and University. 
  • Seeks and develops internship resources for students, faculty and employers and maintain them on the website, Handshake, and other platforms.
  • Maintains resources and information to include but is not limited to, topics such as internship preparation, academic credit, etc.
  • Research experiential education programs and develop job shadowing, mentorship, and other externship opportunities. 
  • Research internship opportunities, appropriate websites and resources to support the Office of Internship Services.
  • Assist in program planning, counseling students and conducting workshops to include, but is not limited to internship preparation, resume reviews, job searches, mock interviews, and mentoring activities.
  • Provides classroom and organization presentations.
  • Assists in developing an internship manual and promotional material and updates as needed.
  • Develops strong, collegial relationships with industry partners and alumni to ensure students have a strong resource pool for job shadowing and internship opportunities.
  • Facilitates student learning by assisting students in securing appropriate internships to enhance overall academic experience and learn skills essential to conduct a successful job search.
  • Maintains database for the purposes of tracking and assessing the effectiveness of the internship program. 
  • Conducts site visits to evaluate appropriateness and relevance of internships for students.
  • Supports other internship and job development activities as assigned.



  • A bachelor’s degree or a comparable level of experience in a related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, customer focus, and attention to detail.
    Demonstrated skills in managing events, program management, and problem-solving.
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with internal and external constituents, including employers, students, alums, staff, faculty, and trustees.
  • Technical proficiency including Microsoft Office/mail merge/databases.
  • Experience working with CRM tools and data management systems; knowledge of HANDSHAKE.
  • Commitment to principles of community and diversity and the desire to effectively and consistently relate to a diverse student population.
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally.


Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible scheduling including some evening and weekend work.


Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, and bend and reach.


The incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and /or skills required. This job description is not an employment agreement and /or an expressed or implied contract. Management has the right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Lincoln University values diversity and seeks talented faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Lincoln University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its employment practices, admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs.


Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

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