Job Opportunities

Join the NSLC team

The National Student Leadership Conference relies on the contributions of its staff to make each conference experience successful.

The NSLC is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals who enjoy working with high school students and have experience in the academic fields of our programs, leadership development, residential life, and/or office administration.

Resumes and applications for the summer of 2015 will be accepted starting January 5, 2015 and will continue until all positions have been filled.

If you are interested in applying for the positions listed below and have read the job description and requirements, you will need to complete an online application. After receiving and reviewing your application, qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. The job application for summer 2015 will open January 5, 2015 and interviews will begin after February 1, 2015.

For program specific contact information, see below.

Team Advisor (TA)

Team Advisors guide students through their NSLC experience. Each TA is responsible for a small group of 12-16 students. TAs generally work either half or whole summers (to review this year’s dates, please visit www.nslcleaders.org/programs/dates-locations).

As a TA, you will:

  • Lead small group discussions and debriefings
  • Teach academic and leadership sessions
  • Assist Administrative staff, Professors and Leadership Facilitators with program components
  • Serve as a chaperone during off-campus trips and evening social activities
  • Reside in the dormitory on the same floors as students, serving as a Resident Advisor

Qualifications: Before applying to be a Team Advisor, please note:

  • Team Advisors are generally current college sophomores – seniors. Current freshman are generally considered for one of our Intern positions.
  • Applicants should be familiar with all program specific information posted on this site.
  • NSLC has a primary focus on leadership development. Applicants should have leadership experience and/or training.
  • Our programs include TA-led sessions that require appropriate educational backgrounds and work/volunteer/intern experience.

Requirements: Please note the following requirements of our programs before applying to be a Team Advisor.

  • Culinary Arts & Entrepreneurship: candidates should have experience working in food service or hospitality, or should be pursuing a related bachelor’s degree. No formal culinary training is required, though candidates must be passionate about the culinary arts and have a basic knowledge of culinary techniques.
  • Business & Entrepreneurship / Sports Management: candidates should have completed coursework or have experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, basic business curriculum (including accounting, economics, management, etc.), and/or sports & entertainment management.
  • Engineering: candidates should have completed coursework in the fields of science, engineering, and/or mathematics; or have relevant experience with hands-on design, problem solving, and project management.
  • Forensic Science: candidates should preferably be enrolled in a forensics or criminal justice program or have completed coursework related to forensic sciences. However, candidates who are interested in forensics and are enrolled in a biology or chemistry program or have a strong background in a related science are also welcome.
  • Theater/Acting Intensive: candidates should have completed college coursework in the theater (acting, directing, stage management or playwrighting) or should be an active participant in the theater.
  • Intelligence & Nat’l Security: candidates should be studying or have interned in the field of U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, and/or National Security/Intelligence. ROTC, Model United Nations or Mock-Congress experience is helpful.
  • Biotechnology: candidates should have completed coursework in the fields of science, engineering, and/or mathematics; or have relevant experience with hands-on design, problem solving, and project management.
  • International Diplomacy: candidates should be studying or have interned in the field of International Relations and/or Foreign Service. Model United Nations experience is preferred.
  • Journalism, Film & Media Arts: candidates should have completed coursework or have work experience within a field of communication (including journalism, film, photography, public relations, etc.)
  • Law & Advocacy: candidates should have a working knowledge of trial advocacy. Mock Trial experience is preferred.
  • Mastering Leadership: candidates should have extensive experience/involvement with high school or youth leadership development and/or leadership organizations such as student government associations, peer education groups, community service organizations, or youth outreach programs.
  • Medicine & Health Care: candidates should have completed coursework in pre-med and science courses and a strong interest in the health care field. Work or internships in medical or research facilities is highly favored. EMT training is a plus.
  • Political Action & Public Policy: candidates must have political experience or be actively studying political science. New candidates should have internship or campaign experience.

Compensation: In addition to room, board and travel, TAs receive a stipend at the end of each session.

Assistant Team Advisor (ATA)

Assistant Team Advisors are given the opportunity to work hands-on with NSLC program staff and work directly with students. This is a position of learning, being in service, and contributing to the NSLC program. Many of our past ATAs have considered this position as a “team advisor in training” since TA applicants with ATA experience are given first priority and special consideration. Each ATA is assigned to shadow a Team Advisor (TA) and assist with a small group of 12-16 students. ATAs generally work at least two sessions (to review this year’s dates, please visit www.nslcleaders.org/programs/dates-locations).

As an ATA, you will:

  • Assist with TA-led small group discussions and debriefings
  • Assist with TA facilitated academic and leadership sessions
  • Assist Administrative staff, Professors, and Leadership Facilitators to prepare activities and ensure site rooms are properly equipped and set for all conference events
  • Serve as a chaperone during off-campus trips and evening social activities
  • Reside in the dormitory on the same floors as students, serving as a Resident Advisor

Qualifications: Before applying to be an ATA, please note:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age before arriving on-site.
  • ATAs are generally current college freshmen. Qualified incoming freshman may also be considered.
  • Applicants should be familiar with all program specific information posted on this site.
  • NSLC has a primary focus on leadership development. Applicants should have leadership experience and/or training.
  • NSLC alumni may be given preference.

