Department: Career Development Office
Internship Supervisor: Jess Lyons

Job Summary:
The Career Development intern manages and promotes career development services on campus. This individual assists with and develops various office projects and tasks, primarily focusing on communication (social medial, office promotion, professional correspondence, etc.).

We’re looking for a current sophomore or junior to work 10 hours/wk next school year (21-22). If you are looking for a culture of personal and professional development, we’d love for you to apply! All majors welcomed!

Essential Job Functions:

Program Leadership:

  • Maintain and produce content for social media account
  • Cast vision for creative communication methods
  • Oversee student side of on-campus internship programs
  • Interact and communicate with local community

Administrative/Clerical Work:

  • Answer phones/make phone calls
  • Regularly check and respond to program emails
  • Track progress of on-campus internship program
  • Maintain and update job board regularly
  • Support collective office projects/events (including GEO and Service Learning)
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Expectations:

  • Required participation in training
  • Willing to work during non-scheduled times for department related events
  • Maintain excellent communication with supervisor
  • Assist with communicating and marketing program opportunities
  • Help recruit and train future student employees
  • Actively seek to enhance the office’s ability to serve diverse students, and demonstrate a personal commitment to creating an inclusive office and campus culture.
  • Collaborate with other student workers, supporting them in their work and assisting as needed with certain events, such as Service Day and the Career Fair.

To be selected as a Career Development student worker at Bethel University is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. Students who are selected typically possess these traits and qualities:

Strong interpersonal skills

  • Has passion and excitement for Bethel University and ongoing personal development
  • Welcoming and customer service oriented
  • Works well with peers and supervisors


  • Confidence and ability to lead
  • Self-starter and can work independently as well as in groups
  • Mange time efficiently
  • Engaged with campus events and culture
  • Concentrate and perform work accurately and efficiently with attention to detail and given directions


  • Professionally represent Bethel University in a respectful manner for students and others seeking our services
  • Abide by philosophy of “New Professionalism” (more info upon request)
  • Follow all personnel and departmental policies and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal (both on phone and in person) communication
  • Conduct self in professional manner when representing office
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Eye for design and commitment to excellence in project development


  • Must be flexible with job responsibilities during scheduled shift
  • Ability to multi-task and handle other tasks as assigned
  • Work under the stress of deadlines
  • Ability to manage competing priorities


  • Have a good knowledge of Bethel University
  • Have high recommendations from English/Com. professors and Student Development staff
  • Completed a minimum of 2 semester at Bethel University
  • Earned and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA no less than 2.5

Hours per week:
Intern is to work 10 hours per week for 14 weeks with specific schedule and hours to be coordinated with internship supervisor.  Internship will commence the week of August 23, 2021 and conclude on April 29, 2022, unless internship is limited to one semester.
This job description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

The Bethel University Intern Program is an initiative designed to provide traditional students with practical knowledge through meaningful work experiences. Students participating in these internships will perform research, tasks and projects that complement course work with their majors. Students will participate in two career development workshops, two diversity and inclusion workshops, and a resume coaching session during their first semester in order to continue with the program during their second semester. Employers prefer to see internships on a résumé and desire the skills gained from these experiences. Internships are available within participating Bethel University Departments.

What is an Internship?
An internship is a mentored work experience with an educational focus tied to the student’s course work within their major. Typically, an internship is available for one or two semesters. They range from 10-12 hours per week for 14 weeks per semester for a maximum of 150 hours. Students must be registered for an internship course in their major to participate. The Bethel University Internship Program is a paid student worker program.

Student Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for an internship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Full-time traditional student in good standing
  2. Student must be registered for an internship course within their major
  3. Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA and not on academic probation
  4. Declared major related to the internship
  5. May be required to possess specific competencies or skills to qualify for internship
  6. Must submit cover letter and resume along with application form

Apply here by May 1, 2021.