Available Positions and Application Process
- LEAD Interns
- RUAB Executive Board
- Alternative Break Site Leader
- Mark Conference Captains
- Engagement Hub – Engagement Assistants
“Leader Corps challenge the concept of leadership, never give up regardless of how impossible the task may seem, and most important of all, engage in selfless service.”
The Leaders Corps are premier student leaders selected to work with the Student Involvement and Leadership team to carry out its mission to provoke thought, cultivate confidence, and inspire action in the Rutgers community.
The application for 2023-2024 Leader Corps positions are now OPEN! Contact Lawrence Owens (Lawrence.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
These are the steps you can take to join and become a member of the Leader Corps.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership designs and implements diverse leadership opportunities and comprehensive workshops in order to provoke thought and inspire action around the University. LEAD Interns have the opportunity to actively participate in a project-based experience while developing skills in event planning and management, web-design, leadership training, workshop facilitation, and professional competencies.
Student Involvement and Leadership hires interns each year who work to advance the initiatives within our office. This immersive, project-based internship will work directly with professional and graduate staff to help develop, execute, facilitate, and assess multiple long-term projects throughout the school year. These projects include:
All interns will be afforded opportunities to work in collaboration and engage in a variety of event planning and group facilitation opportunities.
Engagement Ambassador Interns are student leaders whose role is to connect students to the multitude of engagement and involvement opportunities that exist here at Rutgers – New Brunswick. These students work with students on goal setting, personal growth, and introduce them to ways to use the getINVOLVED platform to maximize their experiences. Engagement Ambassadors “Start with your why” by Simon Sinek to assist students throughout their leadership journey. Engagement Ambassadors will also be required to table in the various Student Centers to meet with students who are interested in getting involved and finding their leadership potential. These students also assist with maintaining the leadership badge system.
The Mark Conference Intern works throughout the Fall and Spring semester on the overall planning of the Mark Conference. They assist with the overall development, oversight, and most importantly growth of this student lead event. They are responsible for assisting with the recruitment and training of the Mark Swat Team, as well as working with the professional and graduate team to assure the success of the conference.
The STEAM Initiatives Intern works throughout the Fall and Spring semester on the overall planning of the events and programs associated with STEAM Initiatives. They are responsible for working with the professional and graduate team to assure the success of the program while engaging self-identified women students, faculty/staff and alum.
FYF Interns work to create/update curriculum designed for emerging leaders to cultivate their skills and abilities to become the next generation of leaders on campus and beyond! This program builds key leadership skills, exploring Rutgers, and helps set a foundation for future success. FYF Interns are committed to enhancing the experience of First-Year and Transfer students who want to strengthen themselves as not only a leader but an individual. The FYF interns work with instructors to prepare and co-teach an 8-week, 1.5-credit leadership course in the Fall or Spring semester. The interns that support this course will be responsible for the planning and co-teaching of this course.
These Alternative Break interns are responsible for the following: The Rutgers University Alternative Break programs provide groups of undergraduate students with a semester-long experience centered on service. Participants learn about a particular community issue within the United States a semester long commitment consisting of pre-trip meetings and a volunteer break excursion. The RUAB Interns will assist RUAB in the coordination and organization of AB logistics that can include event planning, budget development and community partner outreach. The Interns will work closely with the AB Site Leaders in the coordination of trainings, the application and interview process, maintain rosters and databases and be the fiscal managers of the organization. RUAB Interns should be returning members of the organization, having already served on the Executive Board and/or served as Site Leaders.
The LVL Up Intern works to create and update a curriculum designed course that engages sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students. The intern works with the instructor to co-teach an 8-week, 1.5-credit seminar series that focuses on cultivating leadership competencies, including public speaking and interview skills, creating a strong professional branding, and applying and articulating transferable skills to attain a position or job.
