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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: 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.

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