Academic and Career Planning Center Intern

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Behrend
Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC)


Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC) Interns will assist in marketing and enhancing ACPC services for Behrend students. Interns will communicate to current and prospective students the importance of academic and career planning activities to enhance college success. The training provided will help the Interns further develop organization, communication, and presentation skills. The ACPC Interns will: Market ACPC services through social media, print, and video formats using Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva, etc. Present in classes, clubs/organizations, residence halls, workshops, luncheons and/or open houses. Review students’ resumes. Assist with ACPC events such as career fairs, employer information sessions, and scheduling sorkshops. Gather and share student feedback/concerns with ACPC staff. Provide tutorials for student use of systems such as Interview Stream, LionPATH, and Nittany Lion Careers. Complete other duties as assigned. The ACPC Interns may do one or more of the following depending upon office needs and Intern’s skills: Provide study skills and time management materials to students and discuss strategies for academic success. Be trained in proper interviewing techniques and conduct and review practice interviews with undergraduates. Research background information for ACPC staff projects. Serve as a teaching assistant for ACPC’s Internship, Job and Graduate School Search class and/or DUS First Year Seminars. Develop special initiatives that align with ACPC goals and Intern’s specific areas of interest. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: As of spring 2020, have at least 3rd semester standing and be declared into a Behrend major; not graduating earlier than spring 2021. 2.70 cumulative GPA or higher desired. Be a self-starter and an enthusiastic supporter of Behrend and the ACPC; active in club(s) or organization(s) desired. Strong verbal and written communication skills, willing to share one’s own successes and challenges at Behrend. Computer skills (Microsoft Office) and strong social media skills required. Be available for 10-15 hours work per week primarily between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with some evening and weekend hours required; work schedule to be determined by office needs and Interns’ availability. $10 per hour. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply through Submit a cover letter and resume. Candidates selected to interview will give a 5-minute presentation as part of their interview. Please choose between the following topics: the importance of students participating in academic and career planning services and events or a marketing plan/strategy that you think could benefit the ACPC. Priority deadline to apply is by 8 a.m., Monday, October 28. Contact Becki Leonard (814-898-6164 or with any questions. Shift: 10-15 hours per week.

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