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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: 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.

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