Graduate Internship Opportunities

The Center for Leadership & Social Change is accepting applications for interns. The many programs and experiences that we provide for undergraduate students require the thoughts and efforts of many people to make them successful, which is why we are seeking the assistance of current graduate students who are able to contribute ~10 hours a week to help support the following programs. Each program described below offers specific internship experiences that provide a variety of learning outcomes, experiences, and competencies. Please contact the specified staff member to learn more about these exciting opportunities.

Florida State Alternative Breaks (FSAB)

Florida State Alternative Breaks (FSAB) facilitates accessible service immersion experiences for students to create sustainable change in partnership with local national, and international community organizations and their constituents. Members of the graduate intern team play a critical role in program development by advising undergraduate student coordinators, facilitating trainings for the undergraduate team, working collaboratively to build partnerships with local communities, and co-leading their own alternative break trip during winter break or MLK weekend. Duration: August to April; 5 hours per week in Fall 2019 and 10 hours per week in Spring 2020. Attendance at a spring retreat in April 2019 is highly preferred. E-mail resume and cover letter to Erin Sylvester Philpot at for consideration.


LeaderShape at Florida State University hosts concurrent sessions of the Institute which challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. In the fall semester we recruit a graduate intern to join the planning team to assist with various logistical needs and also work with the two undergraduate student coordinators, focused on their leadership development process. Duration: Selected in Fall, one semester, December-May. Email resume and cover letter to Bailey P. Albrecht at for consideration.

Leadership LOGIC

Leadership LOGIC is a two-day overnight leadership development program in partnership with Campus Recreation, specifically catering to FSU students who have not participated in a leadership development program before. LOGIC occurs three times throughout the entire year at the FSU Reservation and has undergraduate facilitators for the program who develop the curriculum for each weekend. While we do not select an intern every year for the program, there are opportunities to engage in facilitator training, work with the undergraduate student coordinator team, and assist with various logistics of the program. Duration (if offered): Selected in Spring or Fall, one year, August-April. Email resume and cover letter to Bailey P. Albrecht at for consideration.

Multicultural Leadership Summit

The Multicultural Leadership Summit is a one-and-a-half day conference, typically held in January, which focuses on a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. The graduate intern(s) will serve on the conference planning committee and assist the MLS graduate assistant in the areas of: advising and training four student coordinators, theme and keynote selection, budgeting, marketing, proposal selection, assessment and evaluation, and other event logistics. Duration: Selected in Spring, one year, April-February. Email resume and cover letter to Miguel Hernandez at for consideration.

Service Leadership Seminar (SLS)

Service Leadership Seminar is a weeklong experience for incoming first-year students at Florida State. It is an annual event held the week before the fall semester begins where students learn about leadership, service, and identity in the context of individual, group, and community opportunities. Each year, we elect a graduate intern to work with the SLS undergraduate student coordinator team, develop the assessment plan/measure, and assist with week of facilitator training, as well as the seminar. Duration: Selected in Spring, one summer intern, May-September. Email resume and cover letter to Bailey P. Albrecht at for consideration.

ServScript Program

Through the ServScript Program, students can document service to the community on their academic transcript. This university-wide system for collecting information about student engagement provides valuable data for faculty and staff. The graduate intern in this role will serve as member of the ServScript Advisory Group, promote the ServScript Program to departments and organizations, participate in the audit of ServScript data, and develop reports to capture the breadth and depth of data collected. Duration: one semester, available in Spring, Summer, or Fall. E-mail resume and cover letter to Erin Sylvester Philpot at for consideration.

Social Change Peer Educators

The Social Change Peer Educator Team engages undergraduate students as peer educators on the outcomes of diversity, inclusion, identity, and leadership. Peer educators are trained to be resourceful, identify and stretch boundaries by facilitating a variety of workshops for campus partners and students organizations on behalf of the Center for Leadership and Social Change. Duration: August 2019-May 2020. Email resume and cover letter to Shane Whittington at for consideration. 

Social Justice Ally Training 

The mission of the Social Justice Ally Training program is to educate members of the Florida State community about issues related to social justice in order to develop allies who will promote an equitable and inclusive environment and serve as social change agents in a diverse and global society. The graduate intern will help create, modify, and update curriculum and co-coordinate ally training sessions at the university. Additionally, the intern will help program events for current facilitators and conduct assessment on the overall training. The ideal candidate for this role will have a baseline knowledge of social justice issues. Duration: one semester or two semesters. Email resume and cover letter to Miguel Hernandez at for consideration.

Spiritual Life Project (SLP)

Florida State University's Spiritual Life Project fosters students' search for meaning, purpose, and authenticity in life, deepens their self-understanding, broadens their awareness of diverse perspectives and themselves as global citizens, and develops a commitment to higher ideals and truths. Each year, we select a graduate intern to work with the SLP undergraduate student coordinator team, serve on the SLP Steering Committee, facilitate programming with the mobile and permanent campus labyrinths, and assist with coordination of the Transformation Through Teaching recognition process for FSU faculty. Duration: August 2019 to April 2020, 3-5 hours per week. Email resume and cover letter to Laura Osteen at for consideration.

Women's Leadership Institute (WLI)

The Women's Leadership Institute is a three-day leadership learning institute for 49 undergraduate women to enhance leader identity and capacity. It is an annual event held every Fall semester and assists participants in learning strategies for creating positive sustainable change in their communities. The graduate intern serves on the planning committee. Email resume and cover letter to Bailey P. Albrecht at for consideration.

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