Academic Internship Manager--Division of Humanities & the Arts

City College of New York
New York, United States
$67,794.00 - $104,057.00
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

Academic Internship Manager – Division of Humanities & the Arts



The Division of Humanities and the Arts seeks to understand human society and culture by studying languages, literatures, visual arts, philosophies, histories, theater, media, and music from around the globe. We shape culture and society by creating the images we see in daily life, the things we hear and read, and the histories that are written and examined. Studying humanities and the arts builds our capacity for empathy, for critical thinking, and for imagining new possibilities. Our students, many of whom are first generation college students from historically marginalized communities, are thus prepared to build a more just and equitable world, and to become leaders in every field of endeavor. In our work, we strive to create an interactive model of the humanities and the arts that will increase our engagement with New York City’s diverse cultural resources, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and encourage our students to be active learners and creators of new knowledge.

The City College of New York has launched a new Humanities Internships (HI) initiative to connect students within the Division of Humanities and Arts to authentic, relevant, and practical professional learning opportunities throughout New York City. This initiative will support students as they navigate career options within the humanities and arts while simultaneously building sustainable partnerships with community stakeholders. By opening avenues to critical professional development, CCNY’s commitment to connecting students with valuable real-world experiences will enable us to create vital pathways to careers in the humanities and arts, thereby transforming not only our students' lives but also the community organizations to which they will bring their diverse experiences and expertise.

The Academic Internship Manager will report to the Dean of Humanities and the Arts at the City College of New York.This position will build and administer our new comprehensive Humanities Internship (HI) program. The HI Program Manager will work collaboratively across the division to support students, faculty, and advisors to develop the vision and systems of implementation to connect students to internship experiences across the city. The HI Program Manager will also cultivate relationships with community organizations, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, and public sector sites to create mutually beneficial internships opportunities for CCNY students. The HI Program Manager will play a critical and dynamic role in shaping how CCNY students expand their career networks and how community stakeholders can benefit from student experiences.

We seek candidates with experience working in team-based settings who are adept at creative problem solving. The role requires exceptional communication skills and experience in project management with multiple external stakeholders. Candidates should have experience in mentoring and a demonstrated track record in supporting historically marginalized communities. Ideal candidates will have a working knowledge of the landscape of community and cultural organizations within New York City as well as an understanding of higher education ecosystems. – placed under preferred qualifications.

CCNY aims to embrace diverse perspectives and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that is working to better support students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds with particular focus on those from historically marginalized communities. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or systemically marginalized identities to apply.


In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Academic Internship Manager duties include but are not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with and support academic departments in building pedagogical and curricular structures that incorporate authentic and relevant internships; Work closely with academic advisors and faculty to develop internship opportunities that align with curricular goals

  • Develop and maintain a dashboard of internships for humanities students; Recruit and prepare students for internship placements; Solicit and evaluate applications for stipends to support unpaid internships

  • Collect, analyze, and present data on student career trajectories; Develop and conduct post-internship assessments; Design and implement reflective practices and opportunities for feedback from internal and external stakeholders to improve strategy and impact

  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with not-for-profit, cultural institutions, and public interest organizations to create internship opportunities for CCNY students

  • Support students throughout their internship experiences through structures for both individual and collective reflection; Support faculty in working with community partner institutions in our Humanities Experiential Learning Partnership Seminars; Educate and support community partners in best practices for working with CCNY student interns;

  • Conduct outreach and training workshops for students; Work with students and internship placement supervisors to ensure the appropriateness of the student’s placement in terms of required hours, scope, relevance, and level of responsibility

  • Provide one-on-one counselling for students; Maintain knowledge of current research on internships and experiential learning in high education

  • Local travel as needed


Bachelor’s degree and six years’ related experience required.


  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree

  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, organizational, communication, and project management skills, and the capacity to be collaborative

  • Ability to organize and implement change within large institutions

  • Knowledgeable about careers in not-for-profit and/or cultural institutions; especially within New York City

  • Experience working with people as a mentor, coach, or educator

  • Experience working in team-based settings who are adept at creative problem solving

  • Exceptional communication skills and experience in project management with multiple external stakeholders

  • Experience in mentoring and a demonstrated track record in supporting historically marginalized communities

  • Working knowledge of the landscape of community and cultural organizations within New York City as well as an understanding of higher education ecosystems


Manages College's academic internship program which provides career development opportunities and professional work experiences for students.

  • Develops and administers a comprehensive internship program based on students' field of study

  • Develops assessment tools to analyze and monitor student career development progress; recommends various enhancements to improve students experiences; and analyzes job market trends to determine solutions in response to market conditions

  • Administers the on-campus recruiting program for internships; initiates and maintains communications with employer sponsors; and schedules student interviews; creates and leads student career workshops

  • Provides faculty development related to internships and tracks credit-bearing internships

  • Collaborates with the other College offices to facilitate student outreach and connection with employers for professional development, internships and job opportunities

  • Cultivates relationships with alumni, faculty, administration and students to improve and increase internship offerings

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Internship Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary range: $67,784-$104,057; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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A substantive cover letter of 1 to 2 pages detailing why you are interested in this position and why you would be particularly effective in this role should be included.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin on February 10, 2024.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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