Paid Summer Internship: Intern for Leadership Initiatives, Office of Leadership & Learning

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Job Summary

The Summer Intern for Leadership is a part time position within the Office of Leadership & Learning.  The intern provides leadership development programs for incoming first-year ODU students. This individual reports directly to and works closely with the Associate Director for Leadership & Learning in maintaining a community that provides a positive developmental experience for students and assists in the development of leadership training programs for first-year student leaders. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordination and implementation of the First-Year Summer Institute sessions which take place throughout July and August
  • Work with counselors to ensure positive student outcomes
  • Coach student leaders and providing support
  • Coordinate event logistics  
  • Provide excellent customer service to students and helping them remain engaged and become strong leaders on campus
  • Co-facilitate sessions, if appropriate

Academic Qualifications

Regular or provisional admission in a graduate degree program (higher education program preferred) with good academic standing is required. 

Required Skills:  

  • Experience with and knowledge of student leadership.  
  • Strong oral and written skills, computer competency.  
  • Experience with event logistics is preferred, but not required.  
  • Experience training students is preferred but not required.

Length of Internship: June 16, 2022 – August 15, 2022 (2 months)

Hours and Wages:

  • Compensation: $2,500 stipend + housing option during the 2-month appointment 
  • Average of 20 hours per week, including some evenings and weekend programs
  • Requires staying on campus for four 3-day long programs which are held during consecutive weeks in July- August; Other hours are flexible
  • Interns may not hold any other paid positions at ODU during the same time period
  • Opportunity for extended full year graduate assistantship

Office Website: Office of Leadership & Learning Leadership – Old Dominion University (  

Academic and professional knowledge and skills to be derived from this experience:

  • Intern will learn how to develop large leadership programs for college students
  • Intern will obtain experience in working with professional staff and student workers in a fast-paced environment
  • Intern will enhance his/her verbal and written communication skills.

Contact Person: Dionicia Mahler-Rogers, Associate Director, Leadership & Learning, , 757-683-5996

Position Reports to: Dionicia Mahler-Rogers, Associate Director, Leadership & Learning, , 757-683-5996

How to Apply: Send resume and letter of interest to