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Student Internships

Student Employment is a form of involvement! Our office offers a number of hourly student employee positions. We look to hire talented individuals within our office in the areas of civic engagement, leadership, service, and campus engagement.

Student Employee Recruitment

Applications for Fall 2024 semester have closed. Please check back at the end of Fall semester for any updates on student employment within Student Leadership and Engagement.

Take a look at our current internships and student employment opportunities below:

Job Description: 

The Student Leadership Advocate serves as a peer mentor for the department and supports critical departmental services by managing the Student Leadership and Engagement Center. Responsibilities include:

  • Commit to being a peer-mentor to first-year students in the Rising Leaders Leadership Program
  • Engaging the student body through robust engagement programming and tabling events throughout NC State
  • Facilitating SLE presentations for the NC State Community
  • Managing the SLE departmental email account and organizing mail/lockers
  • Staff the front desk of Student Leadership and Engagement and answer students questions
  • Supporting student organization education and development
  • Welcome and greet visitors to SLE and provide information regarding programming, services, and organizations.
  • Serve on a committee that works towards the mission of Student Leadership and Engagement through programming and presentations
  • Attend required trainings and weekly staff meetings
  • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
  • Assist as needed in all required departmental functions

 Weekly Commitment: 10-20 hours per week

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $12 per hour

Job Description: The Marketing, Communications, and Design Intern is responsible for designing static creative content–including digital marketing assets for newsletters and social media, digital billboards, website–and print–including flyers, banners, and other documentation. Interns will also create communication plans, meet with professional staff members to discuss marketing strategies, and help run Student Leadership and Engagement social media platforms. Interested applicants must have some experience in Adobe Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. All interns will operate under department and university brand standards.

Primary Skills: Graphic design, project management, content creation, collaboration, brand compliance

Weekly Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $12 per hour

Job Description: The Mystery Service Saturday Intern plans and implements opportunities for students to engage in direct service with a local nonprofit partner and participate in a fun local activity 1-2 times a month.

  • Serve as the liaison between NCSU and local nonprofit partners
  • Plan logistics for Mystery Service Saturday including contacting nonprofit, planning post-service activity, planning and leading reflection, driving university van day of event, etc.
  • Serve as a peer-leader day of events cultivating a welcoming and inclusive community for all
  • Assist in marketing of Mystery Service Saturday program 
  • Explore new partnerships and ways to expand the program
  • Seek feedback from constituents when applicable

Weekly Commitment: 2-10 hours per week

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $12 per hour

Impact Delta Interns co-lead a community of practice (CoP), a group of 8-10 students, who are aiming to holistically address a local social issue from the lenses of education, service, and advocacy in collaboration with a local nonprofit partner. 

Impact Delta Interns will be responsible for:

  • Enrolling and actively participating in USC 298: Community Organizing for Social Change in Fall 2024 semester
  • Serving as the primary liaison between your community partner and SLE 
  • Assisting in the recruitment and retention of CoP members
  • Coordinating all logistics for weekly or bi-weekly service with your CoP
  • Driving a 15 person van for service projects (training provided)
  • Leading your CoP in reflection related to your service
  • Leading your CoP in facilitating one additional education and advocacy project related to your social issue
  • Meeting every other week with advisor to assist in planning and professional development
  • Seeking feedback from constituents when applicable 

Job Description:  

The Leadership Development Intern will assist with the delivery, tracking, and assessment of leadership development programs for student leaders, with a large focus on the Leadership Development Program ( LDP hosts 40+ workshops and serves 300+ unique students per year. The intern will provide direct support (via email and in-person) to student participants as they work towards completing the Leadership Certificate, including proactive communication about deadlines and requirements, as well as, answering inquiries. This position will utilize to manage workshop registrations and attendance, as well as, monitor students’ certificate completion progress.

This position will also coordinate with workshop presenters and office staff to proactively plan for the detailed logistics necessary to execute a seamless experience for all parties. In partnership with the supervisor, this position will support in updating teaching materials, managing assessment, and implementing continually improvements to the program. They will partner with our marketing team to promote leadership opportunities to increase reach and attendance. If desired, opportunities to present and teach material will be provided. 

While not required, ideal candidates will have participated in previous leadership trainings themselves, such as the Leadership Development Program certificate.

Weekly Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $12 per hour


Alex Reyer ’23
Student Leadership Advocate

Alex is a Student Leadership Advocate (SLA). In his role, he works directly with Rising Leaders as a peer mentor and helps oversee the operations of Student Leadership and Engagement. Alex shared, “My experience here with Student Leadership & Engagement as an SLA has been nothing short of fun, exciting, sincere and full of wonderful human beings with whom I work with every day.”

Rohan Parashar ’23
Student Leadership Advocate

Rohan works as an SLA and enjoys working the front desk, setting up for the Leadership Development Program (LDP), and mentoring first-year students through the Rising Leaders Program. Rohan shared “My favorite part of my job has been meeting all kinds of new people and making valuable connections. I have been learning a lot about myself through the events and look forward to the rest of the year.”