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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 the Fall 2023 semester are now closed. Please check back in the spring! You can view our position descriptions below.

Job Description: 

The Student Leadership Advocate serves as an 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.
  • Maintain a clean entrance and ensure inspections of physical space are up to standard
  • 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

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Job Description: The Graphic 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. Interested applicants must be proficient 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

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Hiring Term: 2023-24 Academic Year

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

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Job Description: Student Leadership and Engagement is looking for an enthusiastic Civic Engagement Intern who will be at the forefront of developing and implementing civic engagement workshops. The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in content creation, supporting the growth of the Active Citizenry Series, and creating opportunities for students to learn the tools and knowledge to participate fully in the civic realm of our communities here in North Carolina.

Key Responsibilities:

Workshop Development: Collaborate with Associate Director to develop, and refine engaging and informative civic engagement workshops tailored to diverse audiences.

Content Creation: Research and produce a range of content including articles, presentations, and digital resources to complement and enhance the Active Citizenry Series.

Engagement: Assist in hosting and moderating workshops, ensuring content is well-presented, attendees are engaged, and feedback is effectively captured for continuous improvement.

Research: Stay updated on current civic issues, best practices in civic education, and emerging trends to ensure content remains relevant and timely.

Collaboration: Work closely with external partners, faculty members, guest speakers, and other departments to ensure seamless event planning and execution.

Feedback and Assessment: Assist in evaluating workshop success, gathering participant feedback, and using data to make informed decisions for future iterations.

Weekly Commitment: 5-8 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Hiring Term: 2023-24 Academic Year

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 (go.ncsu.edu/leaders). 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 https://reporter.ncsu.edu/ 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

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Hiring Term: Summer 2023 (preferred) and/or 2023-24 Academic Year

Job Description: Volunteer Coordinator Intern will serve as a member of the Feed the Pack Student Leadership Team. This position is responsible for managing the volunteer email and the volunteer service portal to train and coordinate volunteers for weekly and recurring shifts  as well as delegate tasks to volunteers, such as checking freezer temperatures and reporting needed items. This position is also responsible for coordinating volunteers within the scope of the Pack Essentials Hub for events. The Volunteer Coordinator will also be responsible for organizing and leading ongoing meetings/training with volunteers to update them on any pantry changes or opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator will also be expected to organize annual volunteer appreciation events. Additionally, this position will be responsible for attending weekly team meetings and sharing any volunteer updates, such as group volunteer interest, recurring shifts, and schedule changes. This position will work closely with the pantry manager to coordinate any pantry matter. As a requirement, this position will be expected to have a driver’s license in order to help with pickups.

Weekly Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Hiring Term: Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023/24 (Both Preferred)

Job Description:  The Pantry Manager Intern will serve as a member of Feed the Pack’s Student Leadership Team. This position is responsible for creating and updating the pantry inventory, compiling data reports around what food comes in and out of the pantry, and how many visits we get within the month to share with our community, on our website, and better manage inventory. Additionally, this position will be responsible for attending weekly team meetings and sharing the status of the pantry, inventory, patron usage, poundage, and most needed items with the rest of the team. This position is also responsible for communicating most needed items to the student leadership team, advisors, and partners to create an accurate Amazon wishlist, donation list, and purchase orders. As a requirement, this position will be expected to have a driver’s license in order to help with pickups.

Weekly Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Hiring Term: Summer 2023 (preferred) and 2023-24 Academic Year

Job Description:  The Public Relations Intern will serve as a member of the Feed the Pack Student Leadership Team. This position will be responsible for maintaining Feed the Pack’s media email, and social media (Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook). Additionally, this position will be in charge of creating the monthly newsletter and maintaining Feed the Pack’s website. In regards to marketing, this position will create designs requested by the rest of the Student Leadership Team, including but not limited to—volunteer recruitment, recipe cards, pantry merchandise, and other means of advertising. They are expected to collaborate closely with the marketing team of Student Leadership and Engagement, as well as with DASA Marketing and Communications. In regards to events, this position will work to represent Feed the Pack at the Civic Action Network, document/photograph pantry events, and help to table whenever necessary. They will also attend weekly leadership team meetings. Since this position will be working to tell Feed the Pack’s narrative through graphs and other visual means, they will be the representative for community and campus engagement. While not required, ideal candidates will have a background in marketing, graphic design, general/website design, social media, and an understanding of how to visually represent data in a compelling, story-driven manner.

Weekly Commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $11 per hour

Hiring Term: Summer 2023 (preferred) and/or 2023-24 Academic Year

Testimonials

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.”