Job Information

University of Utah Career Development Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/24/2021

Requisition Number PRN11211N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Career Development Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 10 - 15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Career Development Interns typically work a standard weekly schedule of 10-15 hours/week, Monday-Friday, between 8am and 7pm. Schedules are determined based on each intern’s academic schedule and the needs of the CDI team.

Please note that Career Development Interns:

*Must provide a minimum of 10 hours of availability per week at the start of each term, for the duration of that semester

*May choose to work none or a reduced number of hours during finals, school breaks, or any days when classes are not officially in session

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00304 - Career & Professional Dev.

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $11.00 - $14.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Begin or accelerate your career journey with the Career & Professional Development Center ( CPDC ) by joining our team as a Career Development Intern ( CDI )! This internship is designed for students who are interested in supporting the career development of fellow students and recent graduates. In the CPDC , our mission is to empower students and recent graduates to continually explore and pursue rewarding careers through accessible career education, events, resources, and network connections. As a Career Development Intern, you will support our CPDC mission by providing relatable and accessible career guidance to U of U students and recent alumni through peer-to-peer advising, making an intentional effort to meet students where they are at in their academic and career journeys. As you progress in your internship, our supportive CPDC team will be here for you, working closely with you to guide and train you, facilitate your development as a Career Development Intern, and support your success in your own career journey.

This internship will be hybrid for the Fall 2021 semester, meaning that it will include mostly virtual and some in-person tasks. The position may evolve into a mostly in-person model for the Spring 2022 semester, depending on University of Utah health and safety guidelines.



*Provide one-on-one guidance to University of Utah peers on various career topics, primarily through CPDC virtual live chat and email account, to support students’ career development

*Be an active and engaged member of the Career Development Intern team, working collaboratively with fellow CDIs in a courteous, respectful, and positive manner

*Work with CPDC staff, and especially Career Coaches, to facilitate career education for students and accomplish CPDC -wide initiatives

*Contribute your specialized knowledge, skills, and experience to support a specific CPDC project area each semester, as part of your overall internship responsibilities

This internship entails additional learning outcomes that help support the mission and initiatives of the Career & Professional Development Center.


*Serve as first point of contact for the CPDC by managing the front desk in-person, including taking phone calls, greeting guests, and answering questions/concerns about the CPDC

*Provide one-on-one guidance to undergraduate and graduate students through the CPDC email account and website’s virtual Live Chat on basic career-related topics, including: resumes and cover letters, career exploration, job/internship search resources, and interview preparation

*Complete a semester-length project virtually and in-person, in partnership with a designated CPDC staff member who will be your project supervisor, to contribute your skills, knowledge, and experience to a CPDC initiative. Projects could include a focus on marketing, outreach and employer relations, career coaching, assessment/data analysis, social media, blogging, and video production, to name a few. At the time of your interview, you will learn about available project options and be asked to indicate your top preferences. Project assignments will be made at the start of the Fall 2021 semester by taking your unique skills, interests, and preferences and the needs of the CPDC team into consideration.

*Co-present virtual career-related workshops periodically with CPDC staff for various campus partners, classes, and student groups

*Participate in virtual weekly team meetings and mandatory virtual training sessions throughout the semester, which may involve the opportunity to develop and present your own trainings

*Review and provide feedback on resumes and cover letters from both undergraduate and graduate students virtually

*Assist in virtually reviewing and posting jobs and internships in Handshake (the University of Utah’s student job/internship platform)

*Plan and execute the Dress for Success Scholarship Program, led annually by the Career Development Intern Team, by serving on different committees both virtually and in-person

The above is a general list of the detailed learning outcomes for CPDC Career Development Interns. Actual duties may vary depending on individual interests, skills, and office needs.


*Work with 7-12 fellow Career Development Interns in a team culture that promotes teamwork, leadership, diversity, and constant growth and development

*Build strong relationships with CPDC staff and receive personalized ongoing mentorship, guidance, support, and training from us to help you work towards your career goals

*Develop excellent skills in resume and cover letter writing, career exploration, job/internship searching, graduate school preparedness, and interviewing

*Network with employers/recruiters, alumni, and academic partners to help build and maintain your connections for future career opportunities

*Spearhead initiatives like career preparedness, peer mentoring, event management, and leadership opportunities that support your personal, academic, and career growth

*Hone your peer mentoring, interpersonal communication, critical thinking/problem solving, customer service, and public relations skills by supporting students, staff, faculty, alumni, and employers/recruiters

*Practice public speaking in front of student groups ranging from 10 to 100+ students

*Gain experience working within a team, and negotiating and managing conflict cooperatively

*Practice and hone time management, program coordination, and follow through skills

*Strengthen skills at using digital technology such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), Handshake (UofU student job/internship platform), Adobe Design Suite, and video editing software.

This position has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing their own space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agrees to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement. You will not receive additional compensation to cover any costs you may incur while telecommuting.

Minimum Qualifications

*Maintain good standing and full-time status at the University of Utah

*Demonstrate a minimum availability of at least 10 hours/week (no more than 15 hours/week)

*Commit to two semesters (one academic year) of employment in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

*May NOT hold another any other paraprofessional positions on campus

*Must possess an ability to work well with people from all backgrounds and identities



*Preference will be given to applicants who may receive a Federal Work Study Award

*Experience engaging with the CPDC and utilizing CPDC services ( NOT required)

*Ability to work independently and as part of a team

*Strong written and verbal communication skills

*Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice

*Experience public speaking and willingness to present to small and large student groups

*Excellent time management, organizational, project coordination, and follow through skills

*Demonstrated experience with mentoring, coaching, teaching, advising, and/or leadership

*Demonstrated campus involvement through participation in student groups and/or departments

*Ability to respond to workplace communication quickly and regularly

*Ability to take initiative and seek out projects and assignments

*Demonstrated experience managing and completing a multi-step project or event in work or school

*Ability to ask for help, problem solve quickly, and find solutions to problems when unsure

*Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality of records

*Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to last-minute requests and schedule changes

*Enthusiasm for development of new skills, knowledge, and experience

Special Instructions Summary

*Please include both your resume and a 1-page cover letter on why you want to be a Career Development Intern with this application.

In your cover letter, please address:

*Your interest in being a Career Development Intern

*Skills, experiences, interests, or strengths that you would bring to the role.

We highly recommend getting feedback on your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. You can get high quality feedback from a current Career Development Intern by using the drop-in live chat feature on our website at, Monday through Friday between 10am – 3pm.


*Applications are open until filled (3-4 positions available)

*If selected, you will be notified to schedule an interview by the Career Development Intern Supervisor, Megan Randall

*New Career Development Interns must be available the 2 weeks before the Fall 2021 semester starts for mandatory hybrid virtual and in-person Career Development Intern training (Tuesday, August 10th – Friday, August 20th, 2021)

If you have any questions, please email the CPDC Career Development Intern Supervisor, Megan Randall, at

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.