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Job Summary

The University of Michigan College of Engineering (U-M CoE) empowers students to make a difference in the world.  Providing opportunities for all engineering students to gain academic or co-curricular experience outside the United States is an important part of our educational mission.  The International Internship Coordinator will lead the development, coordination and implementation of the international internship program in the College of Engineering.  This position will research and develop expertise in identifying targeted internship locations abroad, developing strong relationships with employers, and the knowledge of the necessary requirements needed to work abroad in targeted locations.  The Coordinator will perform the needed administrative work necessary for the international internship program from opportunity development to the recruitment and support of students.  In addition, the Coordinator will also provide advice and guidance to students through individual advising appointments as well as facilitating pre-departure orientations, workshops and trainings.  The Coordinator will also provide advice and support to Engineering faculty and staff to facilitate international internship experiences for students.


Office Descriptions

The Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) and International Programs in Engineering (IPE) offices support U-M CoE students and declared LS&A computer science majors. Among other initiatives, the ECRC offers career advice, resume and cover letter critiques as well as mock interviews. ECRC manages CoE employer relations and an online job recruiting website where employers post internships, co-ops and full-time positions for CoE students.  IPE provides opportunities for all engineering students to gain academic or co-curricular experience outside the United States. The IPE office manages semester exchanges, short-term summer study abroad programs, and CoE sponsored student organization travel. In addition, IPE provides support for individual students on work, research and volunteer programs abroad. The International Internship Coordinator will work with the ECRC and IPE teams to develop and maintain internship placements in coordination with other appropriate stakeholders.

The International Internship Coordinator will help the CoE enhance its infrastructure and support services for CoE students by expanding the work/internship abroad opportunities for our students. The ECRC and IPE offices jointly assist students pursuing international internships as such, the Coordinator will report jointly to the Director of IPE and the Director of ECRC and will engage with both offices.


Primary Position Tasks and Duties

Program Coordination and Support (50%)

  • Coordinate among the ECRC, IPE and the CoE Director of International Relations to administer the international internship program from initial company outreach, to opportunity development and stewardship
  • The recruitment of students to apply to the sourced opportunities and support of students throughout the internship process
  • Actively source new international internship placements for CoE students
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with U-M alumni and friends to optimize and grow international internship opportunities for students
  • Provide support and assistance to international employers/agencies who hire our students for internships including student interview coordination.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Student Affairs to manage the CoE International Internship Scholarship including processing of applications, serving on selection committee and ensuring all recipients meet pre and post requirements of the scholarship.
  • Actively participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of workshops for students on international internships and career related topics using a variety of styles and methods

Student Advising and Support (30%)

  • Advise students through application, pre-departure, while abroad and upon return phases of their international internship
  • Manage application and student information within the online recruiting system and M-Compass
  • Provide support for the necessary legal documentation such as contracts and work visas
  • In coordination with Career Services Managers, provide career support including resume and cover letter critiques, as well as virtual interviewing skills (amongst other career related inquiries) to students seeking international internship experience
  • Conduct student assessment, gather feedback, and provide suggestions for continued program development and improvement

Communication and Outreach (15%)

  • Create and maintain detailed print and electronic information on opportunities and, in coordination with relevant campus stakeholders, conduct outreach activities to promote internship program
  • Represent CoE to key stakeholders, including current and prospective students and their families, alumni and friends of the university, current and prospective employers, and the greater College of Engineering and University communities
  • Coordinate among other engaged learning units at U-M (LSA Hub, CoE CFE, MDP, C-SED) to optimize outreach to alumni and employers

Other Duties (5%)

  • Maintain a strong understanding of international career development, international education and needs of college students
  • Perform administrative tasks and other responsibilities as assigned by supervisors

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least three years of experience as indicated below or equivalent combination of these qualifications.
    • experience developing, promoting and/or managing experiential learning opportunities for students in a higher education environment
    • experience working in career services, talent acquisition, alumni/donor engagement, human resources, customer relations, or business development
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written/verbal communication skills including public speaking and business correspondence
  • High energy with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, and problem-solving skills, and maintain the confidentiality of information gathered during the performance of assigned tasks
  • Comfort with uncertainty and able to develop solutions amid complex international academic and corporate environments
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively with a wide-array of individuals from diverse and multicultural backgrounds
  • Commitment to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences in a student-centered environment
  • Good sense of humor, flexibility and willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated fluency with technology and computer software (customer relations management tools, marketing tools such as websites and social media, database, word processing, spreadsheet and powerpoint)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, international education, human resources, business or a closely related field
  • 4 or more years experience in student program development and implementation, working in business development, corporate relations, foundation or government relations
  • Experience planning and/or facilitating seminars and workshops
  • Experience in customer service, sales and/or marketing
  • Solid understanding of trends and challenges associated with engaged learning experiences in higher education settings
  • Interest in enhancing online resources for program management, student recruitment and advising
  • International experience – living, working, or studying abroad

Additional Information

NOTE:  This is a term limited position with the possibility of renewal. Term will end December 20, 2019. International and domestic travel with irregular hours (some evenings and weekends) will be required.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .


The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.