Undergraduate Academic Affairs

May 3, 2024

Excellent opportunity for School and Community-Based Internship coordinator

UAA Human Resources

Title: School and Community-Based Internship coordinator
Department/Program: CELE
Location: Seattle campus
Full time/Part time: Full time
Salary/Hourly: Salary, professional staff
Service period: 12 month
Posting date: 5/3/2024
Priority date: 5/24/2024
UWHires Req. number: 233412
Salary range: $5400-$5500/month

Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) shapes, advances and stewards a world-class undergraduate academic experience for students at the University of Washington. Staff, faculty and students in UAA deepen and enrich the learning experience for all undergraduates, recognizing and supporting the unique learning path of each individual student and the commitment of each academic program to excellence in learning and teaching.

Within UAA, the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) unit provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to thriving communities. Building authentic community and campus partnerships drive our work. CELE programs are centered around the areas of community-engaged learning, democratic engagement, leadership education, pK-12 student success and place-based initiatives.

CELE has an outstanding opportunity for a School and Community-Based Internship coordinator (Counseling Services Coordinator (NE S 6)). Reporting to the assistant director of Community and School Based Internships, this position has the following responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities

Student engagement and program support (75%)

  • Coordinate recruitment, advising and placement processes between UW undergraduates and community partner organizations and/or schools.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of information sessions to support undergraduate recruitment for school and community-based internships.
  • Offer application workshops and/or individualized support for undergraduate internship applicants.
  • Provide supervision and support for mentors, tutors and interns in partnership with site supervisors. This may include advising on risk management, conflict resolution and other specific site-based issues.
  • Offer guidance and feedback to interns and tutors in relation to their internship role and learning goals.
  • Work with the office of the Youth Protection Coordinator to ensure that interns and student hires are entered appropriately into the YPRS registration system and that all appropriate background check requirements are met.
  • Oversee tracking of timesheets and work-study award usage.
  • Refer students to appropriate support services as needed.
  • Develop campus partnerships to support student recruitment, program growth and overall learning goals for internships across campus.
  • Maintain existing partnerships with schools, non-profit and government internships via site visits, phone calls, and electronic communication—often in coordination with the graduate student team.
  • Provide consultation and logistical support for internship matches between non-profit/government partners and undergraduate students.
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise hourly student staff (0.75FTE). Coordinate team schedules in a manner that best supports program function.
  • Provide project management for hourly and graduate-appointment student staff as they complete many of the day-to-day tasks related to the community-based internships; provide strategic and logistical support for student staff members as they grow their skills and capacities as team members.

Curriculum, assessment, program innovation (15%)

  • Support deep student reflection on learning in their internships through workshop and curricular supports; scaffold opportunities for students to demonstrate their critical reflection and professional development outcomes in response to their internship experiences. This may include participation in the facilitation team for GEN ST 345 and 346.
  • In collaboration with campus partners, support additional curricular connections for students engaged in school and community-based internships.
  • Ensure implementation of an assessment plan to monitor experiences of students and school/community partner organizations; continually improve existing assessment mechanisms.
  • Work with the graduate student mentor team to monitor and maintain quality of internships and identify potential areas for improvements.
  • Support institutional funding requirements by producing reports on student involvement and outcomes.

Organizational culture and participation (10%)

  • Play a key role in developing and maintaining an internal organization culture consistent with CELE Center values and strategic priorities.
  • Participate in CELE Center, UAA, and other campus workgroups or committees as requested.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Administration, Social Work or related field.
  • Two years of professional experience

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Additional requirements:

  • Aptitude for developing collaborative relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, students and community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and appropriately (through written word and public speaking) with varied stakeholders.
  • Ability to take initiative in a team-based environment, follow through on independent projects, and balance multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of time sensitive duties and flexibility as priorities shift.
  • Strong organizational skills, creativity, demonstrated attention to detail, ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of, sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in our communities and how those translate to higher education settings.


  • Place-based relationships and network in the Seattle non-profit community.
  • Experience working with college students, community service programs, and/or service-learning pedagogy.

Cover Letter Required

In your cover letter please address the following prompt: Racial equity is a core value for the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center. We believe in the importance of centering race at the forefront of our work in addressing all other forms of inequities. We believe in a community where all thrive and have the opportunity and resources needed to achieve their goals. We strive to support minoritized and marginalized student populations and to create equitable educational experiences that allow for access, retention and leadership opportunities. We commit to addressing systemic oppressions, challenging our own individual biases and working towards transforming our individual and collective culture, policies and practices to accelerate change. Please describe your philosophy around racial equity and the efforts you have made to address issues of equity in your professional, volunteer or civic work.

How to Apply:

Visit the CELE website to learn more about their programs. Interested applicants can apply to requisition #233412 on the UW Employment site.