Leadership Training Internships

Application Deadline: February 28th,  2019 Internship Start: May 20th – June 30th, 2019

Job description

FOCUS Training is looking for highly motivated students to join our Leadership Trainer Intern team. They will travel with experienced trainers to facilitate interactive leadership and college readiness programs for middle and high school students. Interns learn how to effectively lead a team, development and deliver educational workshops, and polish their public speaking skills. As a leadership development company, FOCUS Training has used experiential learning techniques, dynamic trainers, and deep content to deliver an exceptional leadership development experience to students across the country


  • Junior status or higher from a regionally accredited college or university

  • 2.8 GPA or higher

  • Must be available to travel between end of May through the end of June 2019 (including weekends)

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Ability to work well in groups and alone

  • Mobility: Run short distances, lift 30 lbs, be on your feet for as long as 8 hours

  • Previous public speaking or facilitation experience preferred but not required

Job Overview

  • End of May through end of June commitment

  • Domestic travel for program facilitation; travel-associated costs to be paid for by FOCUS Training

  • Facilitate interactive leadership programs for student groups as small as 5 and as large as 200, 6th - 12th grade

  • Interact with clients and students in a professional manner

  • Set-up, prep and take down materials for programs

  • Work indoors and outdoors

  • Develop content and create interactive leadership activities


  • Paid internship

  • Domestic travel

  • Airfare, meals, and lodging provided while traveling for FOCUS programs

  • College credit available

How to Apply

  1. Submit resume - be sure to highlight your involvement and any leadership positions

  2. Provide 3 references to be contacted should you meet our requirements

  3. Video submission (maximum of 5 minutes)

    • Tell us about you (answer the following prompts)

      • Name, where you are from, where you are in your education, and an interesting fact about yourself

      • What does leadership mean to you?

      • Explain in detail something you are passionate about (OR) teach us something you’ve learned in the past year.

    • Show us what you can do

      1. Demonstrate for us a quick activity, energizer, or icebreaker, as if you are facilitating it to a group of 50 high-school students.

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