Employment Opportunities

The Illinois Leadership Center’s (ILC) team consists of professional staff members, graduate and undergraduate student employees.


We are currently accepting applications for Photographers for the 2023-2024 academic year!

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Undergraduate Student Positions

The ILC employs undergraduate students and provides them with professional experiences to develop their leadership and career development competencies. Below are learning outcomes established for our student employment program.

Throughout the academic year, students will participate in mandatory team meetings, professional development sessions, and voluntary staff social events. Undergraduate student employees will also be asked to staff at least one i-Program (https://leadership.illinois.edu/i-programs) during the academic year. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance personal communication skills (oral & written)

  • Develop an appreciation for diversity

  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Exercise responsible independence

  • Develop leadership competencies

  • Adapt to and utilize new technologies

  • Increase career readiness

Hiring Process:

Traditionally between January to March each year, the ILC recruits and hires undergraduate students for employment for the following academic year. Please note that some positions may not have openings and will not be available to apply for during the hiring process. All applicants must include a resume with their applications.

resume is a document used and created by a person to present their background, skills, and accomplishments to a potential employer. This document is considered a standard element of the job application process in the United States and many other countries. If you need assistance preparing a resume for this application, we encourage you to utilize The Career Center. They provide in-person and online resume reviews as well as a variety of print and electronic resources.


We are currently hiring undergraduate student employees for the following paid positions:



Photographers capture photos and produce videos for ILC events and programs. The starting pay rate for Photographers for the 23-24 academic year is $14.75 per hour. 

To apply for this position, applicants must provide a portfolio of past work.

click here to view job description for the photographer positions



Please contact Hannah Driscoll at hannahd@illinois.edu if you have any questions. 


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Graduate Student Position

For the 2023-2024 academic year, applications for the GA position will be accepted from February 1 - March 20, 2023. 

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

Expectations: Responsibilities of the graduate student employee includes assisting the professional staff with the oversight of ILC's programs and services such as: supervising 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 work a standard 20 hours/week

GA 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 at Illinois, please click here.


click here to view job description for the podcast intern position



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.