University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mathematics

Internship ID: UIUC-INMAS [#24137, 1021007]
Internship Title: Visiting Associate Director of the Mathematical Sciences Internship Network
Internship Type: Administration
Internship Location: Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2024/01/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/02, listed until 2024/10/16)
Internship Description:    

Do you want to assist graduate students into careers in industry while building relationships with companies who host interns?

The Internship Network in the Mathematical Sciences (INMAS), which is funded by NSF and has hubs at the University of Illinois and Johns Hopkins University, connects industry partners with graduate student talent to transform graduate students’ career readiness while strengthening the nation’s innovation ecosystem. To learn more about us, see ;

The Associate Director works closely with the Director of INMAS Midwest (Professor Richard Laugesen) to connect universities and industry to arrange graduate internships in companies and government labs through the Internship Network in the Mathematical Sciences (INMAS); contacts and meets with employers, recruits and mentors students, including coordination of training workshops, and monitoring internship outcomes. The Associate Director interacts with students throughout the year, from initial admission to training workshops to resume reviews and on to internship placement. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Internship development -
  • Develop internship opportunities for mathematical sciences students at host organizations in industry.
  • Match INMAS students to the internship projects.
  • Serve as INMAS point of contact for interns and company hosts.
  • Assist interns and hosts in navigating employment and intellectual property concerns.
  • Oversee internship reporting requirements. 
Project management role - 
  • Co-organize INMAS training workshops, participate in them, and assist with the instructional components if qualified to do so.
  • Coordinate with the external assessment consultant.
  • Assist with report writing and publicizing INMAS activities.
  • Suggest improvements to the program, and opportunities for expansion.
  • Provide help and support to the PI and colleagues as needed. 

Networking / relationship building -
  • Work with stakeholders at the node universities in Illinois and nearby states to recruit graduate students in the mathematical sciences, learn their interests, and develop their professional skills.
  • Work with the PI of the INMAS network to create and cultivate a network of partners in industry and academia.
  • Share knowledge, materials, and industry connections with node university personnel to support their career development efforts. 
Some travel is expected. Some evening and weekend work will be required. 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a mathematical, statistical, engineering or scientific field with two years professional work experience beyond the degree. Experience coordinating complex projects or assisting students in solving problems. 

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Masters or ABD/PhD in a mathematical, statistical, engineering or scientific field including information sciences, or a business, management or analytics field. 
  • Broad basic knowledge in mathematics or statistics, preferably in modern science and technology. 
  • Desire to pursue a career outside of academic research and teaching. 
  • Strong administrative skills and committed attention to detail.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with strong commitment to task completion. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • A good listener, and highly ethical. Commitment to diversity and inclusion of women and underrepresented minorities.
  • Team player who enjoys talking with and motivating people.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities while bringing multiple tasks to completion on deadline.
Appointment Information
This is an Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. It is preferred that the position be at 100% full-time but a part-time appointment could be considered. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline date.
The target salary range for this position is $60,000 - $85,000. Final salary offered will be determined by a thorough assessment of available market data, internal salary equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints. Sponsorship for Work authorization is not available for this position.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on January 16, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Emily Lange at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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