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Applications for summer 2019 internships are now closed. Please check back next winter for information about interning in summer 2020.

We are looking for motivated individuals to work as part of a small team in a dynamic, professional setting while earning college credit as determined by the intern’s university. Your work will focus on facilitation and mentoring our high school level Student Leadership Program (SLP) participants as they learn the various skills needed to create lasting change in their communities. These students come from across the state and country to take part in the week-long leadership camp, and your role as interns is to provide a guiding influence for their projects, as well as a peer who can relate to their questions. Each participant in the internship program embodies a passion for leadership and proficiency in communication skills.

General Requirements and Compensation

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older and provide evidence of full-time enrollment at a two- or four-year college or university with a minimum of one semester completed on a campus (i.e., those graduating from high school with college credits this spring are ineligible).
  • Work approximately 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday) between June 10 and August 9
  • Submit and clear a background check as required by the Reagan Foundation
  • Maintain a professional appearance and correspondence
  • Be self-motivated and capable of independent work
  • Demonstrate knowledge Google Applications; Adobe Creative Suite preferred


  • $12.00/hour
  • Lunch and snacks served during SLP Sessions; additional meals may be provided throughout the summer during Foundation events
  • Housing stipends based on dual-occupancy are available for non-local interns

Job Duties

In the newly revamped program, interns take on duties that are integral to the success of our Student Leadership Program, a week-long leadership camp for high school students. Prospective applicants can apply for several roles, including positions in student facilitation and leadership development, social media, and office administration.


Student Facilitation & Leadership Development

In this role, interns will spend time with SLP participants and guide them throughout the program.


Social Media

The social media intern will assist with promotional efforts of potential SLP service projects.


Office Administration

This intern will ensure that preparation work is complete and programming is well-organized.



Important 2019 Dates

  • April: Introductory Zoom Video Call with other interns with FAQs answered
  • April - May: Two additional training calls with essential material distribution to allow each individual to become comfortable with the material and start developing ideas
  • June 9: Intern Arrival date to Simi Valley, CA
  • June 10-15: Mandatory staff training
  • June 17: Student Leadership Program (SLP) Session 1 begins
  • June 24:  SLP Session 2 begins
  • July 1-5: No SLP session but interns will have the ability to participate in some unique professional and personal development opportunities
  • July 8: SLP Session 3 begins
  • July 15: SLP Session 4 begins
  • July 22-26: No SLP session but interns will work with larger Education team to facilitate the National Championship for the Great Communicator Debate Series; work on Saturday, July 27 is mandatory
  • July 29: SLP Session 5 begins
  • August 5: SLP Session 6 begins
  • August 9: End of Internship

"The Student Leadership Program empowers its students to gain the confidence to achieve and make change at such a young age, and it allows for both students and mentors to capitalize off of the experiences of which we all share in order to more efficiently bring that change to our campuses and communities. As a professional facilitator, I was so impressed by this program, and it will be a summer that I never forget."

James Mismash
2018 Intern

"Interning at the Ronald Reagan Foundation offered such a unique opportunity to further myself as a student and as a leader, but more importantly I also had the opportunity to work with students of the SLP program. Seeing such brilliant, young minds be so civically engaged and willing to put in the necessary work to create change in their communities truly represents the values that the Foundation hopes to instill in their students."

Natalie Turiczek
2018 Intern

"The entire Reagan Foundation staff is so engaging, friendly, and supportive. I continue to implement the advice received from our weekly mentor meetings with the Foundation’s Board members. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this internship is that I am still engaged to this day, and they continue to support our endeavors and invite us back for more opportunities -- you become a family and part of something truly bigger than yourself."

Nouha Zaabab
2018 Intern