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Internship Advisor

University of New Hampshire

Job Description

Operating Title

Internship Advisor

Long Classification Title

Academic/Career Counselor

Campus Location



KSC Academic and Career Advising

Summary of Position

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) at Keene State Collgee invites applications for an Internship Advisor. As a key member of the Career Services team within SASS the Internship Advisor will facilitate the internship process for students, faculty, and employers and mentor and guide students to career success by providing academic advising, presentations, events, and working one on one with students. This is a full-time, benefited, two-year term position with the possibility of continuance and/or conversion.

Acceptable minimum level of education


Acceptable minimum years of experience


Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
  • Letter of application addressing the responsibilites of the position
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional (3) references

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.

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Other minimum qualifications

Bachelors degree in human resources, business, education, psychology, human services, or areas closely related to the program; demonstrated leadership experience; proficient with processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software, including Microsoft Office and Google Drive; ability to deliver engaging presentations; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with students, faculty and employers; evidence of organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through and initiative; and excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

One year of related experience; experience with Handshake, LinkedIn, Navigate, Self Service, Colleague, You Science, Focus 2, and StandOut; ability to work as part of a team in a flexible work environment; occasional early morning, evening, and weekend time commitments are required as needed for meetings and presentations. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Salary Information

Starting salary range:$41,890-$45,000, complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off. This position is part of the Keene State College Staff Association (KSCSA).

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Percent Time Information (FTE)




EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. Located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City, the region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College,the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, please
visit:https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?


Interested Internal Candidates Exist?


Job Category

Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type


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Direct Student Services
  • Advise students on the two internship pathways offered at KSC 1. Independent Experience (not for credit) and 2. For Credit Experience (internship where a student receives course credit).
  • Offer to students and recent alumni career development advising and counselling including career exploration and self assessments connecting academics to careers, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, career and job market exploration, and search strategies.
  • Connect student interests to possible classes, majors, minors, and discuss cocurricular options for exploring interests.
  • Advise students in course registration process during course registration and orientation for both current and incoming students.
  • Provide to current students and alumni in person and virtual academic advising through appointments, drop in hours, and events. Using internship best practices, promote the value and process of internships through classroom presentations and events and mentor and guide students to career success. Discuss internship opportunities and preparation through individual student appointments and classroom presentations.
  • Identify learning outcomes, opportunities, and assessment goals to maximize student learning from internship engagement.
  • Evaluate internship value (credit and non-credit) toward degree requirements and career aspirations.
  • Prepare students to successfully obtain post-graduate opportunities such as internships, jobs residencies, graduate school, working abroad, and educational opportunities.
  • Coach students and alumni on identifying their aptitudes, academic and career interests, and guide them in achieving their set goals.
  • Provide on-going coaching and advising to students during internship.
  • Work one on one with students on internship search and application process including resume and cover letter writing.
  • Provide academic and career advising (use Handshake, LinkedIn, Navigate, Self Service, Colleague, You Science, Focus 2, and StandOut)
  • Apply the social cognitive theory and appreciative advising to the KSC career development model.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with KSC academic departments and faculty to promote internships.
  • Collaborate with advising team for training and networking.
  • Serve as a SASS counselor on duty for advising, time management, and general study skills.
  • Provide guidance to peer career advisors.
  • Refer students to campus and community resources.


Public Relations

  • Promote the value of internships and experiential learning opportunities to students.
  • Promote internship advising and resources.
  • Conduct employer outreach in conjunction with the Internship Coordinator.
  • Develop appropriate resources and associated website content.
  • Coordinate events for employers who host KSC interns


Administrative Duties

  • Manage internship registrations/reports.
  • Assess risk and levels of compliance to ensure safe internship sites.
  • Send affiliation agreements, NH DOL approvals, onboarding requirements (background checks, drug screen). Additional communication as needed to meet requirements.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and troubleshoot all internship experience from application to completion for students, employers, faculty, registrar, and other campus constituencies.
  • Monitor KSC online job and internship portal, Handshake for accuracy and effective utilization.
  • Contact employers, as needed, to clarify Handshake postings.
  • Collaborate in offering career services events and programming which supports the goals of the program.
  • Coordinate with other KSC offices and departments on campus.
  • Conduct evaluative assessments of internships
  • Record all advising and career services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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