Job Positions

Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator

Categories: Southeast Region 4


South Carolina Honors College


University of South Carolina

Date Posted:

May 11 2021 9:57AM

Close Date:

May 15 2021

Position Description

Honors College staff members should possess a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a commitment to working with high-achieving students. The Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator works with students in two primary ways. The incumbent will be responsible for academic advising of approximately 160 students each semester, which involves assessing students’ curricular needs and opportunities and placing them in appropriate honors classes. As Internship Coordinator, the incumbent will serve as instructor of record for SCHC internship courses and the South Carolina Semester Program as well as coordinate the promotion, implementation and evaluation of both programs.


For academic advising this position uses available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising and guides students toward a rich collegiate experience that includes courses, research, study abroad, service learning, and/or internships culminating in graduation and post-graduation success. As the internship coordinator, coordinates year-round SCHC internship courses, promotes SCHC internships to employers and students and assists in the preparation of students for internship experiences, and serves as primary instructor of record for multiple sections of SCHC internship courses (fall, spring and summer). The coordinator also performs administrative and operational functions for marketing, recruitment, application review, selection and orientation of students, and facilitates internship placements with SC governmental agencies, including the legislative and executive branches, and collaborates with internship providers to ensure a successful experience.

Application Process

Although we accept resumes for review, the application is the official hiring document maintained by the university. Offers of employment and starting salaries are based on the education and work experience (including beginning and end dates) included in the university application only, not your resume

Institution Information

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dr. Kay Thomas


Required Qualifications

Masters degree and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

· Prior career coaching experience in a university career center, academic unit or industry.
· Prior teaching experience in higher education.
· Some knowledge of USC policies, procedures and programs.