The NSLC is looking for Simulation Staff for the Summer of 2024 for our Intelligence & National Security, International Diplomacy, Forensic Science, and Sports Management programs. Simulation staff are responsible for driving & developing NSLC simulations throughout the program sessions. Simulation Staff coordinate and implement the program simulation, teach the simulation exercises, and assist with program logistics.
Simulation staff arrive on-site 6 days before student arrival to participate in a mandatory 5-day orientation & training. This training runs from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily. Following training, SAs will work for 9-day sessions with a 3-day break in between. Simulation staff work very long days and are expected to be ready to assist students at any point during the program. A typical day lasts from 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM. All Simulation Staff are expected to serve as resident advisors, attend leadership sessions, socials, and guest speakers, and attend field trips and other workshops as their schedules permit.
The NSLC is looking for both Simulation Managers (SMs) and Simulation Assistants (SAs) for multiple 9-day programs as outlined below.
- Simulation Staff are generally current college students or recent college graduates.
- NSLC has a primary focus on leadership development. Applicants should have leadership experience and/or training.
- Appropriate educational backgrounds and work/volunteer/intern experience is required.
Intelligence & National Security
The Intelligence & National Security Program incorporates a National Security Simulation (NSC) throughout each program session. Following each NSC workshop, NSLC students, representing heads of their respective departments, write action-request forms that fall within their jurisdictions.
National Security Simulation staff:
- Develop the ongoing simulation by providing each student with a unique response to their action requests, thus illustrating the consequences of all policy decisions in real time.
- Provide intelligence briefs and “curveballs” during NSC sessions, thus creating unique and diverse policy challenges for students to overcome as a team.
- Write roughly 25 pages of simulation responses for students per day.
- Act as Presidents of their own NSC during simulation sessions.
The NSLC’s Intelligence & National Security Program is hiring a Simulation Manager and Simulation Assistants to perform these duties.
The International Diplomacy Program incorporates a United Nations Simulation & World Simulation throughout each program session. Following each UN & World simulation workshop, NSLC students, representing heads of their respective countries, write action-request forms within their jurisdictions.
International Diplomacy Simulation staff:
- Manage the logistics of each simulation in its entirety. This includes:
- Grade student work and draft daily briefings on group activities.
- Compile and present information in digestible formats.
- Create engaging crises within the simulation and shape outcomes.
- Manage country folders, tally development points, and craft announcements.
- Provide logistical support in New York.
The NSLC’s International Diplomacy Program is hiring a Simulation Manager to perform these duties.
The Forensic Science Program incorporates Mock Crime Scene Simulations throughout each program session.
Forensic Science Simulation staff:
- Formulate these scenes by creating pieces of evidence, setting up the scenes, and aiding students in their investigation. All the mock crime scenes will have physical evidence, as well as additional evidence that students will request in their investigations (e.g. character profiles of people involved in the crime, fingerprint cards, DNA profiles, interviews, etc).
- Play a key part in the mock trials that take place after the students have completed their investigations and act as judges presiding over the cases.
- Help and mentor the program staff with their forensic science skills if needed.
The NSLC’s Forensic Science Program is hiring a Simulation Manager and Simulation Assistants to perform these duties.
The Sports Management program incorporates a Client Simulation throughout each program session.
The Sports Management Simulation Manager:
- Sets up and organizes the agency creation process including:
- Creating approximately 8 social media accounts for each respective agency.
- Creating athlete/agency profiles, and background stories, and outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each entity.
- Communicates directly with the program staff, who serve as presidents of the various agencies.
- Demonstrate quick-thinking and problem-solving skills to solve issues that arise.
- Read student letters & emails, as well as coordinate any logistics involving athlete visitation and pairings throughout the session.
- Facilitate the development of NIL-styled contracts and athlete promotional videos.
- Manage the Athlete Press Conference and serve as the judge to determine the best agency among the student groups.
Simulation Staff will be paid $900 at the end of each session. Simulation Managers will be paid $1,000 at the end of each session. The NSLC pays for room & board, meals during each session (most of which are eaten in the dining hall on campus), and transportation to and from the conference.