Career Counseling Internship for Graduate Students-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

The Career and Professional Development Center at Carnegie Mellon has a unique "College / Industry Hybrid Model" structure.  At least one career consultant and one employer relations staff member are dedicated to providing career counseling, employer relations, and employer development to the students and employers associated with a college.  In order to expand our services to these customers, and to provide career development opportunities to the future leaders of our profession, we developed the Carnegie Mellon Career Counseling Internship for Graduate Students.

Career Counseling Interns (CCI's) work closely with the consultant team to provide career counseling to Carnegie Mellon students and alumni on career exploration, professional development, internship and job search preparation, and post-graduation career planning needs. Career Counseling Interns are also expected to develop and conduct career planning and professional development seminars to their assigned campus constituency and the general Carnegie Mellon community, assist with the planning and implementation of educational programs and career conferences, and update web and library resources for students and alumni.

Meet the 2015-16 CCIs!

Required Skills and Experiences

  • An in-depth understanding and application of college student development theories, career development theories, and/or counseling theories
  • Ability to function competently in a team environment
  • Analytical, organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven record of multicultural and global competence
  • Computer literacy
  • A creative approach to utilizing technology to provide efficiency and efficacy to career services
  • Must be enrolled in a Master's program in a related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling)
  • Able to work between 17 hours per week during fall and spring semesters
  • Prior experience in student affairs or human resources is preferred

We accept applications through April 30 of each year for the following academic year, however, earlier applications are encouraged.  For more information or questions about the program, download the CCI brochure, or contact Jennifer Frick at or 412-268-2064.

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