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

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 2020 and 10 hours per week in Spring 2021. Attendance at a spring retreat in April 2020 is highly preferred. E-mail resume and cover letter to David Bateman-Schieler 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 Eric Jones 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 Eric Jones at for consideration.

Multicultural Leadership Summit

The Multicultural Leadership Summit is a one-and-a-half day conference held each January that 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 will serve on the conference planning committee, which consists of five student coordinators, one center GA, and one center staff member. They will focus on advising, curriculum development, conference planning, budgeting, marketing, assessment and evaluation, and other event logistics. Duration: one year, selected in spring, intern from April to April. Email resume and cover letter to Kenya Shakir 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, intern May through September. Email resume and cover letter to David Bateman-Schieler at for consideration.

ServScript Program

The FSU ServScript Program provides students with a platform to document their 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 Committee; promote the ServScript Program to departments, organizations, and courses; 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.


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 understanding our socialization as women and exploring their leadership development through Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. The graduate intern serves on the planning committee and has the opportunity to work on assessment projects and develop programming for the entire WLI community. Duration: one semester or one year, selected in spring, flexible on length and time. Email resume and cover letter to Erin Sylvester Philpot at for consideration.

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