Campus Internship Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) (515816)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Internship Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

Career Services provides comprehensive career services to students and alumni of San Diego State University. Services include individualized career planning and advising, employment opportunities, current career resources, responsive technology, and career programming. Career Services partnerships on and off campus to provide career opportunities and experiences that are integral to the SDSU educational experience, student retention, and life-long learning.

The Campus Internship Coordinator functions within Career Services as a member of a team that provides comprehensive career and employment services to undergraduates, graduates and alumni. The Campus Internship Coordinator supplements student classroom learning experiences by supporting the administration of campus programs that ensure student involvement in internships (and related experiential learning opportunities), facilitating the increased involvement of the diverse student body at the University in internships, and by advocating for quality student internship experiences with university staff, faculty and community partners.

The Campus Internship Coordinator also addresses employer and community partner inquiries regarding campus internship programs and posting options. The Campus Internship Coordinator is a resource to faculty and staff by providing programing, training, and assistance with internship program management and alignment with CSU standards. This position would allow the campus to effectively address three areas required for successful internship planning and reporting; Education Experience, Risk Management and Collaboration.

For more information regarding Career Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.


Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Specialized Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, implement and explain (to a variety of audiences) legal regulations and institutional practices that impact internships, mentorships, and other structured student learning experiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with faculty and employers to support outreach, compliance and programming related to internships, mentorships, and other structured student learning experiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to align the coordination of internships, mentorships, and other structured student learning experiences with institutional strategic planning and fund development.

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media to promote learning and program coordination of internships, mentorships, and other structured student learning experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience with reviewing, tracking and assessing experiential learning course offerings to ensure proper identification related to course footnotes and student referrals.

  • Direct experience utilizing the Service Learning Agreement Master List for assessment and tracking purposes such as communicating with colleges, departments, and campus partners.

  • Demonstrated knowledge related to student learning in applied areas such as internships, mentor programs, study abroad, first-year experience and learning communities.

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, organize and report on detailed information.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify the needs of students, develop programs and appropriate strategies for target populations and recommend/adopt effective courses of actions.

  • Demonstrated ability to advise students, campus partners, and community partners individually and in groups while exercising sound judgment, tact, diplomacy, creativity and resourcefulness.

  • Demonstrated ability to present effectively to a range of individuals and groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to use online programs that coordinate students, campus and community partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to use current software for word processing and data management.

  • Demonstrated skill in selecting, training and leading the work of student assistants.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the area of experiential learning,

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the principles of good practice in internship programs, including interpreting trends in higher education, related regulations and in the regional, state, and national economies.

  • Ability to learn campus policies and procedures related to internships and experiential learning, and to use detailed knowledge in communicating, planning and making recommendations.

  • Ability to engage students, campus partners, and community partners on topics that are sensitive in nature, to interpret and evaluate problems that they may present, and to draw valid conclusions and recommend courses of actions based on engagements with these groups.

  • Ability to apply knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity in working with diverse student populations, campus and community partners.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

  • Direct experience in coordinating an internship or guided student learning experience where the experience involved sustained contact with students, community partners, reporting on assessment and outcomes, and ensuring compliance with University and/or State and Federal regulations.

  • Direct experience in using educational or student affairs online systems to coordinate, track and report on system users and outcomes.

  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of Student Affairs.

  • General knowledge of the procedures and practices related to internships in a University setting.

  • Working knowledge of the major areas of a University including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Business Affairs and University Relations and Development.

  • Available to work regularly during evenings and weekends, and to travel.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,691 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward, a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 12, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by July 11, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Employment Services at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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