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Internships with New Leaders Council

NLC Digital Media Intern

New Leaders Council is seeking a Digital Media Intern to assist the National Communications & Partnerships team in building NLC’s digital footprint through community management and social media. NLC Interns should be available for 10-15 hours a week. There is a $1,000 per semester stipend for this internship. Students receiving educational credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We’re Looking For

NLC’s Digital Media Intern must be an innovative, rising star who is passionate about civic engagement, a love for digital media, and has a strong familiarity with politics and government. Previous experience with online organizing and ability to create innovative graphics are big bonuses.

New Leaders Council is young, energetic, and very diverse. It is a progressive organization dedicated to building rising next generational leaders across the country through a six-month skill-building fellowship held annually in 50 communities across the country.  Through all levels of the organization, NLC upholds the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and only hires interns who share those values.

Role and Responsibilities

The Digital Media Intern plays an important role by providing online administrative support to our national community.  Responsibilities will be divided between online community upkeep and social media.

In a typical day, a Digital Media Intern could find themselves doing any of the following:

  • Updating national and local website content;
  • Copy editing blog posts;
  • Continually updating and correcting database records;
  • Creating graphics for social media;
  • Writing engaging email blasts or newsletters;
  • Monitoring social media platforms;
  • Coordinating production and tracking weekly newsletters.

NLC uses NGP/EveryAction, knowledge of this platform is greatly preferred but NLC can provide training for the right candidate. There is potential for graphic design assignments and exposure to online fundraising as well as joining the team working on  NLC’s National Convention in August of 2020.

Location: Remote

Internship Dates: Fall (September- December), Spring (January- April), Summer (May-August)

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend per semester.

How To Apply

In order to apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to NLC VP of Strategic Partnerships and External Relations, Alise Roderer at admin@newleaderscouncil.org with Digital Media Intern in the subject line.


NLC Development Intern

New Leaders Council is seeking a Development Intern to assist the National Development Director in building NLC’s fundraising capacity through research and donor relations. NLC Interns should be available for 10-15 hours a week. There is a $1,000 per semester stipend for this internship. Students receiving educational credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We’re Looking For

NLC’s Development Intern must be an innovative, rising star who is passionate about civic engagement, possesses detail-oriented research skills, and has a strong familiarity with politics and government.

New Leaders Council is young, energetic, and very diverse. It is a progressive organization dedicated to building rising next generational leaders across the country through a six-month skill-building fellowship held annually in 50 communities across the country.  Through all levels of the organization, NLC upholds the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and only hires interns who share those values.

Role and Responsibilities

The Development Intern plays an important role by providing administrative support to NLC’s Development Office.  Responsibilities will be assigned to capitalize on the Development Intern’s talents and develop their finance and fundraising skills. Among these responsibilities, Development Interns will be particularly focused on chapter fundraising efforts and implementation of small donor identification, development, and tracking. 

In a typical day, a Development Intern could find themselves doing any of the following:

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence;
  • Create and maintain individual, corporate and foundation donor files;
  • Support production and mailing of quarterly appeal initiatives;
  • Research funding opportunities at national and local chapter level; 
  • Draft reports and updates for our individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

NLC uses NGP/EveryAction, knowledge of this platform is greatly preferred but NLC will train the right candidate. There is potential for each Development Intern to be a part of the Finance Committee for NLC’s National Convention in August of 2020.

Location: Remote

Internship Dates: Fall (September- December), Spring (January- April), Summer (May-August)

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend per semester.

How To Apply

In order to apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to NLC National Deputy Development Director, Kait Saier at admin@newleaderscouncil.org with Development Intern in the subject line. 


NLC Events & Program Intern

New Leaders Council is seeking an Events & Program Intern to assist the National Staff team in promotion and execution NLC’s Institute and major events. NLC Interns should be available for 10-15 hours a week. There is a $1,000 per semester stipend for this internship. Students receiving educational credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We’re Looking For

NLC’s Events & Program Intern must be an innovative, rising star who is passionate about civic engagement, possesses a strong attention to detail, loves interacting with people from all over the country, and has a strong familiarity with event management. Previous experience in customer service is a big bonus.

New Leaders Council is dedicated to building rising generational leaders across the country through a six-month skill-building fellowship held annually in 50 communities across the country.  Through all levels of the organization, NLC upholds the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and only hires interns who share those values. 

Role and Responsibilities

The Events & Program Intern plays an important role by providing administrative, logistical, and constituent relations support to our national community.  Responsibilities will be divided between online community upkeep and communications and logistical support. 

In a typical day, an Events & Program Intern could find themselves doing any of the following:

  • Providing chapter support for their Fellowship;;
  • Tracking event registration and/or troubleshooting issues;
  • Speaker/trainer travel support;
  • Preparing event and program materials

NLC uses NGP/EveryAction. Knowledge of this platform is greatly preferred but NLC can provide training for the right candidate. There is potential for each Events & Program Intern to be a part of the Planning Committee for NLC’s National Convention in August of 2020.

Location: Remote

Internship Dates: Fall (September- December), Spring (January- April), Summer (May-August)

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend per semester.

How To Apply In order to apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to NLC Institute Executive Director, Courtney Madden at admin@newleaderscouncil.org with Events & Program Intern in the subject line.