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Industry Liaison / Internship Manager

The Industry Liaison / Internship Manager (hereinafter “ILIM”) plans and directs all operational and administrative activities related to connecting Fashion School students with supplemental experiential educational opportunities including:  internships, co-ops, job shadowing, international business experiences, and mentoring programs.  The ILIM reports directly to and is accountable to the Director, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.  The ILIM is appointed by the Director and is a full-time position, reviewed annually by the Director.

The Industry Liaison/Internship Manager’s duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to the following:

a.    Establishing goals, objectives and strategies to develop and implement programs and services that connect students and business experiences (internships, shadowing, mentoring programs, etc.).

b.    Developing linkages in conjunction with KSU Career Services, external organizations, professional associations and community groups throughout the region to support program development.

c.    Overseeing the promotion, marketing, and communication on all aspects of the program by strategically planning the development and distribution of various materials.

d.    Coordinating special event programming related to industry programs and projects.

e.    Providing direct oversight for students enrolled in internship experiences in consultation with Fashion School Faculty.

f.    Developing and updating internship pages to the Fashion School website.

g.    Performing other duties and tasks as assigned or delegated by the Director, including knowing and following all KSU procedures in all areas of operation.