Tool: Example Internship Coordinator Job Description

Use the job description below as an example when developing a description to attract qualified candidates for your school-year internship coordinator staff position(s).

General Responsibilities

The School-Year Internship Coordinator

  • recruits, screens, orients, enrolls, and prepares students to participate in the school-year internship program, which includes work experience with local employers
  • teaches professional workshops that help students connect their on-the-job experiences with academic learning and career exploration and planning
  • coordinates with school administrators, roster chairs, faculty, and counseling staff to ensure that students successfully participate in the school-year internship program
  • coordinates with employers and troubleshoots workplace problems
  • communicates with parents as necessary to support the program coordinator's and employer's work with students
  • refers students needing social or academic help to appropriate service providers
  • facilitates timecard collection/accuracy to ensure that interns are paid or, if interns are paid by the employer, offers technical assistance when needed
  • maintains accurate data, records, and files to track the activities, achievements, participation, progress, and status of individual students
  • collects data for analysis, evaluation, and program improvement

Requirements

Experience

  • minimum of two to three years professional experience working in the private, government, or not-for-profit sectors outside the schools
  • minimum of one year experience working in a school-based or a college/university setting; high school experience recommended
  • experience working with high-school-age youth
  • experience providing instruction in a classroom setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • knowledge of the school district and students targeted for school-year internship participation
  • strong interpersonal and human relations skills
  • strong technology skills
  • strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and listening skills

Education

  • bachelor's degree (required) and master's degree (preferred) in education, business, human resources, or a related field