Employment Opportunities

The Illinois Leadership Center’s (ILC) team consists of full-time professionals, graduate and undergraduate student employees.

Applications for AY2021-2022 will open January 25, 2021


Undergraduate Student Positions

Traditionally between January to March each year, the Illinois Leadership Center recruits and hires undergraduate students for employment for the next academic year.

We hire undergraduate students for five (5) distinct types of positions:


Specialists work in one of three primary teams to provide support for the ILC’s programs and services:

  • Assessment and Research
  • Branding, Advertising, Marketing, & Outreach
  • Leadership Certificate Program

click here to view job description for the specialist position


Graf Interns

Graf Interns work in one team to assist in the coordination and management of student leadership development programs such as:

  • RSO and classroom workshops
  • Workshop Wednesday Series
  • i-Programs

click here to view job description for the graf interns position


Graphic Designers & Photographers

Graphic Designers produce marketing materials for the ILC along with other duties as assigned.

Photographers capture photos and produce videos for ILC events and programs.

click here to view job description for the graphic designer and photographer positions


Podcast Intern

Podcast Intern produce episodes for the ILC's podcast and serve as the main host. This internship is primarily for Communication majors and eligible for course credit.

click here to view job description for the podcast intern position


Please contact Clair Bryan at cebryan2@illinois.edu if you have any questions. 


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Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Assistants (GAs), Research Assisstants (RAs) or Graduate Interns (GIs) 

Graduate student workers serve as a member of the Illinois Leadership® Center professional staff. Our graduate students work closely with the full-time pro staff members and undergraduate students at the Center. 

Expectations: Responsibilities of our graduate student workers include assisting the professional staff with the oversight of ILC's programs and services such as: advising undergraduate student employees, participating in assessment & research projects, assisting with the marketing and promotion of the Center, planning collaborative programs & workshops with various campus departments, facilitating workshops or completing other tasks as needed.

Hours: GAs & RAs work a standard 20 hours/week. GIs work varies hours based on needs and availability. 

GA & RA positions are traditionally monthly paid assistantships. Typically, the Center employs students enrolled in graduate programs within the College of Education but this is not a requirement for employment. For more information about graduate student employment, please click here.

GI positions are traditionally unpaid internships. Typically, this internship is used for course credit with program approval. 

No positions are available at this time.



Full-time Professional Staff Positions

Professional staff within the Illinois Leadership® Center have experience in leadership education and leadership development, and often possess a background in higher education administration.  All employment vacancies, when they occur, are posted at the University of Illinois employment website.



Click here to see the ILC Student Employee Supervisor Kit