Identifies and secures internship opportunities for the Institute of Politics (IOP) summer internship program through targeted research, networking and relationship development and management.
Maintains tracking and data systems to ensure employer relationships and the internship program as a whole can operate efficiently and smoothly from one year to the next.
Manages the database of contact information and other details about students and employer partners involved with the Institute of Politics summer internship program; ensure that all data is current, comprehensive, and correct.
Manages internship postings and applications via UChicagoâ™s job boards, Handshake, GRAD Gargoyle, and Harris Link - the vehicles through which students apply for internships.
Processes student internship stipend payments.
Serves as a liaison between employers and the Institute of Politics.
Coordinates with all relevant campus offices to promote IOP internship opportunities with the Universityâ™s student body, ensures internal processes are correct, and comply with University policies.
Supports the preparation of stewardship reports for funders.
Develops and produces skills-based and career development workshops for students throughout the academic year.
Mentors and advises students through one-on-one meetings.
Works with the IOP team to facilitate the IOPâ™s house internship program.
Manages 1-2 Career Development house interns and collaborate with the IOP Student Advisory Board Career Development Chair on relevant student programming.
Organizes events with returning students in the academic year following their summer internships to foster peer-to-peer exchanges on lessons learned.
Tracks alumni data and coordinates alumni engagement activities in Chicago and around the country.
Manages the IOPâ™s Summer in Washington Program which provides summer-long programming in Washington, D.C. for UChicago students interning in politics, public service, government, and other related organizations during the summer months.
Cultivates new relationships with companies that do not have an existing formal relationship with the University.
Identifies opportunities to increase the visibility of new companies and niche industries to job-seeking students. Identifies and supports the recruitment of employers and corporate representatives for career events. Assists in planning and managing event logistics.
Performs other related work as needed.
2-5 years experience working with multiple constituencies and managing projects in politics and public service, nonprofits, or higher education.
Demonstrated experience training and mentoring young adults.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency with computer programs, spreadsheets and databases, including Microsoft Office suite and Google Docs.
Effectively compile, track, analyze quantitative student data and metrics.
Passion for politics, public service, and civic engagement; a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Institute of Politics and to public service.
Excellent writing, research and oral communication skills.
Proven project management skills with a focus on producing results.
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask on deadline in a fast-paced environment, with strong attention to detail.
Solve problems, make independent decisions, and be adaptable with the ability to take initiative.
Candidate must be a quick study and able to get up-to-speed very quickly.
Entrepreneurial ability to conceptualize, create, and execute new programs and initiatives in line with the IOPâ™s mission.
Engage, mentor, and coach students in their career development paths.
Willingness to approach contentious issues from all possible sides, with an eye toward fairness, equity, and accuracy.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion (within organizations, community, or higher education).
Work with confidential information, use discretion and demonstrate sensitivity in regard to student/employer/participant issues.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment with a wide range of constituencies including high-profile guests, senior leaders, donors, Board members, colleagues, students and volunteers.
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