Graduate Counseling Internship

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
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open until filled
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Penn State Abington
Career and Professional Development


The Career & Professional Development Center at Penn State Abington provides the opportunity for a graduate intern to become an active team member in the delivery of direct service to students and alumni in a range of career services. The position is structured to enable interns to fulfill requirements for direct counseling contact hours and gain experience comparable to an entry level professional in career services; meet one-on-one with students and alumni via appointments and drop-in hours; become familiar with the university career-related resources, services, website, and technology resources utilized by students, alumni and employers; complete MyPlan / CliftonStrengths, and other assessments, observe and receive training on use with clients; receive instruction on the fundamentals and nuances of resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies. Perform resume reviews and conduct mock interviews; create and deliver tailored workshops and presentations as requested; assist clients with utilizing the features of Nittany Lion Careers (career management system); promote the services of the center to the campus population through outreach events and activities; assist with the outcomes assessment efforts of the office and assist with the implementation of career fairs, mock interview days, and special events. Special Projects and Activities: Based upon the specific interests and skills of the student, as well as the current needs of the center, special project(s) will be identified for completion. Examples of such activities may include: design and deliver special/targeted career programs, workshop or panel presentations; develop new programs for first-year students in Residence Halls; develop new resources and programs targeting pre-major/undecided students seeking to choose a major; create and deliver resources for international students. Qualifications: the ideal candidate will have: BA / BS and currently enrolled in a graduate program in counseling, higher education administration, student affairs or a related field; strong communication and presentation skills; ability to work within groups and independently; experience and commitment to work within diverse, multicultural environment; ability to take initiative; flexibility in schedule; multilingual skills are a plus. Hours and Compensation: *Preference will be given to students interested in completing internships in Fall and Spring. Number of hours: Up to 300 per semester, must be able to commit to 15-20 hours per week. Dates of Appointment: Fall Semester 2019 and Spring Semester 2020. Summer 2019 opportunity is available. The position is compensated. Submit a resume and cover letter to: Follow up contact information: Karen Carli, Associate Director ( Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates until position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088