The getINVOLVED and Assessment Intern will be trained extensively on the getINVOLVED platform and the various ways to pull and use data to assist with telling the engagement story of the Rutgers – New Brunswick community. The getINVOLVED and Assessment Intern will work alongside the professional staff to market the platform in an innovative way, as well as train students, staff, faculty on how to use the platform.
The Student Leader Engagement intern is enthusiastic, developmental, attentive, and engaged in the student experience. Through programming initiatives and oversight of the Camp UKnight program, this student helps to connect students to the programs and services that exist within the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. The Student Leader Engagement intern facilitates and supports the Camp UKnight program two separate weekends in August at an off-site camp. This intern is also responsible for programmatic opportunities throughout the year, these programming opportunities times throughout the year help enhance the overall reach of the Office and stay connected with students through engaging programs, i.e. Involvement and Leadership Week, etc.
The Organization Training and Development Intern is passionate about leadership and development and working with student leaders. The Intern will also assist with the development and facilitation of Leadershops throughout the year. This can include online, group and peer to peer trainings. Specifically, this may include designing presentations, creating content and event planning. Additionally, the Intern may be responsible for meeting with student organizations who repeatedly do not follow policies and procedures set forth by Student Involvement and Leadership. Must be available on Friday afternoons for this opportunity.
The Commuter Student Engagement Intern will work to engage commuter students throughout the various Student Centers. This may include collaboration with RCSA, RUPA, Late Knight, RUSA, other organizations and various departments on campus. Through programming initiatives and information tables, this intern will help connect commuter students to the programs, services and opportunities available to them at Rutgers. Additionally, this intern will work closely with RCSA to assist in their programs and outreach to the commuter population. This intern must be willing to travel to different Student Centers throughout the year.
The Rutgers University Alternative Break programs provide groups of undergraduate students with a semester-long experience centered on service. Participants learn about a particular community issue within the United States a semester long commitment consisting of pre-trip meetings and a volunteer break excursion. We are currently accepting applications for both RUAB Executive Board and Site Leaders.
*To apply, it is highly recommended that students have previously been involved with RUAB.
RUAB Executive Board Application:
RUAB Site Leader Applications:
Are you someone who has the ambition to make your mark in some capacity? At Rutgers, in your circles, in your profession? Becoming a Mark Conference Captain is a great way to start while making an impact on fellow students and the Rutgers community. A team of students will be given the responsibility to plan and implement the 2024 Mark Conference. The Mark Conference is a campus experience that strives to break the norms of traditional leadership development by contracting TEDx styled speakers to inspire the crowd, empowering students to share their stories through Ignite talks, and surprising the participants with out-of-the-box elements, like a balloon pit, surprise dance party, and African Drum Circle! As a Mark Captain, you will oversee a major aspect of the conference (such as marketing, logistics, social media, Ignite prep, experience, etc.) while also having the opportunity to develop and advise a team of student volunteers that you will lead.
As a Mark Conference Captain, you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the 2024 Conference by deciding which speakers tell their story, designing an innovative conference curriculum and experience, and implementing creative marketing strategies. The positions are 10- month positions – from May 2023 through the transition of the new Captains in April 2024. Captains are not required to be present over the summer but will be expected to be in communication over the summer months. If you are interested in this unique leadership opportunity, we encourage you to apply today to be a Mark Conference Captain.
Application is due: March 20, 2023
Interviews will take place: April 3 and 4, 2023
Rutgers has a multitude of experiential leadership experiences available to students, our Engagement Hub’s main priority is assisting students with connecting to these opportunities. Our Engagement Assistants are knowledgeable undergraduate student consultants who can meet with students one-on-one and assist students with finding their niche, their community, their WHY! During these meetings, our Engagement Assistants help connect students to involvement and leadership opportunities, as well as connect students with how to find other engagement opportunities throughout the Rutgers–New Brunswick community.
Application is due: April 15, 2023
Contact Lawrence Owens (Lawrence.email@example.com) for more information.