Business Internship Field Coordinator

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Business Internship Field Coordinator supports learning by managing and administering the internship and experiential learning programs for both undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Business and Public Policy.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assists in the development and implementation of the internship and experiential learning program for undergraduate and graduate students of the School of Business and Public Policy.
  2. Assists with securing appropriate internship sites. Maintains records of approved internship sites, to include required documents. Establishes and maintains positive and productive relations with internship sites to promote the university as well as evaluate appropriateness and relevance of internships.
  3. Assists in development and implementation of marketing strategies to connect employers to the university and students to internships. Assists in creation and production of program material and information publications.
  4. Coordinates and facilitates communication of internship and experiential learning programs to students, including group information workshops as well as one on one meetings. Coordinates recruiting efforts. Assists students in securing appropriate placements.
  5. Coordinates and facilitates training sessions for students who have secured internship placements.
  6. Manage internship and experiential learning program student files, including completion and receipt of required documents.
  7. Monitors students and sites throughout the internship. Manages problems or potential problems and works with student, internship site and Dean to resolve.
  8. Coordinates the internship evaluation process, to include collection and reporting of both formative and evaluative metrics from internships sites and students on the experience.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • Master’s degree required; MBA, MPA, or Graduate Management-related degree preferred.


  • At least 5 years of experience in business or higher education, particularly in the areas of recruitment, human resources, or career advising.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Strong organization skills and detail-orientation.
  • Knowledge of career counseling and experiential education principles and practices.
  • Understanding of employer recruiting strategies; job market trends; and occupational, career and personal growth.
  • Understanding of collegiate environment and culture, and ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, parents and administrators.
  • Understanding of marketing strategies, processes and resources.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about on campus and other field locations.
  • Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.