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We are looking for motivated individuals to work in a dynamic and professional setting. Your work will consist of facilitating and mentoring our middle and high school-level Student Leadership Program (SLP) participants, as they develop the necessary skills for creating lasting change in their communities. Hailing from many different states, student participants will partake in one of our two SLP options: the onsite day program held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library or our virtual program. Your role as an intern is to provide guiding influence for their projects while simultaneously serving as a peer advisor, to support them through their learning. Qualified interns are expected to exhibit a passion for leadership, and demonstrate proficient communication skills.


Job Description

The Education Interns of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute will have the opportunity to work with a small team in a dynamic professional setting while earning college credit as determined by the intern’s university. This position will focus on facilitation and mentoring our middle and high school level Student Leadership Program participants as the students learn the various skills needed to create lasting change in their communities. The interns’ role is to provide guiding influence for SLP students’ leadership projects and be a peer who can relate to their questions. In addition, the Education Interns will support additional education projects in person and virtually.


An Education Intern must be a motivated and responsible team player able to multi-task in pursuit of the following objectives:

  • Adhere and contribute to the RRPFI and Reagan Education mission and goals.
  • The successful candidate must be passionate about President Ronald Reagan’s legacy and principles.
  • Be in person and virtual (Zoom) to facilitate and mentor SLP students.
  • Support Education events including but not limited to: GE-Reagan Scholar Retreat, Great Communicator National Championship.
  • Attend mentorship meetings with Education staff or senior staff members.
  • Further develop your passion for leadership and communication.
  • Digitize existing content/curriculum and create digital content/curriculum for interactive and effective virtual learning experiences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital platforms including Zoom, HopIn, and Google Workspace.
  • Support development and testing of game-based learning activities (digital and analog). 


  • 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 virtually or on campus (i.e., those graduating from high school with college credits this spring are ineligible).
  • Work approximately 25 hours per week (Monday-Friday) between June 10th and August 9th.
  • 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 experience in Apply, Zoom, and Google applications. 
  • Embody a passion for leadership and proficiency in communication skills. 

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Important 2024 Dates

  • February 20: Internship application period opens
  • April 5: Internship application period closes 
  • April 8-12: Internship applicants are contacted and scheduled for interviews 
  • April 15-19: Interns are notified of their acceptance and placement
  • June 10-14: Mandatory Intern training
  • June 10-August 9: Mandatory Intern participation in program oversight & special events (includes some weekends)
  • August 9: End of Internship

Nikki Barnas
2023 Intern

“Interning at The Ronald Reagan Library provided me with so many opportunities for career development, network-building, and summer fun! My confidence as a leader grew tremendously, and it showed me how I can apply my skills to a career in education. I’m so grateful that it demonstrated what a collaborative, enjoyable learning environment looks like, and how I can be a part of these spaces. Not to mention, the friendships you gain through the Intern squad are unmatched, and filled with laughter and beach adventures!”

Sam Ferguson
2021 Intern

"Interning at The Reagan Institute was the perfect opportunity to start my professional career. The program facilitates an environment where you are challenged, supported, and valued. I had an amazing experience learning with my fellow interns and have already used many of the valuable skills I learned towards becoming an attorney. Best of all, it's a ton of fun."

Lauren Hehr
2021 Intern

“The internship at the Ronald Reagan Foundation was an exceptional opportunity that provided professional guidance from the extremely supportive staff to develop my skills as a program facilitator and leader. Working in the beautiful Reagan Library while mentoring brilliant and highly engaged students to create an impact in their communities was a rewarding experience that I will cherish. The friendships I made with the staff, other interns, and student leaders will extend far beyond the summer internship. I am so grateful to have had this once in a lifetime opportunity.”