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Now Hiring: Internship and Enrollment Coordinator

Position Description: 

The Internship and Enrollment Coordinator works closely with students to help them apply for and secure meaningful internship experiences that further their personal and professional goals. The coordinator works with internship partners to ensure a quality experience for the students and continues to support students throughout the semester. In addition, he/she/they coordinates recruitment efforts and the admissions process, working closely with representatives from LCWS colleges and universities.

This position is ideal for someone interested in mentoring and providing professional support to students who are eager to make the most of their time in Washington, D.C. We are looking for someone who is hardworking, has a strong attention to detail, and has a commitment to providing students with the best possible experience. You will be joining a small team of passionate and committed co-workers who work together to support our students and each other. Our small size allows for opportunities to take on new responsibilities that meet the professional goals of individual staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Internship Placement and Success (50%)

  • Craft personalized internship recommendations for students based on his/her/their career goals, personal background, and professional experience.

  • Guide and advise students throughout the internship placement process, helping them develop strong applications, hone interview skills, and accept internship positions.

  • Support students throughout their internship by mitigating student-workplace issues, conducting site visits, and facilitating formative mid-semester evaluations.

 

Internship Partner Development (20%)

  • Cultivate a strong, diverse network of professional contacts to expand the internship opportunities available to students.

  • Strengthen relationships with current internship partners, working with them to ensure the internship experience meets our standards and that our students meet their expectations.

 

Recruitment and Admissions (20%)

  • Provide a positive and supportive point of first contact for students applying to the program, encouraging enrollment, and ensuring successful completion of the application process.

  • Work closely with campus representatives at LCWS member institutions to recruit students using methods most appropriate to that campus, including travelling to campuses and hosting virtual events.

 

Other Duties (10%)

  • Plan and coordinate professional development opportunities for students to enhance their skills while in D.C.

  • Participate in programmatic activities during the semester, providing logistical support when necessary and helping all students feel welcome and included.

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Experience and Skills:

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Passion for the value of internships in the personal, professional, and academic development of students, especially in the context of a liberal arts education.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of managing relationships with students, internship partners, campus representatives, and LCWS team members.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of providing constructive and supportive feedback on student application materials.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, including exceptional organizational and time management skills.

  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g., Microsoft Office or Google Workspace)

  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday work is expected.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working for programs or offices related to career services/internships, admissions, student affairs, or other related fields in higher education.

  • Experience as an intern.

  • Experience working in DC with connections to potential internship sites

  • Proficiency with a CRM system and/or database software

  • Systems thinker that can automate routine tasks.

 

Benefits:

LCWS provides generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, workers’ compensation and disability insurance, life insurance, sick leave, vacation leave, support for continuing education, and retirement benefits. Weekday parking is provided. Salary begins at $50,000 but may be higher based on experience.

To Apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to jobs@washingtonsemester.org.  All applications received prior to September 12 will be considered. Afterwards, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants will be contacted if they progress in the process. No phone calls, please.

About LCWS:

The Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) is an academic, residential semester program in Washington, D.C. that provides undergraduate students from thirteen member colleges and universities from around the country the opportunity to live, study, and intern in the nation's capital.  Students studying with LCWS during the fall and spring semesters hold internships four full days per week, take two evening classes, and participate in weekly field trips and events.  The LCWS office and student housing facilities are in Rosslyn, Virginia, with easy access to public transit. 

LCWS is committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.