Unpaid Intern, Career Development Services, Peirce College

Posted on September 02, 2013

Peirce College Unpaid Internship

Unpaid Intern, Career Development Services

Mission of Internship:
To prepare college students, graduate students or recent college graduates for entry level roles in Career Services by providing a comprehensive understanding of the career management functions of a college or university inclusive of theory and the hands-on application of attained skills and knowledge.

Internship Program Learning Objectives:
1. Develop career-based student services skills
-Learn aspects of the student intake process by observing and assisting with pre-meeting interviews, assessing student needs, identifying relevant tools, communicating with career counselors, and observing one-on-one career advising sessions -Understand career-based technologies including resume builders, career assessment tools and online job boards
-Understand elements of strong resume and cover letter writing as well as how to launch effective job searches using traditional and non-traditional tools and methods

2. Develop sound understanding of career-based resources
-Research and report on organizations, literature and sites that can provide students opportunities for hands-on application of classroom theory
-Learn how to research workshop topics, plan events, coordinate activities and co-facilitate functions as appropriate

3. Enhance verbal and written communication skills
-Learn how to write a career-based blog with a diverse audience
-Understand written and verbal skills required to work effectively across functions and departments

4. Personal Development
-Develop planning, organization and time management skills
-Strengthen interpersonal, professional and leadership skills
-Observe and participate in team meetings and shadow manager in relevant interoffice and external meetings, events and activities
-Read literature to enhance understanding of career trends, companies, and resources and participate in relevant discussions with department

Internship Program Incentives:
1. The selected intern will have the opportunity to experience, first hand, the application of career-based theories, tools and resources. Once the program is completed, the intern will have acquired a level of relevant experience in the field and will have a better understanding of career options that can extend from career services to general student services.

2. The selected intern will participate in observations and shadowing of managerial staff and will have exposure to leadership within the College.

3. The selected intern will have opportunities to closely observe the Dean, Career Development Services and will observe departmental operations and strategy building.

4. The selected intern will develop general professional skills applicable to many business environments.

Internship Schedule: The internship schedule will be 23 hours per week and will include some evenings. It will also include observation of and participation in business prospecting calls, team meetings, and interdepartmental meetings and activities.

Training: Training provided during this internship will generally occur during the internship schedule and will be directed by the Dean, Career Development Services, with some guidance from other members of the department.

Academic Credit: Should the intern desire academic credit, he/she will be solely responsible for ensuring coordination with the credit bearing academic institution and will also be responsible for submitting all required documentation.

Note: This internship is unpaid. The intern will not receive and is not eligible for any monetary or other form of compensation or benefits from Peirce College for the duration of the internship.

Evaluation: The intern will meet on a bi-weekly basis with the Dean, Career Development Services, or his/her designee to discuss projects, progress and opportunities for additional exposure and learning. To the extent the intern is required to prepare any written product for purposes of obtaining academic credit, the Dean, or designee, will provide opportunities to review such product with the intern.

Qualifications:
The qualified candidate will be a recent college graduate or graduate student with an interest in Career Services, Student Services and/or Human Resources. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of College confidential information, including student and alumni information. Possess strong attention to detail, accuracy, and dependability. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). Proficiency in Windows operating environment along with current Microsoft Office Suite, database management and use of applications & researching via the Internet.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS:
Physical demands involve sitting for extended periods of time, with the ability to stand as needed for comfort, regular use of the computer.The position involves frequent personal and telephone contact with the members of the College community, alumni, and outside community.

STATUS: Intern, part-time (23 hours per week) unpaid
HOURS: Vary: 4 days per week
APPLY TO: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Career Development Services at CDS@peirce.edu.

We will contact only those candidates who best meet our requirements.
Peirce College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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