Requirements: Please note the following requirements of our programs before applying to be an Intern.

  • Culinary Arts & Entrepreneurship: candidates should be passionate about the culinary arts, have an interest in food service or hospitality, and have a basic knowledge of culinary techniques.
  • Business & Entrepreneurship / Sports Management: candidates should be pursuing a degree in entrepreneurship, marketing, or business administration (including accounting, economics, management, etc.), and/or sports & entertainment management.
  • Engineering: candidates should be pursuing a degree in the fields of science, engineering, and/or mathematics; or have relevant experience with hands-on design, problem solving, and project management.
  • Forensic Science: candidates should preferably be enrolled in a forensics or criminal justice program or have completed coursework related to forensic sciences. However, candidates who are interested in forensics and are enrolled in a biology or chemistry program or have a strong background in a related science are also welcome.
  • Theater/Acting Intensive: candidates should be pursuing a degree in the theater (acting, directing, stage management or playwrighting) or should be an active participant in the theater.
  • Intelligence & Nat’l Security: candidates should be studying or have interned in the field of U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, and/or National Security/Intelligence. ROTC, Model United Nations or Mock-Congress experience is helpful.
  • Biotechnology: candidates should have completed coursework in the fields of science, engineering, and/or mathematics; or have relevant experience with hands-on design, problem solving, and project management.
  • International Diplomacy: candidates should be studying or have interned in the field of International Relations and/or Foreign Service. Model United Nations experience is preferred.
  • Journalism, Film & Media Arts: candidates should be pursuing a degree or have work experience within a field of communication (including journalism, film, photography, public relations, etc.)
  • Law & Advocacy: candidates should have a working knowledge of trial advocacy. Mock Trial experience is preferred.
  • Mastering Leadership: candidates should have some experience/involvement with high school or youth leadership development and/or leadership organizations such as student government associations, peer education groups, community service organizations, or youth outreach programs.
  • Medicine & Health Care: candidates should be pursuing a degree in pre-med or the sciences, and have a strong interest in the health care field. Work or internships in medical or research facilities is highly favored. EMT training is a plus.
  • Political Action & Public Policy: candidates must have political experience or be actively studying political science. New candidates should have internship or campaign experience.

Compensation: Room and board.

Social Media Coordinator

The Social Media Coordinator supervises and generates content for social platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and WordPress to capture moments of a student’s NSLC experience for family, friends, and parents at home. The SMC works for the whole summer at an NSLC campus (to review this year’s dates, please visit www.nslcleaders.org/programs/dates-locations).

Requirements: Please note the following requirements of our programs before applying to be a Team Advisor.

As an SMC, you will:

  • Shoot and edit Daily Video Blogs for different programs
  • Manage and update a WordPress Site
  • Collect and upload photographs for Flickr
  • Write and monitor a Site Twitter Account
  • Work closely with On-site Administration
  • Perform occasional office tasks

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of video editing experience on Final Cut Pro, including basic knowledge of sound and color correction
  • Though not required, experience in documentary film production is preferred
  • URL link to demo reel
  • Knowledge and experience of utilizing Twitter

Compensation: In addition to room, board and travel, SMC’s will receive a stipend throughout the summer.

Site/Office Assistant (OA)

Site/Office Assistants are responsible for completing the daily tasks of the NSLC on-site office. OAs generally work the entire summer, from set-up to break-down of the site.

As an OA, you will:

  • Work with the Office Manager to complete all daily administrative tasks in the on-site office
  • Prepare for and facilitate program arrival and departure days
  • Assist the program staff with setting up program activities
  • Assist with Site Set-up at the beginning of the summer and Site Break-down at the end of the summer
  • Serve as a liaison between the NSLC on-site office and the NSLC Enrollment Office
  • Serve as a liaison between the NSLC on-site office and the University or Conference Center

Qualifications: Before applying to be an Site/Office Assistant, please note:

  • Assistants are generally current college students.
  • Applicants should be familiar with the NSLC.
  • NSLC has a primary focus on leadership development. Applicants should have leadership experience and/or training.
  • Office experience is preferred.
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Access) proficiency is required.
  • Must be a self-starter, flexible and willing to work long hours.

Compensation: In addition to room, board and travel, OAs will receive a stipend throughout the summer.

Office Manager (OM)

In addition to the responsibilities and qualifications of an Office Assistant listed above, Office Managers are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the NSLC on-site office. OMs must work the entire summer, from set-up to break-down of the site.

As an OM, you will:

  • Serve all functions of the Office Assistant
  • Supervise Office Assistants
  • Facilitate in hiring Office Assistants
  • Work closely with On-site Administration

Compensation: In addition to room, board and travel, OMs will receive a stipend throughout the summer.