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The NSLS offers a paid two-semester internship program where we work with the best and the brightest. Our internship focuses on helping leaders develop real-world skills in management, budgeting, communication, public speaking, marketing, and event planning.

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An internship with the NSLS benefits you personally, professionally, and academically. It's also a great way to distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive job market. As an intern, you’ll develop essential skills employers and grad schools are looking for, and gain real-world experience. If selected, you’ll play a significant role in coordinating leadership events on campus, including live webcasts from the nation's top speakers, authors, and celebrities. Additionally, you'll receive an hourly wage and an opportunity to earn college credit.

Candidates considered for this opportunity are full-time students at two- or four-year colleges or universities with a minimum of three semesters remaining, including the current semester, before your degree is completed. Our internship is available on-campus as well as online.

The program is open to all majors and can be planned around your class schedule. It requires approximately 7-10 hours per week. All candidates will go through a hiring process.

The prerequisites include:

  • A minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership experience or abilities

This internship will allow you to develop skills in management, budgeting, fundraising, communication, public speaking, marketing, public relations, and event planning. During this experience, you’ll learn how to:

  • Recruit and manage a 5- to 12-person Executive Board
  • Develop and implement a budget for speakers, community service, and social events
  • Get your community involved in supporting the leaders of tomorrow
  • Implement cutting-edge technology during the interactive broadcast events
  • Represent the NSLS on your campus
  • Create local marketing campaigns to enhance your chapter's image and involvement
  • Develop relationships with administrators and groups on campus

As an intern, your responsibilities may include:

  • Leading the NSLS campus chapter by managing day-to-day chapter operations
  • Scheduling, organizing, and facilitating all chapter events in accordance with NSLS standards
  • Communicating and engaging with members across all channels to ensure an excellent member experience and high program completion rates
  • Maintaining a high standard of NSLS chapter best practices as outlined by the National Office, including the execution of the invitation process and achieving their pillars of success
  • Recruiting and managing a student Executive Board
  • Registering and/or maintaining status as a student organization or department-sponsored program
  • Attending virtual trainings and meetings with NSLS National Office team members bi-weekly via video conferencing for status updates on key deliverables
  • Partnering with advisors and NSLS National Office team members to grow chapter membership via on-campus outreach initiatives
  • Coordinating recruitment activities to help invited university students learn about and accept their invitation to the NSLS. Some of these activities include, but are not limited to, on-campus and virtual events like tabling, orientations, and information sessions
  • Meeting regularly with students, staff, and faculty to develop positive awareness of the NSLS on campus

Optional events include:

  • Social events
  • Fundraising events
  • Community service events

You'll become the President of your chapter. This is a vital role as the members you recruit will look to you, along with a Faculty/Staff Advisor you find, for guidance, encouragement, and strong leadership.

The NSLS provides Chapter Presidents the resources to encourage advancement among members, as well as a roadmap for effective leadership. Your chapter will have an Executive Board that you appoint, each with specific responsibilities to achieve one shared mission—hosting a successful chapter.

The NSLS distinguishes itself from other programs by integrating a year-long speaker series with training in personal goal setting, team meetings to set peers accountable for each other, and mentorship. You will be a part of this positive change even beyond graduation. The Internship Program will also challenge you in many facets of management and professional advancement, applicable in any career or industry field. 


I feel that a student who is passionate about leadership AND helping other people, this [internship] is something they should get involved in - not only for personal growth and development, but also professionally. You will grow so much more than you ever thought imaginable. 



The Internship Program is a career opportunity where The National Society of Leadership and Success hires you to begin a chapter of the NSLS, or lead an existing chapter, on your campus. As an NSLS Chapter President, you'll be in charge of recruiting a Faculty Advisor, appointing your Executive Board, and handling the management and budget for the chapter. You will be leading the events with your Board and Advisor. 

The NSLS is the nation's largest accredited leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With more than 700 chapters, the NSLS currently has over 1.5 million members nationwide.

In addition to this honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation on campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among other top student leaders. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.

Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance, and more.

To bring a chapter to your school, you are eligible to participate in the exclusive Internship Program. To apply, simply fill out the quick form linked at the top of this page.

After you submit your resume and application, our internship recruiters will review your materials. If you're selected for a phone interview, you will be contacted within 1-2 weeks of submitting your application.

Only one student will be selected on each campus.

We do not have a hard deadline to submit applications, but we do hire on a rolling basis. This means that once we find a great candidate at a particular campus, we will extend an offer. Please make every attempt to fill out your application as soon as possible if you are truly interested.

This internship can be completed on campus or virtually.


This internship is flexible and can be very accommodating based on your schedule. Whether it be your classes, work, or other activities, you can work the Internship Program around your schedule. Most interns spend 7-10 hours a week working on internship-related tasks.

Edward O'Neil

National Online Chapter

Walter Wood

University of Utah

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University of California, Irvine

Vittoria Wakefield

Florida State University

Shay Lewis

Chesapeake College

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